Our Team

                 Takao Ito

Registered Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist, Reiki Master, Reflexologist

I will approach your body from three directions on the frame side, the body side, and the living body energy side by making good use of Acupuncture, Japanese style Moxibustion, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Reiki.
Please come to try it.

2002: Graduated Canadian collage of Shiatsu.
2002: I opened Healing Space Téaté at OK Gift Shop (Japanese souvenir shop) Alberni St, Vancouver.
2006: I moved to Combiniya (Japanese convenience store) at Robson St, Vancouver.
2007: I studied Reiki Kyoto Ioudou in Japan
2008: I become Reiki Master.
2009: I moved my clinic to Empire Landmark Hotel at Robson St, Vancouver
2015 : Graduated International Collage of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Colombia.
2016: I moved my clinic to Denman Place Mall.
2018 : I start Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

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  Hiroshi Nakashima

Advanced shiatsu Therapist(Shiatsu with Seitai), Reflexologist: Over 15 years.

Career: 2010 Graduated from Murakami Chiropractic School (Japan Chiropractic school).

Certificate: Japanese chiropractor(not Canada license), Shiatsu therapist, Seitai therapist, Cupping massage therapy(Air), Kinesiology taping mastery, Relaxation therapist, de therapeutiste de médecine préventive preventive medicine therapist, RTA reflexologist.

SEITAI treatment: SEITAI is a specific type of treatment.
A treatment method that proposes the ideal balance of the human body and the correct range of motion of muscles and joints. In some cases, the treatment is characterized by eliminating pain without touching the affected area, which is the main complaint.
The cause of all types of stiffness, tightness and pain is a restriction in the range of motion of the joints and improper use of muscles.
Even when performing a single movement, it is not just a single joint or muscle that moves, but multiple parts that are always working together. If this linkage does not work properly, the burden will be placed on other parts, and this will have an impact.
By confirming and adjusting the cause of pain and stiffness, it is possible to move in a balanced manner, relieve the body from being overwhelmed, and expect a fundamental improvement effect.
It is a technique that is believed to have the potential to improve various problems by returning the body’s balance to its original correct position and ensuring the correct range of motion of muscles and joints.

SHIATSU is a treatment to stimulate pressure points (called “Tsubo”) located all over the body by using fingers & palms. The essence of Shiatsu is “diagnosis and therapy” By using the sensory receptors which are in our hands, Shiatsu therapists can feel muscle stiffness and analyze the body’s condition.

REFLEXOLOGY combines English and Japanese styles. The feet are known as the “second Heart”. By stimulating pressure points in the feet, we can improve function and promote healing in internal organs, glands, and muscles in the entire body.

By combining these, I can create a synergistic effect and respond to the needs of all customers as support for the three major pains in the neck, shoulders, and lower back as well as other symptoms. And I will work to help you make a smile in your daily life.

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 Alexandra Kasumi

Registered Acupuncturist R.Ac

Alex graduated from a 3 year R.Ac program of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a registered acupuncturist (R.Ac) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA).

Since graduating, Alex has continued her studies with coursework in Traditional Japanese Moxibustion (Kansetsukyu or rice grain technique), Japanese Shiatsu massage, and Tui Na massage techniques.

Alex enjoys treating a wide variety of wellness concerns anywhere from muscle and bone injuries to fertility and reproductive health concerns. She also enjoys helping patients who are just looking to maintain their health. Alex’s approach is gentle and integrative, relying on a variety of modalities, such as, acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, etc., to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

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 Giovanna Chura Orellana

Giovanna was born and raised in Cusco – Peru and has called Vancouver home since 2013. Her academic career started at the University of Cusco where she studied Obstetrics, supporting women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.

She started her journey in holistic health over 5 years ago when she became a certified Massage Therapist.

Giovanna’s interests then led her to the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine to become a Registered Acupuncturist, graduating from Vancouver Career College. She views this ancient tradition of healing as a fine art and is passionate about helping people find balance and health.

She is a kind and gentle healer, who is perceptive, empathetic and intuitive. She feels passionately about the accessibility of this medicine and is honored to be a part of the acupuncture community.

When not working, Giovanna enjoys yoga, being in nature, spending time with friends and travelling.

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