Kimberly was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and after traveling extensively through Europe, living in New York and Toronto, she decided it was time to focus on her career. Throughout her life she had suffered from numerous injuries and had always had an interest in natural medicine and health care which has ultimately lead her to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. In 1995, Kimberly graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Ontario and returned back to Vancouver where she practiced for 10 years, working extensively with the B.C. Lions football team and Olympic athletes.
She longed to return back to Kelowna so she packed up her family and returned back home in 2005 to continue developing her practice. Kimberly continues to advance her knowledge in her field by continuing her education to ensure she is able to treat a wide range of conditions that her patients are suffering from. A partial list of the courses she has completed include: Muscle Balance and Function 1, 2 and 3, Licensed Acupuncturist, Yamuna Body Rolling 3rd level instructor, Craniosacral Therapy 1 and 2, Neuromuscular Therapy (variety of different courses), Body Ball Synergy, and Muscle Energy.
Registered Massage Therapist
Jaime was born and raised here in Kelowna. After graduating from high school, she went to the University of Victoria where she received her bachelors degree, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Jaime then continued on to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) after attending OVCMT in Vernon for 3 years of massage school.
Jaime has been practicing as a RMT since 2003. She love the diversity of her work and helping people achieve greater health through recovery from injury, reducing chronic tension and stress levels, and relaxation treatments.
Having had a lifetime passion for health and fitness and working in the fitness industry for 20 years, Jaime can also incorporate her knowledge into your rehabilitation and maintenance plan.
If you are in need of a RMT to help with injury recovery, chronic pain or tension, or simply for relaxation, Jaime Spielmann is always eager to meet new clients!
Registered Massage Therapist
Carly obtained her diploma in massage therapy in 2007 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. She grew up in Pitt Meadows and held a successful practice in Maple Ridge for 3 years before making the move up to the Okanagan. In 2012 she took some time off to pursue her passion for travel and bounced around the map for the better part of a year. She is now settled in the beautiful Okanagan and excited to establish her massage career here in Kelowna.
Carly is passionate about educating her clients and empowering them to take control of their own health and well-being. She has a firm touch and a relaxed, professional presence that allows her to work well with a variety of clients. Carly has experience working with clients who are recovering from motor vehicle accidents, spinal cord injuries, postural dysfunctions, sports injuries, CNS disorders, chronic pain, and is particularly focused on a positive healing that addresses the root cause of the injury or illness.
Carly utilizes many massage techniques such as: Postural Assessment, Sports Therapy/Passive Stretching, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release to name a few!
Carly believes in individualizing safe and effective treatment plans for her clients and promotes a healthy life style to assist the bodies natural ability to heal itself!
Alicia Harrison, RMT | Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Registered Massage Therapist
Alicia Harrison, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) grew up in Fort St John, BC and spent a few years in the Kootenays after graduating high school. Battling migraines, tension headaches and sporting injuries over the years, she realized how important it is to take care of our bodies, remain active and seek alternative health care for optimal balance and performance.With a strong desire to help others, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy and graduated from the 3000 hour program at OVCMT in Vernon in January of 2014. While awaiting her registration, she went on to Victoria to attend the Dr. Vodder Institute and obtained her full certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in order to work with a broader spectrum of patients.Alicia returned to the Okanagan and knew that Kelowna was where she wanted to call home and start her practice.
Alicia's massage style is based on Swedish massage, incorporating myofascial and deep tissue techniques, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular therapy and she is always looking forward to learning more techniques to incorporate into her practice. She loves working with a varied clientele and welcomes new patients from all walks of life into her practice.Every individual is so unique and things are more interesting that way!
Her goal is to educate clients on postural awareness, uses of hydrotherapy (hot and cold), and likes to incorporate therapeutic exercises in order for clients to assist in their own healing to get the best possible benefit and results.
Registered Massage Therapist
Pauline was born in Surrey BC, but has spent most of her life in the Okanagan. She is a recent graduate from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy where she completed her 3000 hour program.
Her training included quite a few different techniques, including but not limited to: Myofascial release, muscle energy, craniosacral, and deep tissue masaage. Pauline has played on many sports teams over the years, her favorite being baseball and volleyball. Her passion for massage stems from past sports injuries and a father who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. She has seen firsthand how effective and versatile massage can be in treating a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions. Pauline is excited to grow in her career as a massage therapist and is thrilled to be a part of e.volve team.
Alicia Doll, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Alicia is new to Kelowna, but not new to Massage Therapy.
Alicia’s treatments are a combination of skills that have been taught to her from excellent mentors and continuing education courses. She blends traditional massage styles and applies new techniques with compassion and knowledge.
She describes her pressure as, “Firm and therapeutic. A massage should have a good pressure to a client; it does not necessarily need to be painful the whole time. Addressing both the bodies need to heal and the mind's need for rest in important to me.”
Since graduation in 2010, from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC Alicia has embraced the advantage of being able to travel while being a Massage Therapist. This has taken her from Vancouver Island, BC to Australia, Big White Ski Resort and now in Kelowna, BC.
She looks forward to meeting you!
Dr. Emina Jasarevic, ND
Dr. Emina was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia. She completed her Naturopathic Medical Doctorate at the esteemed Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to this, she studied Psychology and Biochemistry at the University of Northern British Columbia.
Areas of Medicine: Dr. Emina has experience treating many health issues including: women's health (in particular, fertility and menopause); endocrine imbalances (including adrenal and thyroid dysfunction and metabolic syndrome); gastrointestinal conditions; weight loss; cardiovascular conditions; as well as allergies - food and environmental. Dr. Emina is passionate about environmental medicine in how our environment is directly interlaced with our overall health and offers extensive heavy metal testing, treatment, and a variety of detoxification protocols. Dr. Emina's Philosophy: "As a Naturopathic Doctor, I practice functional, science-based Naturopathic Medicine. My approach to health is to start with the foundation: a healthy environment, good nutrition, and regular exercise. In practice, I focus on removing toxicity, balancing nutrition, replenishing deficiencies, and restoring optimal function. As every individual is unique, I treat the person and not the disease, using traditional and progressive Naturopathic therapies, alone or in combination with conventional medicine in whatever capacity is best suited for healing to occur. It is my privilege as a doctor to educate patients about their health condition, lifestyle choices and medical options - to empower them to make the right choices for optimal health."
Dr. Anita Bratt is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) practicing in beautiful Kelowna, B.C. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Simon Fraser University in 1994, Dr. Bratt attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon and Bastyr University in Washington, before completing her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in B.C. Dr. Bratt graduated first in her class and was honoured with the award for academic excellence.
Dr. Bratt is the mother of three children. After her oldest son was diagnosed with autism, she developed a passion for the research and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She uses a biomedical approach in treating ASD and other pediatric developmental and behavioral disorders. In 2007, Dr. Bratt hosted the first Outreach Clinic for Autism and ADHD in Western Canada, to promote comprehensive biomedical testing and increase accessibility of evidence-based treatments. She held follow-up clinics in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Dr. Bratt has extensive post-graduate training in childhood developmental disorders. She is a Defeat Autism Now! trained doctor, and a Candidate for Fellowship in the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. Dr. Bratt has lectured to students, parents and physicians on ASD and ADHD, and is a published author on these topics.
Dr. Bratt is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is board-certified in Chelation Therapy and Pharmaceutical Prescribing.
Michael began studying eastern medicine in Victoria, BC, then continued his education in Ontario and China. He was trained in several styles of acupuncture including TCM, Korean Hand Acupuncture and Auricular Therapy, but it's SCENAR therapy that he found revolutionary in its effectiveness.
As well as being a certified Advanced SCENAR practitioner, Michael is also trained in Chinese herbalism, hypnosis and transpersonal hypnotherapy. Clients at e.volve have described their individual results from his treatments as "life changing."
Rita le Roux
Registered BCAK Kinesiologist | B.Sc Human Kinetics Rita is a fairly new addition to the stunning Okanagan Valley, and has loved every year she has lived here. She was born and raised in South Africa, and after her family relocated to Canada, she spent most of her teenage life in the beauty of the East Kootenays. She moved to Kelowna to further her studies, and graduated from UBC’s Okanagan Campus with a degree in Human Kinetics. Through her work with individuals from all walks of life, she has realized that movement is medicine. Her passion is helping people move well, whether they are someone with a prior injury, a mom recovering from childbirth, or an older individual struggling with physical decline in their daily life.
Rita firmly believes that helping patients rediscover proper movement in their body is the first step towards regaining lost mobility, decreasing pain, and preventing further injuries in the future. She loves to meet new people, and is excited to be a part of the e.volve team!
Front Desk Support
Britney and Melissa are the front desk team at e.volve health & wellness! Both completed their education at Okanagan College in Medical Office Administration.
Britney started working at e.volve in early 2014 as our Office Manager. Melissa started in late-spring of 2015 as our Office Assistant. They both are your go-to for everything administrative at the clinic.
Britney brings many years of professional business administration, from office management to her financial background. She has lived most of her life in the beautiful Okanagan and does not plan on returning to Alberta anytime soon. She may have left the golden plains of Oil Country, but her heart has stayed with her Edmonton Oilers.
Melissa brings many years of professional customer service - from management to customer representative, she is definitely here to help you! Melissa comes from the lower mainland and doesn’t love the Vancouver Canucks :) Go Leafs!