A traditional Chinese medicine technique recognized by the World Health Organization for treating certain conditions. Acupuncture is very gentle and aids in restoring balance to body & mind.
Chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that utilizes manual therapy for a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.
Massage therapy can decrease pain, increase mobility, restore tissue health and benefit your physical & mental well being through manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.
A natural, hands-on and holistic approach to healthcare, Osteopathy treatments are beneficial and safe for people of all ages, including children and babies. Osteopathy can complement a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare.
Dara has worked in many public relation positions but her favorite is client care in which she has worked for the past 12 years. She always has a smile on her face and enjoys going that extra mile to make sure our clients feels welcome, recognized and appreciated.
Outside of the clinic you will find Dara enjoying the outdoors, playing in her vegetable garden or flower beds, hanging out with her Chickens or her pride and joy Mack the Boston Terrier.
Monica is our Kinesiologist who is also in her 4th year at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Halifax. She is keen on broadening her skill set and help grow Osteopathy in Southern NB.
Monica graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University in 2016, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with Distinction, minoring in Health Sciences. This is where Monica's journey in health care began as she gained experience in personal training, group exercise, sports rehab and more.
Monica likes to think she has a green thumb and is always adding to her house plant collection. In her spare time, you can find Monica hiking with her dog Chewy!
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French at St. Thomas University, Vanessa earned her Master of Scient degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Dalhousie University.
She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and worked as an SLP in southern Maine for 11 years, before returning to New Brunswick.
She has had the pleasure of working with the pediatric population in private practice, home, daycare and school settings, where she has evaluated and treated children with a wide range of speech and language disorders. Vanessa has a passion for equipping children of all ages to be effective communicators and experience success within their home, school and community settings.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
She is one of our Registered Massage Therapists. She just hit her one year anniversary of practicing at Meraki, and is very excited about the expansion.
Holly is trained in traditional Swedish massage and can also offer deep tissue & cupping therapy. During a session with Holly you can expect a therapeutic approach tailored to your needs. Some of the tools she incorporates into her practice include paraffin wax application, hydrotherapy and prescribed home care involving stretches & exercise.
Holly had an injury in 2015 and massage therapy played a big part in her recovery. She then decided she wanted to help people to feel the best that they can!
When Holly isn’t busy at the clinic she is very social , loves to travel and spend time with family. She has a husky named Kya who doesn’t mind the cold, so you can find them out snow shoeing & hiking.
Tanya graduated from the massage therapy program at Eastern College in Saint john in 2012.
She is extremely passionate about what she does to help her clients. She offers therapeutic or relaxation massage therapy treatments, and has treated a multitude of different conditions over her past 7 yrs of practice. She has been able to add to her skills by incorporating a wide range of different modalities into treatment. Some including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, TMJ, cupping, and lymph drainage. As well, she has been studying cranial sacral therapy in the USA over the past 6 yrs.
She looks forward to helping each of her clients to better reconnect your mind and body, to bring to you a higher level of health and awareness.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Tanya with her children either in the rink or on the field. She's creative, and their isn't a project that she wouldn't tackle with her Love!
Jill graduated from ICT Northumberland College, Halifax in 2004. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 16 years and has been practicing for 11 of those years in the Kennebecasis Valley.
Jill started her career with a focus in sports massage and over the years has spent time working with athletes of all caliber. Her focus has shifted throughout her career to include a holistic approach involving the mind/body connection.
Jill believes that everyone can benefit from receiving treatment for general wellness, pain relief or to restore tissue health. She is a huge advocate for self-care and believes that the best version of self involves honouring what our mind and body need.
In 2014 Jill decided to broaden her skill set and enrolled in the acupuncture diploma program at the College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics. Incorporating acupuncture into her practice has been a game-changer adding another element to her approach. Jill is always eager to discuss acupuncture and how it may benefit your whole self.
Jill is passionate about treatments that focus on mental wellness, promoting calmness of the mind and easing symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD. She has a special interest in working with addictions and has additional training with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (acudetox.com). Jill has also facilitated group acupuncture sessions in the community, to make treatment more accessible.
When Jill isn’t at the clinic you can likely find her on the trails with her 2 daughters or hunting for sea glass at their favourite local beach. She loves music, coffee, her dirt bike and her dog, Hank.
Tara started her education with a BSc from Mount Allison University where she played varsity soccer and then completed another BSc with Distinction in Exercise Science: Athletic Therapy from Concordia University.She worked in the Quebec Major Junior for the Victoriaville Tigers for 2 years then returned home in 2005. She continued working in hockey with U-17 Men’s Team Atlantic, U-18 Women’s Team Atlantic, U-22 Canadian Women’s Team, NB Men’s Canada Games Team, U-18 Canadian Women’s and VIto’s Midget AAA.
She decided to further her studies in Osteopathy and Graduated from the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques (Halifax, 2013). She completed her thesis in collaboration with the pediatric department at the Saint John Regional Hospital titled “The effect of adjunctive osteopathic treatment on outcomes in pediatric functional fecal retention”
She was the recipient of the “The William Garner Sutherland D.O. Thesis Award- The award for the most representative thesis for the advancement of Osteopathy in the field of clinical research, for outstanding research contribution.”
Osteopathy is a safe and effective manual therapy for all ages. Tara treats a wide range of injuries and conditions but has a passion for treating babies, children and helping women during their pregnancies.
Outside of the clinic, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, two young kids, friends, doing CrossFit and being active outdoors.
Geoff graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2014, and also holds a Bachelor of Physical Education and is a Certified Athletic Therapist.
Geoff is presently the Head Athletic Therapist for the Youth/U20 Female National Team Volleyball Canada. He previously spent 12 years as the Head Athletic Therapist with Canada Basketball Men'd Development Team, and was Head Athletic Therapist for UNB Reds Athletics.
Geoff has done post graduate work in Concussion management and rehabilitation, and has a keen interest in knee and shoulder rehab.
Geoff's treatment approach is to utilize his osteopathic assessment and palpation skills, along with Athletic Therapy functional movement pattern evaluation, to assess each client individually, then developing a holistic rehabilitation plan, to provide each client with an individualized treatment plan.
When he's not in the clinic, Geoff likes to participate in triathlon, coach volleyball, play guitar and spending time with his Dog, Watson.
In addition, he is extremely interested in different Exercise and Nutrition protocols and how they compliment his clients’ and his own healing processes.
As a holistic practitioner, I take into consideration the whole person, including physical, mental and spiritual aspects when treating a health condition or promoting wellness. I am pleased to share that I employ complementary methods and alternative approaches to health in my practices to promote an overall state of well-being.
When Holly isn’t in the clinic you can likely find her foraging in her landscape to whip up something holistic and nutritious in her kitchen. She loves to create organic meals, soaps, balms, ointments and more. Holly is very passionate about keeping things organic and environmentally friendly. Simplify.
Dr. Maria Boyle is an evidence-based chiropractor and a functional acupuncture provider who holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree and a certificate in Functional Integrated Acupuncture. From a young age, Dr. Maria herself has always been involved in sport and advocating healthy living. She demonstrates an active lifestyle and living through the motto “motion is lotion” by participating in multiple forms of physical activity throughout the week including triathlon training and CrossFit. Dr. Maria wants to help others make a positive change before an acute condition becomes chronic. She hopes to get her patients moving and feeling better and is looking forward to individualizing patient care to optimize specific strategies so her patients can admire what their bodies are capable of.