To our valued patients,

We first would like to wish you and your family good health during this time.

Our office will be reopening on June 1st, 2020. We will have new procedures in place to provide safety to all our patients and staff. Please familiarize yourself with the information below:

  1. We ask that all patients complete the online Therapia Pre-treatment Covid 19 Screening questionnaire.
  2. When you arrive at our clinic the door will be locked. Your therapist will open the door when they are ready to take you directly into the treatment room with no possible interactions with other patients.
  3. We ask that upon entry to the clinic you will utilize our hand sanitizing station prior to treatment and upon your departure. If your hands are visibly soiled, we ask that you use a wipe, then the alcohol-based hand rub prior to moving to the treatment room. Hand-washing protocols will be posted visibly in reception area and at sinks.
  4. If you prefer to wear a mask you are welcome to bring your own mask for the treatment..
  5. During the treatment physical distancing is not possible but we will demonstrate physical distancing in the waiting room.
  6. If payment occurs in the reception area, a wireless point of sale system with tap feature may be used or arrange e-transfer for payment. Receipt is emailed to patient. Cash is not preferred but may be handled provided that anyone doing so washes their hands immediately afterwards. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Kindest regards,

The team at Therapia

Please email Karim directly at if your preferred time is unavailable or have any questions. Alternately, you can call or text at 604 724 4986. To learn more about my practice, please visit my website I look forward helping you at Therapia; rest assured you, your health and your well-being are in good hands.

Hello, my name is Karim. I’m a Registered Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. My passion for healing and helping others has driven me to train and combine several disciplines including, but not limited to, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Massage and Medicine, as well as Injection Therapy and Vitamin Booster shots, to achieve beneficial results for those in my care.

As an ex-dancer, and someone who has led a physically active life, I know what it’s like living with pain on a daily basis. “The show must go on”. Maybe you feel the same way? Dealing with pain on a constant basis but not knowing how to get relief. That’s where I can help.

I welcome all - males, females, trans*, and non-binary folks - who are on the journey to their optimum health. My commitment to learning about and understanding the individual needs of my patients is what, in my opinion, makes my practice unique. I am available to help with any of your health concerns; pain, fertility, stress, menstrual issues, general health, or other more specific concerns whether body or mind.

My past dance career took me to many countries, and during that time I discovered my other true passion, the healing arts. It started first with the practice and teaching of Yoga, which lead me to the study and work in Ayurvedic Medicine, and eventually to graduate with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma in Vancouver. I subsequently received my Registered Acupuncture licence from the College of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture (CTCMA). Now I offer my support to those who are looking to resolve their health discomforts or concerns to have a more productive and happy life. Our bodies go through many events and transitions during our lives - from conception to birth through to aging. Our bodies record our stories and remember our joys and pains. I can help your body find peace with its past and its present, and help it step into your future.

Did you know that Acupuncture is covered by most insurance plans and ICBC claims? Check with your provider to see if you are covered.

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Community style acupuncture will be provided by Karim

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Originally from Ottawa, Jess graduated from the Algonquin College Massage Therapy program in 2008. After working at a clinic in Ottawa for a year, she decided to move west. She has been registered in BC and practicing in downtown Vancouver since July 2009.

An avid long distance runner and soccer player growing up, she always knew she was destined for a career in health care helping people recover from injuries. Jess works with her clients to improve range of motion and general function of their muscles and joints. She believes every body is different and responds differently to treatment. Each treatment is tailored to the individual client’s specific needs and goals.

Jess enjoys hanging out at the beach, doing yoga and playing video games in her spare time. She looks forward to helping each client keep their body in proper functioning order so they can enjoy their favorite hobbies pain-free also.

Originally from Ottawa, Jess graduated from the Algonquin College Massage Therapy program in 2008... Read More

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Originally from the UK, Lissy graduated with honours from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2018. She became interested in the massage therapy after sustaining a sports related injury. Through treatment and recovery, she was able to see first-hand the benefits of massage therapy, and this motivated her to switch careers from working in the film and tv industry to massage therapy.

Lissy is passionate about helping people and believes all patients are unique and no two conditions or injuries are the same. She likes to adapt her treatments to her patient’s needs and help them work towards their goals, and improve their quality of life. She uses a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, therapist assisted stretching, trigger point release, neuromuscular therapy, dynamic release and other various swedish and deep tissue techniques.

In the past she has treated individuals with tendonitis, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, pregnancy, respiratory disorders, strains and sprains and headaches.

Lissy is always looking to improve and develop her knowledge and skills further as an RMT and is currently taking a number of continuing education courses.

Lissy’s areas of interest are Women’s Health, Migraines and Headaches and Sports related injuries.

When not treating Lissy spends most of her free time writing, going on hikes, camping, cycling and running around the seawall. Although she doesn’t ski in the winter she can be found snow-shoeing through the wilderness and exploring all that BC has to offer.

Courses Taken

*Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage Basic – May 2018

*Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy 1 - April 2019

*Massage During the Childbearing Year. -Part 1 Pregnancy – Dec 2019

*Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy (SDTT) taking course in January 2020

*Clinical Applications of Pain Science: Manual Therapy, Exercise and Rehabilitation Principals for RMT’s - June 2021

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