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 is not currently accepting new patients at this time. Referral patients will be considered on a case-by-case basis.**

Catriona (she/her) carries the strong belief that the body is designed to move. Integrating the art of relaxation with a therapeutic approach, she blends movement-based modalities, deep flow and breathwork into each of her treatments. Her intention is to nourish the nervous system, creating a safe environment for healing and recovery. Patient engagement is at the center of her approach, facilitating active participation in the healing journey. It is Catriona’s goal to help you achieve your best self.

Catriona is committed to continuing her education and life-long learning. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. Recent independent course explorations include visceral release therapy, post-operative scar release, exercise therapy, and chronic pain science.

 

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 Jake Farness RMT 

Jake (he/him) graduated from Camosun Colleges’ RMT program in August 2022. Since then Jake has been busy staying up to date on evidence based practice techniques and continues to enhance his skills. Jake doesn’t conform to the “one size fits all” approach of massage. He is dedicated to creating and tailoring a treatment that is specific to his patients needs and is focused on connecting the mind and body.  He has a special interest in working with the neck, back, and shoulders, and has done research regarding the topic of spinal injuries for his capstone project in school.

Jake has a calm, friendly and non-judgmental persona that creates a warm and positive environment for his patients. He enjoys working with people from all walks of life, and uses a compassionate and thoughtful approach in order to create the best experience for his patients.

Outside of the workplace, you can find Jake riding his motorcycle on twisty roads or going for cruises to new and exciting areas. Jake also loves the aquatic life, such as paddle boarding and swimming. Along with being active and healthy, Jake loves to spend quality time with his partner catching up over dinner or enjoying their favorite show together.

Meet Liberty Long RMT

Liberty’s (they/them) approach to massage emphasizes holistic care and a trauma-informed practice. Their treatments incorporate techniques such as myofascial release, stretching, trigger point therapy, and joint mobilizations, with the intent of promoting healing and well-being. Liberty is dedicated to collaborating with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.

Beyond their skills, Liberty emphasizes that they are a safe and welcoming space for people of all bodies, backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA2+ community. Their mission is to ensure every patient feels comfortable, respected, and empowered throughout their journey to better health and wellness.

In their free time, Liberty can be found foraging in the forest, working on various art projects, cold plunging, or skateboarding and biking around town.