MASSAGE THERAPY

About

It is our goal to facilitate health, healing, and well-being for each individual through caring, professional, science based, heart centred touch.
Choosing a registered massage therapist is a very important decision. We will develop a customized program that deals with your health and lifestyle concerns. Our focus here at Cardinal Health Point is rehabilitation. We want to help you get moving to the best of your ability, so that you are free to live your life unrestricted. Of course, we support everyone and every concern that comes through our doors, and we will do it with a Great Massage Service Guarantee. We don’t promise magic or miracle cures, but we do promise that everyone will who come in will be offered kindness, compassion, professionalism,
respect
and skill.

We Guarantee a thorough assessment to help pinpoint the route of the problem, a treatment plan with step by step communication so you are always in control of your health care, and home-care that fits into your daily routine – without it feeling like just another task that you have to add on top of your day.

We are a wheelchair-accessible, fully-insured clinic, and we use the most environmentally-aware methods available for safe and effective hygiene, cleaning and laundry.

Modalities

Swedish Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle Energy Technique
Sports Massage
Pre & Post Natal Massage

 

Meet David Howes RMT

David first learned massage in 1982 and practiced intuitive relaxation massage treating his family and friends, as a hobby, for more than 20 years prior to returning to school. In 2009, he graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria where he studied many types of massage therapy from Swedish Massage to Sports Massage and Muscle Energy Techniques. In his practice, he focus on chronic pain management and injury rehabilitation, with a special interest in Myofascial Release. He is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and belongs to the Massage Therapists Association of BC.

David has lived in Victoria for 20 years where he has raised his 3 sons. Originally, he is from Prince George, via Vancouver. He was a restaurateur for many years and previously a franchise managing partner with two Victoria White Spot Restaurant locations.

Meet Tobin Sagara RMT

Tobin Sagara (he/him) started in his first career as a programmer but found it unfulfilling. Having given massages to friends and family for years it was suggested that he look into Massage Therapy as his next career choice. Tobin decided to join the RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2013. There he learned various modalities such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, to Myofascial Release. Because everyone responds differently to treatment Tobin enjoys working with clients to figure out what techniques specifically work for them. He likes working with deep tissue through the shoulders and neck helping to relieve clients from stress and tension headaches. Tobin grew up in Toronto and has lived in Victoria since 1995. In his free time he enjoys photography and, on occasion, hitting the climbing gym.

Meet Catriona Armour RMT

Catriona (she/her) was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. An airbrush artist by trade, she has always had a creative heart. Looking for a career that would give back to her community yet continue to challenge her creative side, she enrolled in the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 2500 hour RMT program in 2016. During her professional education, Catriona maintained Honours status throughout the program, was named Valedictorian of her class, and finally, was a recipient of the RMTBC Case Study Award Scholarship for her research on scar-release therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques. Since all tissues respond differently, she uses a variety of treatment methods specifically tailored to each complaint. Catriona has a profound commitment to her profession and is excited to share her art of therapeutic touch with new patients.

Meet Kyla Rupert RMT

Kyla (she/her) has worked for years as an RMT in North Vancouver and moved the island in 2020 to be closer to family. She is experienced in many elements of massage including Swedish, myofascial, sports, and prenatal. She enjoys collaborating with clients and helping them meet their goals

Meet Marika Johnson RMT 

Marika (she/her) was born and raised in Victoria, BC and is a graduate of WCCMT.

Marika cares deeply about creating a safe and relaxing space for clients. She values holistic, compassionate, inclusive and body positive care. She believes that having the space to fully relax can be healing in and of itself.

Areas of particular interest are stress and mental health, TMJD (jaw pain), headaches, and general maintenance and wellbeing.

“I will always strive to make my clinic room a safe and trauma-informed space. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to make you more comfortable during your appointment” – Marika

Meet Sarah Weisz RMT

Sarah is a recent graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April 2022 and excited to begin her career with Cardinal Point Health. 

Born and raised in Ontario, Sarah moved to Victoria in 2010 when she fell in love with this beautiful city after visiting family. She has a passion for photography, hiking and DIY projects. 

Sarah recognizes that every person has unique health care needs and provides them with individualized treatments. She has an interest in working with those managing chronic conditions, as well as providing relaxation treatments as a way to ground the mind and body.

Sarah uses massage techniques such as General Swedish Massage, Myofascial Techniques and Active Release, to encourage relaxation while also facilitating therapeutic results.