DTCM, MSN, RN, AOBTA-CP
Colin Harris is a 2000 graduate of a four year Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the Shang Hai TCM College of BC, and is a Certified Practitioner with the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA). Colin is also a registered nurse with a Masters in Nursing with acute care medical experience. This brings a unique perspective to Colin's practice. Over the years Colin has continued to be influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and the principles of acupuncture and the movement of energy, but he has moved away from the use of acupuncture needles to a more hands on approach.
Colin takes an holistic approach to the body using Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and principles and blends them with modern osteopathic techniques into manual therapy. Colin integrates energy with structure by various methods such as gentle pressure and traction on joints to clear blockages in the energy flow of the body and by unwinding the meridians. This in turn influences the whole musculoskeletal system. Through integrated bodywork, Colin uses various other modalities to assist functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including often neglected areas such as our organs and their dynamic motion. Colin also addresses restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the function of the central nervous system.
Tension patterns from injuries, surgery, adhesions, illness, postural imbalances and other traumas have a cascade of effects for which our bodies must compensate. Through Colin's unique combination of modalities he encourages your own natural mechanisms to improve functional and structural balance, relieve the negative effects of stress and enhance mobility. The goal is to achieve vital balance with your body, mind and spirit.
In addition to being a certified practitioner of Tui Na, a Chinese bodywork therapy, Colin continues to take advanced training in Zero Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. Most of these therapies can be performed through light clothing therefore, full disrobing is not required which may be a preference for some clients.