The Team

  • Rylie T. Lowry – Certified Holistic Bodywork Practitioner & Birth Doula
  • Honami Watanabe – TCM, Registered Acupuncturist & Holistic Spiritual Medicine Woman
  • Maria May Vlasopoulos – Craniosacral Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Practitioner & Bodyworker


Rylie T. Lowry

Rylie T. Lowry, the founder of New Spirit, is a certified Holistic Bodywork Practitioner and a Birth Doula with a deep respect for the body-mind-spirit connection. Having worked in the healing arts for well over a decade, Rylie began her journey as a peer support counsellor, helping youth transition through difficult times in their lives. After a sudden and traumatic car accident in 2004 Rylie’s body required some thoughtful attention and healing. This journey allowed her to understand firsthand the importance of the body-mind-spirit connection.

Through years of working with inspiring bodywork practitioners and physical therapists, Rylie developed a profound love and esteem for the healing arts and chose to grow her knowledge of the body by studying anatomy and physiology at Langara College in Vancouver. Longing for a solid education in massage and bodywork that would include a sense of honour for the body-mind connection, she continued her studies with the professionals at Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2009. As life-long learner, Rylie continues to acquire modalities and integrate these new skills into her treatment sessions. Rylie is famous for changing her clients’ long term holding patterns with her signature Realignment Deep Tissue Massage, she also offers Classic Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal Massage and Hot Stone Massage.

Rylie’s holistic approach to healing, her compassionate spirit and understanding nature allows her to create well-rounded services and a beautifully peaceful, loving environment for her clients. Through self-care plus keeping an eye on life’s big picture, she supports clients in their process of setting realistic goals and changing one life, body, mind and spirit at a time.

“I enjoy helping people to relax their bodies, release and quiet their minds and thereby renewing and healing their spirits.” ~ Rylie, Founder of New Spirit Massage + Bodywork



Honami Watanabe

HonamiHonami is a registered Acupuncturist and Spiritual Holistic Medicine Woman. She was born and raised in the snowy mountains of Nagano, Japan, where she was deeply influenced by a love for nature and plant life. As a keen traveler, she has been to New Zealand, Thailand, South East Asia, Europe, and throughout the USA. Upon settling in Vancouver, Canada, Honami attended PCU Holistic College of Medicine, where she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Cupping Therapy and Herbology. In addition to these skills, Honami has apprenticed with an Intuitive Energy Healer for over two years to expand her knowledge and understanding of spiritual psychology and human energy fields.

Honami offers services including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Energy Healing and Cognitive Therapy, Food and Nutritional Life Style Coaching, Thai Meridian Massage, and Fire Cupping Therapy with Spiritual Medicinal Plant Oils. These skills make her an incredible multidisciplinary healer offering a dynamic, gentle, compassionate and complimentary system of healing, thus allowing healing to take place on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Honami’s TCM, Acupuncture Services and Energy Work Sessions are covered through Extended Health Care. MSP also provides partial coverage for these services.

Maria May Vlasopoulos

MariaMaria comes from a background of First Nations healing practices, has an extensive experience studying and applying human sciences. She was introduced to shamanic energetic healing work and began studying and giving massage in 1993. In 2001 she then discovered and began studying Craniosacral Therapy which brought together her love of science and energetic work, igniting a passion in Maria for this incredible healing art. Now, Maria is a leading therapist who treats nearly any condition, physical, energetic or emotional.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle and painless therapy that works directly with the nervous system and can effective treat headaches, anxiety, chronic pain, past injuries and degenerative conditions.

Hypnosis benefits and can cure addictions, including drug, alcohol and smoking, sleep disorders, dealing with social discomforts, and changing unwanted behaviours and habits.