Please note that we are currently only taking bookings from Tofino, Ucluelet and surrounding community residents.

Below you will find important COVID-19 Appointment Procedures. Please read in full before your appointment, and call us if you have further questions.

  • You will receive a Covid screening email 3 hours prior to your appointment, which must be filled out before arrival.
  • Please wait outside at the bottom of the stairs, or in your car, until you receive a call or text from your practitioner.
  • In efforts to reduce the amount of waste, please come prepared with your own cloth mask, as it is required for your time in the clinic. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you at a nominal fee.
  • When you enter the clinic, immediately remove your footwear and sanitize your hands at the sanitization station. Your practitioner will take your temperature using a contactless thermometer.
  • To expedite the payment process, please ensure that you have up-to-date credit card information on file for billing, or send an etransfer prior to you appointment.. All receipts will be sent via email.

To prepare for your appointment: Please wear loose fitting clothing and leave unnecessary items at home or in your vehicle. We are currently unable to offer tea & water service, so come prepared with water for after your appointment.. Also, at this time our restroom is unavailable (except for emergencies), so please use the restroom prior to arrival.

Thank you for your patience and for understanding the implementation of these necessary steps. We will do whatever we can to make your visit comfortable within the new requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a gentle and effective method of stimulating the body to heal itself. Our health depends on the balanced functioning of our body’s Qi (vital energy). When we are in optimum health, our Qi, or life force, flows harmoniously through our body along a system of pathways called meridians. Illness arises when the flow of energy becomes disturbed in one or more meridian and manifests in... Read More

Acupuncture is a gentle and effective method of stimulating the body to heal itself. Our health depends on the balanced functioning of our body’s Qi (vital energy). When we are in optimum health, our Qi, or life force, flows harmoniously through our body along a system of pathways called meridians. Illness arises when the flow of energy becomes disturbed in one or more meridian and manifests in a diverse array of symptoms. Acupuncturists focus on creating a smooth flow of Qi through the body by inserting thin needles into specific points on a meridian called acupoints. In this way, imbalances or obstructions of energy in the meridians are corrected and associated symptoms are resolved.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a form of primary health care that blends traditional natural therapies with western medical practices. Naturopathic Doctors use evidence-based natural therapies to prevent disease, optimize nutrition, and balance mind, body and spirit to promote long-term health and vitality.


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of manual therapy, which works in combination with your body's own healing mechanisms to restore balance and optimal function. As a holistic practice we look beyond the area of pain to identify any barriers to heath, and treat the body as a whole. Using skilled palpation and manual techniques, the osteopathic practitioner seeks to influence joints, muscle... Read More

Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of manual therapy, which works in combination with your body's own healing mechanisms to restore balance and optimal function. As a holistic practice we look beyond the area of pain to identify any barriers to heath, and treat the body as a whole. Using skilled palpation and manual techniques, the osteopathic practitioner seeks to influence joints, muscles, circulation, and viscera to improve the relation between structure and function, leaving you feeling stronger and pain free. Some of the most common complaints that people may consult an Osteopathic Practitioner for are: back pain, neck pain and headaches, postural problems, occupational injuries, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis, knee and foot pain, and digestive problems.


Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) works with the craniosacral rhythm, which can be felt throughout the entire body as a slow wave-like motion. This rhythm is caused by the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and nourishes the brain and nervous system. The health and vitality of the body can be felt in this rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid. By gently touching area... Read More

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) works with the craniosacral rhythm, which can be felt throughout the entire body as a slow wave-like motion. This rhythm is caused by the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and nourishes the brain and nervous system. The health and vitality of the body can be felt in this rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid. By gently touching areas of the head, torso and limbs, the practitioner can tune into the rhythmic fluctuations of the craniosacral system, and treat any imbalances. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle and gentle therapy, which is deeply effective in helping restore the natural balance of the body.

Francesca is a UK trained osteopathic practitioner, graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in 2015. Since then she has had the pleasure of working in a variety of general and specialist clinics across the world including performing arts clinics in London, general health clinics in Sydney and snow sports clinics in France & Japan. Thanks to this Francesca is comfortable managing a wide range of ailments from sporting injuries, headaches, sinus issues, chronic postural issues and jaw pain to name a few.

Francesca describes herself as a structural practitioner with a gentle yet direct approach, incorporating visceral and functional techniques as well as lifestyle advice to provide each patient with a personalised and effective treatment. She has a strong focus on education with the aim to empower her patients enabling them to take control of their well being

Francesca is a UK trained osteopathic practitioner, graduating from the British School of Osteopa... Read More

Intrigued by the intelligence and the inherent capacity of our body to heal itself, Mei trained with and is fully accredited in Craniosacral Biodynamics by the International Institute of Craniosacral Balancing ® ICSB, Switzerland. Mei is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST), and is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT, North America) and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA). After over a decade of consciousness work, yoga, insight meditation, dance and Somatic Experiencing, Mei combines simple, practical ways for going beyond the thinking mind and has been helping her clients to slow down, balance, embody and go home with a fuller happier version of themselves.

Intrigued by the intelligence and the inherent capacity of our body to heal itself, Mei trained w... Read More

Originally from Alberta, Robyn began her study of eastern philosophy while pursuing a combined degree in Religious Studies and Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. Her interest deepened when she was given the opportunity to study under Dr. Wendy Takeda, who became and continues to be her inspiring mentor.

Relocating to Vancouver Island, Robyn completed a four year program at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), earning her a Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Upon completion of her studies, Robyn moved further up the westcoast to Tofino where she founded Arbutus Health Centre. As a practitioner, Robyn brings over a decade of clinical experience with her and has treated patients with wide ranging concerns such as musculoskeletal injuries, digestive complaints, psycho-emotional disorders, neurological issues, addictions, and dermatalogical concerns. Robyn is a certified NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) practitioner and has also studied under Virginia Doran, leading expert on Facial Rejuvination, otherwise known as non-surgical facelifts.

In addition, Robyn has special interest and extensive postgraduate training in women’s reproductive health, fertility, and gynocology. She has studied under notable TCM experts such as Raven Lang, Debra Betts, Bob Flaws, Jean Levesque, and Heather Bruce.

Robyn’s philosophical approach to treatment includes a strong emphasis on patient participation and education. She encourages patients to take responsibility for their health and to actively participate in the healing process. Robyn often incorporates dietary therapy, lifestyle changes and herbal medicine into her treatment plans. Comfortable within both Western and Eastern medical paradigms, Robyn works with her patients to formulate individualized treatment plans that supports the patient on their journey toward health and inspired living.

Robyn is a Registered Acupuncturist and a member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA).

Originally from Alberta, Robyn began her study of eastern philosophy while pursuing a combined de... Read More

Dr. Claire Wilson is a board certified Naturopathic Physician providing primary care to families and individuals of all ages. Although maintaining a general, family focused practice, Dr. Wilson has a specific interest in women’s and hormone health, autoimmune conditions, and sports injury or chronic pain rehabilitation. A large part of her continuing studies has been dedicated towards functional movement assessment and ligament and tendon regeneration through the use of prolotherapy. A graduate of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia, Dr. Wilson is certified in IV therapy, prescriptive authority, and regenerative injection techniques including prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma injection therapy.

Dr. Wilson is dedicated to practicing from a patient-centered philosophy. This entails individualized care, evidence-based therapeutics, and consistent patient education. She believes strongly in aninterdisciplinary approach wherein the patient is always informed, aware, and is highly involved in their journey towards a sustainable state of health.

Aside from Naturopathic medicine, Dr. Wilson is also a 500hr Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, an avid traveler, and an outdoor enthusiast.

Dr. Claire Wilson is a board certified Naturopathic Physician providing primary care to families ... Read More

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