Testimonials

Testimonials

                          

Rachel S

I have been seeing Jennifer Doull on and off since my pregnancy with my daughter over three years ago. But most recently (or not so recently anymore) I have been coming to see Jennifer Doull for my ongoing support and fertility struggles for almost 21 months. Jenn is very professional and knowledgeable but more importantly one of the most calming, positive and supportive people in my life throughout my fertility journey. I can confidently say that I do not know what I would do without her guidance and knowledge and I feel truly blessed to have her there for ongoing support. I highly recommend her to all of my friends and family. I thought I should pass this info on.

Basia K

I can’t relax. I tried but when I do sit down and try to relax I start thinking about all the things I should have been doing which just stresses me even more. My friend gifted me with a relaxing acupuncture session and I decided to give it a try. I got to the clinic full of “I already know it’s not gonna work” attitude but within minutes of my session with Ciara the magic kicked in. Me – the anxious stressor – lied still, calm, peaceful, slowly turning into a hedgehog with all the needles (I did not feel a single poke! Magic!) and just … relaxing. It was amazing. It’s like everything around disappeared and the only thing left was happy, warm cocoon that I did not want to leave. On more practical level – easy parking, super friendly stuff, really clean and welcoming place. I found my happy place!

Shannon M

Such an extraordinary clinic! I’ve been a client of the NW clinic for about 4 years for non-fertility related treatments and I have never had a less than wonderful experience.
The staff are, without exception, dedicated, caring, and competent professionals. I of course have developed longstanding treatment relationships with a certain few, but I would not hesitate for a moment to see anyone at either clinic.
Such a calm oasis that offers an incredibly talented team!

Al P

Very calm and professional setting. The staff was friendly and polite. I was visiting from out of town and needed an acupuncturist to help with shoulder pain and was glad to have found this place. I’ve been seeing an acupuncturist, weekly, for over 5 years and would say I know what to expect at a session. I was very pleased by the treatment, professionalism, setting, and results. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking treatments (even if it’s not fertility related).

Emily H

What a professional and well run clinic! Practitioners are incredibly knowledgeable and not judgmental. I myself am being treated by western medicine techniques. With adding eastern techniques I feel renewed hope in one day achieving a healthy, term, pregnancy. I appreciate that the clinic is supportive of blending western and eastern medicine – they have a lot of different literature and peer reviewed papers in their office, allowing me to research as much as I care to.
I can’t say enough for the clinic and the empathy/compassion the staff have shown to myself, and other clients, in person and on the phone.
Specifically Amanda (acupuncturist) has been awesome, and Dr. Gillian (chiropractor, North location) has been a great help with questions I’ve had.

Hiba R

During my last trimester I suffered from a terrible low back ache that got worse at night.. It was unbearable!
I googled prenatal chiropractors and stumbled upon this place. I met with Dr.Stephanie soon after and she managed to make my pain go away!
It was such a great experience. Every time I would walk out feeling great!
She’s also super nice!
My baby is almost 6 months now and I’m going to go back for some massage therapy now 🙂

Sarah O

Amazing! My 1st trimester massage was the best massage I have ever received. Very impressed. Cannot wait to go back.

H.D.G.

I have been seeing Gina now for I think almost 2 years for Acupuncture. I can tell Gina has been so beneficial in helping my back. I see her about every month now and with be a lifer at this clinic. Staff are great and they have massage therapy and chiropractic care too!

Heidi M

I was pregnant with my first baby and almost 1 week overdue when was referred here by my chiropractor. I had been told by my OBGYN that I was in the beginning stages of preeclampsia and they wanted to induce me that weekend. I was really worried about being induced so I came to the south location of this clinic and had 3 acupuncture treatments. At my final appointment, the practitioner told me I would go into labor that day…and I did. I had a natural labor and healthy baby boy. Very happy with how well I was treated and how positive and encouraging the staff was. Thanks so much!

Kurtis H

I’ve been going to HIHF for about two years now. As soon as I walk into the clinic, I’m greeted by friendly front staff! I see most of the massage therapists, acupuncturist and chiropractors.
They are just amazing, caring and professional!
I was having some low back issues that have been resolved since attending the clinic. I’m so great full for the treatments I’ve received and now come on a monthly bases.
I do highly recommend this clinic to anyone!

Sheena C

Becoming a mum for a second time 9 years later, I had learned a few things along the way including the importance of being in a good space – mentally and physically. Starting with this end in mind I discovered the Holistic Institute in Deer Run; fantastic location, amazing feel inside and exactly what I was looking for – likeminded professionals who support, educate and work their magic so that I could be my best. I had worries like every mum – labour, baby’s position, birth preferences…this amazing team made all the difference for me, for us. Thank you so much Dr. Jody Hrynuik, Christa Marx, Ramona Costa and Adrienne Wilson including the front desk staff for your positive impact. I highly recommend this unique and needed concept, service and team – way to go ladies!


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Heidi M

I was pregnant with my first baby and almost 1 week overdue when was referred here by my chiropractor. I had been told by my OBGYN that I was in the beginning stages of preeclampsia and they wanted to induce me that weekend. I was really worried about being induced so I came to the south location of this clinic and had 3 acupuncture treatments. At my final appointment, the practitioner told me I would go into labor that day…and I did. I had a natural labor and healthy baby boy. Very happy with how well I was treated and how positive and encouraging the staff was. Thanks so much!

Jodie G

Amazing facility. After losing our lovely daughter at 5 months trying again was going to be difficult. Yet the star, therapists and doctor here made it simple. Everyone is treated like gold and cherished. We are now 5 months pregnant with our son and this center had a big hand in the success of our process. Not only has it helped in conceiving and holding of our pregnancy it has allowed me a deeper understand of my self and my body and what it says to me. Can not express how grateful we are to have this center and it’s amazing people in our life. We would highly recommend it to anyone wanted to get pregnant or improve their health. Thank you.

Erica DB

I had a very soothing and calming session with Amanda at the south location. She was also WONDERFUL to accommodate my 3 year old tag along. A really great experience for the mom to be! Can’t wait for our next session.

Carina L

Hi HIHF! I wanted to just send my love and appreciation for all that you do. Since expecting my 1st baby I’ve accessed the chiropractic care for both myself and the baby, and your fabulous massage therapy at both locations (Michelle you are amazing.) One of my favourite parts of mat leave was mum & baby yoga with Amy our instructor. Pleased to say #2 is on the way and I cannot wait to be back & enjoying the amazing services & warm, welcoming environment at IHF 🙂 Yours truly, a big fan.

Rob
This stuff really works.  My wife and I were having trouble conceiving due to “male factors”, yikes.  I got acupuncture and herbal treatments that improved my count significantly.  We now have a beautiful baby girl and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Dr. Courteney Kenning and HIHF.

Mama M

I had gone to see a Chinese Dr years ago and had a bad experience, so I really didn’t have high hopes for an enjoyable experience. But, Christa was amazing! She put me at ease right away and I eventually fell asleep. I felt like a million bucks after and would definitely recommend her.

Kelly

I have received fantastic massages from numerous therapists here. They have all been exceptionally compassionate and have given me great insight into what it is that my body actually needs. I had a shoulder strain that I thought was an injury which has been relieved completely by massage. Alongside continual massages I have received Craniosacral therapy to help with numerous things one of them being jaw tension which was relieved in one treatment. I would highly recommend this clinic and it’s therapists.

M & E

We have been to 2 family doctors, a pediatrician, a chiropractor, and physio therapy at the Children s Child Development Center where all of them have said my son looked fine or that he has mildly low muscle tone and would walk but on his time and probably skip crawling. All this time something was pulling at my mommy gut, that there was something more so I had to follow it and get a “second” opinion. Coming to HIHF I had no idea what to except, but I was blown away! The place is so beautiful, warm and peaceful, it has a wonderful home like feel to it. All the staff are so amazing and sweet. I am so beyond grateful that I found I found this place! Dr Gillian & Dr Kelly, you were the first to really listen to my concerns as well as thoroughly look over my son, which honestly blew me away. After our first appointment and adjustment my son is finally crawling, he is so happy. There has been no fussing or crying when he goes on all fours, or one leg out for balance. I am ecstatic! Thank you for the moon and back, I will be forever grateful. You now have patients for life!

Charlize M

I have utilized almost all the services at this wonderful clinic- massage, chiro, acupuncture and yoga- and I can’t say enough good things about the therapists, receptionists and the rest of the staff there. They are so welcoming and lovely, I always look so forward to coming back for my appointments. I am SO happy they opened a South location! The space is beautiful, warm and welcoming. The therapists are fantastic in making each and every experience and treatment personal. I tell all my friends and family about this wonderful place and would recommend it to anyone!

Kyla B

Immediately upon entering I was greeted by a friendly staff and the atmosphere gave off the vibe that I was in good hands, like I had come into a professional environment ready to help me instead of an expensive spa. I have been having tension headaches due to stress for years. Going for massages had not done the trick in the past so I was skeptical that the Holistic Institute would be able to help when it was recommended to me. I was resigned to the fact that this pain would just be part of my life. I saw Kim Conard and she was very attentive with listening to my aches and pains and helping me figure out how to remedy them. Her bedside manner was spot on. I left feeling calm, rejuvenated and feeling like someone understood my complaints. If you are looking for a “spa” go to a spa, if you want genuine professionals who know their stuff and can actually help you, go to Holistic. I recommend this place to everyone!

Melanie B

Extremely warm and friendly staff! Very knowledgable therapists. Nice, relaxing atmosphere! One of the things that drew me to this clinic was having access to multiple services, all under one roof. I have been receiving massage therapy & cranial sacral therapy for many years, and have noticed many benefits from my treatments. More recently, I started to see a chiropractor in the downtown core, but when my office moved to a new location, getting to my appointments became difficult. Since I was seeking massage treatments at HIHF, I asked my therapist about the chiro services they offered. I received some positive feedback from her regarding the chiropractor onsite and her approach to treatments. My massage therapist also explained that my file would be shared between both herself and the chiropractor; so, if she worked on a specific area of concern, my chiropractor would see that in my file and possibly address it with treatment from her end: something I saw as a major plus!! I started my chiro treatements at HIHF a little over a year ago and have seen major results in certain areas that caused me discomfort. Each time I visit the clinic, the staff welcomes me and offers me something to drink. I enjoy the comfortable “zen” atmosphere and the fact that it doesn’t feel like a doctor’s office. Each time I leave, the reception staff asks how my appointment was and once again, ask if I would like something to drink. They are always very accomodating in booking and re-booking appointments for me; as well as following up with reminders about appointments (which I ALWAYS need!! :0) ) I have recommended the clinic to both female and male members of my family and circle of friends. Most of the guys I’ve sent to the clinic did admit they felt slightly out of place upon arrival (not many are used to visiting something so “spa-like”), but after their treatments they became repeat customers. I currently visit the clinic for massage and chiropractic concerns, but when I do start a family, I will definitely seek out more of the pre-natal services the clinic offers.

Melissa

From Yoga to Acupuncture this clinic has it all.  The Chiropractor Dr. Jody is really knowledgeable and gentle!  I had Acupuncture to treat my shoulder problems and it worked really well, I was nervous at first but the practitioner made me feel totally comfortable.  The yoga instructors are great and small class sizes means more a personalized experience.  Overall this place is a great escape from a busy life!

Sante Fe Driver

I have had acupuncture, chiro, massage here. I always leave feeling amazing! I really like the atmosphere. It is so pretty inside. Even the front desk staff are always friendly. It is my one stop shop. So convenient.

Kim

I have been to the Holistic Institute Of Health And Fertility for acupuncture, massage and chiropractic treatments. The therapists there are extremely knowledgeable and professional. When I enter the clinic, the atmosphere is calm, comforting and inviting. I would not hesitate to recommend this amazing clinic to my family and friends.

Sara

I feel so incredibly lucky to have come across the Holistic Institute of Health and Fertility. I have had acupuncture at other places before but those experiences pale in comparison to the quality of treatment I receive here. A huge thank you to Ann and the rest of the staff for all they have done for me.

SF

Laura is an amazing therapist.  The massage and cranial sacral therapy she has given me has eliminated my frequent headaches/migraines.  She is a life saver!  I love that this clinis offers chiro and acupuncture too!

Amanda

Love it!! I am doing the acupuncture and Megan is amazing. she explains everything very well and you can tell she is really focused on helping me through my infertility issue. I go to the ne clinic .

Olivia

Kim is incredible and continues to change my life. Gina is great for acupuncture, Darlene gives amazing massages!

Tim

I have experienced all 3 treatments except for yoga. And I will never go anywhere else. It’s a family there and they all make you feel at home.

Ann

Ann W baby

This is Lyla Juliet. She was born on Halloween. Courtney and Gina helped me conceive her with acupuncture and Allison helped relieve the strain of pregnancy through massage. Thank you all for the wonderful services you provide.

 

 

 

Amy

Even though I am now 5 months pregnant and haven’t been in for a couple of months, I just wanted to say how great this place is. If it wasn’t for Jen and Kelly I don’t think I would of made it through my first trimester. I’m feeling great now and we just found out we are having a girl! Love to you all at the clinic, you ladies rock! Xo

Emily M.

I’ve started seeing Kimmy at the Holistic Institute for Health & Fertility north location for prenatal massage. I have had probably hundreds of massages through life and competitive sport over the years, but I have to say that Kimmy is in the top massage therapists who I have had the chance to work with. I have injuries that I’m working with in addition to the usual prenatal concerns, and Kimmy has been fantastic to work around all of my issues. She is extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful therapist who is new to Calgary. I’ll be a return customer for sure.

Erika F.

Pregnant and having awful lower back pain, I took to Google to find someone who works in Prenatal Chiro care.  I came across HIHF website and booked my appointment.  The minute you walk in you feel at ease and comfort , very tastefully decorated and super friendly staff.   I had my appointment with Dr. Gillian not only did she read through their patient care form, but she asked me questions regarding my current and past health.  You can tell she truly cares and takes her time.  She explained everything before she did anything and gave me options on how she would treat me.   I really felt at ease the entire time and never felt rushed or unsafe.  The best part, I walked out mobile and no longer in pain.  If you’re pregnant or not, and have back pain I would highly recommend a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

S.L.

Love this place! When my baby was breach at 36 weeks with a combo or chiropractor (Webster technique) and acupuncture appointments at the north location I was able to have the natural birth I always dreamed about. I will be forever grateful.

G.S.

My baby girl has been here for chiro with Dr. Jody who is amazing & has worked wonders on her!  Very happy to have found this place, wonderful reception staff, everyone is so pleasant and helpful! Definitely recommend the Chiro and Cranial Sacral treatments for anyone who has a baby with colic or reflux issues.

C.T.

This is an amazing clinic. Calgary is blessed to have such a wonderful clinic in its community.  All the practitioners I’ve received treatments from are professional and gentle.  The front staff are all kind and personable.
I am so happy, I found this clinic for care I needed this pregnancy. I will continue care here postpartum as well.

L.O.

Dr. Jody’s adjustments, alongside Dr. Kelly’s acupuncture treatment and many wonderful massages, completely revolutionized my second pregnancy.  My three year old daughter, who has suffered from chronic constipation since she was six months old, started seeing Dr. Jody and she has worked wonders!  Gracie LOVES Dr. Jody; she is gentle and so wonderful with kids that I cannot recommend her enough.  My husband even sees her now! Everyone at HIHF is truly outstanding, they all play a fundamental role in our health now and I have recommended them to friends and family countless times.

Amanda F

Love it!! I am doing the acupuncture and Megan is amazing. she explains everything very well and you can tell she is really focused on helping me through my infertility issue. I go to the new clinic .

Tim F

I have experienced all 3 treatments except for yoga. And I will never go anywhere else. It’s a family there and they all make you feel at home.

Amy C

Even though I am now 5 months pregnant and haven’t been in for a couple of months, I just wanted to say how great this place is. If it wasn’t for Jen and Kelly I don’t think I would of made it through my first trimester. Im feeling great now and we just found out we are having a girl! Love to you all at the clinic, you ladies rock! Xo

Alison P

I have been both clinics and each time has been such a positive experience. From the pleasant greeting when I walk in to the experienced therapists. The kindness, support, non judgmental environment is truly a treat every time! Thank you to everyone at the Holistic Institute. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Nicole R

I have had two different massage therapists here and they were both so knowledgeable!! And great massages too. I found it so relaxing, front desk is friendly, I even just like sitting and reading a magazine while I wait…the place is also kid friendly and very accommodating. So, not for everyone if they don’t appreciate kids being present. Would recommend this place for all expecting mamas.

Shan B

What a wonderful experience this clinic is. From the friendly and helpful ladies at the front desk to the skills and knowledge of the practitioners!  I have experienced all services except for the yoga, but have heard wonderful things about it as well. This clinic is such a lifesaver throughout pregnancy and beyond, I even send my husband now!

Kim S

I go to this clinic regularly for treatment. The atmosphere is extremely soothing. You can feel yourself relax as soon as you walk through the door. The front desk ladies are welcoming and the entire staff are all very friendly. The therapists are great. I deal with chronic pain and they really listen to what I have to say and can also listen to what my body is telling them. They have been a lifesaver for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this wonderful clinic to my family and friends.

Karen L

I have been having massages at the holistic institute throughout my pregnancy. I really love this clinic because they make you feel at home the second you walk though the door. I have had a few different massage therapists and each has been very friendly and super knowledgeable in answering any questions that I have had. I also really liked how the therapist gave me stretches and other recommendations that I can do at home if my back is hurting. I also really like the fact that I can go back and have massages after I have my baby- I thought they only did prenatal massage but as it turns out they treat everyone. This clinic is great and I recommend It to all my friends! I even booked my hubby in for a massage next month!

Jenn S

I think this clinic has been my saviour. My Doctor originally told me there was nothing she could do for my back pain and nausea other than some anti-nausea drugs which made me super tired. When my friend suggested this clinic, I decided to check them out. As soon as I walked in I could feel how calm and peaceful the place was. The fresh aromatherapy greeted me and the person on the desk was so welcoming and kind. The Chiro was gentle and explained everything to me about what I could expect over the next few months. I booked in for a massage and loved loved the treatment. Because of my growing belly special supports and a ton of pillows were used to accommodate me. As well the therapist really knew how to work with my pregnant body.
I love this place and am thankful I found it.

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Jennell R

Huge thanks to Ramona, the amazing RMT who is helping me recover from a painful pinched nerve in my lower back. Every week she’s helping me get better and stronger! And big thanks to Kayla, who is always caring and thoughtful!