News Update, June 26th (Japan time), 2022:
News Update, May 1st (Japan time), 2022:
Updates from Japan:
Hello from Japan!
Pardon my absence as I have been very busy with school and everything that came with initally setting up here. Here are a few photos from my first month here. I hope you have all been taking care of yourselves as best you can. :)
-Top left: Inuyama City
-Top right: Tsumagojuku post town
-Bottom left: A really cute cat among cherry blossoms
-Bottom right: I went to a pig cafe (like a cat cafe, but piggies)
Covid updates, my leave to Japan, and available appointments:
I just wanted to touch base on a few things,
1) New COVID-19 Protocols:
As of March 10th, 2022, B.C. will no longer consider masks mandatory, and will instead simply “suggest” them. As a health care provider who wants to keep everyone feeling comfortable in my clinic space, and as per my regulatory body's suggestions, I kindly ask that you continue to wear your masks to your appointment and in our treatments at this time. Chiani Wellness (of which I am located inside) will be more flexible with mask wearing than me. However, I can assure you my high level of sanitization and consistency will remain the same as ever.
2) My leave to Japan:
At this point Japan still seems like it is a-go. I will cancel all appointments after March 26th closer to that date. You do not need to cancel these for me, I am purposely waiting in case anything is postponed.
Many of you have asked for updates while I am abroad. Rather than sending out emails, I have decided to post some Japan updates here on my website under the “news” tab for those of you who are interested.
3) I have available appointments:
Lastly… and perhaps most exciting of all… some appointments have become available in my schedule. I am confident that there are many of you who would love to sneak in to see me one last time before I leave at the end of the month. Please check out my website (linked below) to book yourself a spot. Please add yourself to the waitlist if you would like me to notify you as more spots become available during the next few weeks.
For those of you who I won’t see before I leave, I can’t wait to see you again when I return. And for those of you who I get to see one last time, I look so very forward to it! Thank you all for your support with my upcoming adventure.
News Update, March 1st, 2022:
It's Finally Happening!
As many of you are aware, in 2020 I was supposed to go to Japan on a student exchange program. I have been trying ever since but COVID has kept Japan’s borders closed… until now! It looks like I will be able to make use of my scholarship experience and will be leaving very soon. As of now, my last day will be March 26th. All appointments after March 26th will be canceled. I am sorry for this inconvenience.
My exchange will be at minimum until August 2022 with a possibility of extending until December. Upon my return to the area I plan to continue my RMT career and you will all be the first to know. I will open my schedule to all of you first before accepting new patients.
Thank you all for your ongoing support and for trusting me with your healthcare. If you would like to be on my cancellation list before I leave please either add yourself or reply to me here.
I am very much looking forward to seeing you all before I go!
P.S., many of you have asked that I update you with my travels. I will add updates periodically to this page if you would like to see :)
Updates from Japan:
Hello from Japan!
Once again time has gotten away from me! Please enjoy the following photos from May and June.
In other news, I have decided to return home after only one semester. I am not sure of an exact start time for my business yet, but it is likely I will begin in September. I will update everyone when I know more. Take care of yourselves! :)
-Top left: Himakajima Island
-Top right: Nagoya TV Tower view from Oasis 21
-Bottom left: The yukata I wore to a festival
-Bottom right: Some pretty hydrangeas. In Japan these symbolize the beginning of summer.
-Top left: The Picasso exhibit from Hakone Open Air Museum
-Top right: Me in a yokata at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Hakone
-Bottom left: Hakone Peace Torii gate
-Bottom right: Kyoto
News Update, March 10th, 2022: