April is a clinical herbalist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). April graduated with honours from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in International Business and Marketing. After working in corporate, she knew she hadn’t found her true calling. When she tried acupuncture and herbal medicine, however, she discovered something that she could truly believe in. Her passion is using pure, natural and holistic methods to help individuals reach their optimal health, as this is how she cured her own digestive complaints. April’s goal is to provide her clients with the tools and education needed to heal their underlying issues in order to lead a life full of energy, vitality and positivity for year to come. With the use of hand blended herbal remedies, supplementation, key nutritional and lifestyle changes, April partners with her clients to provide them the ongoing support they need to succeed! Outside of Zen & Tonic, April is an avid athlete, participating in a variety of adventure sports, including obstacle course racing, marathon running, and cyclocross. She also loves travelling the world and spending time with her partner and furry child, Mojito.
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Eloise is a conscientious and dedicated practitioner who brings a dose of sunshine to each of her treatment sessions.
Eloise began her career over 20 years ago as a Chartered Accountant and has worked in finance, accounting, investor relations, corporate communications and operations. No stranger to long hours and keeping up high performance amidst high stress, Eloise naturally relates to the corporate athlete and is especially interested in helping patients manage chronic stress and its cascade of related conditions (such as insomnia, anxiety, reproductive wellness, digestion).
Eloise believes that optimal health (physical, mental, emotional) is the key ingredient to living one’s best life and she is passionate about healthy lifestyle habits and preventative wellness. A strong believer in the principle that food is medicine, Eloise can often be found cooking up a storm in her kitchen.
Eloise customizes each treatment depending on the diagnosis, treatment plan and unique needs of each patient. Her offerings include acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina massage, cupping, gua sha, ear seeds, nutrition and lifestyle counselling.
Keegan Morris graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in
2017. He is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Keegan has been certified in Dr. Wu’s Head Massage based on traditional Chinese
acupressure techniques through the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
institute. For over three years, he has been a part of the amazing team of
practitioners at Zen & Tonic and thoroughly enjoys working with all of his diverse
Since a young age, Keegan has practiced martial arts and later, he embarked on a 14-
month journey to rural China to develop his skills in Shaolin Kungfu. They included
both soft and hard forms such as the Taichi, Qigong and sanda. As a result, Keegan
now brings a uniquely powerful healing touch to each session. His deeply relaxing
and effective RMT work has benefitted hundreds of clients over the years.
Mavra a neurodiverse therapist dedicated to supporting individuals (15+) who face a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, cognitive disabilities, cultural or faith-based struggles, life transitions, stress, trauma (culturally-specific, childhood, racial, religious, PTSD), self-esteem issues, 2SLGBTQI+ struggles, and suicidal ideation. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, she believes in the power of integrating Eastern traditions and perspectives into therapy, allowing for a holistic approach to healing.
Drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic therapy, Logotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness-Compassion modalities, Mavra tailors sessions to meet your individual needs and goals. By integrating these approaches, I offer a comprehensive toolkit that promotes self-awareness, self-compassion, and lasting change.
Sophie Baldwin is a certified Reiki and Crystal Reiki Master. She enjoys using holistic healing through her understanding of energy to provide and assist transformational shifts to assist her clients needs. Sophie is also a registered yoga/meditation teacher and is motivated to create a peaceful atmosphere allowing her clients to reach deeper states of relaxation and healing. Her goals in life are to create a more enjoyable existence, cultivating harmony, gratitude, and love into all life surrounding.
Reiki energy healing promotes peace, and activates transformational healing towards all areas of your life. This treatment can assist individuals dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, physical health issues whether acute or chronic, and in the spiritual realm as needed. Relieve pain, stress, and insomnia. Realign and balance your energy centres while enjoying a healing and peaceful experience, returning to your life force, feeling as your best self. Come in for a Reiki treatment to transform and feel your body heal through relaxing and limitless energies!
Ehsan has had a passion for his craft since childhood. Being born in Southwestern Asia, in Iran, Ehsan was raised in a family that taught him how to heal with natural remedies, which later sparked his love of holistic healing.
In his early life, Ehsan began expanding his knowledge in freelance practices with guiding principles of natural healing and self-care at local gyms. By his 20’s, he began working with athletes.
Through hard work, inspiration from his own Indigenous traditions, and motivation to help others, Ehsan watched as his clients improved gradually because of his insights. In 2016, his passion for self-improvement led him to school to become an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist). He would go on to graduate in 2018 and become registered in 2019.
Over 4 years, Ehsan worked as a massage therapist at Sutherland and Chan, and eventually started his own home practice in 2021.
At his 5-year mark of being an RMT, Ehsan felt the need to do more to expand his art. Today, Ehsan is a student at Eight Branches College, where he is studying to become a Registered Acupuncturist, while working as a full-time RMT.
It is his belief that by combining his massage treatments with the traditional Chinese art of acupuncture, patients will experience a much more thorough healing process regarding their pre-existing conditions.
Ehsan’s goal as a health care practitioner is to bring peace and equilibrium back to the patient’s body through holistic healing, traditional Chinese acupuncture and massage therapy, to assist all patients on their path to recovery. Ehsan achieves this by healing the body through the treatment of joints, muscles, body mechanics, nervous system and spirit. He also prides himself on his abilities of coaching patients to be better at taking care of themselves and prioritizing their own well-being.
Ehsan specializes in deep therapeutic healing, sports massage, deep tissue massages, tension headaches, migraine/sinus issues, TMJ syndrome and fascial tension release (for patients who suffer from anxiety, teeth grinding and/or past traumas), trigger point therapy and Acupressure. Ultimately Treating the body as a whole.
Today, Ehsan works at Zen and Tonic as an RMT.
Nathanael (Nate) Tsang is a graduate of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at Queen’s University (2015). Prior to this, he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology degree, also from Queen’s University (2012).
Nate is an enthusiastic physiotherapist who utilizes a functional, comprehensive assessment approach to determine the cause of his patients’ condition. Being a competitive distance runner himself for ASICS Canada and his club team Pace and Mind, he has developed an expertise in treating runners of all levels, in addition to treating people who suffer from other common work-related or sports injuries. Nate’s treatments focus in on manual techniques, exercise-based rehabilitation, contemporary medical acupuncture, kinesio-taping, running shoe prescriptions, and patient education. Nate is the head lead for the Athlete’s Care Runner’s Program – a program designed with runners in mind for all levels – which is available at both of his clinics.
James AppletonProfessional Race Athlete
After years of struggling with an old injury that often became aggravated during racing and top-intensity training, Zen & Tonic was not only able to identify a possible cause where many others had been at a loss, they also expertly applied their knowledge to create a temporary “stay” that instantly took pressure away from the area and allowed me to race worry-free. I can’t thank Zen & Tonic enough, nor recommend them any more highly.
April is so compassionate and thorough in her treatments. She really took the time to listen and try to understand the full picture of my health. I loved how she always sent me a follow up email with homework and checked in regularly to see how I was feeling. April’s extensive knowledge and her personal approach make her an amazing Holistic Nutritionist!
After years of digestive problems, Zen & Tonic restored the balance within weeks. So I kept coming back for any other complaint I had! I love how he listens carefully and always checks in during the week after the treatment so see how I’m feeling. Going to Zen & Tonic makes me feel supported and cared for. I would highly recommend it!
Conor StiefDisk Jockey
After years of being on my feet working, everything finally caught up to me and I began having lower back pain that would not go away. I came to Zen & Tonic for relief and he recommended I try acupuncture and…….. within the first 2 sessions I could feel my body beginning to heal and I immediately had less pain in my lower back and could perform longer and more effectively. Zen & Tonic is where its at!
Zen & Tonic’s Repair Salve was an incredible aid to me while recovering from a broken leg and ankle. Not only did it help fight swelling and encourage healing, it also soothed my irritated post-cast skin and smelled great, too. I can’t recommend it enough!
Jesse BruceFounder of One Academy
I saw Zen & Tonic after a nagging foot injury that left me unable to run and I was amazed how much better it felt even after just one treatment. It wasn’t long after that I was back doing what I love again. I’ve been a believer ever since! Zen & Tonic offers a professional service and a truly relaxing experience. I always leave feeling rejuvenated and feeling like a million bucks!
I am so happy I found Zen & Tonic! As a chiropractor, being able to create unique therapeutic salves enhances my patient’s therapy experience. April creates custom blends of essential oils and healing herbs to accelerate the recovery of my patients. From anti-inflammatory to wound-healing, she has created custom salves for all of my needs. I am able to customize the scent, thickness, and collaborate to create unique therapeutic blends.
I highly recommend working with Zen & Tonic to create your unique therapy products.”
As a marathoner and a triathlete, I’ve spent many years looking for the right type of treatment to keep me injury free. After seeing many types of specialists, I decided to try Zen & Tonic and it was a game changer. Their holistic approach to treatment has kept me healthy and active. The Zen & Tonic method is not a band-aid solution, but a long-term commitment to my overall wellness. I can’t recommend them enough!
Marie Claude-BouchardTeacher and athlete
I had pain in my shoulder for years due to a pinched nerve. I saw a lot of different therapist that told me they couldn’t do anything for me and tried different things that didn’t work, but Zen & Tonic was able to fix my shoulder. For the first time in years I was finally able to train without pain. Zen & Tonic genuinely care about you and your well-being. They want you to totally heal and be able to do what you enjoy doing. I recommend this service to everyone.
I had the pleasure to get treatments from Zen & Tonic a couple of times in my athletic career and it’s always been a great experience! Zen & Tonic has a different approach than all the other specialists and this is exactly what I’m looking for when I get my body treated. Not only do they provide awesome treatments with good results, but they also take time to explain how your body is reacting and give helpful and easy-to-apply recommendations on what to do next!