September 23, 2017

About Us

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About Us

Our office is nestled in the heart of Chesterfield County, just off Midlothian Turnpike in beautiful North Chesterfield, Virginia. We provide the residents of North Chesterfield, Richmond and surrounding community’s health care, physiotherapy and massage therapy in a relaxing and professional atmosphere. Our mission is to play a vital role in the integrative health care system by working in collaboration with other health care practitioners to provide our patients with current and effective health services. We will evaluate each patient on an individual basis and direct them down the appropriate path to achieve their highest level of health and wellness.


Meet The Team


Dr. Candace J. Thomas

Chiropractor, Founder & CEO, Certified Medical Examiner

Dr. Candace J. Thomas  was born and raised in Kenbridge, Virginia. Dr. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Pre-med, from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.  She attended Life University in Marietta, GA, and later transferred to Sherman College in Spartanburg, SC, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.

Due to Dr. Thomas' vast knowledge and understanding of how the body works she has served as an adjunct Anatomy & Physiology Professor for John Tyler Community College and J. Sargent Reynolds for over 7 years.

Dr. Thomas also serves as a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation. In this role, she helps to ensure that commercial motor vehicle drivers are fit for duty and that our roadways stay safe.

Dr. Thomas understands the amazing capabilities of the body uninterrupted and can provide anyone with a BETTER LIFE!


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Dr. Micah Allen

Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist

Micah Allen, ND, MSAOM, is a graduate of Bastyr University. She is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist with additional training in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Allen has previously practiced medicine in the Seattle, WA area for 10 years prior to relocating to Richmond last year. Dr. Allen’s practice specializes in digestive, reproductive, endocrine, dermatological, pain management and women’s health. Dr. Allen’s interests also include supporting families who are preparing to start a family by providing preconception, fertility and post-birth care. She is a fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Oriental Medicine.

To learn more about Dr. Allen and Essential Natural Health, click here.

Daphne Johnson

Office Manager


Santrice Crafton

Licensed Massage Therapist


Audra Ruffin

Licensed Massage Therapist



Jamila Williams

Licensed Massage Therapist


Andy Woods

Licensed Massage Therapist