Dear Clients, While we’ve taken measures to minimize risk of viral transmission, the nature of massage therapy and acupuncture means that physical distancing is not possible in the treatment room. We have PPE (face masks( available for practitioners and patients to use. If you have your own mask, please bring it with you and wear it when you arrive. MASKS ARE MANDATORY for all treatments. We will also be reducing the use of our waiting rooms. Please wait outside the main doors when you arrive for your appointment, and our receptionist will let you know when it is time to come in. To reduce wait times, we ask that you only arrive 5 minutes before the start of your appointment. In an effort to reduce points of contact, we are requesting that clients do not pay with cash wherever possible. Please bring in a credit or debit card with the tap feature enabled for payment. You must confirm that you have not travelled outside Canada in the previous 14 days. Practitioners and clinic staff are using the BC COVID-19 self-assessment tool daily, and we are asking clients to do the same before arriving to their appointments. If you are feeling unwell, please call to reschedule your appointment, as soon as possible.

Ellissa Crête is a BC registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM), Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and Certified Bodyworker. In 2014, Ellissa graduated from the five-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Program at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS) in Nelson, BC. She participated in additional TCM clinical internships in Kunming, China. Ellissa is continuing studies in gynecology, mental health, sound healing, and Western herbology. She is an Ohm Therapeutics™ practitioner in sound healing with tuning forks. Ellissa is an instructor in the TCM program at the Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences (formerly ACOS). She teaches Chinese Herbology and Herbal Therapeutics classes. Ellissa holds a Bachelor of Arts with options in International Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies. An experienced Bodyworker, she has offered massage services since 2004. Ellissa has an affinity with the meridian-based modalities of Zen Shiatsu and Thai-Yoga Massage. In 2010, Ellissa completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training inspired by both Iyengar and Ashtanga methods. She teaches weekly Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes. Dr. Ellissa’s hands, needles, and words create a compassionate healing space that touches body, heart and spirit. She is trilingual in English, French, and Spanish. Dr. Ellissa is available for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Tuina Massage by appointment on Thursdays.

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Coming from a long lineage of Traditional Chinese medicine doctors, and with 40 years clinic practice, Xian Yi brings to our school vast experience and consummate skill. She began her career in Le Shan City, China as a resident doctor for a public hospital. In 1986, and for the next 10 years, Xian Yi was the attending physician at the Sichuan Province Academy of TCM. During this time, she contributed to the research and publication of the Huang Di Nei Jing Tai Su, numerous academic papers on other important medical canons, and won second prize, at the provincial level, for her scientific and technological achievements. In 1996, Xian Yi worked at the Shen Hua Institute of TCM, where she engaged in research and clinical treatment of autoimmune disease. In 2002, Xian Yi moved to South Africa where she continued her practice and taught Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Xian Yi currently resides in Canada but is still actively researching and sharing her knowledge of TCM remotely.

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