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I work at two locations in Victoria, BC. until December 2021

Click on the booking link to select a location and book in online. For current or previously seen patients only. 

Currently not accepting new patients for 2021 - contact me by phone or email for 2022, about a 6-8 month wait.

** Morley street in the Oaklands neighborhood - Wednesdays through Fridays, Tuesday through Fridays starting January 2022

** Johnson Street Clinic, 920 Johnson Street Suite #2 - Tuesdays until December 2021

The following practitioners are accepting new patients for osteopathic focused treatments in Victoria:

Alison Haynes, CAT (Athletic therapist) and 2nd year osteopathic student, very good hands and assessments - https://performanceconditioningandrehab.com

Caroline Geofroy, DOMP is accepting new patients, contact her at (250) 514-6806, or carolinegeofroy@gmail.com.

Stephanie Dempsey Kruger, CAT (DOMP thesis writer) at: Vitality Treatment Centre in Oak Bay, Phone: 250.370.1020 • info@vitalitytreatment.ca or Saanich: https://sdat.janeapp.com/locations/stephanie-dempsey-athletic-therapy-in-saanich

And RMT/Osteopathic students in Victoria:

Rebekah Neubert, RMT - https://www.shelbournephysio.ca/staff/bio/rebekah-neubert (near Hillside Mall)

Nicole Baker, RMT - https://massagetherapyvictoria.com/meet-the-team-1 (Westshore/Langford)


Clinic COVID plan - Updated August 2021

BC is in Step 3: this represents a change in focus from COVID-19 safety plans to communicable disease prevention.

* If you have any **symptoms** - cough, fever, fatigue, headache, etc, please let me know right away. Call 8-1-1, to get tested, or see your doctor.

* It's better that you stay home and self-isolate, rather than worry about a late cancellation charge. I'm usually ok treating when patients are not feeling well, especially with seasonal allergies as a session can help you feel better, but if you have any doubts or questions please call me before your appointment. This is to protect myself, as well as the next patient I see.

* Masks - mandatory in clinics if you are not vaccinated. I will still be wearing a mask throughout the fall and winter. As we cannot distance and are in the same room for an hour.


About Me

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 in 2002, 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 and bodywork would be a great way to give to another human being on this planet.

Selecting Sutherland-Chan School of Massage in Toronto was one of the best moves in my new career. Everyone I asked recommended them, and I have to agree since graduating in 2004. I am a registered massage therapist (RMT), in good standing, with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. 

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 started in Montreal http://www.osteopathie-canada.ca/ ; Vancouver Campus is http://www.osteopathy-vancouver.ca/

Osteopathy BC
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 Practitioner 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
2020 - The Layered Approach to the Osteopathic Lesion by Brad McCutcheon, DOMP (Victoria, BC)

2021 - Intro to Gender Diversity - Expanded, The Learning Hub
2021 - Online - Dissection lab with Gil Hedley: https://www.gilhedley.com/
2021 - Online - Gentle yoga for pelvic floor health, Leigh Anne Milne
2021 - ELDOA 1 & 2, Paul Sherman, DO, Vancouver, BC