Ancient Alternatives Okanagan

Ancient Alternatives Okanagan Traditional Chinese Medicine I'm study Pulse reading, herbal remedy, Tai Chi and Qi Gong from Herbalist Master Victor Shim since 2009.

We are started business in Peachland in 2011, We"ve doing Acupressure, Reflexology, Herbal remedies, pulse reading, Tai Chi & Qigong classes.


Today marks the start of ! 🧑

Massage therapy is a widely accessible treatment that can significantly benefit your well-being. From treating acute and chronic conditions to improving your body's healing process and releasing stress, massage therapy has potential beyond relaxation.

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues (primarily muscle and connective tissue). It is a therapeutic intervention based on the rubbing and kneading of muscles.

It's a great option for all types of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. You can find a massage therapist in your area using the NHPC Member Directory:

Follow along as all week long, we'll be sharing fun and facts about this well-loved practice. πŸ’†β€β™€οΈ


Hey boo! Don't forget to book in for a massage. πŸ‘»


For anyone who needed the reminder: your massage therapist doesn't care if your legs are shaved.

For other common myths or misconceptions, read our blog covering those not-so-embarrassing moments:

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October is . πŸŽ€

Canadian Cancer Society shares that breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women.

Did you know that massage therapy can help cancer patients improve their health and well-being during treatment or post-treatment?

Massage has been found to help reduce anxiety, address fatigue, lessen pain, and minimize swelling. It is a wonderful complementary therapy for conventional cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

For more information about the benefits of massage therapy for breast cancer patients, check out our blog:

For additional resources, please visit:


Carve out some time for a massage this October! πŸŽƒ

Find a practitioner near you using the NHPC Member Directory:


It may be spooky season, but any season is suitable for a massage. πŸŽƒ Find a practitioner near you:


Struggling with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome? October 12th is World Arthritis Day. It can be caused by underlying health problems, long-term repetitive activity (e.g. desk work), or simply the anatomy of the wrist. Learn how massage therapy, reflexology, and even yoga can help. Read:


I'm a massage therapist! What's your superpower? πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ


October 10th is World Mental Health Day. CAMH reports that, in any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental illness.

Stress is a significant factor contributing to many mental health issues. Research shows that taking a mental break to recharge the mind and body can positively impact anxiety and depression.

Various holistic treatments such as massage therapy can help release tension in the body, stimulate blood and energy flow, promote optimal functioning of the body systems, and promote relaxation. Many studies have proven massage to reduce stress levels (

Holistic practices can be used with other medical and therapeutic treatment plans to support those suffering from mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

Find a practitioner near you:

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A little progress each day can add up to big results – keep pushing! 🧑


With a solid understanding of acute vs. chronic pain, massage therapists are better equipped to address a pain patient’s complex needs.


September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the survivors of Canadian residential schools and the families and communities impacted by this dark and painful part of Canada's history.

Over the span of over 160 years, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families and forced to attend residential schools, where they were subjected to physical and emotional abuse and stripped of their culture, language, and family ties.

Take time today to reflect and learn about Indigenous history in Canada, raise awareness of the impacts of these schools, and learn about the steps to reconciliation.

It is also Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led initiative to recognize and create meaningful discussions on the history of residential schools, where former student Phyllis Webstad had her orange shirt taken from her on her first day at a residential school in 1973. Wearing an orange shirt shows your support that Every Child Matters.

Visit the resources below to learn more about steps to reconciliation and the meaning behind this day.

🧑 Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada:
🧑 Reconciliation resources:
🧑 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:
🧑 Orange Shirt Day:
🧑 The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation:
🧑 First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line:

The NHPC office is closed on Monday, October 2, in recognition.



You have 168 hours in a week. You can take an hour for that massage. πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ Prioritize yourself and your well-being!


Massage therapists use different techniques to target the body's deep tissues and fascia. Explore Hawaiian and Japanese massage techniques in our blog and let us know what others you'd like to learn more about:


What is your favourite holistic health modality? Our CEO & Registrar Tendai Nzuma's favourite is Reflexology! πŸ‘£

"My feet affect the rest of my body. It's comfortable and accessible for me," Tendai says. "Also, part of the reason why it became my go-to holistic health treatment is because of my therapist. She's one of our members and is also Zimbabwean by birth. She was my first ever practitioner, and I remember saying, 'oh, this is amazing!'"


Self-care isn't selfish! It is a key part of your wellness journey. πŸ’š


It’s World Reflexology Week! πŸ‘£

Reflexology can heal the body through points in the feet, hands, or ears. The most common is foot reflexology, where practitioners stimulate the reflex points on the feet to trigger stimulation in a corresponding organ or structure.

If an affected area is not accessible due to acute pain, inflammation, or fracture, reflexology is a great option to access these inaccessible areas indirectly through the feet.

Reflexology can lead to better balance and function. It can help address various issues, from headaches and tension to menstrual cramps and insomnia.

Have you tried reflexology?


September is Arthritis Awareness Month. According to Arthritis Society Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians live with arthritis, a collection of conditions affecting joints and other tissues. It causes pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life.

Did you know Shiatsu massage can help with symptoms of arthritis? In fact, many people believe that Tokujiro Namikoshi invented Shiatsu in the 1920s while treating his mother's rheumatoid arthritis.

Shiatsu practitioners use their fingers, thumbs, and palms to integrate kneading, pressing, tapping, and stretching techniques. The principles of Shiatsu also revolve around the concept of qi. Shiatsu therapists believe that the health is in good condition when qi is abundant.

Interested in learning more? Visit our blog:


Visceral manipulation or abdominal massage can help relieve digestive disorders such as IBS, constipation, nausea, and acid reflux. It supports normal mobility, tone, and motion of the internal organs and their connective tissues.

Practitioners use up-and-down, back-to-front, and side-to-side motions to massage the organs and release tension or restrictions.

While visceral manipulation is considered safe for most people, consult a health care provider before seeking this treatment and disclose your health history to your practitioner. Contraindications include acute infection, inflammation, or recent abdominal trauma.

Want to learn about other ailments that massage can help with? Read our latest blog! ➑️


Do I need a doctor's referral to get a massage?

Generally, you can book a massage whenever you want, regardless of whether you experience any symptoms or not. However, we recommend checking with your insurance carrier to see if they require a prescription to cover your treatment.

Massage therapists work in various settings. A doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, or other holistic practitioner may recommend a massage therapist to you. Even your friends and family may recommend their favourite massage therapist!


Infant massage sessions can teach parents how to address common problems such as gas or colic through touch. Massage can help infants release stress, better their sleep, and stimulate better health and growth in the mind and body. 🧑


You know you "knead" a massage! πŸ’š


Massage therapy is a widely accessible treatment that can significantly benefit your well-being. From treating acute and chronic conditions to improving your body's healing process and releasing stress, massage therapy has potential beyond relaxation. If you’re wondering what types of ailments massage therapy can help address, read our new blog to find out!


What is your favourite massage therapy technique (to give or receive)? πŸ€”


Your NHPC practitioner is a professional. During treatment, your therapist is focused on...
- the way your body reacts to treatment
- maintaining open communication with you
- meeting your health goals

NHPC practitioners are committed to their profession and treat clients with respect, dignity, and compassion. So, remember that bodily functions are human, and a growling stomach or dozing off during treatment is nothing to be embarrassed about!

Read our blog for more "awkward moments" from the massage table:


Massage therapy is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues (primarily muscle and connective tissue). It strives to achieve balance and health by affecting the body's systems.

Almost every documented ancient civilization and modern society has variations of massage therapyβ€” that is, therapeutic interventions based on the rubbing and kneading of muscles.

There are a variety of techniques and approaches that your massage therapist may specialize in. Learn more about some different methods in our holistic health guide:


Myofascial release is a hands-on therapy that releases built-up tension within the tissues to help relieve muscle pain.

During therapy, practitioners find spaces within the fascial tissues that seem rigid and fixed. They then apply light pressure and stretches to loosen these spaces and alleviate pain.

Myofascial release can help to relieve pain associated with many chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It is one of 60+ modalities that we recognize.


What is Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and who can benefit?

Craniosacral Therapy is an approach where practitioners use their hands to release built-up tensions within the body, associated with the craniosacral system (the liquids and membranes that support the functionality of the brain and spinal cord). The goal is to alter the optimal flow of the cerebrospinal fluid.

Many clients seek CST to improve their sleep, reduce anxiety, balance their hormones, address concussion symptoms, or relieve chronic pain. Have you ever had Craniosacral Therapy treatment?


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#100 1634 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC

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Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm


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We started in Peachland in 2011, Acupressure, Reflexology, Herbal remedies, pulse reading, Tai Chi & Qigong classes.

We moved to Kelowna since August 2018 , hopefully to meet and help more people who interested in getting healthy in an alternate way.

I have been studying Pulse reading, herbal remedy, Tai Chi and Qi Gong from Herbalist Victor Shim since 2009.

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First I had reflexology and it was the best. Showed big improvement in swelling in my legs. Having had hip replacement previously...Took the full massage treatment and found it was unlike any other as Mars does accupressure on various points.. I had a fall and was pretty crippled and sore. He certainly ironed out many many kinks for me. The next day..I felt really sore, which is my usual reaction to any physio treatment (like I had been hit by a truck) I no longer suffered from the effects of the fall just general soreness from the BIG workout I received from him. Will definitely return to get half body massages and reflexology. I have hope of recovering some of the abilities that I have lost.
Nol is getting a reflexology treatment!πŸ˜‰
Master Zhang at work!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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