Our intention is to provide whole body health care in a relaxed and nurturing environment. The aim as a healthcare practice, is to aid clients towards a greater awareness of what optimal health means to them. Acupuncture and Traditional Medicines have the ability to heal on many levels and the journey towards health is unique for every individual. It is my hope that through education, a supportive environment and an open mind, that every client will find new growth in his or her life.
Kristina Adams is deeply honoured to be carrying on the Vital Point Acupuncture and Massage clinic started by Jennifer Larsen over 15 years ago.
Kristina graduated from Pacific Rim College in April 2017 and became a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA of British Columbia shortly after. Her interest in alternative health care began at a young age when she experienced various health issues that western medicine didn't have the answers to.
After realizing how uninterested she was in her university studies, she dropped out of her science degree and immediately pursued the acupuncture program at The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC, and later at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. Here she learned directly from Doctors of Chinese Medicine, studying gynaecology, dermatology, internal medicine, paediatrics, tuina massage, and advanced orthopaedic acupuncture.
After graduating from Pacific Rim, Kristina travelled to Japan where she had the amazing opportunity to train in Shiatsu massage, enjoy plenty of powder skiing, and immerse herself in Japanese culture and customs. From Japan she moved to Australia, where she mentored for one year at a fertility acupuncture clinic on the Gold Coast.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic healthcare has truly grown into a passion for her, she is continually learning, growing, and finding ways to better help people heal and have affordable access to healthcare. She is currently studying to become a registered herbalist and is very happy to be serving the communities of Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort.
Yanna graduated from the esteemed Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3 year diploma program, as a professional Registered Massage Therapist certified in BC in 2009. She is also a certified spin instructor (stationary bike-cardio/endurance training) and group fitness instructor.
Yanna has always had a passion for health, healing and an interest in the human body, cultivated while growing up in the beautiful Shuswap lake area. Her parents and peers taught her the importance of looking at the body as a whole with every element being connected. At the age of 12, Yanna completed her Level 1 Touch for Health course, she later went on to study massage therapy in Edmonton while working as a full time fitness consultant. While she enjoyed a couple years in Edmonton, in 2006, she came back to BC where she completed her professional studies and graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3000 hour program.
Samantha grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. Shortly after obtaining a degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta, she became a certified yoga instructor. Through years of exploration in her yoga practice, she became inspired to further her understanding in the relationship between the mind, body and health.
As a natural progression, Samantha completed the Acupuncture diploma program with Kootenay Columbia College in Nelson, B.C. She is a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). She is passionate about holistic healing and helping patients optimize their health. She is committed to providing a safe and natural relief for pain and stress.
A variety of modalities are used to effectively help her patients. Treatments may include body acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion and tuina (Chinese massage).
When she isn’t putting needles in people, Samantha can be found adventuring outdoors with her husband and two daughters. Samantha is currently offering appointments at our Kamloops location.
Growing up in the lakeside community of Savona BC, Michelle has grown to know the importance of family and the value of the little things in life.
In August 2000 she started working at the plywood mill in Savona. The pay was great, however it wasn’t what you’d call a dream job. In 2005 she decided to go to school to become an Esthetician so she could work from home to be with her young son.
That is where she fell in love with body work. Feeling the incredible benefits for the body and mind when receiving massage on a regular basis inspired her to deepen her knowledge after esthetician school. She studied with other massage Guru’s and mentors to help her define a style of deep tissue massage that she now practices today. Having 15 + years experience, combined with her training in reiki and yoga, she has developed an intuitive approach to helping the body heal and have more mobility, less pain, and an overall sense of well-being.
Through the years, Michelle has developed a keen sense as to what modalities can enhance the bodies healing process. She incorporates elements of yoga therapy, reiki, and her knowledge of essential oils into her massage practice. The combination of these elements into ones treatment is a much needed aspect to their healing journey.
When she’s not giving treatment or teaching yoga, she’s spending time with her two boys, exploring different lakes on her paddle board, and enjoying time in nature.
Natalie has been massaging for over thirty years. Trained in Australia in therapeutic, deep tissue, sport, remedial and relaxation massage. Natalie has massaged in St Anton Austria, Whistler, for CMH heli skiing and for the last 14 years in Sun Peaks.
Her love of hands on healing is evident in every personalized massage she gives.
Natalie lives at Little Heffley Lake with her husband, two daughters and golden retriever, Ollie.