What is Helthe Connect?
Helthe Connect is an online marketplace focusing on Complementary Care services and products. We empower people and organizations struggling with stress and burnout by connecting them directly with CAM providers.
Helthe Connect supports self-empowerment, choice, and creating awareness.
Helthe was inspired by an old spelling of "health" and its original meaning: whole, prosperity, wellbeing, and safety.
We're here to support you to be connected, empowered and well.
Our Core Values
Nurture and maintain our wellbeing
Support choice, access, and engagement in holistic health and wellness
Continuously learn and grow; personal development is professional development
Treat yourself and everyone with kindness, care, and compassion
Be honest, congruent, and ethical
Explore possibilities, play, and be flexible and adaptable
Connect, share, and collaborate
What is Complementary Care?
To understand Complementary Care, it is important to understand that Complementary Care is often referenced with Alternative Medicine and referred together as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Complementary Care is holistic health practices that help stop the body’s chronic stress response to activate the rest and digest response. It is used in addition to conventional medicine. Examples of Complementary Care include and are not limited to: energy work (i.e., Reiki, Therapeutic Touch), meditation, nutrition, counselling, coaching, aromatherapy, reflexology, TCM, etc. Complementary Care is an organization directed HSA expense. HSA expenses are a taxable benefit for employees.
Alternative Medicine is holistic health practices that are treatment-focused and can be used in place of conventional medicine. The following Alternative Medicine is covered by MSP supplemental health insurance: acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, naturopathy, physiotherapy, and non-surgical podiatry. Alternative Medicine practices covered by MSP are a non-taxable benefit for employees.
Please consult with your primary care physician before undertaking any CAM options.
Tu Van Trieu
Tu Van Trieu is the Founder and CEO of Helthe Connect. Tu Van is a Registered Professional Counsellor with a Masters of Science in Conflict Resolution. She has comprehensive experience in counselling, facilitation, and coaching.
Tu Van suffered from severe burnout fifteen years ago doing what she loved. In 2015, she developed thyroid issues and learnt that chronic stress leads to burnout. Over the years she has experienced the benefits of many diverse complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, including and not limited to: tai chi, therapeutic touch, guided meditation, reiki, TCM, counselling, and reflexology. Today, her thyroid function is back within the normal range and she can enjoy hiking again.
The idea of Helthe Connect came as an inspiration to support others in their journey to manage and prevent stress and burnout. Tu Van is a passionate advocate for self-empowerment and personal growth.
bOB HOmer is the Senior Developer for Helthe Connect and leads our web app development. bOB’s artistic vision extends across all media and reflects his art school training. As the Co-Founder and Digital Marketing Director of Lethologica, his passion, superior knowledge, and ongoing education in all things web- and SEO-related affords him the expertise to be lead on all web projects. bOB has been bringing his unique vision to the web for over 20 years in coding, UX/UI design, and digital marketing.
After his graduation from art school with a degree in scientific illustration and photography, he went on to own his own gallery, aptly called bOBart, before moving to BC and launching Laundry Room Press, which eventually morphed into Lethologica. The building of the Helthe Connect online marketplace is a perfect culmination of bOB’s design, web, and artistic skills.