Mary van Geyn

Mary_van_GeynCertified Reflexologist

REFLEXOLOGY is a method of stimulating the REFLEX POINTS in the feet that correspond with each of the body’s organs and functions. It is a perfect fit with massage therapy, chiropractic, and all other healing modalities. By rebalancing and deeply relaxing the body's system, the effectiveness of other treatments are vastly improved. WHOLISTIC, NON-INVASIVE and GENTLE, it is a beneficial for all ages – infant to seniors!

Following a detailed mapping of the body, gentle pressure is applied with the fingers and thumb of the practitioner on the plantar, dorsal, lateral and medial sides of each foot. Correct stimulation of these reflex points causes a release of trapped stress and tension, bringing about a deep state of relaxation. Toxins are also released, and ones’ natural energies flow freely, assisting to normalize the entire system. The body is REVITALIZED and SUPPORTED in its own healing process.

Mary van Geyn has been offering Reflexology for 7 years with her fellow practitioners at Advanced Healing Arts. She obtained her certification from the Pacific Institute of Reflexology, completing both Basic and Advanced Clinical courses. She is currently a Board Member with the Reflexology Association of BC, acting as their Membership Director. She attended both UBC and SFU, and holds a B.A. in Communications – Interpersonal Relations.

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Eileen Li

Eileen_LiCertified Colon Hydro Therapist

*Certificate of Completion -Foundation Level I-ACT

*Certificate of Membership I-ACT ,

*Membership- Of Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. (ANN)

Eileen suffered with constipation for over 20 years trying several different ways to solve the problem such as medicines, drinks, acupuncture, massage, exercise, diets etc. until she discovered colon hydro therapy which eliminated the problem. This gave her the passion to share it with others why colon hydro therapy is extremely important for the wellbeing of your body and continued healthy living.

The other many benefits she personally discovered was experiencing more energy, eliminated joint pain, cleansed her facial skin, depression, eliminated toxins, allergies, weight loss, indigestion, gas and bloating and better sleep.

The end result is her body felt light and fresh by eliminating all the toxins.



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Katolen Yardley

Katolen Yardley smKatolen Yardley, MNIMH -Medical Herbalist
Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Katolen is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, currently in private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC and offers online consultations throughout North America. She has been employed in the Holistic Health field since 1993, with clinical experience since 1995. Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease. She specializes in women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, digestive and nervous system disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.

Katolen has been involved in curriculum development for numerous educational programs and teaches herbal medicine courses at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and Pacific Rim College and offers seminars and lectures to the general public. She is a clinic supervisor of a Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinic. Katolen is the Vice President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and a second term president of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC). She is the author of the book - The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (release date August, 2016)

Since 1998, she has appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, where she offers herbal information to the public. Katolen has been a guest on the Discovery Channel’s Healthy Home Show, has been published in numerous magazines and health journals including: the British Journal of Phytotherapy, Shared Vision Magazine, Elated News, Choices Markets Newsletters and Living + Magazine, she is a guest speaker at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, has presented at international conferences including Phytotherapy Canada, the BC Pharmacy Association, the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC, Health Action Network, Kootenay Herb Conference, Vancouver Island Herb Gathering, Powell River Women's Health Network, Washington State's Northwest Herbal Fair, Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, the BC Post Secondary Support Staff Conference and appeared in interviews on the Dr. Don Show, the Simi Sara Show, CKVN News, CBC National News, The Weather Network, CBC Talk Radio, CKNW’s World Today and CFML Radio.

What is a Medical Herbalist?

When treating the client a Medical Herbalist seeks out the underlying cause of the health problem and, once identified, it is this, which is treated rather than the symptoms alone. A Medical Herbalist can also provide accurate information on any possible contraindications and/or potential drug-herb interactions.

Medical Herbalists are highly trained practitioners that combine the use of botanical medicine, science, nutrition and supplements to restore health. Medical Herbalists are not doctors, nor do they diagnose; they are, however, trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors and take a more holistic approach to illness. They have completed at least 4 years of study in Herbal Medicine and have had extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical assessment, pharmacology, biochemistry, botany, materia medica, and philosophy of Herbal Medicine, therapeutics and nutrition. The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is a worldwide recognised governing body representing herbal practitioners, originally founded in 1864.

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Ian Dunsmuir

Ian Dunsmuir2B.Sc. (Kin), R.Ac. D.TCM  

Registered Acupuncturist, Kinesiologist, Instructor -- Sports Medicine Acupuncture Seminars

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Ian Dunsmuir, Registered Acupuncturist, began his career in health with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University . After working as a kinesiologist and a teaching assistant in the School of Kinesiology at SFU, Ian furthered his education by completing a three-year program in traditional Chinese medicine.

Growing up in Coquitlam BC , Ian has always been interested and involved in health and fitness. A competitive athlete himself, and having faced his own health and fitness challenges, Ian's choice of career and specialized applications of his training comes naturally and enhances his compassion and understanding of his patients.

As well as being in private practice at his clinic, The Healing Point, located in Port Moody, British Columbia, Ian is the team acupuncturist for the Coquitlam Senior 'A' Adanacs lacrosse team. Ian was the team acupuncturist for the Vancouver Ravens professional lacrosse team during the 2001 to 2004 seasons. Ian was featured in the Coquitlam Now newspaper due to his involvement as the team acupuncturist for the Coquitlam Adanacs during their 2001 Championship season. This past summer, Ian provided acupuncture services for the 2010 Minto Cup Champion Coquitlam Adanacs. Currently, Ian is a treatment provider for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. Since May 2004, Ian has assisted Matt Callison, with the teaching of Sports Medicine Acupuncture seminars in Western Canada and in the United States.

Matt, a leading expert in the field of Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has a successful Sports Medicine Acupuncture practice in San Diego, California. Ian is now an instructor of these seminars and has taught in Calgary, Whistler and Victoria and Holland.

Since 2006, Ian Dunsmuir served VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee) on the Medical Managers Team for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This was the first time in the history of the Olympics Games that acupuncture was included. Ian's duties included management of all Acupuncture Services for both Athlete's Village Polyclinics (Whistler and Vancouver) and treatment provider. One of the challenges in life that affects us all is balance. We continually try to juggle our work, family and personal schedules along with numerous other pressures. Ian strives to achieve balance in his life by spending time with family, taking holidays throughout the year, taking care of himself and enjoying various hobbies and activities. Some of these include a regular exercise program (gym workouts as well as biking and running), reading, movies and traveling.

Ian lives in the Vancouver area with his wife DeeDee and daughter Emma.


In my early years of childhood, I developed a condition with my right hip. It was felt that the best course of action was to have surgery.  So, in 1982 and at the age of 12, I had corrective surgery.  Immediately post-surgery I had 50 pounds of traction on my right leg and had to remain in the hospital.  Before being allowed to go home, I was put in a body cast.  My head, arms and left leg were free but the rest of me was casted.   I remained in the cast for six weeks before it was removed.

I really appreciated all that the nurses and doctors did for me and I believe this molded my desire to want to help others.  I wasn’t sure how or what but I just knew I wanted to help others.

After graduating from high school, I was accepted into the School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. I had a love for science (and sports) and thought kinesiology was a perfect fit.


In my second year at SFU, I enrolled in a course that taught us all about sport injuries and as well as how to do athletic taping for various injuries.  From this course, I was asked to join as a student athletic trainer with a local semi-professional lacrosse team.  I believe this event also fulfilled another desire---to help athletes and to be a part of a team.  Unfortunately, after my surgery the surgeon told me to not run.  No activities that involved running.  I didn’t follow his rules all the time but found that it was harder to be a part of a team.  So, the athletic training was a great way to help others and be a part of a team.

In 1992, I graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.  I dabbled in a few jobs, primarily as a rehab trainer for people that had been involved in car accidents.  The jobs were okay but I knew it wasn’t what I really wanted to do.

Many people ask me why or how did a Caucasian guy like me get involved in acupuncture.   In fact, one time I had a new patient who was in her 80’s and short and she looked up at me and said, “You are not short or Chinese!!”  I laughed with her and explained that many of my colleagues are Caucasian.

My chronic hip (and low back) pain continued to bother me and so it had been suggested to try acupuncture.  I didn’t know anything about it.  I went to a medical doctor who practiced acupuncture.  I found the acupuncture to be amazing and really relaxing!  I thought about it for a while and then decided that acupuncture and kinesiology would be a great marriage and would allow me to help people with all kinds of different pain conditions.

In 1996, I enrolled in the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and three years later graduated with a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I have been practicing ever since!

Currently, I practice acupuncture in Port Moody, British Columbia and also serve the surrounding areas including Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver.

I am always up for a challenge and feel that my own experience with pain, injury, and rehab have given me a unique set of tools to be able to treat health issues just like yours.   I really enjoy treating stubborn, chronic pain conditions where I am the “last resort” as other therapies haven’t achieved the desired results.

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Jay Lowther

R.M.T. Massage Therapist

Jay_LowtherJay Lowther is from the Tri-Cities area and has worked as a Massage Therapist for 12 yrs. he graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1999. 

Jay has completed continuing education courses in Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilizations and Neuromuscular Massage Therapy.

Jay believes in the body's ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body. he is also a strong supporter of self care and recommends various stretching and strengthening exercises that encourage long term relief from pain.

Jay's approach to treating chronic or acute injuries is that different techniques work for different people and to use whichever approach works the best for the individual. 

Being a believer that different therapy modalities are needed for the wide variety of injuries/conditions people have he is excited to join the diverse team at Advanced Healing Arts.

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