Lakeside Health

On the shores of Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm British Columbia.

We are grateful to work and offer healing within the unceded territory of the Secwepemc people.

Shuswap Acupuncture and Harbourfront Massage have joined together at Lakeside Health

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Available for current patients only. New patients, please call us at 250-833-5899

How we can help your body heal

Our reputation, our team and our experience make us the most trusted and turned to in all of Salmon Arm and the Shuswap for health and wellness

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases

Laser Therapy

Low-Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT, phototherapy, ‘cold laser’) uses red and infrared light to relieve pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. 

Massage Therapy

All of our therapists are Registered with the College of Massage Therapy of BC. Registered Massage Therapists have the highest standards in North America.

Functional Medicine

Combining modern Functional Medicine with the ancient wisdom of East Asian Medicine.

Functional Medicine shares many principles with traditional East Asian Medicine.  Both recognize our bodies as complex interconnected webs. Both are systems-oriented approaches to the whole person – including environment.  Both have the goal of bringing a person back to their best state of health, identifying root imbalances and treating with a personalized approach.  These imbalances can be precursors – the first sign that real disease or impairment is impending. Both Functional Medicine and East Asian Medicine are preventive medicines.

Meet our Team

Our team of professionals are committed to your heath. To serve you, we have on our team: Registered Acupuncturists, Practitioners (and a Doctor) of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Massage Therapists. Our support team are always ready to help your visit be as soothing and healing as possible.

Donna Rasplica

Donna Rasplica

Donna Rasplica MSc, RAc, Dr.TCM, IFMCP Donna is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Certified Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine.  She has earned degrees from the University of Illinois, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and...

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Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies

Christopher is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, who also integrates Functional Medicine into his practice.  Christopher studied Nutrition, Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Alberta for two years before completing...

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Zea Friesen

Zea Friesen

Zea Friesen R.Ac. has earned diplomas in acupuncture and herbal medicine from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in 2007. She came to the practice of Eastern medicine after an experience of working in the allopathic medical systems and seeing the limitations...

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Nicole Davies

Nicole Davies

Nicole is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta in 2007, then went on...

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Lynne Ozone

Lynne Ozone

Lynne is a Registered Acupuncturist and began her interest in health care after being hit in the eye and head by the length of a 5/8 inch thick, 60-foot long chain and hook. This was the beginning of many years of massage and chiropractic treatments, leading to her...

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Erica Nicoll

Erica Nicoll

Erica is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.  Erica graduated with distinction from a five-year Doctorate program in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences (KCCIHS) in 2019;...

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Cody Kornelson, Wellness Massage

Cody Kornelson, Wellness Massage

Cody has lived in Salmon Arm since 2005. He graduated with his diploma for Massage Therapy from Okanagan Valley College of Massage therapy in July of 2022 and is currently waiting for his board exams to become a registered practitioner with the BC College of Massage...

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Cassie Thackray, RMT

Cassie Thackray, RMT

Cassie is a Registered Massage Therapist born and raised in Vernon, BC, Cassie completed her Registered Massage Therapy schooling locally, and then branched out to see BC from a professional and personal fulfillment stand point. Having lived in Kelowna, BC, steadily...

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Meagan Grabowsky, RMT

Meagan Grabowsky, RMT

Having always been an inquisitive student, Meagan attempts to quench her insatiable thirst for understanding the human condition through her massage.  With warm hands and an open mind, she is eager to work with her clients to find individualized solutions to all...

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Abbigail May

Abbigail May

Abbi graduated in 1993 with a degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She practised as a physiotherapist in Halifax, N.S., working in both acute care and rehabilitation settings. She comes to the field of phototherapy with a strong...

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Michael Rueter, RMT

Michael Rueter, RMT

Michael Rueter has had an interest in holistic health for a long time!  Having worked as a high-level personal trainer, holistic lifestyle coach, registered holistic nutritionist, he also has a degree in psychology and graduated from Boreal College in Ontario in Massage Therapy.  

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Robyn Ellingson, RMT

Robyn Ellingson, RMT

Robyn became an RMT to help others achieve balance and ease in their bodies. Whether you are recovering from a soft tissue injury, experience chronic pain, or simply need to destress, Robyn offers a calm demeanour and capable therapeutic skills to support you along your…

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Dusty Clarke

Dusty Clarke

Dusty joined the team at Lakeside Health in March of 2018 after moving to Salmon Arm from Northern BC.  She has lived in four corners of BC and has found Salmon Arm to be the friendliest town of all!  Her education is in Recreation, Fish and Wildlife and before coming...

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What a blessing

I have had many years of dealing with chronic nerve pain in my head, face, ear, and neck. The pain in my head would often feel like electric shocks and the tingling in my head and face would make it very difficult to concentrate on daily tasks.  I have seen several doctors and specialists who… Read more “What a blessing”

Peggy
Salmon Arm

Life is a gift

In less than four years I underwent a 10 and 1/2 hour brain surgery, then unfortunately followed by two concussions from two motor vehicle accidents. To be alive is a gift, and from the depths of my heart I offer my humble gratitude for the exquisite beauty and power of Chinese medicine. Through the deep… Read more “Life is a gift”

G.M.
Salmon Arm

I feel so much better

Thank you, Donna, for your great work yesterday. I don’t know what you did, but I feel so much better than I have in weeks.   Read more testimonials…

D.M.
Salmon Arm