Our intention at Vital Point is to provide holistic health care in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Acupuncture, Massage, and Traditional Medicines have the ability to heal on many levels, and the journey towards health is unique for every individual. We address all levels of the body - physical, mental, and emotional for a truly holistic approach to healing. Through education, a supportive environment, and an open mind, our goal as a healthcare practice is to aid patients towards a greater awareness of what optimal health means to them.
Kristina Adams is deeply honoured to be carrying on the Vital Point Acupuncture and Massage clinic started by Jennifer Larsen over 15 years ago.
Kristina graduated from Pacific Rim College in April 2017 and became a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA of British Columbia shortly after. Her interest in alternative health care began at a young age when she experienced various health issues that western medicine didn't have the answers to.
She studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC, and later at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. Here she learned directly from Doctors of Chinese Medicine, studying gynaecology, dermatology, internal medicine, paediatrics, tuina massage, and advanced orthopaedic acupuncture.
After graduating from Pacific Rim, Kristina travelled to Japan where she had the amazing opportunity to train in Shiatsu massage, enjoy plenty of powder skiing, and immerse herself in Japanese culture and customs. From Japan she moved to Australia, where she mentored for one year at a fertility acupuncture clinic on the Gold Coast.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic healthcare has truly grown into a passion for her, she is continually learning, growing, and finding ways to better help people heal and have affordable access to healthcare. She is currently studying to become a registered herbalist and is very happy to be serving the communities of Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort.
Yanna graduated from the esteemed Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3 year diploma program, as a professional Registered Massage Therapist certified in BC in 2009. She is also a certified spin instructor (stationary bike-cardio/endurance training) and group fitness instructor.
Yanna has always had a passion for health, healing and an interest in the human body, cultivated while growing up in the beautiful Shuswap lake area. Her parents and peers taught her the importance of looking at the body as a whole with every element being connected. At the age of 12, Yanna completed her Level 1 Touch for Health course, she later went on to study massage therapy in Edmonton while working as a full time fitness consultant. While she enjoyed a couple years in Edmonton, in 2006, she came back to BC where she completed her professional studies and graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, 3000 hour program.
Samantha grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. Shortly after obtaining a degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta, she became a certified yoga instructor. Through years of exploration in her yoga practice, she became inspired to further her understanding in the relationship between the mind, body and health.
As a natural progression, Samantha completed the Acupuncture diploma program with Kootenay Columbia College in Nelson, B.C. She is a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). She is passionate about holistic healing and helping patients optimize their health. She is committed to providing a safe and natural relief for pain and stress.
A variety of modalities are used to effectively help her patients. Treatments may include body acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion and tuina (Chinese massage).
When she isn’t putting needles in people, Samantha can be found adventuring outdoors with her husband and two daughters. Samantha is currently offering appointments at our Kamloops location.
Natalie has been massaging for over thirty years. Trained in Australia in therapeutic, deep tissue, sport, remedial and relaxation massage. Natalie has massaged in St Anton Austria, Whistler, for CMH heli skiing and for the last 14 years in Sun Peaks.
Her love of hands on healing is evident in every personalized massage she gives.
Natalie lives at Little Heffley Lake with her husband, two daughters and golden retriever, Ollie.
Samasti studied a holistic way of counselling at Rhodes Wellness College and is currently registered with the ACCT. She has spent the last decade studying the connection between trauma and the body, fascinated by all the ways we can process it and learn to live a more peaceful life.
She previously worked as a bodyworker for seven years (Vancouver School of Healing Arts), and trained in multiple modalities such as shiatsu, Thai massage, chi nei tsang and reiki. She also trained in conscious connected breathwork facilitation and minfulness meditation.
Having spent many years travelling abroad, Samasati began studying Astrology in 2014, combining western and vedic techniques, and continues to bring her understanding of psychology into the readings she offers.
As a counsellor, she is person-centered, treating her clients as the expert of themselves, and respects the empowerment of their own insights. She draws from somatic therapy, narrative therapy, internal family systems therapy, inner child work, CBT & DBT, tailoring the session to each client's needs.
Samasati’s areas of specialty are: trauma, depression, anxiety, shame, narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse and faith/identity reconstruction, as well as working with the trauma and grief behind chronic illness.