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.
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 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.
Ariana 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.
Stephanie is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She has been practicing in Halifax since the spring of 2019. Prior to finding her passion in massage therapy, she graduated with a BSc. from Mount Allison University in 2015. She takes a special interest in prenatal and infant massage, and has been a trained doula for six years.
Stephanie is a true believer in aiming to find the root of the issue and treating that, alongside your physical symptoms. She is excited to help make a treatment plan with you that is attainable and specific to your needs, and get you back on the road to recovery! Paving this road together, while the clients take an active role in their journey, allows for the highest potential of healing– both short term and long term.
My career goal has always been to work in the health care field. I love helping people recover and get back to living a healthy life so it was an easy decision to study nursing at Dalhousie University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996 and initially worked as a nurse in the military at the National Defence Medical Center in Ottawa. However, my passion was to work in Intensive Care so when I left the military, I took my ICU Certificate at George Brown College in Toronto and worked in Pediatric Intensive Care at the Hospital for Sick Children.
I thought my career was all sorted out but life had a few bumps along the way. In 2005, not long after I had my son, we both contracted Fifth Disease. While my ten month old quickly recovered, my joint pain and swelling did not. Over the next year it worsened and I developed a positive rheumatoid factor. I was terrified. I was following in my mother’s footsteps with the criteria for a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, the debilitating, joint deforming disease with no cure. As a nurse, I knew the side effects of the long term chemotherapy and immune modulation drugs, including the possibility of cancer. I researched every treatment method I could to find remission from the RA, and by that point, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and multiple chemical sensitivity. As I slowly recovered with the principles of acupuncture, traditional chinese medicine, and naturopathic medicine, my mother was given the diagnosis of lymphoma (cancer) and passed away after a long hard battle…how I wish I had known how to help her so that she didn’t need to struggle as she did….but it is one of the very reasons I chose to study TCM and Acupuncture. Since then I have practiced under the generous study of a fifth generation acupuncturist and loved learning the way Chinese Medicine focuses so carefully on the very subtle changes in the body that lead to health or illness and how to best balance those minor changes to slowly reverse disease and prevent future illness.
Now, my goal is to apply the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture that helped in my own recovery so that I can help others reach the same state of health I now enjoy. I live pain free, I don’t take any medication, and thankfully I don’t suffer the effects of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, or multiple chemical sensitivity anymore!
As I work with clients in clinic, I now celebrate their recovery as much as they do, knowing that a better state of health is a gift that each of us can strive for and be thankful for each and every day.