SALTSPRING ISLAND, BC
Functional Medicine & Nutrition
Welcome! My name is Silvia, and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I have been a practitioner of natural health and healing for as long as I can remember. Much of my determination for better health comes from a period in my early life where i struggled with health and emotional issues. In my journey to wellness, I learned much about myself and what fuels un-wellness in so many of us. Subsequently, I found I wanted to help others in their health struggles, by educating them and supporting them as much as I was able. From that time on, natural nutrition and health has become a passion of mine. Mainly self-taught, many years ago I made the decision to acquire accreditation , so that I could have the ability to teach others more authentically. I specialize in mental health and digestive wellness, and in educating you to understand the connection between the two in getting to your root cause. I also offer assistance with various other health concerns including weight management and blood sugar imbalances.In addition to my nutrition training, I am certified as an Energy Practitioner and Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. .I personally incorporate and study different wellness modalities in my daily life, such as herbal Medicine, meditation, and Yoga. I love spending time in nature, especially going on long hikes or early morning runs. I love reading and researching all aspects of nutrition and wellness, with a good fiction book thrown in there at times for some balance! I currently live in Saltspring Island, BC, but am available for long-distance mentorship if needed. My goal is to help you take charge of your health and wellness, and for me, that means, helping you to be self-empowered , not feel like a victim. I honestly believe your body has the ability to re-balance itself, but it is up to us to give it the proper tools to do so. I hope to assist you on your journey to wellness. Best wishes,Silvia**I work with all kinds of diets and preferences; individualized programs are based on your needs
SERVICESAcupunctureAndrea McKee, R.Ac works with you to help find the root of the problem by tongue and pulse diagnosis and looking at the individual as a whole. Andrea’s knowledge developed through Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine will help restore balance and heal naturally. Healing using acupuncture points can be stimulated to regulate the circulation of qi, which influences the health of the entire being.Acupuncture points can also be stimulated with different methods including:Acupuncture, the deepest level of stimulation;Acupressure, stimulation with the hands;Qigong, stimulation with no touch;Herbology, to balance the chemistry of the body’s systems, naturallyAcupuncture can help with: stress and anxiety, insomnia, fertility, menstrual irregularities, weight loss, pre-menopause, menopause, fibroids, endometriosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. As well as, acne, candida, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, colds, asthma, sinus conditions, addictions, fatigue, depression, and much more.60 minutes, $85Acupressure MassageAcupressure seeks to remedy illness through the application of deep finger pressure at points located along an ‘invisible’ system of energy channels called meridians. Acupressure massage can be used over general areas of the body to promote the flow of qi and blood through the stagnation in the meridian system. A wonderful treatment for those looking to detoxify and feel lighter, harmonized and more balanced.60 minutes, $80Auricular TherapyA type of acupuncture applied only to the ears. Ear acupuncture therapy is to treat diseases by stimulating certain points of the ear with needles. It is held in Traditional Chinese Medicine, that the ear is a microcosm connected with channels and collaterals and zang-fu organs, and is a part of the body as an organic whole.30 – 45 minutes, $45Hot StoneIf you are in need of something to help you relax, relieve muscle tension or to help forget about the rough day, then hot stone massage is right for you. The therapeutic benefits of hot stone massage have been around for centuries, ancient cultures have used this technique to improve overall mental, spiritual and physical wellness. It also helps to rejuvenate, relax, detoxify, harmonize and restore balance in the body’s system. Andrea works with movement of basalt stones over the entire body to help your body and mind relax at the deepest level. Some ailments that Andrea works on treating are, muscular aches and pains, MS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, circulatory problems, insomnia, depression and facial rejuvenation. Through treatments working with post natal care, is one that is highly beneficial to the new mother.90 minutes, $125ReflexologyWhen we are stressed our body’s defences break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow. By stimulating more than 7000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain. Patients will notice improved circulation, improved immune system, and increased energy.30 – 60 minutes, $45 – $75Fire cuppingBy creating suction, fire cupping removes blockages in the flow of fluid in the body’s connective tissues to free themselves up. The sensation that you experience is similar to certain types of professional massages, instead of pushing, the fire cupping creates a pulling sensation. You will literally be able to feel tension in your body, particularly in your back muscles, beginning to free up. Very relaxing and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi to internal organs as well as a great way to detoxify and release pain. Great treatment for pulled hamstrings, neck and shoulder tension and general back pain.GuashaGua is to scrap or rub and sha is the blood stasis in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is released, appearing in the form of reddish, elevated skin ‘rash’. Guash is a Traditional Chinese healing art that dates back to over two thousand years. Guasha also helps to promote qi and blood circulation as well as removes heat, toxins and stagnant blood and lymph fluid from the body to improve one’s health. Great healing art for toxins, stagnation of blood and lymph fluid, fatigue and emotional stress. Red spots that appear on the skin indicate that toxins are being released, if the area is deep purple it indicates blood stagnation, dark green discoloration is a sign that the blood and toxic qi are being released from the system.Medical Qi GongA healing art that naturally reduces stress and calms the shen. No touch therapy. Promotes relaxation and natural healing. If one qi and vital energy are in good balance we are better able to respond to acupuncture treatments and are more likely to feel more at peace and healthy. About AndreaAndrea is passionate about helping others to live their lives free from health barriers. With her gentle spirit and compassionate nature, she strives to help each person in achieving their physical, mental and emotional goals toward wellness.Andrea has experience in working with an array of health conditions including migraines, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression, upper respiratory infections, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, menstrual disorders, infertility, etc. She particularly enjoys the areas of internal medicine, women’s health, psychiatry, and pediatrics.CredentialsAcupuncture Diploma: Canadian College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (CCATCM)Total 2200 hours of instruction, including 660 hours of clinical practiceAcupressure Massage Level 1, 2,3 CertificationAtsuikuroishi (Japanese) Hot Stone Massage TherapistAuricular TherapistReflexology CertificationMedical Qi Gung CertificationLife Coach, CertificationAcupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of NS (ATCMANS) memberChinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) memberAs many of us do, I once lived a stressful life, never taking time to slow down always on the go, working 40+ hours a week and solely responsible for raising my child, I felt lost with myself, stressed and exhausted. I didn’t stop.I soon discovered firsthand how important it was to take care of myself and take time to breath. I was more tired than usual and lost a significant amount of weight. Too busy to notice, too busy to care. Until I found a lump. I was given less than a year to live, and my chances of surviving stage 4 cancer were slim to none. I had to stop.I have always had an interest in finding natural ways our bodies can heal, now more than ever I needed to dig deep within and turn this interest into knowledge, this knowledge into power. I underwent my chemo, graciously appreciating Western medicine, but I also felt strongly that my body would survive, despite what I was told. I was then introduced to Eastern medicine through the hospital. When your power is taken away, you do what you can to fight for it back. And I did. I found that, although my body was not meant to survive, it did. My spirit not broken, my mind more intrigued than ever. I started fresh.I quit my job, I enrolled in school and discovered how my interest, was now my passion. I need to do my part and help others prevent from getting sick, keep connected with themselves and heal with preventative care through living a balanced life. My hematologist told me the cancer would return, I am happy to say, I am seven years cancer free. I attribute this to living a balanced, peaceful life filled with natural preventative care.I practice Qi Gong and meditation regularly and take time to live in my moment. I feel happy and I choose to live with peace, love and joy over stress and chaos. .
REMOTE SERVICES ALL REGIONS, BC
Theresa Gulliver Counselling
I believe in you and your ability to Thrive. I am committed to helping you recognize the challenges life presents are opportunities for deep healing, connection and profound growth.When we are upset or facing difficult times, our inner wounds can be triggered making it feel hard to move forward. I provide a safe space online or in person (in Victoria, BC) to connect and explore what is beneath the surface. Gently, we move from a place of fear to a place remembering your truth so you can feel empowered to reach your goals.It takes courage and bravery to go beyond defensiveness and share vulnerably with yourself and with others. This is where the gifts await.It is an honour to meet you here and work with you on your journey..
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
Matrix Magic Acupressure
What moves the blood through the circulatory system? What makes our hearts beat? Energy. Organ meridians have predictable flows of energy. For 5,000 years, Acupuncturists/ Acupressurists have studied how energy moves throughout the body and how the pathways follow a set pattern each 24 hour cycle. The pathways of energy are divided into 12 channels, or meridians according to the nature of energy flow from head to feet, feet to chest, chest to hands or hands to head. Chi flows through the body beginning with the lung channel of the hand and ends at the liver channel of the foot.Acu-points are 0.5-1 degree hotter and have measurable electro-magnetic qualities. An acu-point has 10 times the level of adrenaline in the blood than the surrounding areas suggesting a link between meridians and endocrine gland regulation. The endocrine gland releases hormones which influence mood, regulation growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes. The channels are named after the organs that they nourish and are outlined along with the time of day the energy is most active in the meridian.Each meridian mirrors itself on the opposite side of the body (except stomach, the only yang channel going down the front of the body) The energy flows through the meridians much like electricity flows through a copper wire circuit. These channels connect muscles, tissue, tendons, blood, marrowfrom torso to fingertip (along inside of arm–yin)from fingertip to face (along outside/back of arm–yang)from face to feet (along outside of leg–yang)from feet to torso (along inside of the leg–yin)Three times through this four-step process covers the twelve major meridians.Merdians 24 hour cycle and emotional manifestation of imbalance:1. LUNG MERIDIAN (3am – 5am); grief, intolerance2. LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN (5am – 7am); guilt3. STOMACH MERIDIAN (7am – 9am); disgust, greed4. SPLEEN MERIDIAN (9am – 11am); worry, anxiety about the future5. HEART MERIDIAN (11am – 1pm); joy, anger6. SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN (1pm – 3pm); insecurity, sadness7. BLADDER MERIDIAN (3pm – 5pm); fright, impatient, restless8. KIDNEY MERIDIAN (5pm – 7pm); fear, indecision9. PERICARDIUM (7pm – 9pm); hurt, extreme joy, jealousy, regret10. TRIPLE WARMER (9pm – 11pm); hopelessness, depression, despair11. GALL BLADDER MERIDIAN (11pm – 1am); rage, wrath12. LIVER MERIDIAN (1am – 3am); anger, unhappiness.
Inspired Living Nutrition Inc./Cordelia McFadyen RHN
**Hi Gorgeous, I’m so glad you’re here. **How are you feeling today? Are you stuck with some health issues and want to learn how to help yourself? Let me know if any of this sounds familiar: You regularly place the needs of your family, friends and work above your own health needs? Your tired is tired? You’ve accepted that bloating, gas and heartburn just comes with age? You’re struggling to lose the same 10, 20 or 30+ lbs every year? You’re pretty sure you have gut issues but honestly don’t know? You’re done with trying to figure it all out on your own? Are you ready to commit to radical self love so that you can feel vital, refreshed and energetic? If you’re ready to Reveal the Best You then call today to schedule your complimentary 20 min Discovery Call. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.
Lumisenz Health Rejuvenation Clinic & Spa
About us: Our promise to you. Authenticity. Compassion. Confidence. At Lumisenz you will feel relaxed and safe in our spa like environment. You will be heard, understood and cared for. We will listen to your needs and offer you the best solution that will fit your goals and desires within your budget based on optimal results. Why our clients choose Lumisenz? RESET. REPLEMISH. RESUME. Our clients come to us for several different reasons from health rejuvenation to slimming down to feeling good again. Most of our clients come to us because they are feeling unhealthy, plateauing, guilty of an indulgent lifestyle and need a change without giving up their fun. At Lumisenz, we take care of indulgence! Majority of our clients come into our clinic for the first time feeling “old”, sore and lethargic, depressed, anxious, restless and hopeless. But the good news is…Lumisenz can help you feel good again. Other reason our clients choose Lumisenz: Injury prevents them from working out regularly Frustrated with not seeing results Hormonal imbalance Menopause Fibromyalgia Stamina and endurance Tried everything else and nothing is working for them They prefer an organic and natural approach to avoid invasive procedures and products **What we offer our clients** NOURISHMENT. STRENGTH. VITALITY. YOUTH We can give our clients 10 years back. At Lumisenz finding a balance in living a healthy, yet fun (indulgent) lifestyle is made easy and relaxing. In our experience, nothing last if it’s not fun, convenient and fast so we designed our programs to specifically meet individual needs and desires. In most cases conventional programs take what seems like forever to show significant results, 3 to 6 months before the inches start coming off. Not at Lumisenz, our professional team and medi-spa equipment will exhilarate results by up to 6 times using Electronic Stimulation for your body and Micro-current for your face showing lasting results in as little as 3-5 treatments. Our technology offers the quickest, safest, and most effective procedures that reduces inflammation, decreases cortisol (stress) and increases your serotonin (happy) & dopamine (pleasure) hormones which make you feel naturally good and desirable. We use only 100% organic and natural products to enhance our treatments. **Get on with your life, get Lumsienz’ed!** What you can expect when you choose Lumisenz SAFE. EFFECT. RESULTS A dedicated certified technician will help you achieve your body image and facial needs by coaching you through your program. A regular series can be 5 – 10 or 15-20 sessions dropping approximately 1-10 dress sizes, depending on your program series, body type, current state of health and your goals. Lumisenz offers a very simple program to follow at home that assists you even when you are not working out with us at the clinic. Lumisenz has developed a home care kit that is easy to adapt to any lifestyle and includes a rapid fat loss meal plan with prep guide and grocery list, easy to follow exercise program that you can do in 30 minutes at home or at the gym, a daily regimen guideline and tips for healthy eating habits that burn fat storage into energy, a detox smoothie recipe (it’s delicious and fresh) and no powders to add. We will even help you with your immune health, weight loss and caffeine fix with refreshing vitamin drinks that help you lose unwanted fat and detox your cells. We invite you to come in and learn how Lumisenz can help you feel good again. Please come and try out our treatments, we promise you that you will be impressed. **Book a complimentary consultation and a trial treatment and receive 50% OFF your first treatment.** Lumisenz, where beautiful is confident and prevention is key!.
What isChakra coaching?Chakra coaching is a method of coaching using the 7 energy centres of the body to identify blockages or imbalances in your life. These blockages or imbalances can actually stop you from reaching goals, following your passions, being strong + confident, loving yourself, speaking your truth, listening to your intuition + having faith. Once we identify focus areas + set some really amazing goals, I offer you tools + support to help you reach your goals + balance your energy.What are thebenefits?There’s like a million benefits, but here are the main ones:. goal crushing + dream chasing. balanced energy. inner peace. self-love + self-care. confidence + motivation. reaching your highest potentialIs chakra coachingfor you?. Do you feel like you were meant for so much more, but you’re not sure what your purpose is?. Do you know something in your life has to change, but you have no fricken’ clue how?. Are you feeling stuck, hopeless, confused?. Do you want to be the best person you can be?. Do you wish you loved yourself more, stood up for yourself more, or trusted yourself more?. Do you want to stop getting in your own way of achieving your dreams + desires?. Are you tired of feeling confused, overwhelmed + not knowing where to start?. Are you sick of the excuses you’re making for yourself + ready to do something about it?If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, then Chakra Coaching is for you!.
Rico Massage/Coral Poser RMT
Coral Poser is a Registered Massage Therapist who offers myofascial release techniques to assess/treat body-mind imbalances. She is also an Osho Rebalancer (TM). Both modalities can be customized as per individual needs. People using her services are often athletes-in-training, people seeking stress management care and pregnant women.Coral settled in Sooke, BC in 2001 and set about creating her business, RICO MASSAGE. She is involved in Vipassana meditation groups in Sooke and in Victoria. Her two other self-healing practices are yoga (35 years) and visual art (life-long).Coral was born in Montreal, Quebec and speaks English and French. In 1979 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UBC and graduated with the Outstanding Student of her Class Award. In 1982 she earned her BC Teaching Certificate in the PDP(Professional Development Program) at SFU. In 1993 Coral attained her Massage Therapy Diploma from WCCMT in Vancouver. 1998 saw Coral doing Field Research in USA and Mexico. She interviewed the public about their beliefs as to how they really heal. In 2003 Coral travelled to Costa Rico for a three month residential training in Osho Rebalancing (TM). This bodywork releases connective tissue holding patterns via deep tissue massage, rocking and joint release.Coral’s intention as a massage therapist is to invite her clients into a more joyful experience of embodiment by stilling the mind..
Christy Greenwood Sessions
Bodytalk • Rainbow Medicine • Plants & Dance...
Christy is a healing artist, photographer, dance facilitator and herbal artist helping sensitives connect to the wisdom in nature, plants and their bodies. ☆ She channels earth & star fire energy while offering certified massage therapy and intuitive modalities that nourish the body temple of the soul. She offers sessions online and in-person in the beautiful clay built Starlight Studio, 15 mins west of Duncan, BC.
Cranio Therapy Clinic in Applecross Business Center
Cranial Sacral Therapy
**Craniosacral therapy balances and restores the nervous system while releasing the effects of stress, injury and trauma.** Specialist in Jaw, Clenching /TMJ issues, Pain, Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD. What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)? Cranio sacral therapy facilitates a process that stimulates the body’s own capacity for self-repair which improves a person’s physical, mental and emotional state of being. Treatments focus on supporting the health of the person, especially the nervous system. During treatment a skillful practitioner uses light touch to release tension in the fascia, deep tissue, organs and central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy balances and restores the nervous system while releasing the effects of stress, injury and trauma. BCST is beneficial for treating a wide range of conditions and can bring about subtle and/or profound healing to a people of all ages; from newborn babies to seniors. It is a very fast growing therapy in western Canada yet so many people have not heard or experienced it. Many conditions can benefit from Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.