About Akemi

        Akemi (Kristine) Nakamura - Certified in the following: Zen Shiatsu Therapist/Instructor, Zen Shiatsu Institute (now Kokoro Dojo), Aromatherapist, Michael Scholes School of Aromatherapy, Usui Reiki Ryoho, Threshold, Rick Rivard RM. Additionally, I have been a long-time yoga practitioner and taught hatha yoga for several years in Toronto at community centres, co-ops and a chiropractic office. Appts for massage are conveniently located in Kitsilano and Kerrisdale Chiropractic, Naturopathic & Massage. Home visits in care facilities are available upon request.

        Before embarking upon my career in alternative health therapies, I worked several years as a Social Services Counselor (Covenant House, YWCA Women's Shelter, Street Outreach Services), and Health Care Aide (Tobias House). I saw first hand, the day-to-day challenges and effects of stress on the mind, body and spirit of those who experienced trauma, addiction, and degenerative health conditions. As a result of these experiences, I have many insights to draw upon in my holistic practice. Whether you are coming in for general relaxation, pain from a sports injury or feeling blue, Integrative Massage Sessions will support you on your wellness journey.