Our Team

Kate Butt

R.TCM.P, Doula, H.B.A.SC.

Kate Butt is a graduate of the 5-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC. She is currently licensed as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P) and offers gentle acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tuina massage, herbal medicine prescriptions, and counsel for diet, lifestyle, spiritual and emotional well-being. (READ MORE…)

Contact Kate:

Call: 1 (250) 551-5283
Email: truebalance.kate@gmail.com

Sophie Richard

R.Ac, NAET Practitioner, B.Sc.F

When I was 10 years old I began suffering from allergies. Some of these symptoms were undiagnosed but clearly allergy related. When I was in my early 20’s and would have a reaction to something, I would be sick for days and very tired. One day I came across a clinic called “A New Start Allergy Clinic”. That is when I discovered NAET. (READ MORE…)

Contact Sophie:

Call: 1 (250) 551-0613
Email: sophielrichard@gmail.com

Keshia Clancy


Keshia was raised in and around Nelson, BC. She grew up with a love for nature, and the natural healing arts, of which Nelson has so much to offer. Her experience of receiving massage and traditional chinese medicine treatments, and attending yoga classes at a young age inspired her to pursue a career in the healing arts. She studied yoga for some years, travelling to India to understand more of the philosophy and culture, and then soon afterwards found herself moving to Vancouver to study massage therapy, graduating as an RMT in 2013. (READ MORE…)

Contact Keshia:

Call: 1 (250) 353 – 3170
Email: keshiaclancy@gmail.com
Website: keshiaclancy.com

Miriam Mason Martineau

M.A. Psychology

I am a mother, a counselor, writer, and researcher. I have spent the last 20 years studying and applying Integral theory, educational frameworks, and psycho-spiritual practice.

I hold an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Zurich, with specialization in Youth and Child Psychology, and have been working in private practice as an integral therapeutic counselor since 1995, accompanying especially adults, couples and parents.  (READ MORE…)

Contact Miriam:

Email: miriam@nextstepintegral.org
Website:  miriammartineau.com

Joelle Whitley


Joelle’s love for Traditional Chinese Medicine began in 2005 when she chose to study Acupressure Therapy at Mount Royal University.  It was a step in the complete opposite direction of her occupation at the time; filling western medical prescriptions as a pharmacy assistant.  She felt the pharmaceutical industry was missing something in it’s way of helping people so began searching for a more holistic approach to health care. (READ MORE…)

Contact Joelle:
Call:  1(250)509-0680

Chelsey Erickson

RMT (Saskatchewan)

Graduating from The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2016, Chelsey quickly obtained a busy practice at a Chiropractic Clinic in Saskatoon. During this period, she added Myo-Fascial/Vacuum Cupping to further her practice, and was pleased to find a significant improvement in patient recovery time, an important part of her practice. This experience allowed Chelsey to expand her knowledge and complement other modalities to aid in the healing process.

Contact Chelsey:

Email: chelsey.erickson@hotmail.com

Instagram: @happyhealing_chels

Noemi Kiss

Sound Healing Practitioner

I am a professional singer and voice teacher. I was born and raised in Hungary, where I studied at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, and as a post graduate, I obtained a special diploma in early music performance practice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England.

I spent 15 years performing with orchestras and choirs as a soloist in Europe, and I also made a number of recordings of baroque and contemporary music. I came to Victoria, British Columbia in 2008 for what was meant to be a short visit. From there I moved to the tiny rural village of Argenta, British Columbia in 2009. Since then I have been performing more locally, with different musical partners and collaborations, and I continue to teach voice to all ages. I also lead a choir called Cottonwood Singers. (READ MORE..)

Contact Noemi

Call: 250-777-3346
Email: noemi.kiss@gmail.com
Website: noemikisssounds.com

Lauren Kane

Registered Massage Therapist

Lauren moved to Nelson in the fall of 2019 to be closer to nature and enjoy all the wonders of the Kootenays. She began her registered massage therapy studies in Toronto where she had the opportunity to train under a diverse group of professionals. She acquired significant experience and skills through a variety of clinical placements where she assessed and provided therapeutic massage to individuals with physical and cognitive impairments. She has volunteered at multiple marathon events where she worked with athletes and gained knowledge of sports massage. (READ MORE…)

Contact Lauren

Email: laurenkanermt@gmail.com