We are extremely pleased to be accepting patients at Thuja Wellness. We have been working hard to ensure the safety of our valued patients and practitioners. Specific guidelines have been set by Worksafe BC and we will ensure to abide and follow them directly.

At this time, we are offering in-person consultations for Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Registered Massage therapy, and Naturopathic Medicine. We are offering online telehealth consultations for Nutrition & Counseling

To make an in-person appointment, please book online. It has been recommended that we limit our in-person transactions. Therefore, we ask you to update your card details on Janeapp. For updates and FAQs regarding our new policies please see our COVID-19 Guidelines on the Thuja Wellness FAQs Page.

Please note, we currently do not do direct billing.

We look forward to supporting your health needs.

Warmest regards,

Ila Casselman (Owner)

Acupuncture/Cupping

Traditional Chinese Medicine practices draw from the 3000 year old Eastern healing techniques. Acupuncture is the most common technique used. It improves health and stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, by stimulating acupressure points/meridians using a fine sterile needle. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniq... Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine practices draw from the 3000 year old Eastern healing techniques. Acupuncture is the most common technique used. It improves health and stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, by stimulating acupressure points/meridians using a fine sterile needle. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy and cupping. Chinese Herbs may be taken depending on the diagnosis.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care that combines modern scientific knowledge with natural forms of medicine. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to identify and treat the root cause of disease as a means to resolve presenting symptoms. Naturopathic doctors work to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself, while implementing preventative health care strategies ... Read More

Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care that combines modern scientific knowledge with natural forms of medicine. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to identify and treat the root cause of disease as a means to resolve presenting symptoms. Naturopathic doctors work to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself, while implementing preventative health care strategies to ensure an optimal quality of living.


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is holistic manual healthcare. It treats pain and dysfunction related to your whole body (includes muscles, skeleton, ligaments, tendons, nerves, connective tissue and internal organs), by applying unique bio-mechanic principals while treating with safe and effective Osteopathic Techniques. Osteopathic Techniques include Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Balance Ligamentous Tension ... Read More

Osteopathy is holistic manual healthcare. It treats pain and dysfunction related to your whole body (includes muscles, skeleton, ligaments, tendons, nerves, connective tissue and internal organs), by applying unique bio-mechanic principals while treating with safe and effective Osteopathic Techniques.

Osteopathic Techniques include Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Balance Ligamentous Tension (BLT), Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Low Velocity Low Amplitude (LVLA), Functional Techniques with Breath Assistance, Visceral Technique, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (Cranial Sacral Therapy) and Biodynamics.

When having an Osteopathic Treatment you can expect an in depth discussion on your current issue incorporating your general health and wellbeing. In addition. an examination which includes a physical, orthopaedic and sometimes neurological, to diagnose the issue and determine if a referral to your doctor is necessary.


Fertility Consulting

Consultations are discussion based with no treatment. A chance for patient and practitioner to discuss the programs available at Thuja Wellness.


Virtual Osteopathy

During this consultation, your Osteopathic Practitioner will go through your complete health and wellbeing, assess your body visually with an active physical assessment. Providing you with a provisional diagnosis, offering exercise prescription and management advice. Referring to Nutritionist, TCM, Medical Practitioners or Counsellors where necessary.


Virtual Counselling

Are you tired of struggling alone? Has masking pain & suffering become exhausting & unbearable? Counselling can help resolve, heal and strengthen. It is courageous to open up and reach out for help. It’s an act of strength to take steps to better yourself when you are not feeling your best. Loren brings an integrative counselling approach and specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CB... Read More

Are you tired of struggling alone? Has masking pain & suffering become exhausting & unbearable? Counselling can help resolve, heal and strengthen.
It is courageous to open up and reach out for help. It’s an act of strength to take steps to better yourself when you are not feeling your best.
Loren brings an integrative counselling approach and specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness CBT, Gestalt Therapy and Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP). In her personal, warm and open way Loren is committed to your best.


Virtual Holistic Nutrition

Eating for Mind, Body & Soul. Nutrition is the essence of all health and wellness. Learn how to improve your health through proper nourishment and by balancing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.


Virtual Distance Reiki

Just like radio and television waves can be sent over distances, so can Reiki. Feeling the healing effects of Reiki from the comfort and safety of your home has many positive benefits and can be crucial for those who are physically ill and unable to move around easily. Distance reiki is a way to bring this healing energy to the person in need without any need for physical transportation. For mo... Read More

Just like radio and television waves can be sent over distances, so can Reiki. Feeling the healing effects of Reiki from the comfort and safety of your home has many positive benefits and can be crucial for those who are physically ill and unable to move around easily. Distance reiki is a way to bring this healing energy to the person in need without any need for physical transportation. For more information on the process, I am offering Free 30 minute distant reiki consultations done over the telephone or online.

Give yourself the gift of Reiki today.


Virtual Counselling & Distance Reiki

Are you tired of struggling alone? Has masking pain & suffering become exhausting & unbearable? Counselling can help resolve, heal and strengthen. It is courageous to open up and reach out for help. It’s an act of strength to take steps to better yourself when you are not feeling your best. Loren brings an integrative counselling approach and specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CB... Read More

Are you tired of struggling alone? Has masking pain & suffering become exhausting & unbearable? Counselling can help resolve, heal and strengthen.
It is courageous to open up and reach out for help. It’s an act of strength to take steps to better yourself when you are not feeling your best.
Loren brings an integrative counselling approach and specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness CBT, Gestalt Therapy and Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP). In her personal, warm and open way Loren is committed to your best.

As radio and television waves can be sent over distances, so can Reiki. Feeling the healing effects of Reiki from the comfort and safety of your home has many positive benefits and can be crucial for those who are physically ill and unable to move around easily. Distance reiki is a way to bring this healing energy to the person in need without any need for physical transportation.

Combining Counselling and Distance Reiki together will help clear your mind and heal your body on an energetic level.


Virtual Fertility Consultation

This video consultation involves a thorough health and wellness history related to your menstrual cycle, length of time you have been trying to conceive, the tests, procedures, and treatments you have experienced to date, nutrition, and emotional state.


15 Minute Complimentary Phone Call for Integrative Complementary Alternative Medicine Treatment Plan

During this phone call, we will discuss your health issues and how our treatment plans will help you recover faster.


Virtual Naturopathic Medicine

During a virtual Naturopathic Consultation, you can enjoy all the benefits of an in-person consultation while in the comfort of your own home. This is perfect for patients who are unwell, immune-compromised, or would rather be at home. This consultation does not involve a physical examination. Therefore, if your doctor deems it necessary for you to have a physical examination you will be requir... Read More

During a virtual Naturopathic Consultation, you can enjoy all the benefits of an in-person consultation while in the comfort of your own home. This is perfect for patients who are unwell, immune-compromised, or would rather be at home. This consultation does not involve a physical examination. Therefore, if your doctor deems it necessary for you to have a physical examination you will be required to have an in-person appointment.


Chiropractic


Pilates


Yoga

Yoga is a systematic practice of physical exercise, breath control, relaxation, positive thinking, and meditation aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment.

Dr. Sam Bowen is a licensed naturopathic doctor serving the Vancouver area. She received a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion with Honours from Dalhousie University and continued on to complete four years of academic and clinical training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She also completed the Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program at the Pacific Rim College.

Dr. Bowen’s approach to medicine is to provide evidence-based care that is personalized to meet the health needs of each patient. Through a comprehensive health history, physical exam assessments, and diagnostic lab testing, she strives to determine the underlying cause of disease in order to develop a holistic treatment plan. She believes in creating a safe environment where patients feel supported and empowered to achieve their health goals.

Dr. Bowen offers a general practice that aims to support a wide range of health concerns such as mental health, fertility, immune support, digestive health, energy management, and many more. She provides a variety of treatment options such as botanical medicine, acupuncture, dietary counseling, nutraceuticals, injections, and IV therapy. She also holds pharmaceutical prescriptive authority in British Columbia.

Dr. Sam Bowen is a licensed naturopathic doctor serving the Vancouver area. She received a Bachel... Read More

Kelsey was first drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine’s holistic approach to healing the mind and the body as one entity and to treat the cause of the disease rather than the symptoms. It is her passion to help others aim for optimal health and to educate her patients so they can ultimately be in charge of their health and wellness. She has a gentle approach and practices a more traditional style of Chinese Medicine using therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, facial rejuvenation, and Gua Sha.

She is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of British Columbia (CTCMA of BC) and holds a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine. She is a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders and volunteers her time in countries with a need for alternative medicine. Lastly, she is a certified Postpartum Doula specializing in the “4th Trimester”.

Kelsey has practiced in Taiwan at the Tzu Chi Buddhist Hospital where she was exposed to a wide variety of ailments such as acute and chronic pain, digestive problems, shingles, post-stroke, scoliosis, migraines and headaches, and mental imbalances such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Her passion lies within women’s health and gynaecological issues but treats a wide array of ailments.

From the prairies originally she loves her west coast lifestyle and in her downtime you can find her at the beach with her SUP, playing recreational sports, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding, spending time with friends or enjoying the outdoors.

Kelsey was first drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine’s holistic approach to healing the mind an... Read More

Mareike Buthmann is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN), Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP), Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP), Metabolic Balance Coach, Member of IONC and owner of Empowerment Through Nutrition. For more than 5 years, she has been helping individuals and families with nutritional planning and meal preparation in the Vancouver Area. Mareike loves to teach her clients the importance of eating whole foods and balancing their diet for their optimal health. Today, she would like to be that person, reminding you that your body has the power to heal itself with the right support.

In her practice, Mareike has been focusing on the connection between diet and female hormonal health. She believes that hormonal imbalance is not normal and has dedicated her life to learn various holistic practices and integrating them into her unique approach to elevate issues such as PMS, irregular cycles or heavy bleeding.

Mareike is passionate about helping people get to the root of their issue, move past it, and come back to a place of harmony. Her approach includes lifestyle changes, mindful practices, plant medicine and energy healing modalities. She creates a sacred space for you to learn and explore your own unique cyclical power and regain control over your Happiness and Life.

Mareike Buthmann is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN), Registered Orthomolecular Health Pra... Read More

Ila Casselman is an Osteopathic Practitioner and founder of Thuja Wellness.

Ila completed her Master’s Degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University in 2012. She put herself through university by working as a massage therapist at the prestigious Gaia Retreat and Day Spa owned by Olivia Newton-John.

After Ila graduated she practiced Osteopathy for 3 years at Osteopath Central Australia where she developed her skills as a practitioner and business person.

In 2015, Ila moved to Vancouver. November 2015, she completed a Doula course and discovered her passion for birth and Unexplained Infertility. Ila now dedicates herself to helping couples become pregnant naturally while educating & empowering women about their bodies.

July 2016, Ila started practicing Osteopathy at Qi Integrated Health where she grew her practice in record time. Qi was a great place to work and Ila found her time there extremely valuable. She worked there for 3 years until she was able to open her own clinic.

Ila is currently the proud owner of Thuja Wellness. She opened its doors on August 6th, 2019 & looks forward to seeing you in there.

Ila Casselman is an Osteopathic Practitioner and founder of Thuja Wellness. Ila completed her Ma... Read More

Kaitlin is an Australian Osteopathic Practitioner who offers holistic treatment and education for those suffering from pain and impairment. Her goal is to restore function in order to help people get back to doing the things they love. She graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from Victoria University, Australia in 2014. ! ! Kaitlin has a special interest in women’s health and offering an integrative and collaborative approach to healthcare. Her experience has included working in private practice as well as a hospital setting. She has worked with a wide variety of people and conditions from children to the elderly. She particularly enjoys working with women on their journey from preconception, throughout pregnancy and beyond. ! ! She has a gentle structural approach to her treatment. She takes the time to hear her patient’s story and work with them to devise a treatment plan. Pleasure is taken in empowering others to take control of their own health as a practitioner’s role is to facilitate their journey.!

Kaitlin is an Australian Osteopathic Practitioner who offers holistic treatment and education for... Read More

Dr. Jane Peterson was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was first introduced to chiropractic after suffering from a low back injury while playing NCAA Division 1 volleyball in Mississippi. The team’s chiropractor was able to effectively treat Dr. Jane’s low back pain, allowing her to play pain free. This experience led to her interest in becoming a chiropractor with the goal of helping others. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Jane continued her studies at Southern California University of Health Sciences where she attained her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree with honours. Upon graduating she has been providing chiropractic care at a family wellness practice in both Winnipeg and Vancouver treating a wide range of patients including people of all ages from newborns to adolescents to adults, as well as athletes and pregnant women.

Dr. Jane is constantly striving to enhance her skills to provide optimum patient care by attending seminars and learning new techniques. Dr. Jane is certified in Webster technique and enjoys providing chiropractic care to women throughout their pregnancies. She is also certified in Graston Technique®, an instrument assisted manual therapy technique to help decrease scar tissue and muscle adhesions; and RockTape, a functional movement kinesio-taping certification that is beneficial for reducing pain and inflammation as well as aiding in posture correction.

In her spare time, Dr. Jane plays volleyball, enjoys hiking, going to spin classes, trying out new workout classes, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Jane is excited to join the Thuja Wellness team.

Dr. Jane Peterson was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was first introduced to chiropra... Read More

Loren Thompson is passionate about supporting and helping individuals, couples and families through life’s changes & challenges. Specializing in supporting women and families through conception, pregnancy and parenthood. Loren brings an integrative counselling approach & is registered through the Canadian Professional Counselling Association (CPCA). As a mother Loren is aware of the challenges and struggles and approaches her work with compassion, heart & skill. With Loren you will experience a warm, welcoming and safe environment. Loren’s number one goal is to provide a healing relationship for all she works with. Loren also holds the title of Reiki Master and offers reiki sessions.

Loren Thompson is passionate about supporting and helping individuals, couples and families thro... Read More

Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she travelled the globe performing and teaching. In 1998 she began to study various styles of Yoga from extremely gentle restorative, to more vigorous Ashtanga. With over 12 certifications in these various styles, Marla shifted her focus to be able to help her clients more effectively and specifically.

She has studied Pilates with Diane Miller, Dynamic Anatomy with Eric Franklin, ELDOA™ Method created by French Osteopath Guy VOYER, DO and more recently Buteyko Breathing created by Russian Doctor Konstantin Buteyko. Achieving certifications in all of the above, Marla is one of the very few Level 4 ELDOA™ Trainers in Canada.

Marla is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies by educating them through practice, and by sharing these tools in a way that promotes independence.

Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Mon... Read More

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