About Us

Our History 

 

Formerly know as Koru Natural Health and That Great Massage Clinic respectively, Cardinal Point Health Centre is the fusion of two wellness practices.  Cardinal Point Health is pleased to offer Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture services, and Holistic Nutrition consulting.

 

Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Kellie Ferguson

Dr Kellie Ferguson is a Naturopathic Physician (ND) licensed in British Columbia. Dr Kellie became interested in this type of medicine while working on her Bachelors degree in Microbiology at the University of Victoria.  She first learned about it through her Naturopathic Physician, Dr Lisa Connoly, and she quickly realized she had found her passion.  She chose to do her training at Bastyr University in Seattle because it offered science based training but still stayed true to the natural and whole person focus.

Dr Kellie graduated and finished her licensing exams in 2005 and her prescription certification in 2010.  She now practices Naturopathic family medicine, with a focus on nutrition and botanical medicine.  Dr Kellie has a special interest in pediatric and woman’s health, as well as mood and digestive support.  Dr Kellie worked through her Biomedical Autism training in 2008.  She has worked with the Greater Victoria Libraries, the Victoria Brain Injury society, and has done talks in Women’s and Men’s health, Preconception, Brain injury diet support, ADHD, Autism and Pediatric Nutrition.

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Registered Massage Therapy

David Howes RMT

David first learned massage in 1982 and practiced intuitive relaxation massage treating his family and friends, as a hobby, for more than 20 years prior to returning to school. In 2009, he graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria where he studied many types of massage therapy from Swedish Massage to Sports Massage and Muscle Energy Techniques. In his practice, he focus on chronic pain management and injury rehabilitation, with a special interest in Myofascial Release. He is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and belongs to the Massage Therapists Association of BC.

David has lived in Victoria for 20 years where he has raised his 3 sons. Originally, he is from Prince George, via Vancouver. He was a restaurateur for many years and previously a franchise managing partner with two Victoria White Spot Restaurant locations.

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Tobin Sagara RMT

Tobin Sagara started in his first career as a programmer but found it unfulfilling. Having given massages to friends and family for years it was suggested that he look into Massage Therapy as his next career choice. Tobin decided to join the RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2013. There he learned various modalities such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, to Myofascial Release. Because everyone responds differently to treatment Tobin enjoys working with clients to figure out what techniques specifically work for them. He likes working with deep tissue through the shoulders and neck helping to relieve clients from stress and tension headaches. Tobin grew up in Toronto and has lived in Victoria since 1995. In his free time he enjoys photography and, on occasion, hitting the climbing gym.

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Catriona Armour RMT

Catriona was born and raised in Kamloops, BC.  An airbrush artist by trade, she has always had a creative heart.  Looking for a career that would give back to her community yet continue to challenge her creative side, she enrolled in the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 2500 hour RMT program in 2016.  During her professional education, Catriona maintained Honours status throughout the program, was named Valedictorian of her class, and finally, was a recipient of the RMTBC Case Study Award Scholarship for her research on scar-release therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques.  Since all tissues respond differently, she uses a variety of treatment methods specifically tailored to each complaint. Catriona has a profound commitment to her profession and is excited to share her art of therapeutic touch with new patients.

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Kyla White RMT

Kyla has worked for years as an RMT in North Vancouver and moved the island in 2020 to be closer to family. She is experienced in many elements of massage including deep tissue, myofascial, Swedish and prenatal. She enjoys collaborating with clients to determine what will help meet their goals. In her free time she enjoys running and hiking.

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Registered Acupuncture

Tessa Neilson, RAC

 

Tessa began her studies in acupuncture in 1997 and completed her diploma as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000. Her application of acupuncture is firmly rooted in classic TCM modalities using observation as well as tongue and pulse diagnosis to properly assess and apply both distal and local points. After a thorough intake, Tessa seeks to resolve your immediate health concern using a combination of acupuncture, cupping and tuina massage, and apply a treatment plan when needed to ensure a complete recovery. 

Tessa began her practice in Vancouver while training as a doula and working under a local midwife back in 2001-2004. She has attended both home and hospital births and has learned to apply advanced obstetrical protocols to assist with any level of pregnancy and childbirth concerns. 

Tessa later moved to Whistler BC to enjoy the mountain lifestyle. There she gained hands on experience treating both acute and chronic sports-related injuries as well as working with athletes to rehab and train for special events. Tessa travelled throughout BC and AB with her daughter who skied competitively on the Whistler Freeride team. 

Since moving to Victoria, Tessa is hoping to expand her practice by offering treatments for more complex internal diseases with a focus on women’s health: fertility, pregnancy, menopause and everything in between. 

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Holistic Nutrition

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Tasia Allen, NNCP

Growing up with a background of competitive gymnastics and sport, Tasia discovered her passion for health, nutrition and fitness early in life. She knew she wanted to use her love of nutrition to help support and empower others. Tasia graduated in 2020 from Pacific Rim College, where she completed the most comprehensive Holistic Nutrition program in Canada. Here, she studied the principles of Western and Eastern medicine, allowing for a diverse approach when supporting her client’s nutritional needs. Through extensive clinical hours, Tasia gained experience working one on one with clients where she thoroughly enjoyed connecting with and supporting others on their wellness journeys. By assessing your medical history, specific symptoms, eating behavior and personal preferences, Tasia will provide nutritional recommendations individually tailored to you, as no two people are the same. Tasia believes in a sustainable and practical approach to wellness, emphasizing the power of small changes to diet and lifestyle. She specializes in cardiovascular and digestive support, but welcomes all new clients with various conditions. Tasia loves helping others reach their health goals, and believes the path to wellness should be balanced and enjoyable.

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Reception

Meriem

Meriem is a true island girl, being born and raised right here on beautiful Vancouver Island.  She grew up surrounded by music, theater, and art and continues to have a song for every occasion.  She was welcomed to the CPHC family in May of 2018 and loves working with such wonderful staff and patients.  Meriem has started on her doula certification and enjoys spending her downtime relaxing with her loved ones.

 

 

 

 

Margaret (Retired but always a Cardinal)

Margaret is a Kiwadian (aka a Kiwi from NZ now Canadian).  After living across Canada and the US, she is happy to be settled in Victoria, which is so like where she grew up in NZ.  Ten years ago, she discovered that being a part-time receptionist is so much fun because of the interaction with so many wonderful people.