EMMA’S NUTRITION PROMOTIONS

Meal Plan Promo:

Includes: 2-week customized meal plan with initial consultation + 3 virtual follow up appointments

Price: $255

Weight Loss Package:

Includes: 1 Initial In-person consultation and 3 follow up in-person appointments ~ each with an add-on 20 min sauna after your appointment

Price: $250

Packages valid for appointments with Emma Gritten only

SIDNEY DROP IN SAUNA PROMO: $20 for a 20 Minute session, a PBH hat & water bottle!

promotion only valid at PBH Sidney

NOTICE: Counselling fee increases

The following prices will take effect on July 15, 2022:

Virtual Counselling Session 50 Minute Individual - Follow Up: $135.00

Virtual Counselling Session 50 Minute Couple - Follow Up: $145.00

Virtual Counselling Session 80 Minute Individual - Initial: $200.00

Virtual Counselling Session 80 Minute Couple - Initial: $210.00

Virtual Counselling Session 80 Minute Individual - Follow Up: $200.00

Virtual Counselling Session 80 Minute Couple - Follow Up: $210.00

Can’t find the appointment time you’re looking for at your regular clinic? View our other location’s schedules for different availabilities with some of the same practitioners you know and love! Or - come meet our equally wonderful new practitioners including: Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists, Athletic Therapists, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists and more!

Naturopathy

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit. They concentrate on whole patient wellness ... Read More

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit. They concentrate on whole patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, attempting to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition. Naturopathic physicians care for patients of all ages and genders. They provide individualized evidence-informed therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. Dr. Chitale treats chronic diseases, and has a special clinical focus on treating endocrine, adrenal and thyroid conditions.

Naturopathic Treatments: Acupuncture & Cupping * Herbal Medicine * Homeopathy * Biotherapeutic Drainage * WT3 Therapy (Wilson's Thyroid Syndrome) * Diet and Nutrition * ​Counselling


Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapists are skilled healthcare professionals that specialize in providing care for orthopedic injuries (injuries to muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, joints), whether acute or chronic. Athletic Therapists are experts at injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. Athletic Therapy treatments are based on the Sport Medicine Model, an active rehabilitation approach ... Read More

Athletic Therapists are skilled healthcare professionals that specialize in providing care for orthopedic injuries (injuries to muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, joints), whether acute or chronic. Athletic Therapists are experts at injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. Athletic Therapy treatments are based on the Sport Medicine Model, an active rehabilitation approach with an objective to find and treat the cause of conditions and not just the symptoms. This method also encourages the patient to follow an active approach to rehabilitating their injury rather than a passive, therapist-dependent approach or reliance on modalities. This leads to faster recovery, decreases risk of re-injury, and reinforces treatment outcomes. The treatment techniques that are used may include a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy, as well as other therapeutic modalities. Athletic Therapists also using taping, bracing, and padding to support and protect joints to facilitate a safe return to activity. Athletic Therapists also are first responders, providing sideline emergency care for sports organizations


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that is part of the comprehensive medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The practice of acupuncture specifically involves the insertion of extremely thin metallic needles into the body at various points – known as acupuncture points or acupoints – of which there are hundreds. The acupuncture needle metaphorically acts as a key to ... Read More

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that is part of the comprehensive medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The practice of acupuncture specifically involves the insertion of extremely thin metallic needles into the body at various points – known as acupuncture points or acupoints – of which there are hundreds. The acupuncture needle metaphorically acts as a key to open up a blockage, which may be physical or energetic (e.g. stress, sadness) in nature. The primary goal is releasing blockages to help the body restore health.

*$5-$10 OFF an infrared sauna session if booked directly before your Acupuncture treatment
*FREE 15 Minute Consultations (Call to book)


Registered Massage Therapy

“Massage Therapy” is the health profession in which a person provides for the purposes of developing, maintaining and rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of assessment of the soft tissues and joints on the body, and treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manipu... Read More

“Massage Therapy” is the health profession in which a person provides for the purposes of developing, maintaining and rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of assessment of the soft tissues and joints on the body, and treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.
*Treatment time includes: Health history review/check-in, assessment, getting on + off the table, re-assessment and home care suggestions.

Add-Ons billable separately or together with treatment:
*20 minute Infrared Sauna Pre-Heat: $15 (call to book)
*Paraffin wax: $15 for feet OR hands
*Aromatherapy: $5


Non-Registered Massage


Kinesiology


Personal Training

What is Personal Training? Certified Personal Trainers design fitness programs tailored to individual needs. An excellent trainer will also have excellent teaching skills and a knack for inspiring others to stay on track. Depending on what you are hoping to achieve, a personal trainer may prescribe a combination of resistance training, cardio, functional mobility exercises and nutritional... Read More

What is Personal Training?

Certified Personal Trainers design fitness programs tailored to individual needs. An excellent trainer will also have excellent teaching skills and a knack for inspiring others to stay on track.
Depending on what you are hoping to achieve, a personal trainer may prescribe a combination of resistance training, cardio, functional mobility exercises and nutritional advice based on Canada’s updated Food Guide.
Expect your program to change over time as your level of fitness continues to improve.

Where do Personal Trainers work?

Personal trainers work in gyms, rec-centers and integrated health facilities.

Scope of Practice

A personal trainer can help you to:

· Perform exercises properly, with correct form and posture, so you can avoid exercise-related injuries.

· Build muscle and bone strength.

· Increase your metabolism and lose weight.

· Stay on track over time and achieve your fitness goals.

Education

BCRPA-Personal Trainers are required to pass provincially accredited physiology and musculoskeletal anatomy exams (80% minimum score) and must maintain annual Continuing Education credits, as well as valid Emergency First Aid and CPR certifications.

Who can benefit from Personal Training?

Exercise IS and should be for EVERYONE: Once you’ve filled out a PAR-Q pre-exercise questionnaire, and you have determined that you aren’t required to get a doctor’s permission to exercise, you will be able to start your program.

Dr. De Marco believes that better health is possible for all and is passionate about supporting you on your health journey. She believes that health is the reflection and culmination of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, and that vital health results when these elements are in balance. Dr. De Marco helps her patients overcome hormonal, autoimmune and digestive concerns, as well as burnout and chronic fatigue. She has a great passion for healthy aging at all stages of life.

Dr. De Marco focuses on addressing the pillars of nutrition, movement, stress and sleep to create a foundation for health that is reliable and sustainable. She incorporates LifeLabs and advanced functional medicine testing, botanical medicine, and prescribed pharmaceuticals when necessary to support the body in finding its way back to optimal health. She is certified in Acupuncture and Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy.

Dr. De Marco grew up in Montreal, Quebec; she speaks fluent French and conversational Italian and is happy to serve patients in both francophone and Italian communities on the island. She followed her love of plants and trees out west to BC and is now happy to call Victoria her new home.

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Haley (she/her) is a student at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy where she is studying to become an RMT. As a tree-planter, rock climber and yogi, Haley has a strong interest in movement of all forms, especially as a means of strengthening postural and self-awareness. Originally from Nova Scotia, she now lives in Victoria, BC.

In the clinic, Haley focuses on helping patients align mind and body in a safe and inclusive space. Through her treatments she seeks to create an environment where clients can show up as they are and feel supported in their healing process. In her practice as a body worker and future RMT, she hopes to promote small acts of self-care as a means of empowering community.

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Sonia (Sony) specializes in helping people build the inner strength and resilience they need to bounce back from setbacks and challenges.

Sony discovered the power of coaching in 2002 and started her own coaching company in Mexico in 2007 with 17 other professionals. The main areas of coaching were: Life Coaching, Body and Mental Health, Personal, Professional and Public Image, Grief, Negotiation and Financial.

Along with her professional credentials, Sony brings life experience. She was deeply affected by family members living with mental health challenges, the tragic loss of loved ones, as well as divorce and immigration. In 2009, she immigrated to Canada to start a new life and find new opportunities. She is a mother of two grown joyful kids.

Sony’s own growth has given her the awareness and compassion to understand people’s needs and struggles. She knows that working with a Coach can positively change anyone’s life.

Sony offers a blend of an integral & holistic life coaching approach to help people achieve their personal and professional goals, maximize their own creativity, imagination, and talents in a warm and approachable way in English and Spanish.

Discover your own inner strength, so that you can move on from the past and create the happy and fulfilling life you deserve.

Sony’s professional credentials:

  • Bachelor of Human Resources

  • Master’s in Human Development

  • International Coaching Certification, ICC, ICT

  • 4 Evolutions Life Coaching Certificate, ICC

*Gestalt Therapy/ Humanistic Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy

*Neuro-Linguistic Programing/Therapy/Neuro-Linguistic Programming Centre

  • Level 1 & 2 Usui Reiki System

*Tao of Love and the 5 Elements, Universal Tao System Thailand-Mexico

Currently studying: * Transpersonal Therapeutic Counselling with Clearmind International Institute.

  • Brain Health Coaching Certification with Dr. Daniel Amen University

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Elena Henwood is a BCRPA-Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in weight training and sensory-motor learning techniques to optimize mind-muscle connection. Her specialty programs, ranging from gentle functional movement workshops to high intensity cardio-strength classes, are always educational and lead to tangible improvements quickly. Elena is also a practitioner of the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education, which uses visualization and hands-on neuro-sensory techniques to ease compulsively tight muscles and effect musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Having graduated from an 800-hour professional training program in 2014, she has been working with the Greater Victoria community for over 8 years. Elena’s rare skillset and multi-faceted understanding of the body—biomechanical, musculoskeletal and neurological—coupled with her playful sense of humor make her an excellent choice.

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Kaylie graduated with her acupuncture diploma from Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in the summer of 2018. Through her practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has gained experience with treating musculoskeletal disorders, hormonal imbalances and mental health concerns. Through her studies, she has discovered the value of treating the body as a whole, and using nutrition to help promote overall wellness. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time in nature.

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Kennedy was born and raised in Victoria and grew up in the Fernwood and Oak Bay area. She thinks taking care of your body and mind is the top priority and her values deeply align with what Pure Body is all about! Kennedy loves being in nature, watching movies and spending time with her friends and family. She has 3 years of reception experience and loves engaging with clients and making sure every customers leaves with a smile on their face. She’s very happy to be a part of the Pure Body team and is excited for what the future of the company holds.

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Michelena graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2021. Her passion for helping people is one of the many reasons she has pursued a career in massage therapy. Michelena’s time in school taught her the skills to treat a variety of conditions. Michelena has an interest in treating headaches, migraines, stress reduction and chronic pain. She understands the effects chronic pain can have both physically and mentally.

She is dedicated to making her clients feel safe, heard, and cared for. Her interest in health and wellness stems from her own experience with massage and feeling the positive benefits it can have.

When not at the clinic Michelena can be found exploring this beautiful place we call home and enjoying Victoria’s food scene.

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Stacie was born on Vancouver Island, but also spent many years in Ontario before she came back as a fully trained baker. She always loved bringing joy to someone’s day with delicious baked goods, but wanted to do more. For the last four years Stacie has grown a new love for dance and fitness. Finding this new passion that requested far more of her body than anything she has done before, found a rekindled interest in the human body. Stacie moved to Victoria to pursue her new passion in helping others, learning about the body and it’s inner workings. She started her education at WCCMT in September 2021 to become an RMT. She is excited to provide relaxation massage as her knowledge, skillset and passion continues to grow.

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Jordan grew up in Montreal, QC, with a passion for sports that led him to prep school in New England, where he played varsity hockey, football, and baseball. After graduating from Vermont academy, Jordan accepted a scholarship to play football and baseball at Juniata College in Pennsylvania.

During the first month of school, Jordan, who had a previous history of concussions, suffered a severe head injury which ended his athletic pursuits. Jordan was highly fortunate to receive world-class treatment for his head injury and fully recovered. Jordan’s recovery process and experience with quality care lit a passion in him to help others therapeutically. Jordan attended Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, where he graduated with a Massage Therapy diploma.

Jordan understands the importance of client-focused, holistic care and has a passion for optimizing athletic performance and providing rehab to injuries. Jordan uses a myriad of therapeutic modalities and has various skills to ensure that each client receives a goal-focused, collaborative, and effective massage treatment. Techniques used include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, deep tissue massage, and Swedish massage techniques. Jordan uses client education to empower clients to take an active role in their recovery and wellness journey.

Jordan enjoys running, lifting weights, skiing, and playing with his beloved golden retriever named Dallas in his free time.

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Racheal grew up in Shawnigan Lake and moved to Victoria shortly after high school. After taking some time off to travel she landed back in Victoria to pursue her education in Web Development at Q College and Business and Marketing at Camosun College. Her love for genuinely connecting with others has found her in a variety of administrative, sales, and marketing positions over the years.

Having always had an interest in nutrition and fitness, she recently took her interests one step further to pursue her passions and is now studying to become a Holistic Nutritionist at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She recently completed the Community Herbalist program at Pacific Rim College. She is extremely passionate about holistic health, the body-mind-spirt connection, nature, and helping others.

During her down time you will find her hiking with her dog, biking around the beautiful city, gardening, practicing yoga, making a herbal recipe, or foraging in the forest.

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Please note this practitioner is new to our clinic, and is in the process of being set-up for direct billing. If booking a session with Eric, there is a possibilty you will have to pay for the appointment out of pocket, and submit your insurance claim privately (if applicable). We appreciate your understanding

Eric graduated from WCCMT in Victoria 10 years ago and has been practicing locally since. He aims to blend a therapeutic and relaxation style that will both help with complaints and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Outside of the clinic, Eric works at WCCMT as an instructor and clinic supervisor. He enjoys disc golf, back-country hiking and camping, kayaking, reading and board games.

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Laurens interests, education and experience are a mix between holistic wellness and dance. In 2011 she graduated from the 3000-hour diploma program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC. After starting her career in massage therapy, and opening her own dance studio, she completed a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training and her Aerial Yoga Teacher Training. Along with her wellness and business endeavors, Lauren has been dancing, performing and teaching in a variety of dance styles for over 10 years.

From personal experience, Lauren became interested in holistic healing when she was a child. It successfully helped her with severe allergies and sleep issues. Getting relief from natural therapies led to an early beginning of a strong passion for the use of massage therapy, Chinese medicine and proper nutrition.

Lauren is very dedicated to her work and her clients. She loves helping her clients feel better and determined to succeed in helping them, therefore she puts a lot of effort and energy into her massage treatments. Lauren is a therapist who can use a lot of pressure if necessary, and is careful to modify the pressure to the needs of each client individually. She has always believed in and promoted a healthy lifestyle. She believes is that everyone should be graced with a balanced body and mind. Balancing your mind and body is important and easily over looked in our fast pasted modern lifestyles.

The techniques Lauren uses in her treatments include Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue, myofascial Release, trigger point release, joint mobilization, contract-relax, isolitic release, muscle energy, manual lymph drainage, muscle stripping. She is particularly enjoys doing deep tissue, sports therapy and myofascial techniques. She also offers aromatherapy and paraffin add-ons to enhance treatments.

There are so many different conditions that massage therapy can beneficial for, and Lauren likes working with all the conditions. She does take a special interest in working with people who have insomnia, cancer, HIV/AIDS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, IBS, COPD, Parkinsons, MS, compartment syndromes, TMJ dysfunction, hyper mobility, hypomobility, headaches, frozen shoulder, contractures, whiplash, strains, sprains and pregnancy discomforts.

Lauren is owner of Amethyst Dance and Fitness, located on the other side of the block from Pure Body Health. Most of the time, that is where you can find her when she is not at the clinic. She focuses on finding new ways of dancing that can strengthen, stretch and heal her sore muscles..

Continued Education:

Standard First Aid CPR and AED Manual Lymph Drainage – 2010 Sports Massage - 2010 Yoga Teacher Training RYT500 – 2013 Anatomy and Yogasana 1 & 2 – 2016 Hot Stones -2018

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​Drake’s Background in adventure sports has shown him the importance of prehab as well as the impact a good rehabilitation practitioner can have on an injured person’s life. Watching his peers or athletic heroes recover from traumatic injuries inspired Drake to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. During his studies, Drake worked as a volunteer youth rock climbing coach, athletic training for a local highschool football team and helped manage a local adventure tourism business.

Drake practices exercise rehabilitation with a systematic and evidence based approach. Starting with a comprehensive history and assessment, he takes time to teach every client the foundations of movement to ensure the safety and proper progressions for all his clients. Drake uses a variety of stretching, postural training, strength, and endurance training to help his clients get moving and living better. Whether you are exercising for the first time, a seasoned athlete or anyone in between, Drake would be thrilled to assist you in achieving your movement and fitness goals!

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Honggang(Andy) Xiao is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC. Andy is also a recent graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria and is eagerly waiting to become a Registered Massage Therapist.

Fifteen years ago, one of Andy’s family members suffered from severe arthritis. Following the effective treatment by Acupuncture and Tuina Massage, Andy became very interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and attempted to engage in TCM as his career. Through eight years of study and practice, Andy found one plus one is greater than two results when he tried his best to combine TCM and Western Massage in treatment. Andy gradually found the treatment direction that he is interested in and good at:

-Musculoskeletal Injuries, such as Contusions, Strains and Sprains

-Overuse Injuries, such as Plantar fasciitis, Periostitis and compartment syndromes, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Frozen shoulder

-Joint Dysfunction, such as Osteoarthritis, Hypermobility and hypomobility

-Conditions of the Peripheral Nervous System, such as Thoracic outlet syndrome, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Piriformis syndrome and Sciatic nerve lesions

-Gastrointestinal Concerns, such as Constipation

-Emotion stress and Insomnia

-Tension headache

Andy and his family have been living in Victoria for eight years. They had a good time in this beautiful, sunny, friendly and exciting city!

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Leon graduated from Camosun College with a Bachelor’s of Athletic and Exercise Therapy (BAET). He is a Certified Athletic Therapist under the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, and a Canadian Red Cross Certified First Responder. Born in raised in Victoria, Leon has always lived an active lifestyle. A former volleyball player, he understands the requirements to compete at a high level, and the importance of a healthy, injury-free body. Leon’s goal is to help his clients function at their best, and eliminate pain and injury. When he’s not treating patients, you can find him playing/coaching volleyball, lifting weights at the gym, and taking his brother’s dog Morty for a walk.

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