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About Total Vitality

OUR INTEGRATED, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH FOCUSES ON WHOLENESS, WITHIN AND BETWEEN, BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.
Our health and wellness programs provide an educational component along with treatment so that our patients can understand the importance of day to day lifestyle and self-care. We also include health coaching to support your transformation journey. When we balance our mind, body and spirit, we reclaim our vitality, feel healthier and experience less illness.

Benefits Can Include:

Mind
Body
Spirit

Vision Statement

The Vision of Total Vitality Centre is to be a global destination transformation centre to love, inspire and empower the world. Our goal for humanity is achieving peak body, mind, and spirit vitality to help benefit our planet and future generations to come.

Mission Statement

Our mission ensures Total Vitality Centre is helping you reach your peak vitality comprising of your body, mind, and spirit helping you achieve your dreams and desires. We do this by assessing your health using our proprietary vitality score to establish a benchmark to create the perfect plan for you. With your commitment to taking massive personal action to honor, protect, respect, trust, and love yourself unconditionally and combining Total Vitality Centre’s unique offerings and innovative technologies; know this, you are creating your perfect life.
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Core Values

  1. Being Positive – Having an uplifting and vibrant attitude towards everything.
  2. Being Integral to yourself and others – Doing what is right and meaningful all the time.
  3. Being open to the heart & mind. – An open mind & heart raises our vibration guiding us to infinite possibilities.
  4. Being Respectful all around –Before you act; it is important to be mindful, thoughtful and considerate to those around you all the time.
  5. Being in THE moment – Be in the here and now by giving your 100% attention without wavering or distractions.
Keith Tong B.HSc., HHP Co-Founder of Total Vitality

Dr. Keith S.M. Tong, Ph.D, DNM

Doctor of Natural Medicine
Co-Owner

Helen - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC

Dr. Helen Thi Mai P. Tong, Ph.D DNM

Doctor of Natural Medicine
Co-Owner

Dr. Rick Santimaw - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)

Dr. Rick Santimaw, ND 
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Yan Tao (Julie) Rao, Dr. of TCM
Doctor of Traditional Medicine

Registered Acupuncturist

Hsueh (Todd) Yu - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)

Hsueh (Todd) Yu, R.TCM.P, R.Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Registered Acupuncturist

Satsuki Tsuzura - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)

Satsuki Tsuzura, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Elijah Lock, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Wendy-Jo Kennedy - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)

Wendy-Jo Kennedy, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Brendan Dunphy, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Austin Mao Kinesiologist

Austin Mao

Kinesiologist

Maria Lopez
Esthetician & Cosmetician

Adelena Le-Van
BodyWorker & Reflexologist

Aamir Shafeeq
Registered Physiotherapist

Core Values

Our integrated, multi-disciplinary approach focuses on wholeness, within and between, body, mind and spirit.
Every detail in our clinic is designed to help you work towards total body consciousness. Each of our private treatment rooms are there for you; we will hold space for you in a warm, trusting environment as you journey through your mind, body and spirit transformation.

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Keith Tong B.HSc., HHP Co-Founder of Total Vitality
Dr. Keith S.M. Tong, Ph.D, DNM

Doctor of Natural Medicine
Co-Owner

Dr. Keith Tong, Ph.D DNM is a graduate of the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine with a Ph.D and Doctorate in Natural Medicine. His current focus in natural medicine includes Wolfe Non-Surgical Body Work, the Perfect Day Consultation, Biofeedback, and Live blood & Vitality Analysis. He works alongside with other doctors and healthcare practitioners to create the teamwork necessary for your well-being. He is also a motivational speaker, transformative coach, and an author of a number one international best seller “Cutting Loose.”

Prior to opening Total Vitality Centre, he and his wife, Dr. Helen Tong, Ph.D DNM opened three successful pharmacies together. He has spent many years working in the business world to acquire the skill sets to become where he is today. All of this experience bought him to where he is living his passion today – to help people bring their health back to balance with profound and lasting results.

As a person that once suffered from physical, emotional & sexual abuse and opioid addiction, he truly understands what it takes come back from a deep hole. Having overcome a few near-death experiences to learn from his deep wounds is what makes him a great doctor that will guide you in a gentle and loving way in your own healing journey.

Helen T.M Tong RphT, B.HSc., HHP - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Local Health Improvement Reviewed Employee & Services)
Dr. Helen Thi Mai P. Tong, Ph.D DNM

Doctor of Natural Medicine
Co-Owner

Dr. Helen Tong graduated from International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine with the degree of Doctorate and PhD in Natural Medicine. Prior to this, she became a regulated pharmacy technician registered through the British Columbia College of Pharmacists and was certified by the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada. She has worked in the pharmacy industry since 1988, and has taught classes at MTI Community College.

Dr. Helen Tong, PhD, DNM offers her clients various natural medicine modalities to help with balancing their mind, body, and spirit such as P.E.M.F Therapy, Mind-based Protocol, Biofeedback, Live Blood Analysis, Vitality Assessment, Body Contouring for fat reduction with Evolve by Inmode and IPL services for skin rejuvenation along with painless hair removal.

Dr. Helen Tong has said, “If we have one main core belief, it’s that we have a strong moral obligation to help people create value in their lives through our community, our staff members and our customers. This is the foundational belief of any business system we develop.” This personal vision led to establishing Total Vitality Centre.

Rick - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Local Health Improvement Reviewed Employee & Services)
Dr. Rick Santimaw, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Rick Santimaw is a Naturopathic Physician. He holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology and Anatomy. Dr. Santimaw went on to graduate from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) where he underwent extensive medical training, preparing him to competently diagnose and treat patients in a holistic manner.

His expertise are as follows:

  • Treatment of Addiction
  • Endocrine/Hormonal Health
  • Healthy-Aging (detox, nutrition, lifestyle change)
  • Stress & Anxiety Treatment plans
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Traditional Chinese medicine & acupuncture
  • Weight Loss
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Skin Conditions
  • IV Therapy

 

Dr. Santimaw also has participated in a wide array of sports which has given him insight into the pain, treatment, and recovery process associated with sports-related injuries. Naturally, Dr. Santimaw has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine, injury rehabilitation, and chronic pain.

Dr. Yan Tao (Julie) Rao, Dr. of TCM

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Registered Acupuncturist

Dr. Yan Tao (Julie) Rao has been engaged in TCM clinical medicine for over two decades.   She has been diving into applying TCM theories to clinical practice. She attained the highest level of education which is the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.   She is also good at helping people who have sub-health issues to enhance their immunity and bring their our patients back to optimal health. Dr. Yan Tao (Julie) Rao’s area of expertise includes the following:
  • High and low blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke.
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, post-operative convalescence.
  • Morning sickness, inducing labor, fertility problems
  • Substance, tobacco and alcohol dependence
  • Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s disease
  • Some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer, painful periods, dysentery, allergic rhinitis.
  • Relieve pain such as headaches, migraines, facial pain, neck pain (stiff neck), rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow, sprains, back pain, spine pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.
Hsueh (Todd) Yu - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)
Hsueh (Todd) Yu, RTCM.P, R.AC

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Registered Acupuncturist

After receiving his certificate as an R.TCM.P in 2008, Todd traveled to broaden his vision and refine his skills by studying from other renowned professionals.

Todd uses an effective approach that heals patients from the root. His treatments have had a positive impact on patients with emotional imbalances, sleeping problems, allergies, pain management, and many other health issues. He has also treated patients with diabetes and high blood pressure to help return the body to balance.

Todd also graduated with a Masters in Chemical Engineering, and enjoys his free time reading, travelling to see the world, and doing Tai Chi. He is also bilingual in Mandarin and English.

Satsuki Tsuzura - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)
Satsuki Tsuzura, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Satuki Tsuzura graduated from Langara College in 2017. As an RMT, she recognizes that massage therapy can improve clients’ mind, body and spirit. With a blended style of therapy and relaxation, she develops effective treatment protocols, unique to each client’s needs.

Her practice focuses on improving the quality of life, especially those who are recuperating from surgeries, injuries from accidents, arthritis, traumatic spinal cord injuries, giving pre-natal treatments, and ministering to the elderly and hospice patients.

Satsuki also loves to travel to see the world and has fondness for nature. She often spends her free time seeing the scenery and exploring the beauty of nature. She is also a bibliophile and enjoys reading and recommending books. Coming from Japan, she can speak both English and Japanese.

Elijah Lock, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist​

Elijah successfully completed his training at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.

He provides a high level of care to anyone who walks through the door and is passionate about seeing his patients achieve their goals. He has training and experience in (but not limited to); myofascial release, deep tissue release, joint mobilization, motor vehicle accidents, overuse injuries and chronic pain.

In his spare time, he enjoys staying loyal to the Canucks and getting outside with his family.

Wendy-Jo Kennedy - Employee Total Vitality Center Burnaby BC (Top Reviewed Employee & Services)
Wendy-Jo Kennedy, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

After 10 years as a Spa Therapist bodyworker and Hydrotherapists, Wendy-Jo decided to broaden her expertise and attend a 3000-hour program at Utopia Academy of massage therapy and graduated in 2010.

Her style of massage revolves around Swedish, myofacial release, passive range of motion, stretching, neuromuscular therapy, and cranial sacral, and diaphramic beathing and mindfulness.

Massage therapy is very personal to Wendy, her first introduction to massage therapy was following a motor vehicle accident. Experiencing first hand how massage can be a significant part of recovery, she wanted to share this with others.

Brendan Dunphy, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist​

The breath… so simple, so essential, yet so often taken for granted. It is what can bring us from a state of anxiety into a deep state of relaxation within mere seconds. However, the breath in conjunction with massage can produce an even more powerful therapeutic outcome. In order for the body’s natural healing mechanisms to awaken, it must be brought into a state of ease — as opposed to the very common state of unease or dis-ease that so many of us live from today. It is for this reason that Brendan puts a strong focus on breathing and relaxation during his treatments.

Brendan graduated on the Dean’s List at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. His critical mind has developed a keen interest in orthopedics and myofascial release intertwined with the relaxing and stimulating effects of Swedish and sports massage. Through the years, he has also developed a high-level of professionalism and empathy, both of which help to create a safe environment for all.

Brendan believes that therapists are only catalysts to helping others achieve their optimal level of health. Aside from helping clients accomplish their short- and long-term health goals, his mandate is to empower each of them to take full responsibility for their health and life outside of the clinic room.

In the spirit of learning, Brendan has recently begun a new journey to further his education in the field of healthcare. He is now in his first year of a 4-year program in Clinical Herbal Therapy at the Dominion Herbal College.

In his free time, Brendan enjoys organic gardening, playing volleyball, practicing yoga, lifting weights, and exploring nature and the outdoors locally and overseas. He strives for balance in all aspects of life.

Austin Mao Kinesiologist
Austin Mao

Kinesiologist

Austin graduated from Dalhousie University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Kinesiology) and a Certificate in Disability Case Management. Currently, Austin is expanding his practice by attending graduate school at the Canadian School of Osteopathy and will be finishing his third year of schooling.

In his practice, he aims to help individuals heal through movement and exercise while also striving to help each individual feel great about themselves.

In his spare time, Austin enjoys volleyball, photography, playing instruments, and going to the gym. He looks forward to helping you meet your fitness and mobility goals!

Maria Lopez

Esthetician & Cosmetician

Maria draws upon over decades in the beauty industry beginning her career as an esthetician in Ottawa, ON graduating in Versailles Academy receiving her Esthetician & Cosmetician Certifications in 2005. She is drawn into using the most effective ingredients in the market. In her esthetic experience working in different spa platforms has allowed her to sharpen her skills that benefit her clients into feeling beautiful & important.

Maria focuses on the quality of the Nail using combination Russian & Brazilian Techniques. She’s a Certified Master Pedicurist at The International Pedicure Association since 2010. This allows proper foot care on clients.

There’s only one goal for Maria and that is to make clients happy.

Adelena Le-Van

BodyWorker & Reflexologist

Adelena graduated from the Scientific Natural Therapy Association of the Philippines in 2002 specializing in reflexology and aromatherapy. She has over 15 years of experience in bodywork, reflexology and aromatherapy. She is compassionate and confident with the bodywork and reflexology services she provides and will promote all safe practices. Adelena is fluent in Tagalog and English and looks forward to serving you.

When she’s not helping her clients, she enjoys spending family time with her six children.

Aamir Shafeeq

Registered Physiotherapist

From a young age, Aamir had the passion to provide treatment to ailments that human beings suffer from. This passion led to him providing quality treatment across different parts of the world from Asia to Middle East and in the West. After working with a wide variety of patients with different conditions and background, Aamir has developed strong skills with the goal of providing excellent care with a compassionate heart.

Education:

Master of Business Administration – Athabasca University – 2021
Master of Physiotherapy – Hamdard University – 2009
Bachelor of Physiotherapy -GGS Indraprastha University – 2007

Areas of Interest:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Total knee & hip joint rehabilitation
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation