Healing Arts Centre Practitioners

  • Takeya Japanese Acupuncture

    Takeya Japanese Acupuncture

    Having been raised within a family of health practitioners in Sapporo, Japan, Minako was inspired to pursue a career in a similar field that would help promote health and wellness in her community.  She chose acupuncture as her focus when she discovered how naturally effective this type of treatment was in addressing a wide variety of patient health complaints without the use of manufactured pharmaceuticals.  Since graduating from Sapporo Aoba Acupuncture College in 2006, she has enjoyed a rewarding international career contributing to health and wellness of her patients.  Her general treatment focuses on enhancing natural healing powers by rebalancing her client’s body structure and meridian lines ensuring a positive energy flow throughout the body.  She has adopted a highly specialized and painless hybrid treatment technique using short and thin disposable needles.  Minako is a member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (ATCMANS) and actively pursues her education through conferences and continuing professional development workshop programs.

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  • D. Angel Reyes-Giacalone-R.Ac

    D. Angel Reyes-Giacalone-R.Ac

    Angel is a Registered Acupuncturist and The Director of Marketing for The Canadian Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada-NS Chapter.  Angel has a contagious positive outlook on life with a genuine interest in Alternative Health Medicine.  Her passion for alternative therapies led her to create the annual Halifax Body, Mind & Spirit Expo in 2013;,  an event comprised of over 100 local like minded exhibitors.

    Angel is a life long student undergoing extensive training with Spiritual Teachers and Master Healers from allover the world and spends most of her "spare" time in the classroom. Angel is former graduate of NSCAD University, Professional Aromatherapist, Sri Sri Yoga Instructor, Certified Angel Card Reader, has a Major in Psychology from Saint Mary's University and attended two years of a Masters in Counselling program specializing in Art Therapy from Athabasca University in Calgary.  

    Angel facilitates numerous 'New Age' courses in Astrology, Tarot, Crystal Healing, Yoga, Aromatherapy and Psychic Development etc.  Helping others connect to their true nature and purpose in life is Angel's main focus as an educator. She’s currently co-developing unique private weekend wellness retreats, which aim to launch late this fall. 

    "Natural Forces within us are the True Healers of disease."   - Hippocrates

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  • Michelle Malloy Counselling

    Michelle Malloy Counselling

    Michelle is a Counselling Therapist working with people experiencing grief, loss, trauma and PTSD, depression and/or anxiety as well as those searching for meaning and purpose in life. As a narrative therapist Michelle believes healing comes by helping people tell their stories and tapping into their resilience. The goalis to leave two things: (1) knowledge that you can heal through pain and (2) hope that you can once again feel joy in life.

    Michelle has a Master of Counselling degree from Acadia University and is certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists as a Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate (RCT-C); a certified Grief Recovery Specialist with additional training in Trauma.

    “Life is a journey. Let’s walk together for a little while.” Michelle Malloy

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  • Audrey Barber, RMT

    Audrey Barber, RMT

    Audrey graduated with Honours from ICT Northumberland College in 2013 and has been feeling very fulfilled in her call to massage therapy and the healing arts. She believes that our bodies are extremely fascinating and can do a lot for us when we maintain a balance. She wishes to be a part of your path to wellness, restoring your body to its most optimal state.

    Audrey believes in a holistic approach to addressing your health concerns, observing and considering as many factors that may be affecting your well-being and how we can treat underlying causes to provide relief, and improve your health. Her goal is to work with you, bringing more self-awareness to your daily life, to enhance body functionality, injury prevention and long-term vitality.

    She is able to work with a range of pressure; however she specializes in deep tissue massage, fascial release, face/scalp treatment, prenatal massage, rehabilitative therapy to address injuries, joint and muscle restrictions (reduced range of motion or shortened/tight muscles) to restore optimal and pain-free body movement.

    Audrey also offers aromatherapy, dry cupping (plastic cups), as an addition to her treatments to maximize treatment results. Additional to her massage therapy services, she also offers Thai Foot Reflexology. 

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  • Ran Duan,  CMD, R.Ac.

    Ran Duan, CMD, R.Ac.

    Ran DUAN is a registered Acupuncturist in Nova Scotia and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)Physician in China. Ran graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in acupuncture, moxibustion and tuina massage, and is a member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (ATCMANS). He worked in Chinese hospitals and clinics for more than 10 years and has treated more than 100,000 cases. He studied Emei Qigong and philosophies from Grandmaster of the Emei Linji Zong - Fu Weizhong. He also apprenticed to study from Masters An Chunru -- Ren Yuheng (Expert of the Official Medical Team of the Chinese Mission of the Athens Olympic Games and the Beijing Olympic Games, Professor of the Sports Science Institute of the General Administration of Sport of China). Ran has extensive experience practicing theories and techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) orthopedics and bone setting tuina massage. His concept of treatment is "Free up the body from pains and restricted movements, strengthen body mobility and vitality”.

    His areas of specialization include:diagnosis and TCM treatment of common orthopedic diseases, spine related diseases, various cervical spondylosis, the non-pharmacological conservative treatment of lumbar disc herniation, knee joint osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, and acute and chronic ankle injury, as well as sports therapy.

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  • Ulla Wagner, Osteopath, RMT

    Ulla Wagner, Osteopath, RMT

    Ulla started her osteopathic training in 2008 and has successfully finished the five year program at the Collége d’Ètudes Osteopathique in Montréal. She successfully defended her osteopathic thesis (The Effects of Osteopathic Scar Tissue Release of Appendectomy Scars on Pelvic Skeletal Asymmetry) to become a recognized Osteopath (manual practice) in May 2015. She believes in a full body approach to wellness and finding the root cause of a problem.

    In addition to her clinical training, Ulla has many years of teaching Pilates under her belt and is a certified Stott Pilates and Yamuna body rolling instructor. Ulla graduated from a 2200-hour Massage Therapy program in June 2002.

    NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF OSTEOPATHS (MANUAL PRACTICE) MEMBERS’ STATEMENT:
    - I am a member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths (NSAO)
    - As a member of the NSAO, I am not an Osteopathic Physician, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO, formerly Doctor of Osteopathy), nor do I practice Osteopathic Medicine.
    - In Nova Scotia, Osteopathic Manual Practice is not regulated by the government, however the NSAO is actively seeking government regulation to protect the public and our profession
    - Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are not members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
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  • Halifax Therapeutic Massage

    Halifax Therapeutic Massage

    Heather Fairclough, Registered Massage Therapist with over 15 years of experience, Graduated from a 2200 hour program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2003, and has been enjoying her practice ever since. She has been a member in good standing of the Massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) since 2003. Within Heather’s practice she provides a relaxing and safe environment; she helps to educate her clients about the physical effects their environment and daily activities may have on their health, and works with them to find practical solutions for improving their overall wellness.

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  • Halifax Massage Therapy

    Halifax Massage Therapy

    Michelle Forward, Registered Massage Therapist graduated in Ontario where such training is recognized world wide. With massage therapy, she empowers her clients with knowledge of their conditions and choices available to them. This is important in the mind-body connection that facilitates positive change. In order to achieve the best results Michelle uses several techniques; myofascial, neuromuscular, trigger point, deep tissue, joint mobilization,sweedish, followed with remedial exercises to ensure her clients get the most out of each session. She is very passionate about her work and is always striving to learn more. Michelle is currently studying osteopathy.

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