Naomi’s interest in acupuncture began during her first pregnancy. She was seeking solutions to pregnancy related symptoms that were safe for her developing child. The pain free, drug free treatments offered through acupuncture resonated with her, and when they proved to be effective as well, the seed was planted.
As Naomi’s family continued to grow she knew her entire family would benefit from a change in her work life. Her 15 year career as a professional pilot rewarded her with an ability to be precise and to remain relaxed in high stress situations. While she knew she needed to make a change in order to devote more time to her family, she also knew she needed a career that would prove to be challenging, as well as fulfilling her deep rooted desire to help people. Her experience with acupuncture was so positive that it motivated her to take the leap and go back to school while closing the chapter on a big part of her life. As soon as she began her studies she knew she had made the right choice!
Naomi’s client-centered approach will help you relax and enjoy your treatment. Naomi maintains the highest standards in treatment and care while you are visiting and strives to help with the best possible care.
Naomi Johnson is a Registered Acupuncturist, and owner of Hekla Acupuncture & Wellness in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a graduate of the three year Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Program at Hua Xia Acupuncture, Herb and Massage College of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a registered member of the Manitoba Professional Acupuncturist Association (MPAA), The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC), The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and Blue Cross. She is excited to be accepting new patients in and hopes to see you for all your needs to obtain optimal health.
Athletic Therapist CAT©
Acupuncturist RAc, Registered Nurse RN
Josie Cantafio has worked in the medical field as nurse for over 40 years, a profession which allowed her caring and compassionate nature to shine. Josie first became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture after exploring this gentle, drug-free, and effective medical practice to resolve a personal health issue.
The success of this experience and her desire to help others led Josie to learn and study TCM Acupuncture, so she could bring this ancient medical practice to those she cared about. In 2015, Josie graduated from the three year TCM Acupuncture program at Hua Xia Acupuncture, Massage, and Herb College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
She is a registered member of the Manitoba Professional Acupuncture Association, and serves on their board of directors, responsible for the continuing education of members at large.Throughout her experiences, Josie has developed a strong passion for helping people achieve their health and wellness goals. She looks forward to meeting with you to discuss how TCM Acupuncture can assist you on your road to health.
Registered Massage Therapist
Angie Weselak, from Weselak Massage Therapy, graduated from Wellington College in 2015. After 13 years in the financial industry, Angie decided she needed a change. A career that fit her caring personality better and thought she’d step out of her comfort zone and give massage therapy a try. Her massage style has been described as targeted and empathetic. Angie enjoys working closely with her clients in the pursuit of better health and wellness, whether by a strong massage or willingness to listen. Her diligence and patience in her treatment ensures the release of stress and tension. It also, ensures injuries are addressed on a case by case basis. Angie enjoys making a treatment plan specific to each client and enjoys being able to use different techniques from many of the courses she’s taken some of which have been: Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Fascial Integration, Lymphatics Manual Therapy, Palliative care, Mental Health First Aid, Pre and Post Sports Massage. Most recently she has taken more interest in treating Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ Dysfunction) and is looking forward to more courses in the near future expand her knowledge of this area. She also enjoys learning and is looking forward to upcoming courses to expand on her skill set in other areas of the body as well.
Angie has been working out of Hekla Acupuncture & Wellness since October of 2018 and looks forward to continuing her work with both established clients and new clients.