Community Clinics

Massage & Acupuncture

Our massage and acupuncture community clinics are two distinct yet complementary approaches to promoting physical and mental well-being. Massage therapy involves the manipulation of muscles and soft tissues using various techniques. On the other hand, acupuncture therapy is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and involves the strategic insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body’s energy pathways, known as meridians.

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Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences is excited to offer a series of community clinics to provide invaluable healthcare services to the public while also serving as hands-on training grounds for aspiring practitioners. These clinics bridge the gap between education and practical experience, offering accessible and affordable treatments to the community.

InReach Clinic Massage Appointments by donation on Mondays

Community Acupuncture Treatments by donation in November

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InReach Massage Community Clinics

Appointments by donation

At an RMT Inreach clinic, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques they’ve learned in their coursework in a real-world setting. Under the supervision and guidance of experienced instructors, these budding therapists provide a variety of massage treatments tailored to the needs of their patients.

  • Appointments are held in an open classroom with multiple student therapists working with patients at the same time

  • Patients are fully draped during this session

  • A qualified RMT supervisor will be present to advise students as necessary

  • Appointments are by donation

  • Previous InReach Clinics have included digestive system support, respiratory system support, and pregnancy support

Mondays 2:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Massage by donation

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Ear Acupuncture Series

Appointments by donation

Throughout the TCM acupuncture series, students delve into the intricate art of acupuncture, mastering the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body’s meridians to balance the flow of qi, or vital energy. This hands-on experience allows students to refine their needling techniques, learn about point selection, and develop a deep understanding of the holistic philosophy that underpins Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • Appointments are held in an open classroom with multiple student therapists working with patients at the same time

  • Patients remain fully clothed during these treatments

  • A fully qualified TCM supervisor will be present to advise students as necessary

  • Appointments are by donation

  • Walk-Ins Welcome

Tuesdays from Jan 2 to March 19th, 2024