Our Practitioners

Dr. Krista Borrowman

Dr. Krista Borrowman

Dr. Krista Borrowman graduated from Queen’s University in 1997 with a degree in Kinesiology and a degree in Biology. Knowing she wanted to be part of the health field and aiming for some flexibility in a career with raising a family, she went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.


Dr. Krista Borrowman

Looking to escape the congestion of Toronto, Dr. Borrowman and her husband moved to Halifax and established Kingswood Chiropractic Health Centre in November of 2002. Dr. Borrowman enjoys living and working in Kingswood and has three busy boys and a little girl. She tries to promote and encourage an active lifestyle and has completed two marathons.

Andrea McCulloch, RMT

Andrea McCulloch, RMT

Andrea began practicing massage in 1995 after receiving certification in Massage and Holistic Bodywork in Bristol, England. After returning to Canada, she studied at the Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto to complete the requirements for registration as an RMT in Ontario. In 2011, she returned to her native Halifax to build her practice.

Over her 17 years as a massage practitioner, Andrea has developed a proprietary style, while still remaining true to her original holistic training. A special interest in postural alignment and body mechanics drives the focus of Andrea’s treatments as she endeavours to “find the cause, treat the cause”. Her techniques range from the very deep, to the very subtle as she employs both direct deep tissue massage and indirect neuromuscular techniques to support the body in restoring balance; each treatment being unique to the patient and his/her needs and comfort.

Andrea’s additional training includes Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilization, Perinatal Care. She has been an instructor at both the Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto, and the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax.

Kristen Hunter, RMT

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Kristen began her career as a registered massage therapist after graduating from ICT Northumberland College in 2000.
Practicing in both clinical and spa settings over the past 16 years has allowed her to treat a wide range of people and conditions.

Kristen’s approch to treatments is a mix of deep tissue, myofacial release and relaxation techniques. She has additional training in cupping therapy, myofasical release, infant massage and hot stone massage.

In addition to being a RMT, Kristen is also a professional photographer. She also enjoys spending time with her two children and loves to volunteer and foster for various animal organizations.

Simone Prinsenberg, RMT, CDT

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Simone has been a registered massage therapist for 5 years. She grew up being a competitive sprinter and snowboarder so was drawn to focus in sports massage when she studied at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Bedford. Since then she has gone on to study additional modalities such as deep tissue massage, Kinesio Tapping, and became fully certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy by Dr. Vodder Institute in Austria.

Her love for travel and studying led her, as well, to become a yoga instructor in Goa, India. Simone has worked and volunteered with many local athletes and teams around Nova Scotia and internationally at events and in clinical settings. Among other conditions she has treated patients with acute and chronic sports related and MVI injuries as well as postural imbalances, acute and chronic lymphedema and swelling. As a massage therapist she enjoys coming up with individualized treatment plans that are a blend of her massage techniques (MLD, myofascial release, sports) as well as remedial exercises, yoga and Kinesio Taping. In her down time you can find Simone surfing, snowboarding or teaching Yoga!

About Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy

This is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. If performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, this can greatly enhance recovery and facilitate drainage. It also has profound effects on systems in the body.

Manual Lymph Drainage can be utilized in the treatment of many different conditions including:

  • Primary and Secondary Lymphedema
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Non-infected inflammatory conditions (e.g. sprains and strains)
  • Ulceration
  • Dermatological conditions
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Sports injuries
  • CRPS (RSD)
  • Burns
  • Pre- and post- plastic surgery

Ariana Williams, RMT

ariana_1Ariana graduated in May 2017 from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and has been enjoying working with everyone at KCHC ever since. Prior to becoming an RMT, Ariana taught yoga, studied energy work, and had her own Thai Yoga Massage Practice. She continues to expand on her education and skills, and creates a unique, effective and enjoyable experience for each of her clients. When not working, Ariana is happiest outside playing with her son and their animals.

Sandra Mauro, R.Ac

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Sandra Mauro is a Registered Acupuncturist with a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Markham, Ontario. In addition to the 2100-hour course and 600 hour clinical training, Sandra completed 3 years of clinical internship. Sandra also holds many additional certificates as her commitment to continuous learning, such as Advanced Cosmetic Acupuncture, Chinese Medicinal Massage, Medical Qigong Therapy, Shiatsu and Hot Stone Therapy.

Sandra is an active member of the Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) National and the Nova Scotia Chapter (CMAAC-NS). She is also a volunteer board member for CMAAC-NS. Sandra has been practicing in Nova Scotia since May of 2016.

Sandra discovered the power of Acupuncture after a life-changing event in which her husband suffered a heart attack followed by a severe stroke at the age of 47. During his long journey of recovery, Acupuncture had become a primary treatment plan, which produced positive results. This was the inspiration that began the journey to study Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture. Sandra now aspires to help others discover the benefits of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in their own healing journey.

Office Hours

Chiropractic:

  • Monday: 1pm - 6pm
  • Wednesday & Friday: 9am - 11am & 1pm - 6pm

Naturopathy:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1pm - 6pm

Massage Therapy:

  • Monday–Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 5pm
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Location

1210 Hammonds Plains Road
Hammonds Plains, NS
B4B 1B4

Phone: 902.832.1411
FAX: 902.832.4254

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