About Fermata Integrated Health

Elevating Healthcare Through Integration

Experience Kelowna's best Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Massage Therapy clinic
Are you tired of chronic pain and injuries? We offer effective solutions for people with chronic health concerns who have tried everything else! Our services include Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine & Massage Therapy, and much more. Our goal is to help our patients from a holistic, top-down approach. Clinical symptoms are rarely the source of the problem. They are just what we see and feel. At Fermata Integrated Health, we get to the root cause of the problem and treat the issue from there.
On-Site Herbal Pharmacy

Used to prepare customized herbal formulas according to the highest international standards.

Professional Team

We hold certifications with the BC College of Massage Therapists and the College of Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists

Years of Experience

With a combined experience of over 35 years, we have vast experience in treating health concerns.

Personalized Experience

We always take as much time as needed to hear your concerns and determine the source of the issue.

Fermata Integrated Health
Your Sanctuary for Integrative Health

Advanced Integrated Health Techniques for Optimal Health

Welcome to Fermata Integrated Health, your sanctuary for health and wellness located in the heart of Kelowna, BC. With 19 years in practice, Sarah Jenkins and her team bring unparalleled experience and a passion for nurturing your health, addressing pain and injuries, and supporting mental well-being, digestive health, women’s health concerns, and more.

Our aesthetic blends modern warmth with ancient wisdom in a serene environment. Drawing inspiration from the essence of well-being and natural harmony, we create a nurturing space where comprehensive healing can flourish.

Passionate Experts in Integrated Healthcare

Fostering Long-Term Health Partnerships

Our Clinic

Meet the Professionals Behind Your Wellness

We think it’s really important that clinicians have a mixture of clinical skill and human qualities. You can place your trust in us.

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah’s Specialized Work:

A Chinese Medicine Practitioner can utilize the same methods of diagnosis, pattern differentiation method and treatment that Practitioners have been using for thousands of years, to treat that very same pattern often with profound results. One of the big differences between Western medicine and Chinese Medicine is that Chinese Medicine is focused on restoring the functional mechanisms affecting the whole person versus fixing one small part and ignoring the rest.

Since completing the intensive 4-year program at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Victoria BC,  I’ve been in practice for about 20 years. I also hold licenses to practice as a Registered Acupuncturist and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.    I have served on our largest provincial association (ATCMA of BC) for 6 years, 2 of those years as the president. 

I’m committed to furthering my education, and I offer practical and empathetic care with a unique approach for every patient. We’re all different, and we all need different things. Everyone has their own path to healing and recovery and I’m here to assist you along yours. 

I’ve completed extensive post-graduate training including the following:

A 1-year post graduate program with Dr. Edward Neal at the Institute of Neijing Studies, where I was able to do a deep exploration into one of the most important, historical, foundational Acupuncture texts that dates back 3000+ years – The Huang Di Nei Jing.

A 2-year postgraduate program at The Institute of Classics of East Asian Medicine (www.iceam.org)  a deep dive into Chinese herbal Medicine studying with some of the best and brightest minds in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Since graduating, I have continued advanced studies with this institute on a consistent and regular basis, joining approximately 450 graduates from this program from around the world in studying and refining our skills as practitioners of classical Chinese herbal medicine.  I am now in my 12th year of advanced study with ICEAM. 

In my practice, I use a variety of Chinese Medicine modalities, including acupuncture, fire cupping and silicone cupping, gua sha, tuina (massage), and Chinese herbal Medicine along with modern treatment modalities such as IMS and dry needling. 

I’m especially drawn to treating symptoms of stress, insomnia, depression, menstrual issues such as dysmenorrhea and PMS, skin concerns, digestive conditions, and autoimmune conditions, but I can utilize Chinese Medicine principles to address a wide variety of health concerns. I have a keen interest in treating the whole person and not just the symptoms.

Massage Therapist

Dawn Maxner

Dawn’s other certifications and training include:

Having worked in the industry for 18 years, I offer an extensive knowledge of the human body through my fitness career and massage practice. A healthy and active lifestyle is the key to a more productive mind and body. It’s important to educate on how to achieve optimum health through regular exercise and stress management with meditation and injury prevention through yoga and massage therapy.

I use different modalities that fall under my scope of practice to help with my client’s injury prevention and/or recovery using deep tissue techniques, fascia release, trigger point therapy, Graston technique, and Thai Yoga Massage techniques. I have acquired significant training through courses, workshops and most importantly hands-on experience working with professional athletes in all different types of sports and activities.

I’m also experienced working in a spa and understand the need to have a more relaxed massage using essential oils and/or hot stone therapy. My training also includes prenatal massages. 

With my diverse training and experience, I can accommodate and create personalized treatment plans to help clients obtain their treatment goals.

Dawn is currently enrolled in a 3-year program to obtain a certification in Holistic Natural Nutrition.
Massage Therapist

Elaine Vary

Elaine’s especialized work:

Originally from Montreal, QC, she first came to BC in 2004 for the weather and outdoor opportunities. After many years in the hospitality industry, she is looking forward to a meaningful career in health care. Elaine obtained her Massage Therapy Diploma in 2023 and has a passion for helping others heal. She believes in a holistic approach, incorporating a variety of techniques, from deep tissue release and trigger point therapy alongside relaxation. She creates a personal treatment plan for each patient while nurturing a healthy body, mind, and spirit connection. Elaine has completed her hot and cold stone massage certification in Vancouver, BC, and incorporates them when it may be beneficial for an individual.
Elaine loves learning, she is currently working towards her yoga teacher certification. She hopes to integrate her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with her passion to move in order to offer tailored exercises to her patients.  
When she is not in the clinic, you can find her enjoying a good book in the sunshine, working in her garden, practicing yoga or exploring beautiful British Columbia’s back roads. 
Massage Therapist

Treina C

Treina’s specialized work:

Choosing to become a health care provider as a Registered Massage Therapist has been the most rewarding experience I could ever imagine. I take great pride and passion in helping people achieve a pain-free environment so they can choose to live longer, healthy lives. I truly believe that healing the body naturally is one the best ways to help clients restore and prevent ailments that one can endure daily.

Along with my education, my hands are the tools that I use to intuitively find the areas that need repair and healing to help you achieve a more fulfilling and active life. Treina graduated in 2007 from the accredited 3000hr massage therapy program at Okanagan Valley Massage Therapy College in Vernon. Since graduating, she has branched out into additional modalities such as Cranial Sacral Therapy, Kineiso-taping for athletes, Graston therapy, myofascial release techniques for the pelvic girdle and shoulder complex and deep tissue techniques with trigger point therapy and neuromuscular techniques with stretching and heat and cold therapy for home care. Treina has always been fascinated and interested in how the body can heal and the power of touch.

She actively enjoyed many sports such as gymnastics, gymkhana, fastball, skiing, and motorbiking. After a motorbike accident and a knee injury, she was left with no ACL. With her degree and ‘hands-on’ techniques, she rehabilitated herself in a fraction amount of time that it normally would have taken. By doing home care that consists of some hydrotherapy, strengthening, and stretching exercises, she can live a pain-free, healthy lifestyle. She knows firsthand that massage therapy truly works!

Treina will discuss a treatment plan that best suits your needs, and pull on her the same homecare techniques she uses to aid your care.

Our Pledge to Comprehensive Patient Care

Lynnette Linton
Lynnette Linton
Always informative,kind
Mirjana Z
Mirjana Z
Fermata is a wonderful clinic in Kelowna. Sarah Jenkins is the best TCM Practioner and Acupuncturist I have seen in the past 20 years. She is extremely patient, knowledgeable and her treatments are very effective. The clinic is spotless, well designed and the staff are punctual. Highly recommend!
Rob Bannatyne
Rob Bannatyne
I was dealing with an intolerance to fermented foods and beverages for months thinking there was no other option other than antihystemines. My typical reaction was breaking out in hives all over my body. While getting acupuncture I shared this issue with Sarah who told me she could provide traditional Chinese medicine to treat my condition. I decided I would try it thinking I might see an improvement but instead the treatment proved to be a cure. It has been over a year and I have not had a single re-occurance. Totally amazing, 5 stars for sure!!
Bexx Salvidar
Bexx Salvidar
I was seeking an acupuncturist that is skilled and uses evidence-based techniques and well as certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Not all acu's are certified for the herbal stuff. I've been seeing Sarah for some time now regularly, she is kind, intuitive, very knowledgable, has a tremendous amount of experience and has a thirst to learn. I love her approach and often walkout feeling very zen. Anytime I have an issue with my body, mind, spirit, she is my go to. I can't say enough good things. I am so happy to have found an amazing care-provider.
Cory Fletcher
Cory Fletcher
Excellent health care ! Sarah is a compassionate practitioner, gives solid advice and treatments that work . Its a serene environment too .
Daphne Routly
Daphne Routly
Referred to Fernata by my massage therapist and I am forever grateful!! My back was a mess from a car accident and Sarah helped me work through that with her amazing treatments and now I am in maintenance mode which is due to her excellent technique!! I highly recommend acupuncture and this centre! Daphne
Hannah Day
Hannah Day
Love Fermata - it's a beautiful and relaxing space and I always feel grounded after. I go for acupuncture and Sarah is wonderful. Knowledgeable and informative, highly recommend.
Richard Ireland
Richard Ireland
After months of not sleeping and loss of appetite due to work related stress, I decided to seek help. It only took three appointments and I'm seeing a marked improvement. I'm sleeping better and my appetite has improved thanks to Fermata Integrated Health. My monthly calendar will include a slot for return visits.
Israr Shah
Israr Shah
She was polite and all. She threw in some needles. Zapped me with electricity for a good 45 seconds. Left me lying on back and then belly for 30 mins+ 30. Whole session took an hour and some. Old place in Toronto would do shiatsu massage, acupuncture, and then electric stimulation u til muscles relaxed. 2 stars because there is improvement but at this point it might as well be placebo. An hour to just work on forearms and they feel tight. 10/10 wont go back.
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Business Hours

Monday To Friday (8:00 – 7:30)

Directions & Details
Our offices are conveniently located near public transit. Learn more on the MBTA Website.

For parking: there are 14 visitor parking spots for our building. With that being said, it is a busy area, and sometimes the parking lot gets very full. Feel free to park anywhere that does not say “reserved”. Alternatively, there is free 2-hour parking along Vaughn Street which is behind our building (the entrance to the building is also at the back). There is also parking on Clement Avenue across from the front of the building and along many of the other small surrounding streets nearby. Please make sure you give yourself a few extra minutes for parking, just in case!

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