Our Therapists

 

VANESSA WHEELER RMT

Vanessa was first educated in massage in 2007 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy as a Spa Practitioner. She learned many different styles of massage, but she found her passion in breaking down of scar tissue, and post surgical rehabilitation. Vanessa then moved to Alberta in 2009 and worked as an RMT. She has since returned to BC and completed the RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy where she learned more about injury rehabilitation, working with children and has a new interest in lymphatic drainage. Vanessa was also the first place recipient for the RMTBC Case Study Award Scholarship for her research paper involving nerve impingement.

Vanessa has lived in Saanich for over 20 years and has been involved in many different community events; FIFA Women’s U19 World Cup in 2002, 24 Hour Relay 2007, GoodLife Fitness 36th Marathon in 2014. She was also a board member of the Mount Doug Alumni Association and is a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC.

 

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.

 

Tobin Sagara RMT

Tobin Sagara 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.

 

Natasha LeClair RMT

Natasha LeClair’s interest in massage therapy began in 2000 with holistic massage training in The Art of Conscious touch. She pursued her interest in health and massage therapy at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, British Columbia where she graduated in 2008. Natasha uses a variety of skilled techniques including, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, soft tissue release, joint mobilizations and myofascial massage. She enjoys the opportunity of treating a variety of health concerns and is happy to work with you towards creating greater health and wellbeing. She is also fluent in french.

Nicole Woodcock RMT

Nicole was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She has been involved in a variety of sports and has had an active lifestyle since a young age. She continues to enjoy the beautiful west coast with hiking throughout the region as well as playing soccer throughout the year.

Nicole completed the 3000 hour program at the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy where she graduated in April of 2010. She has experience treating a diverse range of conditions including acute and chronic injuries and pain, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, rehabilitative injuries as well as general tension.

Nicole utilizes a variety of different techniques depending on the needs of the individual patients.

Catriona Armour RMT

Catriona is new the the clinic and thus is currently unable to direct bill insurance, but will ASAP!!

Catriona 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.