Maria Laslop (owner)
RAc, RTCMP, RN (non-practicing)
Maria Laslop is a Registered Acupuncturist, a Registered Chinese Herbalist, and a non-practicing Registered Nurse in the province of British Columbia. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1990 and a Master of Nursing in 1997. She subsequently went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Victoria, BC) with a four year Diploma of Chinese Medicine. With over 26 years as a health care professional and a broad knowledge base in both Western and Eastern medicines, Maria offers a unique approach toward health and healing for her patients.
Maria holds special interest and advanced education in the areas of gynecology, fertility enhancement and pregnancy/obstetrical care. She also holds advanced certification in German Auricular Acupuncture.
Maria believes that making healthy diet and lifestyle choices is essential to achieve lasting vitality. She is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to become partners in their care.
BOOK WITH MARIA Book online Maria@UrbanLotus.ca Phone/text: 250-208-9668
Andrea Baudic holds a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Canadian College of Oriental Medicine, where she studied both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She is also a professional level Yoga Teacher, and has studied kinesiology, Tai Chi, QiGong and practices meditation.
Andrea is passionate about understanding the mechanics of motion and the physiology of the body. She is a careful and attentive listener, it is a skill that helps her understand her client's history and underlying causes that that may be contributing to their current condition. Her treatments are focused not only on symptom relief, but also on trying to reach the root cause of the symptom.
Andrea is excited to share her unique, holistic approach to health, and her positive experiences with oriental medicine.
BOOK WITH ANDREA Book online ABaudic@shaw.ca Phone/text: 250-882-9015
Bobby graduated from the Okanagan College of Massage Therapy in 2003. After post-graduate studies, he turned his focus to Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® (SDTT), a comprehensive musculo-skeletal-fascial therapy that helps the body to become optimally realigned, and restores muscle tissue function.
Early in his career, Bobby had the opportunity to work Switzerland. Over two years, he gained invaluable experience treating professional athletes from a variety of sports (including: hockey, soccer, skiing and snowboarding, downhill bike racing, tennis, running and triathlon, and dance). Though the clinic was athlete-focused, he also worked with people of all ages on chronic and acute conditions, and provided them with tools for general maintenance and injury prevention.
Seeing athletes from such a broad range of sports allowed him to treat many different injuries; the philosophy and techniques of SDTT enabled Bobby to quickly achieve excellent results. The results experienced from his limited knowledge (at the time) in SDTT, encouraged him to return to Canada to pursue further study under his mentor, the creator of SDTT, Armand Ayaltin, DNM, RHT, RMT.
Bobby continues learning about the intricacies of the human body with his mentor, and assists in teaching post-graduate workshops for other therapists. He looks forward to using this knowledge to help his clients improve their overall health.
BOOK WITH BOBBY Book online TherapiaCentre@icloud.com Phone/text: 604-779-4550
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Sharon Fairchild is a Registered Massage Therapist who has spent three decades specializing in occupational stress-related conditions, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and relaxation therapy. A former student of the University of Oregon, Sharon completed her formal education at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, located in Sutton, Ontario, Canada. She has been licensed as a medical health practitioner by the State of Oregon and the Province of British Columbia since 1984.
A traditional Massage Therapist, Sharon uses swedish massage techniques as well as deep tissue sports massage skills to release deep-seated soft tissue conditions. She has focused on developing her practice for women.
BOOK WITH SHARON SharonKFairchild@gmail.com Phone/text: 250-370-2010
Kristy Garry is a Registered Acupuncturist and TCM Herbalist who has done extra training focusing on gentle Japanese styles of Acupuncture, now her main modality of treatment. She provides exceptional, individualized care with a focus on balancing the body.
Although she does have special interest in digestive disorders, fertility, pregnancy (being a mother of 2 herself) and general wellness, her main passion is creating and maintaining harmony in the body, no matter if there was an original ailment, or if the already healthy patient wants to be preventative.
Kristy’s many years of QiGong cultivation and study with her teacher Master ZhongXian Wu have given her additional insight into creating harmony within her own body, and those of her patients, but also with the environment around us. The body has its own internal landscape that can be tended with care for optimal health and wellness.
BOOK WITH KRISTY Book online KristyGarry@gmail.com Phone/text: 250-508-4246
Laura completed her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, and is a Registered Acupuncturist with CTCMA. She is a dedicated practitioner of integrative medicinal arts and has a special interest in women’s health, emotional health, scar tissue integration, pain, trauma, digestive health, immune conditions, sleep regulation, addictions and stress-related imbalances.
Laura's guiding intention is to be a facilitator of healing and transformation towards optimal health and wellness, assisting clients in feeling fully alive and at home in their body-mind. Her practice is grounded in the natural cycles, patterns, and rhythms of life. She uses a gentle and direct approach to effectively promote integrated and lasting healing. In her practice of body-mind-spirit integration, she draws on her five years of Chinese Medicine training as well as her 15 years of studying other healing modalities that focus on nature, movement, spirit and mindfulness.
Her passions are nature, community, medicine and movement. When not working in the clinic, she's engaged in the joy of dancing, running, gardening, walking on the beach with her daughter, meditation, plant spirit medicine practices and making tea.
BOOK WITH LAURA Book online Connect@LauraHeslin.com Phone/text: 250-818-2498
Foot Care Specialist (RAc, RTCMP)
Jacqui Paul is a Registered Acupuncturist and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. She graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria, BC in 1998. She also spent three months studying in Guangzhou and Chengdu, China.
After graduating, Jacqui worked extensively for the four First Nations reserves on the Saanich Peninsula. During this time, she noted the frequent poor health of people's feet and nails, this inspired her to focus more intensely on treating feet. She completed the Nursing Foot Care course at the University of Vancouver Island in Nanaimo and has been practicing foot care since 2012.
Jacqui specializes in unique holistic treatments that incorporate both foot care and acupuncture.
BOOK WITH JACQUI Jum22@mac.com Phone/text: 250-516-0534
Brook Paulin is a Registered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine practicing in Victoria, BC. He received his doctorate diploma with high honors from Pacific Rim College in 2013, has since been growing his practice, TCM Victoria, and is working as the TCM herbal dispensary manager, a clinic supervisor and substitute teacher at Pacific Rim college.
Brook works to invigorate a great interest in classical Chinese medicine and its contemporary application. Chinese Medicine draws from traditional indigenous knowledge and modern understandings of how nature and our bodies are designed, and supports us in redesigning our individual lives and lifestyles, our health and recovery. The most important application of Chinese Medicine is to the self, redefining healthy patterns for our individual lifestyles, and personal well-being.
He is also certified in Mei-Zen Facial Rejuvenation, Five-Element Acupuncture, Sports Medicine Therapies and Jin Shin Do.