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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.

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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 Selkirk team in February 2016.

*Summer 2018 – Present: Michelle is currently on maternity leave! She expects to return to work sometime in the spring of 2019.

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TROY TAYLOR RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Troy Taylor, RMT is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC. Troy has also studied at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado and he became a Certified Rolfer in 2012. During his studies at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Troy had the opportunity to work with Canadian athletes at the Canadian Sports Institute at PISE.

Troy believes in patient-centered care and adjusts each treatment to meet clients’ individual goals and needs. He enjoys working with his clients to help decrease pain, increase mobility, create balance and promote ease of movement. His therapeutic treatments often focus on deep tissue and fascial techniques. Troy’s training as a Rolfer influences his massage therapy practice, and many of his treatments include active movement techniques that involve client participation.

When not seeing patients, Troy enjoys cycling, running, yoga, time with family and going to the beach with his dog.

Please note: Treatments are often performed while side-lying, sitting and standing. Because of this, Troy asks that you arrive at your treatment with gym wear, swimwear or shorts and a loose t-shirt. Troy works with us at both of our clinics.

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

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DIANA BUCKLAND RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Diana became a registered massage therapist in November 2013 and is delighted to be a part of a profession that gives her great satisfaction while making a difference for others. She is a cyclist, a hiker and loves being out in the elements. Recently relocated to Victoria from the mainland, she and her partner are taking on boating as a new adventure.

Her approach to massage is client-centred; listening is one of the most valuable skills she can provide and she enjoys collaborating with patients to come up with ongoing home-care goals that are simple and applicable to their daily lives. Conditions she has experience treating include general body tension and aches, sports and repetitive strain injuries, stress and chronic pain conditions, pre and post natal, scar tissue, neurological conditions including MS and cerebral palsy, and arthritis. She is particularly interest in treating hand, foot, neck and shoulder complaints and injuries and her treatment style has a strong focus on myofascial release using trigger point therapy and passive/active stretching techniques. She looks forward to treating you!

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KAJ DISOMMA RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver, Kaj cultivated an interest for the mechanics of the human body starting while playing sports ranging from rugby to snowboarding, and all points in between. Ultimately, the healthcare became his focal point. Future plans include adding osteopathy into his toolkit to bring more recovery and maintenance options to active lifestyles.
Kaj’s excited to join the team here at Fix, and looks forward to helping you reach your potential!

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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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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 feel’s so lucky to be raising her family with her fiancé in this beautiful city.

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