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Jaime VanDenBrock - Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional, Clinic Owner

Tim Eifert - Registered Massage Therapist, Clinic Owner

Dr. Kristina Kastelanac - Naturopathic Doctor

Jasper Watkins - Registered Massage Therapist, Indie Head Massage

David Cousins - Registered Massage Therapist

Stacey Tarkowski - HBA Kinesiology, Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist

Dave Zelibka - Registered Physiotherapist

Sarah Bell - RMT, SIT, B.A Kin Hons

Dr. Richard Vuksinic - ND, Naturopathic Doctor

Sabrina Cameron - Registered Massage Therapist

Andrea Zelibka - Registered Physiotherapist


Founded in 2002 by Tim Eifert and Jaime VanDenBrock, Priority Massage and Health brings a team of London’s brightest health care professionals under one roof.  

It’s a given that each member of our team is accredited in his, or her, respective field, but our staff brings more to the table than just a certificate or degree. From competitive athletic training to post-graduate education in complementary fields, our breadth of experience has led us to take a holistic approach to healthcare.


Jaime VanDenBrock - Registered Massage Therapist, Clinic Owner

Born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Jaime VanDenBrock spent most of her childhood in the pool, training as a competitive swimmer. This training helped foster an early appreciation for complementary therapies in general, and massage therapy in particular.

In 1997 Jaime enrolled in the massage therapy program at Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology. She graduated with honours in 2000 and, together with her husband Tim Eifert, founded Priority Massage and Health in 2002.   

A passion for learning led Jaime to pursue post-graduate training in Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Ultrasound Therapy. In 2006, following an intensive teacher training in Thailand, she became a qualified yoga instructor. In 2014, Jaime completed studies in essential oils and is now a Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional and is a member of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. She is thrilled to offer aromatherapy products and provide private consultations to all clients and patients of Priority Massage and Health.

Jaime loves being a massage therapist, and is honoured to help others lead a healthier, more relaxed life. While she treats all kinds of conditions, Jaime takes a special interest in helping those who suffer from headaches and migraines, stress, insomnia and chronic pain.


Tim Eifert - B.H.Sc., Registered Massage Therapist, Clinic Owner

Born and raised in Stratford, Ontario, Tim graduated from London’s D’arcy Lane Institute in 2000.  Following graduation, Tim began his massage therapy career in Windsor, Ontario, at a busy chiropractic rehabilitation centre, where he became adept at orthopedic assessment. 

Tim returned to London in 2001 to start up his own private practice, and in 2002 opened Priority Massage and Health with his wife Jaime. While running the clinic, Tim resumed his studies to reinforce his knowledge in anatomy, physiology and nutrition, receiving a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in 2006.

Tim uses his orthopedic background to assess and design effective treatment strategies for sports, repetitive stress and work-related injuries. As an athlete who plays competitive baseball and hockey, Tim particularly enjoys working with elite athletes, at the varsity and professional levels, to enhance their performance and rehabilitate from injury.


Dr. Kristina Kastelanac - BHSc. (Hon.), Reiki Master, N.D.  

Kristina Kastelanac completed an honours Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario in 2005. She continued with an intensive, 4 year, post graduate education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. Here she completed a one year internship at the Robert Shad Naturopathic Clinic, after which she graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor.

With a strong foundation in the biomedical understanding of the human body, Kristina has also expanded her knowledge to the realm of energetic medicine. She began practicing Reiki in 2006, and has since become a certified Reiki Master. She has been teaching Reiki to naturopaths and to the general public since 2008. Kristina has continued to build her intuitive skills by completing a yearlong program in Medical Intuition.

She has received extensive trauma healing training and will receive her Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) title in October 2016.

She is a registered member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Kristina has additional training as a Naturopathic Doula assisting with the birthing process and is a member of the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND).

Kristina has a keen interest in women’s health, fertility, hormone balancing, digestive issues, depression, anxiety and trauma. As a Naturopathic Doctor, Kristina’s goal is to treat the whole person, while addressing the root cause of disharmony within the individual. She does this by exploring the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of a person’s health. Kristina uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathic remedies and nutritional and life style counselling, medical intuition and somatic experiencing in a holistic approach to health. Her goal is to work with people and to help guide and empower them to live a more balanced and healthier life.

www.villagenaturopaths.com


Jasper Watkins - Registered Massage Therapist, Indie Head Massage

Jasper Watkins grew up in Dorchester, Ontario and in 2011 graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Lambton College in Sarnia. As a young child, Jasper participated in figure skating and soccer and in later years coached skating and refereed soccer. She has always enjoyed helping people and has been particularly interested in the human body and how it functions.

As part of her training, Jasper participated in a trip to Hawaii to work with the Hawaii Institute of Anatomy. She worked with a PhD anatomist studying different systems of the body by working with human cadavers. The experience was very rewarding and has given Jasper the drive to continually gain knowledge in human anatomy and physiology and to use her massage skills to treat clients with all kinds of injuries. Jasper strives to continue her education and in 2014 took a Indie Head Massage course. Indie Head Massage is a treatment focusing on the face, scalp and neck. It is perfect for relaxation purposes and used for treating various conditions such as headaches, migraines, sinus issues, eye strain, insomnia and stress. Jasper is also trained in Kinesio Taping and enjoys incorporating it into her massage treatments when applicable.

In her spare time, Jasper enjoys going to the gym, reading, travelling and camping. She is happy to be a part of Priority Massage and Health, working with clients to further expand her knowledge and experience.


David Cousins - Registered Massage Therapist

David Cousins is a graduate from London’s D'Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy and has been a practicing therapist since 2001.

As a former pro beach volleyball player,  David understands how strenuous, repetitive activity can have a negative effect on the body. He brings this experience, together with his knowledge of active release and deep tissue massage, as he counsels his clients on effective treatment of their sports-related injuries.

David regularly donates his time as a massage therapist to such causes as Sick Kids Hospital, Run for Retina and Walk for Life. His personal interests include beach volleyball (he runs the Beach Volleyball Academy), weight training, golf and watching movies.


Stacey Tarkowski - HBA Kinesiology, Registered Massage Therapist

Stacey, a native of London, has graduated from A.B Lucas Secondary school (2003), the University of Western Ontario's Kinesiology program (2007) and the D'Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy (2009), all with honours. She is also a Certified Reflexologist (2011). She has furthered her education and knowledge-base by completing many Continuing Education Studies, including but not limited to, T.E.N.S Therapy training, Positional Release Therapy and Kinesiology Taping.

Stacey has a high-level of experience working with clients suffering from various athletic injuries, workplace and postural conditions, as well as everyday wear-and-tear issues. Because of her experience volunteering as an athletic trainer and physiotherapy assistant, as well as the many completed years of Massage Therapy Practice, she works with confidence, know-how and pride.

Stacey looks forward to working for you, with you, to help you reach your wellness goals.


Dave Zelibka, Registered Physiotherapist

Dave graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005. Since then he has spent over 1200 hours in formal post-graduate training leading to extensive certification in Manual Therapy, Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (GunnIMS). Dave has worked in Edmonton, Calgary, Golden BC, and now joins our team in London Ontario.

During his time in Calgary Dave was a preferred provider to the Canadian Sport Centre where he worked with elite athletes competing in track and field, freestyle skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, speed skating, and water polo. Dave was also the primary medical support provider for Jessica Zelinka (5 time Canadian champion in heptathlon). During the past 3 years he has travelled to most of her training camps and international competitions including the 2012 London Olympic Games. Dave has also worked with other well decorated track and field athletes including Perdita Felicien (2 time world champion 100m hurdles), Sam Effah (2 time Canadian 100m sprint champion), and Damian Warner (Canadian Decathlon champion).

Although much of his past 3 years has been spent with athletes, Dave enjoys working with a wide range of clients to help them reach their personal goals. He prides himself in encompassing all aspects of wellness in his treatment programs. Dave is a firm believer in empowering his clients to make changes in their life and to help them take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

Dave is also the only physiotherapist in London that holds certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). IMS is a very specialized use of acupuncture needles to reduce pain and alleviate overuse injuries. This treatment technique originated in Vancouver and is gaining much notoriety in the western provinces. Find out more about IMS in London Ontario.


Sarah Bell, RMT, SIT, B.A Kin Hons

Sarah has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2007 and specializes in Sports Injury as well as Chronic and Acute injury management treatments.

Sarah graduated from UWO in 2007 with a BA. Hons in Kinesiology and became a Certified Kinesiologist. She then went on to complete the Massage and Sports Injury Treatment training at the Canadian Therapeutic College.

Sarah specializes in sports injury treatments and rehab, but is also able to treat all types of injuries, as well as provide general relaxation treatments. Over the years she has worked with elite level athletes, sports teams, weekend warriors, new moms and moms-to-be (prenatal), as well as children as young as 6 years old. Sarah enjoys her job and is passionate about providing a high level of service to all of her clients that includes both hands on techniques as well as patient education. She believes that in order for her clients to receive the best possible treatment, one that will last, they need to be equally involved in their pursuit of wellness and Sarah strives to provide them with the means to do so.


Dr. Richard Vuksinic, ND

Dr. Vuksinic was influenced by the rhythms of a holistic lifestyle at an early age. After graduating with an honours B.A. from McMaster University in 1999, Dr. Vuksinic traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. These travels were a self-directed education in the healing practices and philosophies of various traditional cultures. His travels ignited a passion to blend, in his own healing practice, the wisdom of traditional medicine with the scientific foundation of western medicine. In 2005, this led Dr. V to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario, where he graduated as a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. As part of a 4-year program at CCNM he completed a 1-year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto. He also gained inspiration in working with Natural Doctors International, an NGO that brings free Naturopathic health care to under-served communities in Nicaragua (2008 & 2009).

In practice, he employs all of the core naturopathic modalities (Acupuncture, Herbal and Homeopathic medicine, nutritional and lifestyle counseling) along with Somatic Experiencing to address the full dynamic of individualized health care: the mental, emotional and physical.

Dr. Vuksinic is a registered naturopathic doctor in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

A Personal Note From Richard:

I enjoy a family practice, where I apply the tools of naturopathy from both an evidenced based and bio-energetic perspective. My goal in applying the art and practice of naturopathy to the treatment of the individual, is to blend evidence and intuition, bio-chemistry and bio-energetics, Reason and Nature. I aim to bring a balanced approach to my practise and to meet the needs of my patients. This means working with you and all of your health care providers.

Outside of my clinical practice, I am a passionate teacher and lecturer. Since moving to London in 2009, I have hosted a number of workshops and lectures pertaining to naturopathic healthcare and plant medicines. Apart from my work as an ND I am also inspired by travel, permaculture principles, deep nature connection, hockey and my family.

www.villagenaturopaths.com


Sabrina Cameron - Registered Massage Therapist

Sabrina grew up in the small town of Belmont being very active and playing all sports. Sustaining injuries in high school soccer sparked an interest in massage therapy early on. She began her journey to becoming an RMT with certifications in Foot Reflexology and Reiki. This was a natural fit given Sabrina’s passion for helping people. She took her training for massage therapy at the D'Arcy Lane Institute and graduated in 2006.

Since her training she has obtained several certifications including Myo Fasial Release, Indian Head massage, Theraputic Ultrasound, Thai massage and most recently she completed training in Labour support (doula).

Sabrina’s deepest passion is her family. She's lived in Old South with her husband Aaron and their kids Reily, Ben and Jude for over 10 years and they love being a part of such a great community


Andrea Zelibka - Registered Physiotherapist

Andrea has earned degrees in both Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario (2000) and a Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University (2005). Upon graduation, Andrea practiced in Alberta and B.C. for 7 years working with athletes, Olympians, weekend warriors and people from all walks of life. She returned to London in 2012 with her young family and is fortunate to be able to work in one of the best communities in London.

Through her extensive post- education training and work experience, she is able to offer a unique blend of therapy to help you optimize your health.

As a certified Stott Pilates instructor since 2008, Andrea has found pilates to be an invaluable tool used to help patients prevent injury, build strength and regain function through one-on-one exercise programming.

Andrea has been practicing Acupuncture since 2005 with certified training thought the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. This invaluable tool and complementary technique allows her the ability to treat clients gently and effectively to help reduce pain, improve function and restore balance in the body.

With a specialization in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Andrea is a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who has completed Levels 1 through 4 in post-graduate education through Pelvic Health Solutions.This training allows her to assess and treat a wide range of pelvic related issues. Some of these include: pre-natal and post natal related issues such as pelvic pain, c- section, episiotomy/ tearing, diastasis recti, urinary and bowel incontinence, urgency and frequency, pelvic organ prolapse, persistent pelvic girdle pain, pain with intercourse, as well as pelvic pain disorders associated with endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Working with women to help them reach their optimum function and improve their quality of life is an important and rewarding aspect of Andrea’s practice.





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