Robyn K. Sorge Acupuncture
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 seven years 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, terminal illness 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).
Robert Kowatsch Massage
Robert Kowatsch has been practicing massage for over a decade now, being initiated into the world of massage while attending The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Robert graduated in 1999 after completing the 2200 hour diploma program. He emerged from the program with a broad skill set that allows him to treat everything from whiplash and sports related injuries, pre and post natal concerns, to disabilities and the terminally ill.
After practicing in Winnipeg for two years, he decided to take his profession on the road. To the very end of the road in fact - Tofino, British Columbia.
Initially, Robert worked at high end resorts where he was trained in Hot Stone massage, Thai Massage, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. A few years ago he decided to change direction and became a member of the Arbutus Health team. Practicing at Arbutus Health Center has been the way to incorporate all the modalities and experiences into creating an all around approach to Massage.