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.
The mission of Active Balance Chiropractic is to provide the members of our community with high quality and effective health care in a comfortable and caring environment.
Our goal is to not only alleviate pain, but to correct the cause which in turn allows the body to utilize its natural powers to restore itself to normal function. We wish to inspire and educate our practice members to become active participants in their wellness.
Carved out of the forested upland above Kootenay Lake, our unique 18-hole layout offers well-maintained fairways and undulating greens to challenge any skill level. Created by Canada’s foremost golf course architect, Les Furber, the Balfour Golf Course boasts a 6,800 yard, 18-hole layout with features you would expect only from a premium-rated golf experience while maintaining its small town feel that is so coveted in the Kootenay region. In addition to our great golf course, we also have a full length driving range (which includes complementary use of clubs for those that are not packing) and a fully licensed restaurant offering up delicious meals at all times of the day!
Welcome to our infrared sanctuary, your daily retreat for inspired movement, focused breathing and deep relaxation.
Our mission is to empower our Nelson community to elevate their life on and off the mat. Our practice is rooted in gratitude and focuses on building strength, increasing flexibility and gaining mobility through the practice of yoga and functional movement.
Dr Bibby is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, and provides quality care that you can trust. Offering Invisalign, self-ligating braces for all ages, and jaw growth and expansion appliances for children and adolescents. No referral is needed. Orthodontic screening is recommended for all children 7yrs and up.
We are a Non medical, recreational Cannabis shop. A grassroots-group of individuals united by our passion for cannabis and the liberated unfolding of it’s industry. Supplied by a range of Licenced Producers and Micro-cultivators, with an emphasis on high Quality, BC grown, organic and craft.
PAIGE LENNOX RN, BSN
Patient Advocate/ Healthcare Navigator
The healthcare system is overstretched and truth be told sometimes people fall through the cracks.
Everyone has heard stories of people who get lost in the system.
Have you ever wondered… is there a way to stop this from happening?
That is why CHAI exists.
CHAI stands for Canadian Health Advocates Inc. and represents a national network of Health Advocates.
Health Advocates – also known as Patient Advocates- navigate the healthcare system with patients and caregivers so that people don’t fall through the cracks.
CHAI Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work or medical backgrounds.
Our Advocates have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so we know and understand its intricate workings.
We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to help people navigate an often confusing system.
Every patient deserves to receive the best possible care.
My passion for Advocacy is a direct result of professional and personal experience.
For 25 years I witnessed how patient care is affected by stretched resources and overworked healthcare professionals. I should know. I was one of them.
When my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness everything became more obvious. As a result of that experience I realized thousands of canadians experience this every day… and who is there to help them?
Again, this is why CHAI exists.
So specifically how do we help?
It breaks down into practical support, emotional support and empowerment.
Here are a few examples:
- Attending doctors appointments
- Coaching about your current condition, medical jargon, Advance Care Planning
- Support with complicated paperwork- for example CPP Disability Forms
- Helping with Discharge Planning from hospital to home or residential care
Emotional Support can take the form of…
- Reducing patient & caregiver stress
- Making sure the patient is heard
CHAI helps Empower Patients & Caregivers
- For example: supporting patients to advocate for themselves
CHAI also supports your doctors in providing you great care.
Our overstretched healthcare system often leaves doctors short of time and resources.
Hospital capacity in Canada is 125%- that means there are 5 people for every 4 beds in the Canadian healthcare system. And the situation is only going to get worse.
Baby Boomers- the largest cohort in human history peaks in 5 years. So who knows how many people will be needing those 4 beds!
So having a Health Advocates in your corner could make all the difference.
“The Community First Health Co-op operates the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre with volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. This Centre houses providers supplying acupuncture and natural health, Chinese medicine, chronic disease support, community services, counseling, educational programs, housing outreach, kinesiology, massage, pre- and post-natal maternity support, pain and addictions management, seniors’ support, social work, and street outreach, together with physician, psychologist, and chiropractic practices.
– lease/rental space available for health/wellness professions and education/community services groups.
– secure inside storage rooms for rent to the public accessible 24/7: email@example.com
– meeting room for rent to the public (20 people, large table, internet) and an open presentation/meeting room to showcase your product available seven days/nights of the week on a per session basis – Madeline 778-919-5946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to providing rental space for health/wellness related professions, trained health-care volunteers give free support and education for various chronic issues and seniors care such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Cancer, Friends of Family, Heart and Stroke, Hospice, Kidney, Kidsport, Lung, MS, Nelson Elders, Overeaters Anonymous, Parkinson’s Seniors, and TOPS.(Take Off Pounds Sensibly).”
Registered with the College of Chiropractors of BC (# 21819) and a member of the British Columbia and Canadian Chiropractic Associations , I continue to develop my knowledge and techniques through professional development. This includes: ·
- Certified Original Strength Practitioner – Original Strength System Screen and Assessment provider and Pressing RESET trainer
- Certified Yoga Instructor – Moksana Yoga Training Centre, Victoria
- Network Spinal Analysis, Donald Epstein, Italy
- Koren Specific Technique, United Kingdom
- Hoffman Technique, Steve Hoffman, Holland
- KiroKids Neuro Impulse Protocol, Neil Davies, Scotland
After 20 years working as a Chiropractor in the UK, Ireland and Montreal I am proud to call Nelson my home
I love what I do and am very passionate about natural health. Helping thousands of patients and families re-discover their health over the years has been extremely rewarding. And on a personal note, the difference chiropractic and living a healthy lifestyle has made to my family’s life has been enormous. I want to know your goals in wellness and functional fitness and help you achieve them through chiropractic, training and lifestyle changes. I consider it a privilege when people choose me for their care. I appreciate your trust and will do all I can for you, your family and anyone you may refer in the future.
Earthen Vision, lead by consultant & environmental arts therapist Sarah West, helps individuals and organizations engage with creativity and nature to bring clarity, enhance focus and cultivate sustainable, genuine and culturally relevant connections in our lives, relationships and at work.
– Organizational decision making training & consulting for Indigenous communities, organizations, & government. This includes professional development courses, retreats and planning exercises to improve workplace culture, innovate decision making and encourage sustainability through creative, collaborative, land-based solutions. Services specialize in organizational health, decision making, strategic planning, team building and public consultations.
– Personal Development & therapy for individuals and groups specializing in connecting with nature, ecological grief & anxiety, decolonization & deep allyship; and working with myth.
Working with you wherever your feet are planted. Services are available online and in person. Based in Nelson, British Columbia (Kootenays).
Foot Canada Training is a federally incorporated nursing foot care education company based in Nelson BC, that supports nationwide education opportunities by offering online Foot Care Nurse and Educator training, Foot Health courses for Support Workers (coming in 2022) and by providing Foot Care Nurse Educators, health agencies and post-secondary institutions access to our curriculum for clinical courses and advanced skills workshops. Our curriculum is peer-reviewed, current and meets the standards set by the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada. Foot Canada Training is dedicated to promoting the advancement of standardized and accessible Foot Care Nurse education in accordance with best practice guidelines.
Our goal is to promote your health, vitality and well-being by supporting your body’s innate healing ability. We help you build the foundation of good health by promoting optimal nutrition, mind-body awareness, and holistic treatment to guide and support your ability to heal.
Uncover the root cause of chronic illness through biochemical testing, and heal natural with diet, lifestyle, and supplement support, specific to your unique self. Chandler is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and specializes in hormone, digestion, immune, and energetic health.
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.
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort has a wide variety of exclusive accommodations scattered throughout the serene, forested surroundings. Whether travelling for business or on family vacation, Halcyon has the right place for you. From private, exquisite cabins to family style cottages and grandiose loft chalets, our accommodations provide you with that private getaway experience. All our accommodations are within walking distance of the hot springs. With onsite SPA services and the Kingfisher Restaurant, you will not have to worry about a thing. When it comes time to rest, relax and rejuvenate, Halcyon is here for you. Welcome home.
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.
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.
We strive to create clean, user-friendly designs on both the web and in print. We believe that
well-presented content supported by outstanding imagery is a great marriage. Over the past 18
years, our skill set has grown beyond only web design, to include photography, aerial imagery,
video production, print design, branding, and content procurement for social media. We have
a proven track record of building sites and empowering clients with clean, vibrant, and human
centric design. We love building lasting relationships and supporting our clients as they grow