Meet Our Team

Our team of health professionals and affiliates provides combined services in Photobiomodulation Light Therapy,  Chiropractic Care, and Health and Fitness Training.

Our Mission is to help you achieve and maintain your optimal health potential by providing unparalleled natural solutions for healing, pain relief, illness recovery, and disease prevention.

HEATHER VOgl

Co-Owner & PBM Practitioner


It is an honour for Paul and I to have the opportunity to open Luminous Health Solutions.
After living with chronic pain for many years, I truly understand the impact pain and lack of mobility can have on one’s work, personal and family life. It can affect us, and our loved ones, physically, emotionally and financially. Pain medications can often mask some of the pain but they have side effects that can have devastating consequences. 

I was on a personal journey for pain relief and wellness for over fifteen years before I was introduced to Low Level Light Therapy (Photobiomodulation or PBM) while attending a Neurovascular health conference. After trying THOR light therapy for my chronic pain due to MS, I was amazed to find dramatic relief after only four sessions. After a few more light therapy sessions, my pain had completely subsided. I also regained some mobility but most importantly, I “got my life back”. I was able to stop all pain medications, I had energy again, and a renewed sense of hope and purpose in my life.

Many people suffer with chronic pain and are on long wait lists to see pain specialists or for surgery. The more I learned about light therapy (PBM), the more passionate I became about wanting to make it available in our community. And so, Luminous was created!

Our mission is to offer this natural healing therapy to anyone struggling with pain, illness or injuries and for those seeking overall wellness. PBM has been phrased “the Future of Medicine” and we are thrilled to be part of this revolutionary healing modality and to share it with you!



Paul Rothwell

Operating Partner & PBM Practitioner


Heather and I are very fortunate to realize the opportunity to help so many people benefit from Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBM). Heather’s experience, which she shared in her story, was the catalyst for us to pioneer this amazing healing technology to Greater Vancouver.

We were in a transitional period with careers and the timing could not have been better for us to have discovered PBM - it feels as though it was meant to be. Health and fitness have always been a big part of my life. I worked as a personal trainer for many years, and worked alongside practitioners in complimentary medicine for fourteen years while running my own business.

Becoming a PBM Practitioner has been very rewarding as we continue to meet many wonderful people and help them get their lives back, free from pain.

Shortly after we began Luminous, I personally experienced the healing effects of LED / Laser light after I suffered a serious injury to my hand with all four fingers badly lacerated and one fractured. I applied our THOR hand-held device to my hand daily and was amazed at how quickly I healed without scarring and had no need for pain medication.

It has been my passion and within my nature to help people. What better way than with this revolutionary technology, which has been referred to as The Future of Medicine. We certainly believe it is!




Paige Berling-MacKenzie

PBM Practitioner
& Social Media Manager







Mina Ristovic 

RHN, CLC, B.Sc. (Pharmacy)

Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Life Skills Coach






 



I am thrilled to announce that I have completed the Thor PBM training in order to join Luminous as a PBM Practitioner. I have always been drawn towards natural healing, and Light Therapy is no exception.

For many years I have been a yoga teacher and have supported countless people through a journey of self-awareness and movement education. After completing a degree in Social & Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies, and a degree In International Relations, I realized that my heart was not in it, and followed my passions to a new career in natural healing. Expanding on my love for the body and its ability to heal itself, I am currently studying at the Canadian College of Homeopathic medicine to become a Homeopathic Practitioner.

As a PBM practitioner, I incorporate all of these modalities into a mindful session. Having personal experience with chronic pain, I offer compassionate and understanding support on your journey of healing, as well as a variety of tools to compliment the PBM. I am trauma informed and strive to create a safe, healing space so that you can do exactly that - heal.






I am delighted to join the team at Luminous Health Solutions after they have recently introduced me to PBM Light Therapy.

As a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner with many years of international experience (educated and trained both in Europe and Canada), my aim is to bring the best of my knowledge to benefit my clients in one-to-one consulting and coaching.

My genuine passion is to support, educate, encourage, and inspire all my clients to find their way to achieve better health and well-being. In my view every person is different and I am happy to assist them in their unique journey and discovery.

As we know, everything that happens in our body is connected to our thoughts and emotions, therefore healing is a multi-level process which happens within body-mind-soul. The more we understand ourselves, the better are our chances to move forward in our lives. 

I am looking forward to meeting and working with you!

Mina's Services:

Holistic Nutritional & Healthy Lifestyle Consulting

As a Registered Nutritionist I cover with my clients a wide range of topics regarding food & nutrition, as well as what and how to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve their specific health-related goals. Additionally, I have an advanced certificate in Mental Health & Nutrition, and by educating my clients on how food can help with mood, energy, sleep and stress, I empower them to make better food choices.

Life Skills and Wellness Coaching

As a Life Coach, I work with my clients to help make improvements in their lives, targeting specific areas important for them, and to facilitate a realistic plan, moving them forward. Throughout the coaching sessions, clients and I are both held accountable, as it takes work and dedication from each side. At times we work on discovering their true life purpose which is very exciting and rewarding for us both.

ARRC Light Bed Treatments

Additionally, I am excited that Luminous has a new rejuvenating treatment, the ARRC LED Light Bed. It is an excellent option for our health and it can be included in any of my consulting sessions. Some of the many benefits are: inflammation and pain relief, better circulation, improvement of skin conditions, as well as de-stress and better sleep.

Hours: Tuesday and Fridays 5 pm to 9 pm.
Rates: $150 per hour or $120 (45 min)

Add a 30 minute ARRC Light bed session for an extra $60

Contact Mina directly to book an appointment.
Phone: 778-882-0857 or Email: minavancouver@yahoo.com.



Dr. Kody Au
Trusted Partner


Dr. Kody Au obtained his Nursing Degree in 2011 and then his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Masters of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences and a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2015 from the University of Western States. Dr. Au is certified by the national chiropractic examining boards of Canada (British Columbia) and United States.

​Kody has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He has a special interest in sports related injuries where he applies extensive assessment, traditional chiropractic therapy, and cutting edge rehabilitation techniques.

The combination of his compassion, skill and professionalism is unique and greatly appreciated and respected by all of his clients and colleagues. He is focused on on educating, empowering and helping individuals manage their conditions and establish a plan to achieve their desired goals.

Kody works in partnership with Luminous by assessing and treating clients who require and wish to have both chiropractic care along with photobiomodulation to reach their health goals. 

Kody is available to assess potential clients who wish to have a professional referral for light therapy where he will conduct a full history to assess for needs, benefits and any possible risks and questions that clients may have. After a consultation and determination of need for light therapy, clients may use extended health benefits for these services under the case supervision by Dr. Kody.



Special Thanks

We are very grateful to the amazing people at the Canadian Neurovascular Society, Genoa Integrative Health and Thor Laser for introducing us to PBM Light Therapy, encouraging us to open a Vancouver clinic, and for their continued support and expertise!