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 please to offer Naturopathic Medicine services with Dr Kellie Ferguson, 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 the School board.  And has done talks in Women’s and Men’s health, Preconception, Brain injury diet support, ADHD, Autism and Pediatric Nutrition.  Naturopathic Physicians have very specific requirements for ongoing education to be sure they are providing the best care to their patients.  Dr Kellie is currently working on her vaccination certification with the BC CDC.  And hopes to help give families current and accurate information about vaccines, so that they can make fully informed decisions and those that are the best for their values and health.

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Registered Massage Therapist

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 is a patient centered therapist who believes that the best therapeutic outcomes are a result of open client-therapist communication. She uses a variety of techniques like Swedish massage, myofascial and stretching and adapts them to each client’s goals for their health and well-being.
Kyla enjoys working with a diverse population although her specialty is in women’s health. She has completed over 200 hours of additional training to help support women and their families in the childbearing year and beyond.

She is an avid trail runner and hiker who can be found most weekends enjoying the incredible nature of Vancouver Island.

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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. Tessa’s application of acupuncture is firmly rooted in the classic styles of 5-Element diagnosis. Using the tongue, pulse, and muscle testing to verify application of points, all to give a better overall picture of your root concerns. Tessa has also completed training as a doula and has attended both home and hospital births while doing in depth studying obstetrical acupuncture.Tessa has studied numerous energy modalities over the years, and actively practices yoga and mediation on a daily basis.

While living and raising her daughter (Mary) in Whistler BC, Tessa’s also gained experience treating sports related injuries and athletes.

Since moving to Victoria, Tessa is hoping to expand her knowledge in treating complex internal diseases with a focus on women’s health.

 

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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

Sarah

Sarah has worked part time at the front desk of Cardinal Point Health since she decided to leave her job as an interior designer in favour of a careen in health & wellness.  She incorporates her pervious passion for visual art & design by curating the social media pages for CPHC!  When not in the Clinic, Sarah teaches private & group yoga classes at multiple locations around town and is currently wrapping up her diploma to become a certified Yoga Therapist.  Other things she loves include: dogs (especially her own pup, Koda), outdoor adventures, and coffee.

 

 

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.

 

 

Priya

Priya moved to Victoria a few years ago from Chennai, a southern metropolitan in India where she was working as an IT professional.  She joined CPHC as a Receptionist and enjoys supporting our clients and the fabulous team here.  She loves cooking, photography, gardening and also enjoys nature walks and biking.

 

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.