I was born and raised in the Lower Mainland but spent some time in Calgary, Alberta attending school and playing university hockey, which was a huge part of my identity growing up. Throughout my hockey “career” I recognized I had this underlying passion of helping people. This is where my journey of becoming a counsellor came into play. On my spare time, I enjoy spending it with family, friends and my fur child, Bentley!
A philosophy that I live by is that everyone has the ability and deserves to experience positive change and live their true, authentic, happy selves. However, I recognise this can be much easier said than done, so incorporating self-compassion and patience for yourself is beyond important and very much needed. As Ellen would say “Be kind to one another” and yourself!
I was born and raised in the Lower Mainland but spent some time in Calgary, Alberta attending sch...
I have a general practice that embraces all age demographics and concerns. I have an interest in overall wellness, mental health, hormones, skin, digestion, sleep, scar tissue, and especially pain, whether it’s acute or chronic. My treatments always have a foundational component of lifestyle and nutrition and depending on the severity of your condition, I am certified to offer injection-based therapy.
I am passionate about empowerment, and I believe the best way we do that is by optimizing our health. To be at our best, a balance between our mental, physical and emotional health is crucial. I work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that considers your unique circumstances and use evidence-based research to help guide my decisions.
I have a general practice that embraces all age demographics and concerns. I have an interest in ...
Striving for optimal living can be achieved through individualistic approach. I believe that the solid foundation of our health is constructed through suitable nutrition, appropriate digestion, and adequate sleep.
Through the appreciation and knowledge of evidence-based research, I alter my approach to your health goals as every individual is unalike. Being a Naturopathic Physician allows for a focused personalized health needs using a broad background knowledge from IV therapy, tailored nutrition, nutraceuticals, pharmaceutical, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and lifestyle management.
My key interests are in various skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Hair loss etc. I also focus on digestion health, hormone management, autoimmune conditions such as Lyme, Lupus, Psoriatic arthritis and etc.
In my down time I love to travel to explore various parts of the world to immerse myself in the food and culture. Having a multi-cultural perspective has given her an asset for a better understanding of patients’ needs and goals in the diverse community of Vancouver.
Striving for optimal living can be achieved through individualistic approach. I believe that the ...
Katrina has experience treating a plethora of ailments such as headaches, tendonitis, strains and sprains, sciatica, TOS, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, TMJD, whiplash, etc.
Katrina often integrates easy, yet effective, yoga-like homecare exercises that are specific to each individual in order to help mediate posture or to optimize performance. Expect a problem solving approach as well as a sprinkling of honesty and humour during your time with Katrina.
Katrina has been working as an RMT since April, 2015 after graduating from VCMT. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and Biology from the University of Alberta and has completed 240 hours of yoga teacher training at VSBM (now VSOHA).
Feel free to book a free 15 minute online info session with Katrina.
Katrina maintains an LGBTQIA2S+ friendly space.
Katrina has experience treating a plethora of ailments such as headaches, tendonitis, strains and...
As a holistic nutritionist and yoga teacher, I am fascinated with the human body’s incredible capacity to heal. I started teaching yoga in 2010 and continue to study different modalities of movement, meditation and healing practices. Personal health struggles reignited my focus on nutrition, leading me to Vancouver where I completed the Natural Nutrition program at CSNN in 2019. I work with an array of nutritional ailments, such as fatigue, chronic constipation, poor digestive function, and stubborn weight by improving digestive health and liver function. I approach each client’s needs in an individualized way to provide customized lifestyle coaching in a comfortable and balanced way.
Growing up in a big North African family, food was not just for sustenance and social gatherings: it was our go to remedy for all ailments, from stomach-ache to heart-ache. Today I am inspired by my personal health journey and eastern traditions of healing, as well as the holistic and natural lifestyle of my West Coast home. I am an empathetic listener who strives to reduce barriers and make well being accessible for people of all backgrounds and circumstances. There is no magic pill or short cut to wellbeing, it is more about balance and finding the right combinations for you.
As a holistic nutritionist and yoga teacher, I am fascinated with the human body’s incredible cap...
Jamie (he/him) is a knowledgeable and compassionate osteopathic practitioner from Australia. He graduated from Victoria University (Australia) in 2019 with a Masters of Health Sciences (Osteopathy) (a total of 5 years). In 2020 he opened his own clinic in Melbourne, Australia where he further developed his skills in helping people with issues related to postural strain and headaches from computer and phone use, hyper-mobility, TMJ (jaw) issues, chronic pain, and mysterious muscular aches and pains.
Prior to and during his osteopathic studies, Jamie worked as a certified Remedial Massage Therapist, which honed his palpation and hands-on therapy skills. Jamie is adept at a variety of manual techniques and customizes each session to the needs of his patients. He sees movement as key to keeping the body functioning optimally and uses his knowledge of the body to help his patients move and feel better.
As an osteopathic practitioner, Jamie’s takes a results-oriented, patient-empowering approach; his primary aim is to ease his patients’ symptoms while addressing the underlying cause. He helps his patients feel at home in their bodies, giving them the strategies and knowledge they need to keep themselves moving optimally.
Outside of the clinic, Jamie enjoys a good double espresso, bouldering, swing dancing and darning. He practices meditation regularly and enjoys being in nature and learning new skills. He also speaks some German, basic Mandarin and a smattering of other languages.
Jamie (he/him) is a knowledgeable and compassionate osteopathic practitioner from Australia. He g...
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be in a field learning about the human body. This led me to my first degree at the University of British Columbia where I specialized in Cellular and Developmental biology. After graduation I knew I wanted to take my curiosity outside of the lab and apply it to a more people-centered career. I immediately resonated with the foundations of Naturopathic Medicine and began my journey to become a Naturopathic Doctor.
I aspire to approach interactions with an open mind and curiosity towards science, culture, individual human experience and how they all intersect. I hope to create an openness that lends to genuine conversation. We could talk about medicine and even about the Earl grey donut from Cartem’s we both love! My goal is to meet you where you are at and support you with a plan that is not only attainable but also sustainable. Can’t wait to chat all things your body!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be in a field learning about the human body....
From a young age, my family would often joke that I just wasn’t blessed with good health genes. I was that kid who was always struggling with something, from tummy aches, asthma, allergies and a weak immune system. This continued into adulthood where I just often didn’t feel good. Migraines, anxiety and always feeling tired were the norm. Deep down I knew this couldn’t be “normal”. And so I decided around the age of 18 to learn how I could heal. This journey started with learning what foods made me feel better and which made me feel worse and starting to meditate to heal insomnia and deppresion. Those first experiences were powerful launch pads that taught me that we can heal our bodies and minds. These powerful experinces promoted me to learn more about herbal medicine, supplements. I also decided to go to school for Psychology and Sociology so that I could better understand people and the way our society shapes our wellbeing. Since then I’ve done years of dedicated self study in various health topics. I have also gotten trainings in Yoga, Health Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Behavior Change, and Corrective Excerise.
My current practice specialises in supporting people with migraines and headaches as I found there was a major lack of good solutions for migraineurs. In my own healing journey migraines were one of my own biggest challenges I faced and after many years of study, self experimentation and healing work I started to put together a method to help people heal their migrianes. I help people understand thier unique migraine picture and tools that they need so they can achieve greater health and freedom from migraine.
As someone who is passionabout about holistic health, it’s important to me to understand a wide range of health topics so that I can better see the whole picture of a person. I am well-studied and practiced in nutrition, fitness, lifestyle medicine, biohacking, ancestral health, holistic health and natural medicine, the art and science of coaching, mindfulness, behaviour change, meditation, breath work, pain science and herbalism.
I have formal training as a:
Certified Health Coach
BA in Psychology and Sociology
Certified yoga teacher
Functional range conditioning practitioner
Corrective movement specialist
Behaviour change specialist
Reiki level 3 / Master Reiki Practitioner
Certified Restore Human Coach
Certified Level 1 Gymnastics
My goal when I work with my clients is to empower them with the tools they need to overcome their unique health challenges. When I am not studying and practicing holistic holistic healing work I can usually be found in nature hiking, camping or foraging in herbal medicine. Or when I am in the city you can find me dancing zouk, contemporary, contact dance, or partner acrobatics.
From a young age, my family would often joke that I just wasn’t blessed with good health genes. I...
I am committed to help my clients recover to get back to what they love by promoting and restoring their physical, psychological and social well-being. I was always curious about human body and how it works even since I was young. I graduated from University of British Columbia Okanagan in Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Exercise Physiology) and obtained my Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Yonsei University in South Korea. I have experiences in working in private practices as well as hospital settings. In my practice, I focus on each client’s individual needs and goals by using up-to-date and evidence-based treatments and optimal exercise programs in the best interest of my client. I consistently try to work my way to improve my treatment skills and depth of knowledge in physiotherapy.
I believe being open-minded to learn and sharing positivity are a crucial part of my practice as a physiotherapist. I hope that my clients can share the same values and work together to reach our goals.
I am committed to help my clients recover to get back to what they love by promoting and restorin...
My name is Dr. Leo Choi, and I am a Chiropractor that graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. I have been fortunate to train with many great chiropractors and I specialize in hands on manipulation of both the spine and extremities (hips, knees, feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists). I find that the best approach to treat patients is with an evidence based practice and with collaboration. Each and every patient is unique and that is why our treatments, and treatment plans are curated for what is best suited to your needs. My goal in practice is to help guide and support my patients through their journey to self-sustainability. I want to empower my patients and educate them for prevention of future recurrence. I welcome you to join us if this sounds like the right place for you.
My name is Dr. Leo Choi, and I am a Chiropractor that graduated from the University of Western St...
I am a naturopathic doctor, the founder and owner of Local Health Integrative Health, as well a yoga teacher and the co-founder/facilitator for SomaSpirit Yoga Teacher Training. I have a general naturopathic practice with a passion for supporting women in their fertility, pre/postnatal care, as well as working with young children. My goal is to support each person on their journey to a place were they are happy, healthy, and able to do the things they are passionate about.
The latin root to the word “doctor” means “to teach,” and I believe the foundation of healthcare should be education and empowerment through collaboration and openness. I believe in listening more than talking, and finding joy in little moments. Coffee is my jam, movement (especially yoga) is my medicine, and I am so grateful to be able to walk this journey following in the footsteps of so many women teachers, doctors, healers, and knowledge keepers that came before me. I honour them, my teachers, this traditional, unceded land I get to live, work, and play on, and all my relations.
I am a naturopathic doctor, the founder and owner of Local Health Integrative Health, as well a y...
My Philosophy is simple: every person is unique. Every path to healing is unique. Everything shows up for us in the exact right moment.
Every person has capabilities and power beyond what they realize. In today’s society, we’ve become accustomed to settling and accepting the way things are rather than focusing on the exciting possibilities and opportunities that are right in front of us. Using a combination of hypnotherapy and intuitive coaching, I take clients into their subconscious mind to gain a deep and powerful understanding about what’s troubling them and what they may be struggling with. I work with clients to shift their subconcious beliefs and to help them find what motivates them to achieve their goals. I have successfully helped clients quit smoking. Others have found relief from social anxiety, learned to speak up for themselves, put a stop to “people pleasing” behaviour by realizing who they really are and what they want.
If you’re here, you’re ready, and I’m excited to support you every step of the way. Let’s do this together!
My Philosophy is simple: every person is unique. Every path to healing is unique. Everything show...
I am a trauma-informed, gender-inclusive Acupuncturist practicing in Vancouver, BC. I completed my diploma of Acupuncture at the Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences, in Nelson, BC. My own personal health journey led me to discovering Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and the many benefits it can provide. My practice has a focus on musculoskeletal pain, women’s reproductive health, mental health, digestive health and facial rejuvenation. I aim is to create a safe space by providing gentle, tailored treatment plans that are as unique as the individual receiving them, and empowering my patients to become active participants in their own healing journey.
My personal philosophy is rooted in the foundational theory of Yin and Yang principles. Balance. The entire Universal pattern is one of establishing balance and harmony. This perspective can help you more peacefully view the world and your role in it.
Just like Yin and Yang, we are constantly in a state of flux, and so is the world around us. We are constantly adapting to create harmony within ourselves and around us.
Outside of the clinic Vanessa enjoys riding around on her bike, getting out of the city and into wilderness, going to concerts and local shows, dancing around her east van apartment and trying to become the next top chef in her tiny kitchen.
I am a trauma-informed, gender-inclusive Acupuncturist practicing in Vancouver, BC. I completed m...
Massage has always been a part of Josh’s life. Growing up Filipinx, massage exchange was common between generations and massage was freely given from grandparents, parents and children within the family. So as he grew older, it was only natural that he would practice on friends and family. Josh eventually discovered his other passion in life - dance. As his dance technique became more sophisticated he found that his massage therapy skills mirrored that sophistication as well. Complementing his art, he decided to further his studies in this field. Now, as a registered massage therapist he is excited to share his passion with the public.
His style draws predominantly from his schooling in Holistic Spa Therapy and Registered Massage Therapy program to treat a range of orthopedic and systemic conditions. This includes pregnancy and postpartum, surgical scars, chronic pain, neuralgia, and of course
muscle tension and back, neck and shoulder pain. Josh strives to include proper stretching, healthy habits, and injury prevention as other aspects of health within an active rehabilitation plan to provide his clients with the most positive outcome. He believes people are unique, complex individuals and that our bodies innately know how to heal ourselves. With this in mind he intends to be a facilitator of this healing through moment to moment listening of the body and apply movement
When not at work Josh can be found dancing, making art or hanging out with his big family.
Massage has always been a part of Josh’s life. Growing up Filipinx, massage exchange was common b...
Tanisha Arsenault graduated from VCMT. She was awarded with an award for Heart and hard work from Vcmt. She is passionate about helping people and believes that everyone can benefit from massage therapy. With touch being the first language we are introduced to once we leave the womb she believes there is a healing connection with positive therapeutic touch. Tanisha’s full body approach focuses on the nervous system, myofacial release, trigger point release, stretching, joint mobilization and hydrotherapy. Her goal is to treat the body as a whole to aid in maintaining balance. When not at work some of her hobbies include various exercise routes including strength training and HIIT training, various types of dance and yoga. She enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking and connecting over good food, taking her aussiedoodle to the park and spending quality time with family and friends. She is so excited to be a part of the Local Health integrated clinic team!
Tanisha Arsenault graduated from VCMT. She was awarded with an award for Heart and hard work from...
Health and well-being has been a central tenet of my life for over a decade now, initially as a Registered Massage Therapist, and now as Registered Clinical Counsellor. I’m excited to explore the possibilities of wellness in a multidisciplinary facility like Local Health Integrative Clinic, and to being a helping partner in each client’s own unique journey.
I live in Vancouver with my fiancée and our two cats, and I spent my free time playing board games, watching bad reality television, and crafting.
My history as a health care professional has informed my counselling in that I believe any challenge we encounter will see impacts in our emotions, our thoughts, and our physical body. By tuning into all three, we can turn signs of distress into sources of insight, and resources for self-soothing and emotional management.
Relationship is at the centre of my treatment approach, but I commonly introduce mindfulness, skill-building, body focused and role playing techniques as possible tools. I welcome individuals from all ages, cultures, genders, and sexuality, particularly members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and people struggling with chronic pain.
Health and well-being has been a central tenet of my life for over a decade now, initially as a R...
Compassionate, strengths-based counselling for individuals and couples. Get support for anxiety, depression, stress & burnout, life’s transitions, and relationships from a registered clinical counsellor. I take a trauma-informed, strengths-based perspective, individually tailored to each unique client., and incorporate mindfulness, somatic movement and narrative exploration to help guide you towards your goals.
We all have unique strengths and life experiences, and I believe that we all have the potential for therapeutic healing and personal growth. I welcome the opportunity to support you in your journey towards emotional well-being, and I will hold space for you with compassion, clarity, acceptance, and empathy as we work together.
Compassionate, strengths-based counselling for individuals and couples. Get support for anxiety, ...
After working in western medicine as an LPN for 10 years, I was looking to diversify my treatment approach. Having found relief from various physical and psychosocial symptoms through Traditional Chinese Medicine myself, I decided to pursue Acupuncture.
I spent the early years in my nursing career working in a hospice facility. It was here that I witnessed firsthand what happens when pathologies are caught at a later stage and treated with only pharmaceuticals. The TCM diagnostic approach allows us to see deficiencies and imbalances before they progress to disease. This is why I so strongly believes in the preventative vs. curative approach to Eastern medicine, as well as treating the ‘root’ before the ‘branch’.
Since receiving my acupuncture diploma in 2019, I have completed additional training in facial rejuvenation cosmetic acupuncture, and Acusculpting certification for boosting whole body collagen production and metabolism.
We have a lot to learn from our bodies if we just take the time and care to listen. My goal as an Acupuncturist is to enable my patients to hear what their body is whispering so that it never has to scream.
After working in western medicine as an LPN for 10 years, I was looking to diversify my treatment...
Lajla moved to Canada from Norway in 2016. She loves Canadian nature, and Canadian people!
A passionate learner, she has taken continuing education in Craniosacral Therapy, and enjoys offering this gentle, yet deeply working modality to her clients. She also offers more traditional RMT sessions, incorporating Swedish massage, myofascial and neuromuscular techniques into her treatments.
Lajla has experience with treating a variety of conditions, but takes a special interest in working with chronic pain, fatigue, stress management, anxiety reduction and various forms of trauma, as well as holistic relaxation and tension release.
On her time off she enjoys spending her time in nature, meditating and doing yoga/pilates, and reading a good book!
Lajla believes in a holistic approach to treatment and seeks to provide client-centred, trauma- informed care. Through focused and mindful hands on therapy, she works with your body to support the release of holding patterns that can cause pain or discomfort. In a safe, therapeutic environment, she believes in meeting the body with respect and appreciation.
Lajla moved to Canada from Norway in 2016. She loves Canadian nature, and Canadian people!
My own first experience with Reiki early in my life left me knowing this was something I needed to not only practice, but share with others. I’ve been practicing now under the Gendai Reiki Energy tradition for over 10 years. I was later lead to deepen my understanding of the benefits of aromatherapy which lead me to become a Holistic Aromatherapy practitioner. Wanting to understand the body mind connection more, I also dived into Vijnana Yoga, completing 800hrs training. Encompassing all that I have learned, I truly believe I have struck a mind-body-soul balance not only in myself, but in my practice as well.
I believe all the answers for our own personal wellness are within the inner fabrications of the self. My philosophy is that we’re all here to grow, learn, and experience all that life has to offer. Uncovering our deepest truths set us free. I believe tears are medicine. When it comes to working with me, you can always count on receiving truly individual treatments. Never being one to be conventional I may bring forth messages channeled through all forms of spirit. Through my years of experience I provide real, intuitive care fitted to your needs, and wont shy away from tough love because, I know you can handle it. My healing journey and life experiences allow me to be passionate and compassionate to all who seek insight and the work I provide. Though I never take myself too seriously, I will always approach you and your healing journey wholeheartedly.
My own first experience with Reiki early in my life left me knowing this was something I needed t...
J.P. brings over 15 years of experience treating a variety of conditions from acute injuries to chronic pain. He has worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds including children, seniors and athletes.
Treatments generally consist of Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, PNF Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy and Rehabilitative Exercise. Each session will be tailored to the individual and will aim to address both symptomatic relief, as well as explore the underlying causes of dysfunction.
Providing empathic, client centred care, in a safe and comfortable environment is one of my primary objectives. Taking the time to listen to clients and their bodies, helps to guide treatments in such a way that maximizes effectiveness while minimizing pain and discomfort. I believe that it’s important for my clients to be engaged in their treatment and be open to what their bodies are telling them.
J.P. brings over 15 years of experience treating a variety of conditions from acute injuries to c...
Having studied, worked, and immersed myself in Acupuncture for the past decade - I am grateful to practice this medicine and honoured to use it to help my patients find physical and emotional balance in their lives. I love educating patients and answering your questions so that you can have a better understanding of how acupuncture works, both in an eastern and western medical perspective. I ensure that all of my patients feel heard and listened to. Your comfort and trust is of the utmost importance to me, and I strive to create an inclusive, safe, and healing environment. I treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including but not limited to: mental and emotional well being, fertility, menstrual health, migraines, chronic and acute pain and injury, and digestive issues.
I believe that laughter is the best medicine of all! I am here to meet you where you are at in this journey, and all the ups and downs that go along with it. Although I may give gentle lifestyle recommendations, I also know the joy that a cold beer or glass of wine, a first morning coffee, and a nice stinky cheese brings to our lives.
I love a good work-life-play balance, and when I am not in the clinic, you can typically find me with my giant pup Cass on hiking trails or swimming in the river, on backpacking adventures in the mountains, or traveling to visit family and friends afar.
Having studied, worked, and immersed myself in Acupuncture for the past decade - I am grateful to...
Kirsten has been practicing massage therapy since 2013. Previously she was a Contemporary Dance Artist with a background in teaching, creating and performing Contemporary Dance. While working towards an MFA in Contemporary Dance Performance and Creation she learned about the Mitzvah Technique, a movement. technique which helps to release tension throughout the fascial systems. She also learned to process life in a somatic way and has a deep respect for the stories the body holds.
After moving from Contemporary Dance into massage therapy she kept her interest in somatic explorations and fascial systems, learning techniques from Structural Integration and incorporating this into massage practice. She strives to find what is driving chronic pain or injury through assessment and treatment of fascial systems in the body.
Kirsten enjoys accompanying clients to find greater ease of movement and discover the sources of pain. She also uses Cranial Sacral Therapy and integrates Swedish Massage into treatments to calm the nervous system and create well rounded treatments that are tailored to client’s diverse needs.
When not working as an RMT, Kirsten teaches at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and supports her home learning son.
Kirsten has been practicing massage therapy since 2013. Previously she was a Contemporary Dance ...
I believe that relationships offer unique opportunities for growth, including in the counselling relationship. For this reason I bring my full self to therapy sessions: as we work together, I will let you know what I think and feel. I will truly care about you. I will bring curiosity, softness, and humour, and I will treat you with honesty and integrity.
My work is person-centered, which means that I will follow you where you want to go, and support you to set the agenda for our work together. I believe in feedback-informed treatment, so I will ask for your thoughts on how we are doing, as a way to learn together about what does and doesn’t work for us. Any exercises or skills that I offer, or decisions I make in our sessions, will be with the intention of helping you.
My “home bases” in the counselling world are relational-cultural, existential, and feminist therapies. I am often curious about themes of meaning, isolation, agency, and how social injustices may influence your well being. I specialize in working with adult women, but I welcome all people to work with me.
I believe that relationships offer unique opportunities for growth, including in the counselling ...
I help adults who struggle with mental behaviour & emotional disorder - to connect & have better relationships with themselves & others. Sometimes in life we need a helping hand, to guide and process unpleasant experiences. A place to feel heard without judgements, to have a safe space to talk in confidence, to navigate overwhelming feelings, life challenges & stresses. When we feel connected - it allows us to co-regulate the nervous system and energy flows in life. If you feel stuck, lost, unfulfilled, don’t know what to do & have no one to talk to, I welcome you to reach out.
My name is I-chih Wang (pronounced eye-chee), which means wisdom. I am a Registered Psychotherapist Counsellor, trauma informed, Yoga Teacher, Wellness Life Coach & Meditation Facilitator.
Areas of Focus:
stress • anxiety • self-esteem • shame • grief/pet loss • anger • trauma • low energy • depression • imposter syndrome • perfectionism • relationship • family of origin • generational trauma cycle breaker • BIPOC • culture-center • self-development • spirituality • ADHD • OCD • abandonment/emotional neglect & attachment
Today is the first day of the rest of my life!
If I do not go after what I want, I will never have it.
If I do not ask, the answer will always be no.
If I do not step forward, I will always be in the same place.
Courage isn’t the absence of fear, but the ability to move forward despite the fear.
Trust the process, the beginning is always TODAY.
And today I choose COURAGE!
I help adults who struggle with mental behaviour & emotional disorder - to connect & have...
I’m a Registered Massage Therapist who’s passionate about helping people through massage. I believe that my personality and experience will bring comfort to those who step into my massage room. In my spare time I enjoy dancing, listening to music, watching Kdramas, and hanging out with my family and friends. I also like to dabble with sports. I love traveling and learning different types of languages and cultures. I look forward to working with you.
It’s important that every treatment is personalized reflecting the lifestyle and activities of my clients, ensuring the treatments provided will be beneficial. In my treatments, I perform an assessment prior to creating a better/safe treatment plan. My techniques vary from Swedish, Myofascial release, Joint mobilization, and Active/Passive stretches depending on my client’s needs. After every treatment, I educate my clients on self-care to increase their recovery time, as well as prevent future injury.
I’m a Registered Massage Therapist who’s passionate about helping people through massage. I belie...
I have been a practising registered massage therapist since 2010 and in 2017 I became a postpartum doula. Over the years, my massage practice has evolved from a general practice to a focus on women’s health and perinatal care, specifically postpartum care (including scar tissue management post cesarean section).
For more information about myself, you can check out my website janellefontaine.com.
I am passionate about providing excellent informed consent care to my clients. I want them to feel like they are a part of the treatment and that they leave feeling deeply taken care of and empowered. My appointments with you are a partnership where who you are in that moment is always honoured and taken into consideration.
I look forward to meeting you
I have been a practising registered massage therapist since 2010 and in 2017 I became a postpartu...
I graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2014 and since that time has been practicing as Registered Massage Therapist in Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver in a variety of workplaces with several different types of clientele. I have a special interest in prenatal massage, mental health, and chronic pain. In addition to clinic, I also works at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy - this allows me to stay connected to a network of other RMTS and engaged in the profession. Outside of work , I love to practice/teach yoga and acroyoga.
My approach is patient-centered and informed by pain science. Expect professionalism and mindful communication and informed consent. I want to hold space for you to feel heard, seen, respected and safe. Preference on the lighting, smell, temperature or music in the room? Just let me know :)
I graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2014 and since that time has been practi...
I’m a Master-level Usui/Holy Fire Reiki practitioner and teacher, and I work with clients to move energy through the body by co-creating visualization and narrative healing techniques. I’m also a trauma counsellor and youth advocate with an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Conflict Mediation and Trauma Response.
I recognize that the relational, somatic practice of Reiki holds a powerful key for shifting protective patterns, and for realizing our potential as interconnected and balanced individuals. By gently examining our emotional wounds in the bodymind, we can start to heal to our authentic selves.
The body remembers and the spirit releases. Enabling communication between these entities allows amazing things to happen.
Master of Arts, Conflict Mediation and Trauma Response
Reiki Master Teacher Certification, Usui/HolyFire 3
Facilitator, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Consultation, Education and Training Services
Facilitator, Complex Trauma Resources
I’m a Master-level Usui/Holy Fire Reiki practitioner and teacher, and I work with clients to move...
Marilyn grew up with a very health conscious mom, so a career in the field of health and wellness felt natural for her. Discovering how movement changed her life she began her journey into the fitness industry helping others find joy in movement, but it wasn’t until she assisted people in their mobility with fascial work and yoga that she felt called to work more with her hands and this led her to massage therapy.
Her treatments focuses on keeping you proactive in your life. She will address your pain or discomfort, work with your nervous system, educate about maintenance. She utilizes a variety of techniques which help increase mobility, decrease soreness, find pain relief or educate about pain management . She provides a safe space to be heard and to recover.
Marilyn deeply values growth, and is often learning in her spare time. She loves to be in nature, to travel, and has a passion for fine arts.
Marilyn graduated from West Coast College of massage Therapy and has been in private practice since 2008.
Marilyn grew up with a very health conscious mom, so a career in the field of health and wellness...
Ariel is currently on parental leave, returning early 2024
Through the power of their subconscious, I help my clients access their goals with ease and create lasting change in all areas of their lives.
My mission is to guide my clients through the power of their subconscious programs, so they can find their freedom again and access their goals with ease and grace. I have helped clients land their dream jobs, create new pathways in careers, improve relationships, and uplevel health & wellness through my unique style of coaching which incorporates both Hypnotherapy and Holistic Coaching Strategy.
If you are looking for a gentle yet powerful way to level-up your beliefs and your life, hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to do so.
I believe that a wellspring of creative power lies within each and everyone of us. I am deeply passionate about cultivating this potential for change and personal transformation in my own life and in the lives of the amazing people I work with.
Ariel is currently on parental leave, returning early 2024
Through the power of their subconsciou...
I am a second generation Chinese Canadian born and raised in so-called Vancouver, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist and sound healer. Having completed a Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver and an internship at Tzu Chi Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, it is with great honour to practice a cultural medicine of my ancestors.
I always strive to make my patients feel heard and listened to. I am very meticulous at describing treatments and treatment plans that are catered to unique individualistic needs. Your comfort is my utmost priority and acupuncture naps are my speciality!
Having had chronic health issues throughout my 20s, with little or no relief from western modalities, I was led to seek alternative therapies. After successful treatment from a combination of acupuncture, diet therapy and traditional herbs, my health improved, and I gained a keen interest in and appreciation for the holistic approach to healing. I am passionate about sharing knowledge so that others can have similar success stories.
Since 2016, I have treated people experiencing a wide range of challenges, including orthopedic concerns, pain management, gastrointestinal issues, mental health, sleep issues, pregnancy, fertility, gynecological issues, urinary health and more.
Through the many modalities of this East Asian Medicine, my vision is to activate your mind, body and spirit’s natural internal healing systems so that we bring balance and empowerment to your life. I believe that both passive and active treatments are needed to bring your life back to your optimal health.
To keep balanced, outside of work, I am often found playing on the mountains from hiking BC’s many trails to snowboarding in the winter months. Mountains are medicine to me. Music is also medicine. I am a classically trained musician of over 30 years. With my most recent training in Kathmandu Nepal with my sound healing teacher Grand Master Shree Krishna Shahi, a 3rd generation sound healer. Other than meditating with my Himalayan Singing bowls, I play the piano, ukulele, and currently trying to learn to play the banjo well.
To learn more about me, traditional Chinese Medicine and the treatments I offer, please visit www.judychee.com
I am a second generation Chinese Canadian born and raised in so-called Vancouver, a Doctor of Tra...
I am a lover of the creative arts, particularly music, and feel most alive when riding my bike, dancing, traveling, and immersing myself in nature. I believe life is most fully experienced when we feel safe enough to hold space for all our emotions and experiences.
Sometimes that means beginning again, getting curious about the places in ourselves that may have been hurt, and allowing those experiences to be, with awareness, acceptance, compassion, and laughter.
My experiences as an educator to at-risk youth have led me towards an emotion focused, trauma informed and attachment based approach to therapy. My background education and interest in Eastern Religion has also drawn me to somatics and mindfulness, which I weave into my
therapeutic approach and personal practise. I believe everyone can heal and thrive when given an opportunity to discover and understand all parts of themselves and their experiences in a safe and supportive space.
I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone call or video chat to see if we would be a good fit. Please contact me at email@example.com to set this up.
M.Ed in Counselling Psychology, City University of Seattle (Graduating July 2023)
B.Ed in Secondary English Education, UBC (2016)
B.A in Comparative Religion, UBC (2012)
I am a lover of the creative arts, particularly music, and feel most alive when riding my bike, d...
Emma’s grounded demeanor and strong, slow treatments provide a space for self-awareness and integration for all of her clients, whether in cases of healing from acute injury, working through chronic pain and systemic condition management, or enjoying holistic relaxation and release. Client-centered care and collaboration is at the core of her massage practice, as well as guiding the breath as a tool to deepen and expand the experiential capacity of the nervous system. Her goal is to support you in cultivating curiosity and attunement in the intentions that you bring to the treatment room.
With a background in fine art and somatics, a reverence for tactility and self expression has been central to Emma’s life from an early age. She graduated with honors from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2022 and knows that her learning from the human form will be life-long. A few of her favourite things to spend her time doing include sleeping, gardening, cooking and baking, weaving, and dancing.
Emma’s grounded demeanor and strong, slow treatments provide a space for self-awareness and integ...
Since becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in 2014, my appreciation for healing, holistic wellness and the body’s intricacies has grown into a passion that I’m grateful to be able to share with my patients! I have experience working with a wide variety of conditions, but especially love to assist with: chronic pain, stress management, pregnancy and postnatal care, injuries, scar tissue, digestive conditions, and headache relief. Outside of work you’ll most often find me reading, cooking/baking, crafting, thrifting, playing in nature, petting other people’s dogs, and trying to catch one last glimpse of the sunset!
I believe in approaching healing holistically, in a way that is collaborative, integrative, educational, and tailored to each patient’s unique situation and goals. I strive to give patient-centered treatments that are trauma-informed, queer-inclusive, and body-neutral. It’s important to me that the treatment room be a safe, enjoyable space for you, and I’m always happy to make whatever adjustments are needed (to pressure, positioning, temperature, lights, sound etc.) in order for you to feel comfortable, so please don’t hesitate to ask!
Since becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in 2014, my appreciation for healing, holistic well...