Owner, Naturopathic Doctor, German New Medicine Educator
Dr. Katherine Willow ND. has been practicing since 1983 as a fourth-generation naturopathic doctor via her family in Europe. Her specialty is the integration of German New Medicine (GNM) into her practice. In this new paradigm, one can connect biological shocks with conditions and determine whether a person’s symptoms are in the stress or healing phase of the shock.
Another favourite of Dr. Willow’s is old-style naturopathic medicine, which approaches disease with the simplicity of nature cure therapies: sun, air, water, earth and plants. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing complicated cases resolve as a person’s body and mind receive what they need to heal.
Dr. Willow ND. enjoys helping people with:
• Aging well and prevention of disease
• Children’s conditions, especially ADHD
• Inflammatory conditions
• Lyme disease
• Weight loss or gain and detoxification
• Women’s health
Dr. Willow ND. graduated from National College (now University) of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, in 1983 and is registered with the Canadian College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).
Registered Massage Therapist, Somatic Movement Educator, Sound & Energy Healing Practitioner.
Sometimes our body sends us messages – tight shoulders, clenched jaw, worried thinking, unhappy feet, restless sleep, anxious breathing, numbness, and so on. Often, these discomforts are compensation patterns. We’ve all been through various injuries, traumas, stressors, fixations, challenges, etc.. Compensation patterns are one way our body ‘gets through stuff’. They are likely necessary at the time they develop – but soon become habit, long after they’re needed, and then eventually what served us, becomes a limitation.
Kris is skilled at noticing and tracking these patterns in posture, movement, breath, tissue nature, fluid rhythms and perceptual states. Awareness is the key to encouraging change, releasing compensation and discovering a more comfortable way.
All sessions are framed in the context of Somatic Awareness; getting curious about the language of the body and noticing what patterns are apparent and desire attention.
Kris has been in full-time private practice and teaching for over 30 years. In that time, she has collectively trained in and taught various healing modalities, body centred therapies and movement methods. She holds master-level certifications in many methods of Bodywork, Yoga, Conscious Dance, Somatic Movement, Energy Healing, Doula Care, Natural Health, Sound Healing, Nature Therapies and Wisdom Traditions. She is a life-long, avid learner with a curious and joyful spirit!
Spiritual Health and Wellness Healer, Teacher and Guide
Jean’s healing journey began in 2003 after being diagnosed with a brain and spinal cord tumor shortly after completing allopathic treatment for Breast Cancer. Her daily survival kit included a multitude of anti-depressants, pain killers, anti-anxiety pills, sleeping pills, medications to offset the recurrence of breast cancer, etc. Deeply committed to her own evolution, personal healing, and truth Jean began studying and applying many different alternative healing modalities in order to heal her body/mind/spirit. She also let go of all prescription medication. Thus began a fascinating journey where self-mastery, autonomy, rejuvenation, regeneration, and higher consciousness all become possible. Jean’s extensive tool kit includes and is not limited to Reiki Master, Shamanism, Universalis Modality, Neuro Linguistic Programming, WEL-SystemsTM Master Facilitator, Ottawa’s first Accredited Journey Practitioner, Cranial Sacral Therapy, etc.
Jean works online or face to face, at Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre .
To book a private session with Jean please contact her directly at email@example.com or by phone at 613-295-2756.
One could say that Bette enjoys taking chances: while most people have one or two careers in life, she’s already had five to date — accounting, sales, applied research, volunteer services manager and owner of a Bowen therapy clinic. In 2006, Bette went on a spiritual quest, which led her to a mountaintop in Thailand with 60 other Canadians and a master for two weeks in 2006. “We were all expecting to find out what we would be doing next,” she remembers. “Nothing came, until two months after I returned. I was watching Dr. Marla Shapiro on television and she had a Bowen therapist on as her guest, and I thought, ‘this is what I want to do’.”
Bette opened Bowen Therapy Clinic in Ottawa in 2007 and operated for years, before moving to B.C. Bette is now back in the Ottawa area and is practicing here at Carp Ridge EcoWellness. She has her Advance Certification in Bowen Therapy. Bowen work involves stimulating receptors in the tendons, muscles and ligaments of the body. She helps patients of all ages suffering from chronic back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica and more. She especially enjoys working with young autistic children. “I find it beneficial,” she says. “I originally started working with children and I could see that they benefitted greatly in relaxing.”
Karen is a Certified Reflexologist from the Canadian Reflexology School, and a member in good standing with the Ontario Reflexology Association. She has been practicing holistic and spiritual wellness professionally for the past few years, but has spent decades dabbling in these areas as a much-loved pastime.
In addition to her reflexology training and education, Karen has a BA in Psychology/Sociology, a Certificate in Astrology and Parapsychology, and training in palm reading, tarot card reading, numerology, and crystal healing. In her spare time, Karen enjoys exploring nature, reading, learning new things, and being creative! Karen is currently offering hand, foot, and crystal reflexology at the Centre, and is working towards completion of the Ear Reflexology course.
Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Breast Health Educator
Amber Young has a diverse background in stress management and relaxation techniques, and a deep respect for the healing of an individual’s physical, emotional and mental health. Graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC and in practice since 2004, she has training and a wealth of experience in; traditional massage techniques, Craniosacral Therapy, Breast Massage, Energy Modalities, Myofascial work, lymphatic draining, end of life care and chronic illness. She has been teaching breast health workshops since 2007 and completed the Mammalive Healthy breast program in 2020. She enjoys the balance of educating, hands on healing, spending time in nature, nurturing her family and offering safe space for supporting individuals on their wellness journey. Amber counts her blessings every day to be a wellness guardian, committing even deeper to her path, this is her life work. She feels in this human experience we should all have the space to safely discover ourselves in mind, body and spirit. She looks forward to supporting you on your unique journey.