Contact and Locations
I work at two locations in Victoria, BC. I am accepting new patients for 2020 for my waitlist, please contact me for more information. Understand that with the current situation for COVID-19, it could be 6 months to a year. Call or (250) 508-8383 or email: info at figure8therapeutics.com.
** Morley street in the Oaklands neighborhood - Wednesdays through Fridays
** Johnson Street Clinic, 920 Johnson Street Suite #2, Tuesdays (every week)
Schedule either location online using the same link below. Only current patients can book online.
I have lived and studied in Toronto and relocated to Victoria, BC in 2009. Transplanted from multimedia gulch in San Francisco as an unemployed tech worker, I knew there was more to life and the world than selling khaki pants on the internet. Massage has helped me get through 60+ hour work weeks in front of a computer. I knew then that massage would be a great way to give to another human being on this planet.
Since graduating from massage school, I continued to deepen my knowledge of the healing arts. Aquatic Massage Therapy and Hot Stone Massage from Claudia Salzmann were my introduction to other hydrotherapies with a prolonged healing effect on the body. I was attuned to Reiki Level One (Usui Method) by Dori Kuulei Spondike in Honolulu.
I graduated as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner from Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques, Vancouver campus on May 17, 2014. My thesis was on the effect of Global Osteopathic Treatment and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The main school in Montreal http://www.osteopathie-canada.ca/ and Vancouver Campus http://www.osteopathy-vancouver.ca/.
Currently a member of the SPMPO (Society for the Promotion of Manual Practice Osteopathy) of British Columbia, aka Osteopathy BC http://www.osteopathybc.ca/.
Before San Francisco and Toronto, I grew up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii in the state of Hawaii. Restlessness and seeking adventure catapulted me out of there. It is a place of refuge for me and I go back often to recharge and visit family and friends.
My husband has brought me to Canada and many many doors with exciting opportunities have opened for us here. I love my new career and the people that I meet everyday. My career as a massage therapist and Osteopathic Manual Therapist continues to expand and grow.
Courses in my toolbox, continuing education
2002 - 2004 Sutherland Chan School, Toronto, ON
2004 - Aquatic Massage Therapy with Claudia Salzmann, RMT, Toronto ON
2005 - Acupuncture for Massage Therapists, Toronto ON
2005 - 2014 - Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques, Vancouver, BC
2009 - Biodynamic Osteopathy, Bernard Derallians, DO, Montreal, BC
2012 - Visceral Osteopathy, Peter Wuhrl, DO, Vancouver, BC
2012 - Mechanical Link 1, Ildiko Neplaz, DO, Montreal, QC
2013 - Normalization of joint and visceral adhesions, "Manipulative Surgery", Mark Bozzetto, DO, Montreal QC
2014 - Endocranial Spasms I with Genevieve Forget, DO, Montreal, QC
2014 - Buteyko Breathing workshop with Chris Bauman, Victoria, BC
2015 - Visceral Manipulation in Osteopathy with Eric Hebgen, D.O. (Germany), Broussard, QC
2016 - Lymphatic Drainage Technique I (Chikley Institute) with Beverly Cook L.M.P, L.L.C.C., L.T.C., N.C.T.M.B., Seattle, WA
2016 - Endocranial Spasms II with Genevieve Forget, DO, Vancouver, BC
2016 - Whiplash, Osteopathic perspective, with Philipe Druelle, DO, Vancouver, BC
2016 - How to Manage and Treat Patients Who Have Undergone Serious Trauma, Dr. Theodore Jordan, D.O. (US), Montreal, QC
2016 - Normalizing the Brain-abdomen Axis and Harmonizing the Brain-intestine Axis, Benoit Champagne, D.O. (CA), Montreal, QC
2016 - Zero Balancing I, Sheila Lukasiewich BPE, Bsc(PT), Victoria, BC
2017 - LDT: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MS & Chronic Neuroinflammations - Working with Fluid and Fascia, Bruno Chikley, DO (FR), MD (FR), Seattle, WA
2017 - Zero Balancing II, Sheila Lukasiewich BPE, Bsc(PT), Victoria, BC
2017 - Biomechanic, Functional, Biodynamic Course, Susanne F. Dick-Wallace, DO (Germany), Vancouver, BC
2017 - Spirit of the Organs - Balancing the Viscera (Zero Balancing), Judith Sullivan, Portland, OR
2018 - A Fluidic Approach to the Treatment of Connective Tissue, Jane Eliza Stark, MS, D.O.M.P., Vancouver, BC
2018 - The Pain Revolution: With Lorimer Moseley
2018 - RMTBC Symposium - Our Aging Population, Key Speaker Lorimar Moseley (Author of Explain Pain with David Butler)
2018 - Normalizing the Abdominal Brain and the Harmonization of the Brain-Intestine Axis, Montreal Osteopathic Symposium, Montreal, QC. Benoit Champagne, D.O., (CA)
2019 - Mechanical Link 2-4, as taught by Hélène Loiselle B.Sc. (Osteopathy, England), Vancouver, BC
2020 - Mechanical Link 5, as taught by Hélène Loiselle B.Sc. (Osteopathy, England), Vancouver, BC
2020 - Online - CMTBC Boundaries Standard of Practice
2020 - Online - Lung considerations w/Jeffrey Burch
2020 - Online - Cybersecurity Best Practices for Healthcare - by JaneApp, Ken Underhill
2020 - Online - Business, Accounting and Income Tax Seminar for RMTs, Jordan Pierson, CPA, CA