Our Team

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Shal Friesen

Fascial Stretch Therapist, Hot Stone Massage Practitioner

I believe that the earth heals us through our feet, we heal others through our hands.

I am Shal, a fitness trainer, mobility specialist and healing bodyworker. When human beings experience trauma, be it physically or emotionally, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and their mobility often goes with it. I believe in a holistic approach to health, which includes thoughtful and active recovery from injury, illness, stress, grief and other requests of our bodies.

I offer Fascial Stretch Therapy as well as Hot Crystal & Gemstone Healing Massage.

FASCIAL STRETCHING is an assisted stretching based on neuroscience, focusing on restrictions in fascia and joint capsules of the body, performed on a massage table. Fascia is the connective tissue that sheaths every muscle, joint, ligament, tendon & bone in our bodies, acting to bind as well as isolate & protect these structures.

HOT CRYSTAL & GEMSTONE HEALING MASSAGE is a relaxation based massage amazing for grounding, muscle relaxation, grief, anxiety, depression, stress or just treating yourself. I use natural stones found on Canada's west coast, basalt stones, and healing crystals and gemstones as part of the treatment. They lend their own vibrations to the massage for a unique and deep healing experience.

[email protected]

Facebook - www.facebook.com/eightarmsmobility

Christin Boyd

Bowen Technique, Reiki

I acquired a wholistic view on wellbeing from my mother, who exposed me to yoga, meditation and healthy eating from an early age. Though I was sidetracked by a career in telecommunications, after the birth of my first son, I started studying the fascinating field of the healing arts. My first training was in Reiki. I studied with Frans and Bronwen Steine (the authors of the The Reiki Sourcebook) in Sydney, Australia. Soon afterwards, I was in need of some healing following a shoulder injury in a rock climbing incident. After trying many different allopathic and complementary modalities, I was introduced to Bowen Technique. Amazed by the results of the technique, I decided to study it. While studying for my Bowen Diploma, I also earned a Diploma of Remedial Massage. I am very excited to be a part of the Twisted Oak Studio!


Twitter: @cboydbowen

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christin-boyd-health

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxML99lLpE4Nw94dDTSXHbA

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/saltspringbowen/

250 653 4893

cell: 1 250 216 3261

toll free: 1 888 216 3261

Donna Powell

Certified Five Elements Acupressure Practitioner

Acupressure is 5,000 years old and pre-dates acupuncture. Five Elements Acupressure blends Japanese finger pressure techniques, acupuncture theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, and Five Element theory, which is based on the natural cycles and interrelationships in the environment and within ourselves.

Acupressure accesses the body's innate ability to heal, and creates profound, energized, deep relaxation with lasting effect. It releases endorphins, increases circulation, can strengthen weaknesses, and prevent health disorders.

Gentle yet deep sustained finger pressure is applied to the same points on the body that are used in acupuncture. The stimulation of these points can relieve pain, tension, stress, grief, fatigue, insomnia, assist with injuries, illness, and promote recovery.

The body, mind, and spirit are inextricably connected. Five Element Acupressure is designed to discover the root cause of discomfort in the body, mind, and spirit. Each session is tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Donna has worked professionally in healthcare since 2010. She is trained in basic and intermediate Jin Shin Do® (acupressure), Five Element and Acupuncture theory, and anatomy and physiology. She has a passionate interest in preventive healthcare, healing and wellness, and helping her clients achieve their best possible health.

Donna is a Licensed and Insured Member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

250 538-0948

[email protected]

Silvia Graber

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

I have been passionate about nutrition and health for as long as i can remember. I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and am currently working towards my Functional Medicine Certification. I specialize in Gut Health and Mental Wellness, and also have experience with many health concerns such as cardiovascular, blood sugar, and weight imbalances. In working with you, I look at all areas of your life, and how that impacts your ability to be well. I work with you to establish a well-rounded program to suit your needs and abilities. We will address your root cause of dis-ease, not using a cookie-cutter or quick fix system, but instead, by treating you as a unique being with unique needs, suited for your particular biology.

I truly believe that bringing the body and mind back into balance is the key to good health, and is ultimately what I strive to do with others.

I invite you to visit my website to learn more about my services:


Phone: 250-931-0012

E-mail: [email protected]

Facebook: @sageheartnutrition

Gwenyth Luptak


Throughout my lifetime I have had a fascination for and commitment to understanding the larger cosmic forces at play in our lives. I have found Astrology to be the most enduring and the most enlightening source of guidance along this pathway. I have also found divination techniques such as tarot and numerology to provide wonderful guidance and insight. As an empath I have also

been drawn to work multi-dimensionally via several energy healing modalities. This too has been a fascinating journey of awakening for me. It is my pleasure and my purpose to read for others, share insights, visions and support their own healing journeys.

For current astrological profile visit my website at:


Rhea Lazuli

Reiki Practitioner

I am Rhea, and my healing sessions are a combination of Reiki training on top of years of personal study and exploration of energetic healing. The focus of my sessions is to help bring you back into awareness of the subtle sensations of your physical and energetic bodies. My personal path through yoga, healing, and awakening has taught me that being in tune with the body, with our emotions and thoughts, is essential to coming into balance and fully embodying our lives with mindful awareness.

During our session together, I offer a chance to discuss anything that is currently on your mind or of particular significance, in order to help focus and guide the healing. During treatment, I use clairsentient gifts to notice any areas of tension, stagnation, or underactive energy to help open up your chakras and energy bodies to allow for your own system to restore its natural flow of energy to balance and regulate your self healing. It is my intention to hold space for you to allow yourself to sink into any areas of the body that are storing tension or blocked energy, and provide an empathic grounding presence as you open to any sensations or emotions that may arise to be safely released.

Currently booking with sliding scale pricing. Call, text, or email for more details and booking.

Phone: 250-931-7227

Cell: 604-818-8674

email: [email protected]

Rowan Wolf

Shamanic Practitioner and Energy Worker

Through out thirty years of being a registered massage therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with people not only physically, but also energetically. When I began to also work Shamanically in the spiritual realm, people had the opportunity to enhance their connection to Spirit and receive help to make these changes. Profoundly individual and immensely powerful, the Shamanic path strengthens and enriches your relationship to the Divine within your current beliefs.

I was a scabee ikwe (helper) for Elder Mae Louise Campbell (Ojibway/Metis) in Manitoba for many years. As a sundancer, I follow the Sacred Red Road, and find that the shamanic elements of Ojibway 'doctoring' are mirrored in the shamanic practices of Indigenous cultures all around the world.

I received my shamanic training from Gaye Hanson, a shamanic practitioner of 20 years in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Old Buffalo Institute was established in honour of her teacher, Manfred Lucas. Manfred, a German Psychologist reformed the ideas of Michael Harner, an anthropologist who studied the world's shamanic practices and amalgamated them into one. I am a member of The Old Buffalo Institute which offers workshops by accredited teachers Canada wide.

A session may include Reiki, Reflexology, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral therapy, swedish massage therapy, chakra reading and clearing, power animal and spirit guide retrieval, soul retrieval and soul exchange ceremonies. The length of the session depends on what combination you choose. Check out my website www.soulspiritwork.ca for a fuller description of these processes.

After a session, you will find yourself at peace (a unified body, mind, emotion, and spirit), with more energy available to follow your heart's desire.

250 526-0057

[email protected]


Judith Gane MA, Bringing the Heart Home

Emotional Freedom Coach

Energy Psychology Practitioner

Self-renewal – is it calling you? 

Not sure where to look?

Question: ‘Where is the greenest source of renewable energy on the planet’?

The fruits of my 35+ year personal/ therapeutic professional * quest for wholeness called Bringing the Heart Home: the inquiry /research/suffering /triumph’s /Aha’s… have convinced me there is literally a hidden, inexhaustible source of renewable energy locked inside each one of us - in our very own conditioned, unconscious, negative thoughts, beliefs, fears, unresolved issues and neurological wiring. 

What are the unlocking keys?   EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS

What is the magic code?           OUR UNIQUE LIFE STORY 

                                                holds the liberating code.

What benefits can I expect?    Self-renewal at all levels: peace, prosperity, health, happiness, relationships, loving myself, others, creativity, self –mastery, feeling good about myself, more excitement, joy, purpose, clarity, your heart’s desire. 

"Emotional freedom is the origin of all other freedoms"

                                                                   David Hawkins


How can YOU unlock this energy source for YOURSELF 

and the benefit of humanity?  

Bringing the Heart Home will give you all the support and tools you need on your journey. I'm looking forward to meeting with you to explore all the possibilities.

"Fears are the dragons guarding our greatest treasure"

                                                                  Joseph Campbell

Contact me for more information:



[email protected]

Twisted Oak Studios office hours Tuesdays 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

* Former Psychologist, QC & ON

             Occupational Therapist

Suzan Denis

Creative Play Workshops, Coaching, Intuitive Healing, Energy Work

Suzan has engaged in healing and social wellness for the better part of thirty years. It is her mission to shine the light of compassion into dark corners and embrace what she finds with loving-kindness. She uses creative practices liberally to facilitate awareness, acceptance, and transformation in her own healing journey.

Suzan’s background as an educator, counselor, health and wellness advocate, expressive artist, and healer of her own personal story informs her work. Her approach utilizes her knowledge, training, and practice of coaching, meditation, shamanism, expressive arts, and energy work. Together they form a container that holds clients in sacred space as they travel inward to learn, heal, and bring new perspective to the questions they are exploring. She loves to guide people as they live into their knowing, resources, and gifts.

Suzan facilitates both individual intuitive reading/healing sessions and creative play workshops with groups.

Phone: 250-938-7009

E-mail: [email protected]

Melissa Johnson

Acting Provisional Aromatherapist

While staying home to raise my two babes, I became an expert in my field. I have taught thousands of people about essential oils, whole-food supplementation + how to live a clean daily lifestyle. I teach the importance of sustainability & the different levels of quality in all areas of health & wellness. I was voted Top Healthcare Provider Business in 2018 by the Chamber Of Commerce's' Salty Awards. My passion for helping people find effective solutions for their health and wellness started in 2013 as I searched for solutions to my own family’s wellness needs. What I ended up stumbling upon has changed the course of my life and the ripple effect has inspired thousands of others to achieve the same elevated abundance in health & happiness.

Website: www.essentialoilparlour.com

Mobile: 250 538 7626

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @essentialoilparlour

Buy essential oils: http://bit.ly/Buy-Essential-Oils

Tina Simpson

Owner/Deep Tissue Massage/Reiki

Tina's massage is a combination of Reiki and Deep Pressure, the result being pain and tension relief with deep relaxation. Tina was trained in Raynor style massage, which works with the meridians of the body that were identified by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

"Deep pressure with no pain comes from slowing down, and this is where the best healing takes place."


[email protected]

Special Appointment requests can be accommodated.

Christine Wood

Reiki Master, Psychic Empath, Clairaudient, Clairvoyant, ClairCognizant and speaks Light Language

Empowering people to transform their lives and live their highest potential is a huge honour and deeply satisfying.

Christine Wood is a Transformational Leader who specializes and is skilled in guiding people through their spiritual awakening and healing process.

Her soul passion and mission is to teach how to live from the heart and learn how to love yourself and others unconditionally. She has been on her own spiritual journey for the past twenty years and is committed to sharing and teaching her knowledge and wisdom.

To contact or to get more information about Workshops and Private Coaching Sessions visit: www.conscioussoulrising.com

***Special pricing for local Salt Spring residents. Contact for details.