Gentle & Compassionate
Shylo’s journey into the healing arts began with a series of hospitalizations throughout her 20’s. Her life experiences helped her develop a deeply compassionate nature. Striving to find balance in her life, she studied various healing modalities and was particularly drawn to yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In 2003, she completed her yoga teacher training in Squamish, BC. In 2005, she trained in California, receiving certification to both practice and teach bodymind acupressure. During this same year, she also completed her yin yoga teacher training.
In 2006, Shylo began her studies of TCM in Vancouver, BC. Inspired by what she had learned, she opened a wellness collective in Parksville, BC where she practiced and collaborated with other practitioners of various modalities. Her interest in TCM drew her back into her studies and from 2015-2017 she completed the pre-requisites required to return to acupuncture college, graduating with honours from Camosun College’s Arts and Sciences Diploma Program. From 2017-2020, Shylo studied TCM at Oshio College in Victoria, graduating from the program in 2020.
Shylo’s existing practice is a fusion of acupuncture, basic counselling skills, acupressure, and yoga. She treats with an open heart and an intuitive approach to healing and her treatments are infused with her deep love of nature. She has a general practice with a particular interest in treating mental emotional health and has seen good results in the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. She also enjoys helping people navigate major life transitions and work through imprinted trauma patterns in the bodymind.
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All sessions are 1 hour
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After being rear ended by a drunk driver, I tried a wide range of treatments to deal with my post concussion symptoms. Nothing seemed to work. Finally, in desperation, I decided to try acupuncture and had my first treatment with Shylo Westergaard. My initial scepticism was quickly dispelled and my sleeping and other problems soon started to improve. She is a gentle and highly skilled professional who can help with a wide range of problems. If you have never considered acupuncture, give it a try. It really doesn’t hurt and you may be amazed by the results. With Shylo you will certainly be in good hands.
Dr Jim Kempling
I became Shylo Westergaard’s client in April 2022 on the recommendation of my Naturopathic Oncologist. Due to this introduction, Shylo became an integral part of my health team, with whom I am successfully keeping my rare incurable blood cancer in a very stable state. My health has taken many dramatic turns over the last 11 months. Shylo has continued to adjust her treatments to meet my physical and emotional challenges. Every treatment is customized to my current needs making dramatic improvements in my health.
Shylo’s knowledge is extensive but she still continues to research for possible solutions to my challenging health issues. She is very professional, caring, and has made a huge positive impact on my health.