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Massage Therapists2019-11-15T12:58:39+00:00
AT FIX DOWNTOWN

CATRIN JONES RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Catrin graduated from Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008. Within her practice she has worked with a variety of patients from elite athletes, to children, and to people dealing with both chronic and acute conditions such as chronic headaches, Iliotibial friction syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, muscle imbalances and many more.

As a life long athlete herself, primarily in competitive swimming and running, she understands the benefits that manual therapies such as massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture have for the treatment and prevention of injuries.

When not practicing massage, Catrin can be found training for marathons and other longer distance running events.

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MORTON DENNIS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Morton graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, completing the 3,000 hour program. He has been a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC since April 2009.

Morton treats people with a wide range of concerns, including: sprains, strains or overuse injuries, chronic pain, digestive problems, systemic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, headaches, ICBC claims, and more. He is motivated to help people achieve their best, whether that is recovery from an injury or maintaining a healthy body. Morton is an avid cyclist and dedicated father of two.

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KAREN OLYNYK RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Massage therapy first entered Karen’s life through her passion and love of running. She became increasingly fascinated with the complex workings of the human body, growing a keen interest in why we experience common injuries, aches and pains, and how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

She believes Massage Therapy can be an extremely effective tool in reducing tension and pain, as well as restoring and maintaining optimal mobility so you can continue doing whatever it is you love to do.

She strives to discover the root of the problem and create an individualized treatment plan to best suit your current condition and needs. She also believes in educating clients with postural awareness, proper work place biomechanics, stretching and/or strengthening exercises to enhance your daily living.

Commonly used modalities include deep tissue and isolytic release, joint mobilizations, myofascial and muscle energy techniques.

To have established a career working with her hands and providing health care in the most natural state is something she finds extremely fulfilling and so grateful to have found.

Don’t see a time that works for you? Check our other schedule!  Karen works at both locations.

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WENDY BUDGELL RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Wendy graduated with Honours in Massage Therapy in 2002 from the International Academy of Massage, located in Ottawa, Ontario. She began her career in Ottawa, where she gained experience working in chiropractic clinics, an award winning spa, and by building her own mobile massage therapy practice.

Since moving to Victoria, Wendy has continued to deepen her skills and experience working in spa and clinic settings. Wendy’s background in various spa settings has taught her the benefits of helping clients to relax first in order to provide safe and effective treatments, allowing her to manipulate the deeper layers of muscle tissue to achieve results. She uses a variety of techniques including Swedish techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, active and passive stretching and myofascial release techniques to address client concerns and improve function. The amount of pressure used is always within client comfort.

Wendy encourages her clients to continue with stretching and strengthening exercises at home and she is happy to discuss any health-related questions or concerns during treatment. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their health goals and would sincerely welcome you to her clinic practice

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MICHAEL BARSS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Michael Graduated from the West coast College of Massage Therapy in 2015. He has a passion for helping others maintain and elevate their health by reinforcing an active and healthy lifestyle. Michael works with each client’s individual needs to help them continue to perform activities at the level that helps bring them purpose and happiness in every day life. With structure and function in mind, Michael aims to help you bring balance into your life.

Michael’s interests include mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, skim boarding and hiking. Michael is always aiming to progress and gain a better understanding of the sports he loves so that he may treat his clients using a greater base of knowledge and understanding in clinic. Whether you are just beginning an active lifestyle or are an elite athlete, Michael will work with your goals and abilities moving forward together.

Don’t see a time that works for you? Check our other clinic schedule.  Mike works at both locations!

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RYAN ARIS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Ryan Aris graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2010.  With the vision of cultivating an outstanding collective of professional health care providers in order to offer the best care, Ryan opened Fix Healthcare Downtown in 2011 with co-owner Simon Pearson, and then Fix Healthcare Selkirk in 2015. As a owner and a practitioner, he is pleased to offer his expertise at both Fix locations.

Ryan’s lifelong commitment to a healthful lifestyle and personal journey to wellness allows him to easily relate to his patients and provide effective guidance, support, and treatment. His therapeutic approach focuses on myofascial release and deep tissue work. He treats a wide spectrum of conditions from sports-related injuries, chronic conditions, to general stress and tension. He knows from experience that with the right treatment, patients can recover and heal from imbalances, pain, and injury.

Fully invested in creating a comfortable, professional atmosphere for his clientele, staff, and team Ryan whole-heartedly wants to make it better and welcomes all walks of life to Fix.

* OCT 2018 – A note from Ryan:  With the growth of Fix, there have been an increasing volume of administrative tasks that I have been taking care of which has required a greater amount of my time and pulled me away from my clinical practice.   As of this fall, I’ve decided to step away from my clinical practice and focus on the administrative side of Fix.

I recognize that many of my clients have been seeing me for many years, and so this change definitely comes with a tinge of sadness that I won’t be able to continue seeing them.  I really value the relationships that we’ve built over the years and the trust that has been given me to be involved in caring for your health.  Going forward, if you choose stay with Fix and see one of our other great RMTs, I am more than happy to speak with them to relay your care over to make sure that this process is as smooth as possible for you.  I’m also happy to help you choose another therapist who will be a good fit for your needs.  If you would prefer to see an RMT not at Fix and would like some recommendations and/or dialogue with your new therapist, I am happy to help where I can so please just ask.  You can reach me through: fixhealthcarevictoria@gmail.com.

Yours in health,
Ryan

CHRISTOPHER ROLLEMAN RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Chris is a graduate of WCCMT Victoria’s August 2016 class. His journey towards massage therapy is rooted in a passion for seeing others grow, aiding with performance & recovery, and guiding his patients towards body awareness through movement. With this in mind, his approach to treatment comes from both holistic and structural points of view to meet individual patient needs and goals. Chris’ modalities include, but are not limited to: Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial & isolytic release, muscle energy, and joint mobilizations.

When not seeing patients, Chris spends his time studying music, hiking, performance training, and community building.

Please note: Some of Chris’ treatment techniques are completed clothed. For this reason, he prefers his patients to show up in athletic wear, shorts or a loose fit t-shirt for ease of movement

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ROSS RAMAGE RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Ross has been practicing massage therapy for over 5 years and continues to commit himself to an evolving evidence-based practice that best serves his patients. Ross believes in helping his patients take an active role in their recovery through therapeutic exercise and through open dialogue regarding their desired outcomes and the progression of their treatment plan.

When not at the clinic Ross can be found rolling and crawling on mats, swinging kettle bells and doing his best prize fighter impression on the heavy bag. A lifelong lover of movement and athletics he is eager to share his passion for a holistic approach to health with others.

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RACHEL ANDERSON RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Rachel’s massage style is nurturing and intuitive.

As a recent graduate of Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Rachel has a special interest in the latest theories in pain-science, and is particularly skillful in addressing the whole nervous system when treating acute or chronic pain.

Rachel has an innate understanding of the body in motion. With more than 20 years of training, teaching and performing as a contemporary dancer, she’s a resourceful and encouraging teacher of both strength and flexibility exercises.

Rachel understands the benefits of a healthcare team and is committed to client-centered care to help you achieve your health goals.

Born and raised in Victoria, she has a strong love of nature is always eager to be outdoors whether hiking, swimming or biking. She feels so lucky to be raising her family with her fiancé in this beautiful city.

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MICHELLE BIRTWELL RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Michelle grew up in Kingston, Ontario and moved out west to pursue a degree of Human Kinetics from UBC. After graduating she worked for the next 6 years as a high performance Sport Analyst for the Canadian Sport Institute.

Switching gears, Michelle pursued a career as a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated in 2014 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. There she discovered a new passion for helping clients through manual therapy. In her practice, Michelle focuses on deep tissue release and fascial techniques. When not massaging, Michelle trains and competes in Crossfit and loves to be outdoors. Michelle joined the Fix team in February 2016.

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ANITA SCHAUFELBUHL RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Anita graduated from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007, and joined the Fix team in the fall of 2014.

She is known for her deep muscle work in her massage practice and integrates a modified trigger point therapy approach to her treatments. Areas of interest in her practice include neck and shoulder work, treating headaches, and treating forearm dysfunction such as carpal tunnel. She also has a strong interest in abdominal work for women’s health.

When not at Fix, Anita enjoys spending time with her family and handsome baby boys, gardening, playing ice hockey, and taking beautiful photos.

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