Capture the rising spring energy and use it to benefit your health! There are many things you can do to feel great at this time of year- getting fresh air, going into green spaces, listening to music, eating green and slightly sour foods are some of the things you can do daily at home.

Get support with acupuncture, cupping, massage or craniosacral therapy! There are a myriad ways these therapies can help optimize your health.  From better energy and mental clarity to pain management, digestive health, women’s health and more!

I am here for you if you want support in reaching your health and wellness goals.  Reach out with questions or to book an appointment.

The Three Months of Spring

My intention for my sessions with you is to explore your health needs and goals in a way that brings you to a state of ease and balance.

Sessions with me are comprehensive and empowering; they are relaxing and balancing and I stress the importance of your care as an individual.

In clinic I work with acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, craniosacral therapy, breathwork often blending modalities to maximize the benefits.

As needed, I prescribe herbal medicine and offer nutritional advice and home self care ideas.

A session with me may include:

– acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, craniosacral therapy.

– breathwork.

– herbs and supplements tailored your personal health situation.

– going over self care such as acupressure points, stretching, diet, recommendations

– discussing lifestyle habits that will make you feel better in your body and your home.

– spending some time together as I guide you in gentle meditations and breathwork to help you reset, recharge and calm anxiety and worry.

I take appointments by email or phone.
I share my time between my clinical practice on Saltspring Island and Vancouver, so please contact me for next available appointment times!

PLEASE NOTE!  I am increasing my fees to $120 per acupuncture session as of March 1st. ($170 for 1.5 hours).  This small increase better matches industry standards.
For deep tissue massage, my rates are $125/ hour.

I look forward to continuing to work with you and offer you optimal care!

Amazing Facts About Breathing

You can go for weeks without food, days without water, but only a few minutes without breathing. Breathing has such an immediate impact on your mind and body that even the act of inhaling vs. exhaling affects your nervous system differently. It’s common to train in diet, exercise and even hydration, but almost no one trains their breath. This is a huge missed opportunity for health-seekers.

Did you know…

– Breathing can change your blood PH (acid/alkaline) in minutes. No food, exercise or medication acts as quickly.1
– You can often determine your dominant nervous system state simply by placing your finger underneath your nostrils and exhaling.
– Reduced rate breathing can stimulate a rest and digest, parasympathetic nervous system state to help with sleep, stress, and anxiety.
– Rapid, pulsed breathing stimulates a sympathetic nervous system response to increase energy, prepare for exercise, or boost the body’s natural defenses.
– Diaphragmatic breathing massages the Vagus Nerve and reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress.
– Severe respiratory conditions like asthma can be successfully managed by increasing CO2 levels in the blood.
– Breathing can help reduce the fear of public speaking, improve digestion, reduce insomnia, lower stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.


Coming in for regular treatments as needed, or seasonal acupuncture treatments just four times a year can serve to strengthen and balance your whole body and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems. Get in touch with me to see how acupuncture, cupping, craniosacral therapy and herbal medicine can help you to stay healthy!