The Green Raven Centre offers a unique combination of traditional professional training with the wisdom from the natural world and the premise that we are all connected. Nestled in the woods at the centre of Saltspring Island, your sessions with us include acupuncture, osteopathy and massage therapy delivered with deep listening and a grounded presence. It is our intention that you leave your sessions with us feeling a peaceful connection to yourself and to your surroundings.
Our work has been deeply influenced by the Sapara people of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
Classical Five Element Acupuncturist
Petra Hasenfratz, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist
Who we are in our professions today is an amalgamation of our training, our teachers, our experience, and our personal journeys in this life. We have come from three different countries - England, the United States and Germany - to work together at the Green Raven Centre and have been doing so for twenty years.
The Centre was created and built in a beautiful, natural setting with the intention to include Nature as a partner in the healing process.
The three of us are united by our high standards of practice, our sense of integrity, our dedication to treating at the deepest level, our wonder of the human ability to adapt, and our curiosity about the lifelong movement and growth of the human spirit.
We have learned that the multidisciplinary approach of the three of us working together gives each client a greater opportunity for movement towards health.
Whether using touch, needles, or insightful words, we are listening to you and guiding you to a state of balance from which your body can regulate and your personal blueprint of health is activated.
Throughout our thirty plus years of individual practice, we have been continually learning and changing through professional and personal development.
We look forward to working in partnership with you.
The Green Raven Centre
About the Space
"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
“And the people healed. And in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
“And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully as they had been healed.”
~ Kitty O’Meara