“We’ll empower you to find the path that frees you to live your best life.”
Navigating the world of complementary health services can be daunting. That is why we have assembled a team of specialists who will meet you where you are – and take you where you want to go. We know there is more than one route to wellness, and there is more than one way to find it. When you step into our circle, you can count on continuous care that starts and ends with you.
Full Circle Health Network. All paths lead to you.
We are thrilled to announce that Sandy Sousa will be running another Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at Full Circle Health Network in the New Year!!
This program combines Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga into teachings and practices which can support individuals with: chronic pain, stress, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, focus and overall wellbeing.
This is an 8-week course which includes: 1 orientation class, 1 full-day retreat and 8 weeks of regularly occurring classes.
8 Weeks : January 10th - March 9th, 2017
Orientation: Tuesday, January 10th
Regularly Occurring Classes: Tuesdays 12:30pm - 3:00pm & Thursdays* 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Full-Day Retreat: Sunday*, February 26th
Sliding Scale $200 - $600
Limited scholarship spaces available for those who can't otherwise participate
Sandy Sousa, Mindfulness Instructor and Facilitator
Sandy has completed her training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness in Health Care, Medicine and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Please contact Sandy at: 613.561.9304 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register today!
* Please note: Thursday classes and the Sunday Full-Day Retreat will not be held at the FCHN Studio. Location TBD.
No matter what brings you here, you can rest assured that you’ll be well taken care of. Our services are designed to attend to every aspect of your well being for truly holistic, completely individualized, care. Not sure where to start? Learn more about our services below or book an Integrated Intake assessment and we’ll do the legwork for you!
Strengthen and align your body’s musculoskeletal framework with this non-invasive, drugless therapy with a myriad of health benefits.
Increase your range of motion, melt away tension, and relieve stress with therapeutic massage – possibly the most relaxing way to improve your overall health!
Every activity should be within your ability! Explore unique and creative solutions to overcome physical, cognitive, motivational or emotional barriers so you can live your best life - EVERY day.
Discover the naturally relaxing and powerfully effective benefits of Acupuncture & TCM, the oldest continuously practiced system of medicine in the world.
Face tomorrow feeling centered and empowered.
Our Counsellors offer a supportive, confidential space where you can unburden your mind and plan for your future.
Classical Osteopathy is a wonderful option for people of all ages and abilities. Treatments consist of manual adjustments that are localized and specific and focused on relieving pressures and restrictions. The practice is based on an extensive understanding of anatomy and physiology and is anchored by four fundamental principles:
How does osteopathy work? Imagine tying a string around your finger. After only a short while, the string begins to affect nerve supply, blood supply and general circulation. If you left that string on for a long period of time, your finger would stop receiving the vital circulation it needs to thrive and the tissue would eventually break down and die.
Osteopathy is all about getting rid of the “strings” in your body. We look to balance restrictions and asymmetries so that every tissue, everywhere, has exactly what it needs to the healthiest it can be.
Initial assessments include a health history intake and a physical assessment, followed by treatment, and are usually about 50 minutes in length. Subsequent treatments are approximately 25 minutes in length. You are not required to undress for Osteopathic sessions, though it is recommended you wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing, such as yoga pants/shorts and a tank top/t-shirt/sports bra.
Everyone loves a great massage: it’s a safe and effective way to relieve stress and anxiety as well as manage many different medical conditions and injuries, including back and neck pain, headaches, constipation, and discomfort during pregnancy.
But it’s not always easy to find a great therapist.
Our Registered Massage Therapists have studied in some of the most intensive programs in the world, completing over 2200 hours of hands-on post-secondary education, and excel in many areas, including deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, relaxation and stress management, and myo-fascial release. They continue to update their training through ongoing professional development workshops, courses and other training.
Beyond the top quality of our therapists, there’s a lot more that sets massage at Full Circle Health Network apart. Our tables are the most comfortable and solid tables in town (trust us, you won’t want to leave), our space is warm and inviting, and getting here is easy: we have fast online booking, extended hours, and ample free parking.
A few things to know, if you’ve never had a massage: all massage therapists have unique treatment styles and specialties, though most appointments will follow a similar structure. If at any time you’d like to adjust the pressure or have any questions about the treatment, please speak up – everyone’s body is unique.
Occupational therapy is a wellness focused solution for people of all ages and abilities. Occupational Therapy is especially beneficial for individuals who are or have recently undergone a change in their physical abilities, such as with an injury or illness, or a change in their mental capacities such as with concussions, illnesses or emotionally stressful situations.
Occupational therapy sessions are primarily a talk focused treatment that works to address both mental and physical health. Your Occupational Therapist (OT) will work with you to take a holistic view of your life and determine what changes are needed so that you can do and excel at activities you love. From work related tasks to household errands to hobbies you just enjoy doing - an OT will help devise a plan to get you back to what you love doing and be there to guide you every step of the way.
What makes an OT different from other therapies is that there is a strong understanding of how the physical body works in different physical environments. OT's will give you concrete and tangible modifications you can do in your surrounding environment to make activities more adaptable to your needs. In addition, OT's are highly skilled in using emotional and mental strategies to help address your cognitive wellness. This is a key aspect of Occupational Therapy as your physical health often impacts your mental and emotional wellness. OT is the perfect marriage of mental and physical care for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress and stress-induced illness, PTSD, pain management, and those undergoing major life transitions such as retirement, change in career, change in lifestyle (ie. starting university or moving to a new city), and parenthood.
*Our OT is available for offsite ergonomic assessments, home safety assessments, equipment recommendations as well as other assessments deemed necessary by medical and insurance professionals. We are happy to work with long-term disability insurance however, we do not work with WSIB or MVA insurance at this time.
You’ve likely heard about the tiny needles – but what exactly is Acupuncture, and how does it work?
Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine based upon the regulation of energy flow (Qi). Acupuncture point locations are associated with many different nerves, blood vessels and neuromuscular attachments that communicate to the central nervous system. The needles stimulate the nervous system, unblocking affected “meridians” which in turn helps alleviate pain and treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions.
During Acupuncture sessions, practitioners place tiny filament “needles” in specific locations according to individual diagnoses. Sometimes, specific herbs are also prescribed. The needles rarely cause discomfort to the patient, and many people cannot feel them at all.
Although Traditional Chinese Medicine can be traced back 2500 years, it is now commonly practiced and endorsed in the west, and the World Health Organization has listed many conditions that Acupuncture can successfully treat, including low back pain, sciatica, headaches, dental pain, morning sickness, and depression – to name a few.
*1st appointment is 50% off until January 31st, 2017*
“You don’t have to be at your worst to reach out for help.”
Are you feeling burnt out? Overwhelmed? Like you can't even come up with the words to express how REALLY feel?
Counselling, sometimes referred to as therapy or psychotherapy, is a collaborative process aimed at helping break the patterns that prevent individuals from making healthy decisions and living the life they want.
Counselling can help individuals experiencing a range of challenges, including stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship conflicts, physical and sexual abuse, self-esteem concerns, anger management, parenting/co-parenting concerns, and separation and divorce.
The process is tailored to the issues you face and the results you wish to achieve. Together with your Counsellor, you will establish goals for your sessions and determine the steps you can take to make necessary changes. Your Counsellor will be someone who listens attentively, gives you appropriate feedback, supports you and, above all, empowers you to change your tomorrow.
*Counselling services are often covered by private insurance companies, or through extended health care benefits and health care spending accounts. Please check with your insurance or benefit provider to determine eligibility. Supervision by a Registered Psychologist for insurance coverage is available upon request.
Geneviève is continually amazed by the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It’s that sense of excitement that has driven her long and varied career in natural healthcare – and that still drives her in her work as a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner and Clinic Co-Director at Full Circle Health Network. She loves being able to think through anatomy and come up with treatments that really “fit” her clients and she is happiest when she has empowered clients to take charge of their own health.
Geneviève opened the original Full Circle Health Network in 2010, which then offered Registered Massage Therapy and later, Classical Osteopathy. In 2014, Full Circle Health Network expanded and opened up in the beautiful Woolen Mill building into a much larger and more elegant space - it was the best move she ever could have made! Since then, Full Circle Health Network has continued to expand its services, attracting some of the best practitioners in Kingston working in the field of complementary healthcare.
Geneviève holds a Masters in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Gerontology from the University of Waterloo. She has a 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, where she pursued additional training in pre- and post-natal massage care, including high-risk pregnancy care. Clinical experience includes work at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, ON, where she provided massage in the antenatal and postpartum units. She has taught Clinical Massage Therapy at Trillium College, and previously worked as a fitness instructor specialist (Can-Fit-Pro), "Varsity" Athletic Trainer, and Ergonomic Contractor and Health & Safety Specialist.
Jill is a Registered Acupuncturist who guides individuals to achieve new levels of health and well-being. She has over 27 years of experience supporting patients in their recovery from illness and injury and helping clients create balance in their lives. She holds a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine and an MA in Transpersonal Psychology, and specializes in women who have multi-system disorders. Jill's clients report feeling energized and invigorated as a result of acupuncture.
Originally from Montreal, QC, Jill lived in California for 21 years, studying at various institutions and under many mentors in the fields of Traditional, Complimentary and Energetic Medicine. She has been working in the rural area of Sydenham, ON for the past 12 years, making house calls and practicing in the city of Kingston. Her practice combines Traditional Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture and Medicine with Energetic Medicine, Yoga, and Allopathic Medicine.
Acting as a resource guide, Jill helps her clients implement tailored self-care programs for life that address mind, body and spiritual needs.
Joey believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the things they love doing. This is why he is dedicated to helping others find freedom in health.
A Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Joey is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Waterloo. He has experience treating many types of patients, including athletes, seniors, pregnant women, cancer patients, stroke survivors, thoracic surgery patients, and patients with central nervous system disorders.
Joey draws on his background in sports and rehabilitation in his massage practice, specializing in sports and work-related injuries and drawing from a variety of skill sets, including hydrotherapy, myofacial work, positional release, joint mobilization techniques, clinical assessment, remedial exercises and many more.
Joey's passion for helping others has been present throughout his entire career. Prior to becoming an RMT, he worked as research assistant for the Heart and Stroke Foundation at Sunnybrook Hospital, as a student Kinesiologist for WorkAble Inc. Rehabilitation Centre, and as Physiotherapist Support Personnel for ptHealth Solutions Seniors Division at Ritz Lutheran Villa and Mitchell Nursing Home. Indeed, it was through Joey's experience working with many different skilled professionals, not to mention countless patients, that he developed a keen interest in massage therapy.
In his spare time, Joey enjoys playing variety of sports and loves exploring the great Canadian outdoors.
Rebecca is passionate about the multitude of benefits massage offers, and is proud to be a contributing factor in her clients' ongoing health and wellness. Whether clients are training for an upcoming sporting event, looking for a maintenance program to help with the prevention of injuries, or simply want to feel better, she is confident that massage can help.
Prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Rebecca graduated with Honours from Queen’s University, where she studied Physical and Health Education. This background, along with her love of sport and physical activity, has provided her with a solid understanding of the human body and how to achieve optimal performance.
Rebecca’s focus includes injury rehabilitation (be it a sports or an everyday injury), relief from acute or chronic pain and headaches, with treatments concentrating on postural alignment and stress and tension reduction. Rebecca received her massage training from Algonquin College and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
On Rebecca’s downtime she can be found enjoying the outdoors, camping and fishing in the summer months and snowboarding during the winter.
Lesley truly believes in the importance of having a high quality of life and loves seeing her clients be able to realize that quality through occupational therapy!
Over the past 13 years Lesley has worked collaboratively with each and every one of her clients helping them find the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals all the while fostering a warm, empathetic, and supportive environment. Her training, experience, and passion lies in providing treatment to clients suffering from concussions, depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, chronic illness or injury; as well as those clients adjusting to a significant life change. Lesley approaches her practice using a client-centred holistic approach to care. Each treatment plan is individualized based on her clients’ needs and is focused on empowering her clients to overcome their physical, cognitive, motivational, or emotional barriers with practical solutions.
Prior to her career as an Occupational Therapist, Lesley was a competitive swimmer at Penn State University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She establishes a balanced approach to life by engaging in an active lifestyle outside of work and prioritizing quality time with her family and friends. Lesley is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). She obtained her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto (2003).
**GET 50% OFF YOUR FIRST SESSION UNTIL JAN 31st, 2017**
Sarah views seeking counselling as an act of courage and an individual’s opportunity for personal growth. She believes those seeking counselling are the experts of their own lives and she acts as a neutral third party without judgement to be sounding board or a cheerleader. Together both parties can put the puzzle pieces together to make sense of questions and move forward. Her practice is guided by client-centred therapy and her approach uses of a variety of modalities including behavioural and cognitive-behavioural therapies as well, solution-focused, humanistic and feminist therapies for more of an eclectic stance.
Throughout the past 10 years, Sarah has worked in a variety of settings, including public schools, acute rehabilitation facilities, mental health outpatient care, as well as public administration with both provincial and federal governments. She has also worked in a variety of counselling settings including eating disorders and addictions, employment and career counselling, intimate partner violence, and workplace and occupational stress. She holds a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Behavioural Psychology from St. Lawrence College. Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor.
Kim is a Registered Social Worker and has over 15 years experience in various clinical counselling roles. In addition to her counselling experience, Kim, who has 4 children of her own, is also a Doula (labour support) which gives her an abundance of patience, empathy, and understanding. Kim's experience lends itself exceedingly well in the areas of trauma, PTSD, couples counselling, pre-natal and postpartum care as well as children and family counselling. Kim is passionate about meeting people where they are at and empowering them to be the best versions of themselves.
Kim received her Social Work education at Carleton University. Post graduation, Kim focused her clinical studies in the area of trauma, grief and abuse, and received certification in trauma counselling from the University of Toronto. Kim is in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Amanda views the human body as a perfect creation, self-healing, self-aligning, and self-regulating. As a student of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Amanda feels that the wealth of knowledge gained is best put to use to help her clients achieve their overall health goals, through an intuitive and tailored approach.
Amanda’s studies began in 2014 at the leading school of Classical Osteopathy, and continue today. Her fresh personality, and calm demeanor, is the cornerstone of her approach to her clients overall wellness. Amanda credits her passion for learning, and helping others, to her love of horses and her rescue dog, Forrest. Her intuitive approach to Osteopathy is akin to the silent relationship and trust built with her animals. Through years of challenging herself to understand and react to her perception, Amanda has honed her skills and continues to do so as a part of the Full Circle Heath Team.
Laura is a University of Waterloo graduate currently attending the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, in her third year. She discovered osteopathy during her undergrad studies and never looked back. She knew immediately this was how she wanted to help people, through an integrative natural approach to healthcare. Laura was excited by the way the body was able to heal itself and the only apparatus she needed were her hands.
Laura is enthusiastic to be able to use the body’s anatomy and physiology to create individualized treatments based on what her patients need. She wants to share with people just how amazing their body can be.
Laura believes her relationship with her horse has given her a patient, quiet and intuitive approach to osteopathy and will continue to use this approach while working as part of the Full Circle Health Network team.
Sandy Sousa has been teaching mindfulness-based meditation and yoga since 2013 and practicing meditation for most of her life.
Throughout her career and volunteering in the financial sector as a lactation consultant and working in Kingston area schools, mindfulness, meditation, and Hatha yoga have been a constant presence in her life.
To deepen her practice and gain a thorough understanding of the philosophies at the heart of her practices, she completed teacher training in Sivananda yoga with Swami Nitya Muktananda and Hatha yoga with Deborah Koehn.
Sandy’s initial training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction took place in 2013 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Sandy's training also includes basic and intermediate courses in Jin Shin Mind-Body Acupressure, and several Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses with founders Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and others. Sandy has trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, as well as privately in Kingston, Toronto, New York City, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland and Switzerland.
Please visit Sandy's website for additional information on Sandy's education, skills and programs.
Full Circle Health Network is trilled to have Sandy as part of it's team, where she instructs and facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs in the FCHN Studio.
A fitness and health (not to mention paddleboard!) enthusiast, Kate is passionate about helping people find peace and wellness. That's why she's so happy to have found a professional home at Full Circle Health Network, a welcoming place with one simple goal: to help clients achieve freedom in health.
Before joining Full Circle, Kate worked as a biologist for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Peterborough for five+ years. Following a trip to Africa, Kate was inspired to change her career path and was determined to find a way to more directly help people and community. Kate left her government position to work for an health-focused NGO and then transitioned to work full time at Full Circle Health Network as our Business Operations Manager.
Kate's favourite things (other than her FCHN team, of course)... friends, family, good coffee, great icecream, yoga, summertime and sunshine.
|Initial Assessment and Treatment (approx. 40 min)*||$95|
|Initial Child Assessment and Treatment (6 years and under)||$65|
|Follow-up Treatments (approx. 25 min)||$70|
|Child (6 years and under)||$45|
All pricing reflects 2017 rates.
Please see Rehabilitative Manual Therapists for further Osteopathic options in terms of pricing.
|Initial Assessment and Treatment (approx. 50 min)*||$60|
|Initial Child Assessment and Treatment (6 years and under)||$50|
|Follow-up Treatments (approx. 25 min)||$40|
|Child (6 years and under)||$25|
All pricing reflects 2017 rates.
HST is included in all prices.
No gratuities are accepted.
All pricing reflects 2017 rates.
|Initial TCM/Acupuncture treatment (60 minutes)||$125|
|Follow up treatment (30 minutes)||$85|
All pricing reflects 2017 rates.
HST is included in the price.
All pricing reflects 2017 rates.
We accept cash, cheque, debit, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Many of our services are covered by extended benefits plans; receipts are provided for all services. For more details, please check with your insurance provider.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for your initial appointment. To respect your practitioner’s time, as well as the time of other clients, if you arrive late to your appointment, your session will still finish at its scheduled time.
**We love our clients but we also love being with our families. No-shows will be charged the FULL rate of missed appointments, since time we are not devoting to you is time we could be spending with our families.**
Please use the copper doors on the main Cataraqui St Entrance on the North side of the building (before the River Mill Restaurant). We are the first Suite on the left, through the double doors. If you are arriving after 5:30pm on weekdays or any time during the weekend, please use buzz code 110, as the doors will be locked.
For all inquiries please email us at email@example.com or call us at (613) 766-3503.