Gabriel’s focus and gift is creating a grounded, supportive space rich in compassion, awareness, safety and humour. He invites clients to slow down while he listens wholeheartedly. His body-centred approach works with the psychophysiology of how trauma presents itself in the body, nervous system, bone and muscle memory. He offers art-making in session for clients wanting to explore the benefits of therapeutic creative expression.
Gabriel works with children, youth, couples, families and individuals. He specializes in facilitating personal growth work with men.
Clinical experience: trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attachment issues, end of life, depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, shame-shifting, men’s issues such as Father Reconciliation, Anger Management, porn-addiction, rites of passage, dreamwork, the Work That Reconnects, ceremony and process-oriented group facilitation.
Come relax in a cave made of 12,000 pounds of Himalayan Salt!
Downtown Nelson, the cave is a space to relax and breathe. Tiny particles of salt are ground into the air and breathed deep, with many benefits for the respiratory system, sleep, mood, relaxation, inflammation and detox. Treatments offered in the cave include Registered Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, Sound Healing Treatments with tibetan bowls, gong, didjeridoo, reflexology. Or join for a special event in the cave! Shamanic sound journeys with crystal bowls, meditation, drum journeys, yoga, and live music.
Salt Therapy (halotherapy) has health benefits for conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, cold/cough, bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema, psoraisis, sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle recovery and sports performance.
I have a Homeopathy practice in downtown Nelson. I love that I can do this work. I welcome all ages and all health concerns that people may have, both acute and chronic. Please check out my website: maclarenhomeopathy.com to learn more about homeopathy and how I practice.
Touch Massage was established in 2007 by GingerJoy Rivest as a Neuro-Somatic therapeutic bodywork practice. Since then Ginger added to her training with Thai Massage training in Chang Mai Thailand, and by completing the 3 year Registered Massage Therapist certification and licensing for BC in 2012. The purpose of such rigorous training is to provide you with the highest standard of front line health care that can address everything from chronic pain and injury rehabilitation to pure relaxation from daily stress. Her comprehensive training includes deep tissue and light touch approaches. Your session will be designed to suit your body’s needs and experience with massage.
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Specializing in body centred counselling and trauma resolution.
Offering private sessions, classes and workshops locally.
Registered Therapeutic Counselor in Relational Somatic Therapy
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
Level ll TRE Practitioner: Tension & Trauma Release Exercises
Kokanee Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic, keeping Nelson and the surrounding area moving for over 30 years.
Offering quality care by highly skilled staff in a comfortable setting.
Our goal is to promote healthy active living, treat and prevent injuries and enhance independent living.
Physiotherapy treatments involve a number of different treatment techniques to reduce pain and dysfunction, to promote health, and keep people moving.
Kootenay Athletic Therapy specializes in the complete care of active individuals. Providing one on one injury rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions and quality exercise coaching in a fun and supportive environment, KOOTENAY ATHLETIC THERAPY is a Hands On Approach to Keeping You Active!
Kootenay Athletic Therapy’s philosophy of care begins with a comprehensive Assessment and Functional Movement Scan for each physically active individual allowing for the design of an effective rehabilitation and reconditioning plan tailored to your desired sport, activity or life passion. Where there is longstanding chronic pain, the rehabilitation and conditioning program will restore function and movement rendering pain & dysfunction a thing of the past. When an injury has occurred, the rehabilitation and conditioning program will promote early healing & protection against further injury allowing for the return to activity without fear of re-injury. Whether you are looking to rehabilitate an existing injury, improve your athletic performance, or simply increase your overall feeling of well-being, Kootenay Athletic Therapy is here to help you achieve your goals.
Kootenay Born Midwifery provides professional one to one maternity care to families throughout the pregnancy, birth and first 6 weeks postpartum. Whether delivering at hospital or at home, your midwife will ensure safe and respectful care. You can self-refer to midwife services at anytime in the pregnancy but it is ideal at the onset. Kootenay Born Midwifery supports families from the entire Kootenay Boundary region.
The Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences (KCCIHS), formerly the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS), is a well-established school with over 20 years of Private Training Institutes Branch (PTIB) accreditation. This standing means that our programs, instructors, and facilities are all government-approved and regulated and that our students are eligible for student loans. Our Traditional Chinese Medicine graduates have successful practices all over the world and KCCIHS is renowned for its comprehensive educational programs and its rigorous academic standards.
The Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences is located in the heart of the Kootenay Columbia region of BC , Canada. Offering courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Massage Therapy, and a Holistic Nutrition Program, it is the only institution of its kind in the area.
At KCCIHS our programs are distinct and demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to health and healthcare. Students enrolled in all of our programs benefit from exposure to guest lectures, informal discussion, shared classes in professional development, research, business practice, and treatments from faculty and students enrolled in complementary disciplines. This type of education reflects the modern popularity of multi-disciplinary clinics and creates practitioners who have a natural awareness and understanding of other disciplines.
For over 20 years the college operated as ACOS, with its specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2017 the college recently expanded to include a Registered Massage Therapy Program and a Holistic Nutrition Program. KCCIHS will continue to diversify its health education offerings over the next few years.
KCCIHS now has 3 central locations in downtown Nelson, the historic Baker Street Nelson Trading Company and Burns buildings, and the modern facility at the Nelson Commons adjacent to the new Kootenay Co-op Store.
Nelsons first walk in clinic and only seven day a week medical clinic. Open Weekdays 9-6 Saturdays 9:30-5:00 and Sundays & Holidays 10:00 – 3:00 We are here to offer visitors and local patients prompt medical service.
The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing and that the use of the expressive arts can contribute therapeutically to both individual and community health.
KATI offers a two-year diploma program in art therapy.
Students can take the program in one of two formats: on-campus or blended distance. The curriculum uses a relational model which emphasizes the therapeutic needs of rural communities, the importance of Indigenous approaches to art therapy and research, and the value of maintaining a sense of connection with the natural world.
KATI offers a host of art therapy services throughout the Kootenays through student clinical placements, the local school districts, and partnerships with local service agencies.
Nelson vision experts that provide the Kootenays with a vast selection of designer frames, glasses and sunglasses. Need your glasses in a hurry? L’Optique offers one-hour for most prescriptions. Your new glasses manufactured while you wait. We can also repair and service your existing eyeglasses. Our professional staff has extensive knowledge and we pride ourselves in great customer service for the right price.
Looking for sunglasses? L’Optique carries brands like Rayban, Tom Ford, Prada, Gucci, Moscot, Maui Jim, Oakley, Dior and much, much more.
Lake View Village is ideal for seniors who want an independent and active lifestyle without the worries of maintaining a home or depending on family for help.
The Village is a beautifully designed and well-crafted seniors’ lifestyle community. Our quality and maintenance-free suites and our staff’s attentive service give seniors the freedom to enjoy a high standard of living and pursue long-held retirement dreams.
We offer spacious studios and one- and two- bedroom wheel chair accessible suites that include a fridge, stove, window coverings, heat and air conditioning, cable and utilities. The addition of walk-in showers, raised toilets, grab bars, raised electrical outlets and lever handles add to the ease of day-to-day activities. Our 24hr emergency monitoring system provides the added security that allows you to experience the care-free lifestyle you deserve.
Jump aboard our courtesy shuttle bus when you have appointments to attend, errands to run or just want to enjoy a day of shopping.
Enjoy impeccable weekly housekeeping services. And, with the added convenience of our professional maintenance program, you’ll have time to relax in one of our many lounges, take part in our scheduled activity program and enjoy toe-tapping entertainment. For your enjoyment we offer a fitness room, computer lab, chapel, games room, salon and library. We also have a culture room with state of the art video conferencing technology to keep you connected to your family, friends, and even out of town doctors.
Daily choices of delicious and nutritionally balanced meals are available in our friendly dining room with its cozy fireplace and scenic views of the surrounding mountains or prairies. Invite friends and family to dine with you any night, including those special times each month when we serve our sumptuous buffet.
All of our Villages have hassle-free environments where you can come and go as you wish… always knowing someone is available if assistance is required. And for those who may require personal care assistance or medication reminders, we employ the most skilled and compassionate staff who will deliver services in the privacy of your own suite on your schedule.
With the addition of your furniture and decorating ideas, your private residence at one of our Villages is your home in every sense; your small pet is welcome as are your guests.
Just imagine the peace of mind knowing all these services are yours, for one affordable monthly rent. Continue to enjoy your independence, privacy and social life in a safe and rewarding community – this is retirement living the way it should be!
Lakeside Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic offers individualized treatment for neck and back pain, orthopaedic conditions, chronic pelvic pain and incontinence, pre-and post natal care, and management of athletic injuries in athletes of all ages. We offer a full line of bracing for tennis elbow, ankles, and ligament or osteoarthitis of the knee.
- injury prevention
- gait and movement analysis to determine the underlying cause of your injury
- injury rehab to prevent your injury from happening again
- custom exercise prescription
- manual therapy techniques:
- trigger point and fascia release,
- massage and cupping
- joint and soft tissue mobilization
- therapeutic exercise and stretching
- therapeutic ultrasound, TENS and muscle stimulation
- custom orthotics
- custom braces and supports
Give us a shout for all your injury prevention and rehab needs!
Make A Change Canada was established in 2005 as a national nonprofit and charitable organization that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges in finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market. We are accredited (since 2015) through the Imagine Canada Standards Program, one of just over 200 charitable organizations in Canada to have achieved this important standing. Make A Change Canada is exempted from certification under the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and is a certified educational institution under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This means we are authorized to provide students with T2202A certificates to claim a tuition tax credit. Make A Change Canada has assisted hundreds of individuals in the local community to attain the skills they need to move on to meaningful careers and increased earnings. The net benefit extends to our clients’ families, to local businesses requiring employees with essential technology skills, and to the local economy. Help us celebrate our upcoming 15-year anniversary when we host the Montreal Canadiens Alumni in a charity fundraising game this January 23, 2020. We’ll be celebrating “The Canadian Way of Life!”
Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is a multi award-winning spa and wellness centre based in the beautiful city of Nelson, British Columbia. We pride ourselves on being the best in the Kootenay’s. Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is about more than just service; it’s a place of healing, relaxation and tranquility. We exist to help people escape the turmoil of the outside world and let them experience ‘Relaxation Redefined’. Everything we do here at Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness is about making people feel better inside and out – simply, calmly and effectively. We pride ourselves on setting a high standard of integrity and work within our wellness centre. Our team members have been carefully selected and we believe we have the best in the area.
We have everything from Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture, Hair Salon, Facials, Pedicures, Manicures, Waxing and Sugaring, to Yoga and Fitness Classes.
We also have an extensive retail boutique with high quality organic and natural products including Eminence Organic Skin Care, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and local products such as Dirty Sisters Soap.
Nelson Clinic Pharmacy is located in the Medical Associates Clinic on the corner of Hendryx and Vernon St. Our pharmacy is independently and locally owned. We offer a variety of clinical services including vaccinations, compounding, smoking cessation therapy, medication reviews, compression therapy, brace fitting and blister packing for compliance.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm
Please note we are closed 12:30- 1pm to clean the pharmacy each day
Closed weekends and Stat Holidays
Find out what’s going on in Nelson, BC for kids! Nelson Kids makes it easy and fun to find activities, events, and resources for kids and families in the Nelson area.
Nelson Remedy\’s Rx is your locally owned and operated unique pharmacy. Not only can you get ALL of your standard prescriptions filled, but we can also custom make them in a variety of forms if you need. We carry quality lines of natural health products and supplements . We look forward to fulfilling all of your healthcare needs!
“West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit, community-driven organization, that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. The three main pillars of our work are: taking action to reduce the crisis of climate change, promoting sustainable local food systems, and preserving wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, EcoSociety’s a great place to learn about local issues and how make a tangible, positive impact in your community.”