Unlocking Your True Essence
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all essential naturopathic visits are, until further notice, virtual visits. It is as important to Dr. Frances, as it is for you, to continue uninterrupted essential patient care.
The College of Naturopaths of Ontario sent notice that all naturopathic visits are restricted to only essential visits, preferably completed over the phone or virtually. Please contact Dr. Frances if you have any questions about your visit.
To start your virtual visit, please log in to your account either using the 'Book Online' button below or the link that appears in your appointment email reminder.
The hours of operation have changed to:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 7pm.
Holistic Roots Massage Therapy & Wellness
475 Cambridge Street South
Ottawa, ON K1S 4H6
Who I Am and What I Do
A little bit about my journey
Dr. Frances Pierantoni, ND, became interested in Naturopathic Medicine in 2001 while being the caregiver of a cancer patient. While submerged in the conventional medical system, she had a strong sense that “There must be something else, this cannot be it” and was motivated to find alternative ways of healing. With an innate knowledge that nature provides everything humanity needs, she learned about aromatherapy, herbal remedies and energy healing. As she learned and applied this new knowledge into her daily life and the lives of those around her, Dr. Frances knew she had found what she was seeking – a healing path that supports the body’s process to return to its natural healthy state. A few years later, this search lead her to Naturopathic Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Frances graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON as Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition, Dr. Frances has completed training in Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Naturopathic Doula, and Bowen Therapy. She now practices in Ottawa, ON as a registered Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Frances has a special interest in facilitating empowered lifestyle transformation by addressing her patient’s points of resistance and supporting them with easy steps that result in profound and long-lasting changes.
Dr. Frances has been a member in good standing of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario since 2015 and a certified CSEP Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor since June 2018.
Naturopathic medicine is about empowerment. It’s about taking control of your life. It’s about being your best self. It’s about having a better life. It’s about enjoying life like never before. It’s about creating a life worth living. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am here to facilitate your journey and support your decision to improve your lifestyle.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Disease is a process within the body. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Investing in your health using naturopathic medicine allows you to use your body’s healing power to transform your life inside out.
Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. This therapy is effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
This gentle hands-on approach releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance. Craniosacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, neck, ears, scalp, and body along channels or meridians of energy called Qi. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual’s needs.
Reiki & Energy Healing
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki provides a means for spiritual growth. No matter what your religious background, you'll find that the principles are relevant and don't conflict with your religious practice. In fact, Reiki should enhance your personal religious connection.
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."
Plato (428 - 348 BC)
"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food."
Hippocrates (460 - 377 BC)
"Everything’s physical manifestation reflects it’s inner essence."
Jakob Bohme (1575 – 1624)
"The human body possess an inherent ability to heal itself through the mechanisms of homeostasis - restoring balance in structure and function and adapting to environmental change."
Benedict Lust (1872 - 1945)
475 Cambridge St S
Ottawa, ON K1S 4H6
Should you be arriving by car, we offer street parking.