Contact and Location
My clinic is in the Oaklands neighborhood in Victoria, BC, Tuesday through Friday.
Online booking is for current or previously seen patients. If you would like to be on my new patient waitlist, please contact me by email or phone.
The following practitioners are accepting new patients for osteopathic focused treatments in Victoria:
Alison Haynes, CAT (Athletic therapist) and osteopathic student, very good hands and assessments - https://performanceconditioningandrehab.com
Mark Bodnar, CAT (Athletic therapist) and osteopathic student https://functionalosteopathy.ca/,
Nicole Baker, RMT, osteopathic student - https://mandalacenterforhealthandwellness.janeapp.com/ (Westshore/Langford)
Rebekah Neubert, RMT - https://www.shelbournephysio.ca/staff/bio/rebekah-neubert (near Hillside Mall)
Stephanie Dempsey Kruger, CAT (DOMP thesis writer) at: Vitality Treatment Centre in Oak Bay, https://vitalitytreatment.janeapp.com/ or Saanich: https://sdat.janeapp.com/locations/stephanie-dempsey-athletic-therapy-in-saanich
Caroline Geofroy, DOMP is accepting new patients, contact her at (250) 514-6806, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Kerslake, RMT - osteopathic focused treatments, 203-45 Bastion Square, 250-479-9799
Jenny Trost, DOMP - https://www.pacificosteopathy.ca/
Joanne, Pady, DOMP - https://acaciahealth.ca/team/joanne-pady/
Clinic COVID plan - Updated January 2023
* If you have any symptoms - cough, fever, fatigue, headache, etc, please let me know right away. Depending on how severe it is, you may wear a mask when coming for your appointment. Otherwise please reschedule.
* 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 - recommended in clinics if you are not vaccinated. I will still be wearing a mask in clinic. As we cannot distance and are in the same room for an hour.
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.
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/.
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
2022 - Embryological palpation and correction of patterns in the adult, Brad McCutcheon, DOMP, (Vancouver, BC)
2022 - Forgotten Techniques of William Garner Sutherland, Jane Eliza Stark, DOMP, (Vancouver, BC)
2022 -Rachel Brooks, DO (US) Key Concepts in the Power of Presence: Presence and Perception, Entering a Balanced Relationship - Patient and Practitioner, Understanding and Using Stillness.
2022 - Robert Morelli, DOMP, Optimize! Part 1
Favorite courses past and present