On the shores of Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm British Columbia.
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
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
Low-Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT, phototherapy, ‘cold laser’) uses red and infrared light to relieve pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.
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
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
B.C. Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Donna Rasplica M.Sc., R.Ac., Dr.TCM has earned degrees from the University of Illinois, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bastyr Natural Health Sciences University. She practices...read more
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...read more
Christopher is a registered 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...read more
Nicole is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) 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 to...read more
Elizabeth graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1997. Elizabeth moved from Vancouver to Salmon Arm in 1998 and opened her own clinic in 2000. She has overseen its growth from a small home based...read more
Nan graduated from Canadian College of Massage & Hydro Therapy in 1989. Nan joined our team 10 years ago after working in Revelstoke for 17 years. Nan likes to treat; neck pain, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, whiplash, chronic pain, lymphatic drainage, and...read more
Debbie Christie graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1996. Deb uses a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, and stretching/strengthening...read more
Dawna graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2012. She enjoys treating conditions such as headaches, whiplash injuries, shoulder problems, lower back pain, postural/muscle imbalances, and…read more
When Kim was very young she had learned that baby mammals literally die without touch… that insight moved her greatly. Over time, an increased knowledge that touch has the power to nurture us, to connect us, and to transform us, inspired Kim to learn more about...read more
Ayla Scholz grew up in a variety of places including Austria and a remote northern BC trapline. She graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2013 and has worked in a variety of locations in BC and abroad. Outside of work, Ayla's passions are...read more
Christie is joining Lakeside Health as a Locum. Christie de la Perrelle graduated from the Okanagan College of Massage Therapy and has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2001. She is an active member of the College of Massage Therapy of BC and the...read more
Sandra Kriese first trained and worked as a Lab Technologist at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. A passion to deeply understand health in her personal and professional life led her to graduate from Sutherland-Chan School in 1985 as an RMT. Her 33-year practice has...read more
Jaci’s deepening interest in working with pain and dysfunction in the body brought her to working in phototherapy at Lakeside Health. Certified as a Stott Pilates instructor, much of her practice has been focused on working with mid-life and older clients on body...read more
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...read more
Erin joined the Lakeside Health team in October 2012 after moving from Alberta with her family. Erin has an education degree and brings with her 20+ years of experience in office management and leadership. Throughout her career, Erin has used her organization and...read more
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...read more
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. I received laser therapy for treatment of neck pain. I was relieved of pain after 5 treatments. The results were better and longer lasting than other therapies. I am enjoying the laser treatments on my jaw and the sensitivity in my tooth has diminished to almost no sensitivity.
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.
I received laser therapy for treatment of neck pain. I was relieved of pain after 5 treatments. The results were better and longer lasting than other therapies.
I am enjoying the laser treatments on my jaw and the sensitivity in my tooth has diminished to almost no sensitivity.