Therapy

Massage Therapy

Relieve Stress, Restore Function, and Relax

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are healthcare professionals educated and trained to accurately assess and treat the body with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise. Used as an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation, massage therapy also relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping clients breathe and move more easily.

Location

Downtown

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel’s massage style is nurturing and intuitive. She 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.

Morton Dennis

Registered Massage Therapist

Morton Dennis

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 and has worked with the Fix team since 2013. 

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.

Joanne Figueroa

Registered Massage Therapist

Joanne Figueroa

Registered Massage Therapist

Joanne graduated from Camosun College in 2021 with honours, completing a diploma in Massage Therapy. Her interest in massage therapy began with a desire to help individuals maintain their mobility throughout their lifetimes. She has a passion for learning and is focused on evidence-based massage practices. Joanne’s techniques are established by assessing the unique anatomy and physiology of her clients. She provides therapeutic massage combined with movement to support individual strengths and needs.

Elspeth Finlay

Registered Massage Therapist

Elspeth Finlay

Registered Massage Therapist

Elspeth sees manual therapy and movement as amazing tools to transform how we feel in our bodies. Her practice is based on respect for each person’s unique background, goals, and concerns. She aims to create an environment where people feel at ease and really listened to.  

Her treatment style is interactive, focused, and intuitive. She uses joint mobilizations, active and passive movement, and soft tissue work that often involves slow, sustained holds on targeted areas. While treatment can elicit some strong sensations, Elspeth makes sure to always work within the range of what feels safe and comfortable for each person.  Elspeth loves treating people dealing with all kinds of persistent stress, aches, and pains and has a special interest in treating whiplash, concussions, post surgical recovery (c-section, joint replacement, mastectomy), and head/face, pelvic and foot pain.

To facilitate ease of movement and treatment position, people are invited to bring loose sports clothes (eg. shorts and a sports bra) to their appointment.

Nicole Karstein

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole Karstein

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole grew up in the BC interior, always staying active through various sports, specifically basketball. This led her to the University of Victoria, where she played five years for the Vikes Women’s basketball team and completed her Bachelor of Science in 2017.  Nicole has experienced many injuries herself as well as watched many teammates go through intensive injuries and rehabs. Her curiosity about how the human body works and how various approaches can aid in recovery led her to massage therapy. She completed her Massage Therapy Diploma at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2021.

Nicole’s treatment approach is to help guide each client to learn how it can feel to have a strong and healthy body and continuously support them with their various goals and rehabilitation. Treatment techniques she often includes are general Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and passive and active modalities.

Raegen Olmstead

Registered Massage Therapist

Raegen Olmstead

Registered Massage Therapist

Raegen graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2017 and became licensed in 2018 through the College of Massage Therapy of BC. Through her RMT practice, she has gained a deep appreciation of working collaboratively with patients to develop treatment plans customized to their needs. Prioritizing relaxation, Raegen blends various techniques, including Craniosacral therapy, in order to engage the body’s parasympathetic nervous system aka ‘the rest and digest’ system. This facilitates the natural healing process, helping clients function optimally. 

Using comprehensive assessment along with critical and creative thinking, Raegen enjoys the challenge of getting to the root of her patients’ issues and meeting each person where they are in order to best facilitate their journey of health.

Ross Ramage

Registered Massage Therapist

Ross Ramage

Registered Massage Therapist

Ross has been practicing massage therapy for over five 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 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 kettlebells, 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.

Christopher Rolleman

Registered Massage Therapist

Christopher Rolleman

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 and 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 patients’ needs and goals. Chris’s modalities include, but are not limited to, Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial and isolytic release, muscle energy, and joint mobilizations.

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.

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaelyn has always had an interest in health and movement. A competitive gymnast as a child and a professional Circus Artist for the past 10 years, Kaelyn has gone through several injury rehabilitations herself and experienced first hand the importance of body maintenance, injury rehabilitation, and prevention. Her positive experiences with massage therapy inspired her to become an RMT. 

With a focus on creating sustainable movement patterns, she enjoys working with each client to create a treatment specific to their goals and needs. Kaelyn’s therapeutic approach to treatment often combines deeper work with soft tissue release, mixing myofacial release, pin and stretch, and isolytic release with general Swedish techniques. She has worked with a variety of conditions, including nerve entrapment pathologies, hip and knee replacement rehabilitation as well as many systemic conditions. She looks forward to helping each client find relief and progress in their health journey.

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie was born and raised in Belgium and came to Canada in 2015 where she immediately fell in love with the Canadian lifestyle and decided to make Victoria her home. Here she discovered her passion for healthcare and graduated from the massage therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2019.

Sophie tailors her treatments to the unique needs and concerns of each person. Her treatment style incorporates general Swedish techniques, trigger points release, and active or passive movements of the body. She also believes that stress reduction is intrinsically tied to a positive rehabilitation process and incorporates relaxation techniques into her treatments. A firm believer that home programs and exercise are also key to successful rehabilitation, Sophie enjoys developing personalized programs that are useful, attainable, and fun.

Dumont Omeasoo

Registered Massage Therapist

Dumont Omeasoo

Registered Massage Therapist

Dumont is an Indigenous practitioner whose practice and skill set advocates for patient-involved massage. He combines passive and active techniques to allow patients to take an active role in their healing process. Using a combination of deep tissue/muscle, fascial, passive and active stretch, along with traditional massage techniques, Dumont is able to promote the body’s ability to heal.

Dumont is a trained, professional dancer who taught Latin and ballroom dance for a number of years as well as trained professionally in ballet. This history gives him a unique appreciation and understanding of the role and importance of movement as an intrinsic element of overall well being.

Location

Selkirk Waterfront

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel’s massage style is nurturing and intuitive. She 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.

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie was born and raised in Belgium and came to Canada in 2015 where she immediately fell in love with the Canadian lifestyle and decided to make Victoria her home. Here she discovered her passion for healthcare and graduated from the massage therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2019.

Sophie tailors her treatments to the unique needs and concerns of each person. Her treatment style incorporates general Swedish techniques, trigger points release, and active or passive movements of the body. She also believes that stress reduction is intrinsically tied to a positive rehabilitation process and incorporates relaxation techniques into her treatments. A firm believer that home programs and exercise are also key to successful rehabilitation, Sophie enjoys developing personalized programs that are useful, attainable, and fun.

Michelle Birtwell

Registered Massage Therapist

Michelle Birtwell

Registered Massage Therapist

After graduating with a degree of Human Kinetics from UBC, Michelle worked for the next six 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.

Judith Blake

Registered Massage Therapist

Judith Blake

Registered Massage Therapist

Judith has been practicing massage therapy since 2002. After making the move from Ontario to Victoria in 2003, Judith spent several years working at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy as an instructor and the Director of Education in addition to maintaining a clinical practice. Now with two busy, active children and an equally active husband, Judith is enjoying being a mom, massage therapist, hockey player, and knitter.

Judith enjoys a varied practice and treating a broad range of people from those with chronic headaches, to expectant mothers, to athletes, to home reno enthusiasts, office workers, and anyone whose body bears the strain of living and working.

Morton Dennis

Registered Massage Therapist

Morton Dennis

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 and has worked with the Fix team since 2013. 

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.

Elspeth Finlay

Registered Massage Therapist

Elspeth Finlay

Registered Massage Therapist

Elspeth sees manual therapy and movement as amazing tools to transform how we feel in our bodies. Her practice is based on respect for each person’s unique background, goals, and concerns. She aims to create an environment where people feel at ease and really listened to.  

Her treatment style is interactive, focused, and intuitive. She uses joint mobilizations, active and passive movement, and soft tissue work that often involves slow, sustained holds on targeted areas. While treatment can elicit some strong sensations, Elspeth makes sure to always work within the range of what feels safe and comfortable for each person.  Elspeth loves treating people dealing with all kinds of persistent stress, aches, and pains and has a special interest in treating whiplash, concussions, post surgical recovery (c-section, joint replacement, mastectomy), and head/face, pelvic and foot pain.

To facilitate ease of movement and treatment position, people are invited to bring loose sports clothes (eg. shorts and a sports bra) to their appointment.

Shannon Moreno

Registered Massage Therapist

Shannon Moreno

Registered Massage Therapist

Shannon’s main therapeutic goal is to work with her patients to assist them in achieving their health and lifestyle goals through massage therapy and re-patterning of movement pathways to aid in their return to activity. Shannon enjoys working with a wide variety of massage techniques to decrease pain, restore range of motion, and reduce tension within the body. Her approach to treatment is to work with the minimum amount of discomfort to the patient, while ensuring a safe and effective treatment that is both relaxing and therapeutic through clear communication and patient education.

For over 25 years, Shannon has had a career in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance, creating, teaching, and performing in Canada, Europe and Brazil. Her career in dance and role as a mother allow her to relate to new mothers and professional athletes alike. It is those experiences that have led her to become an RMT with a strong interest in treating pre/post natal, orthopaedic, and sport-related injuries.

Raegen Olmstead

Registered Massage Therapist

Raegen Olmstead

Registered Massage Therapist

Raegen graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2017 and became licensed in 2018 through the College of Massage Therapy of BC. Through her RMT practice, she has gained a deep appreciation of working collaboratively with patients to develop treatment plans customized to their needs. Prioritizing relaxation, Raegen blends various techniques, including Craniosacral therapy, in order to engage the body’s parasympathetic nervous system aka ‘the rest and digest’ system. This facilitates the natural healing process, helping clients function optimally. 

Using comprehensive assessment along with critical and creative thinking, Raegen enjoys the challenge of getting to the root of her patients’ issues and meeting each person where they are in order to best facilitate their journey of health.

Anita Schaufelbuhl

Registered Massage Therapist

Anita Schaufelbuhl

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 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.

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaelyn has always had an interest in health and movement. A competitive gymnast as a child and a professional Circus Artist for the past 10 years, Kaelyn has gone through several injury rehabilitations herself and experienced first hand the importance of body maintenance, injury rehabilitation, and prevention. Her positive experiences with massage therapy inspired her to become an RMT. 

With a focus on creating sustainable movement patterns, she enjoys working with each client to create a treatment specific to their goals and needs. Kaelyn’s therapeutic approach to treatment often combines deeper work with soft tissue release, mixing myofacial release, pin and stretch, and isolytic release with general Swedish techniques. She has worked with a variety of conditions, including nerve entrapment pathologies, hip and knee replacement rehabilitation as well as many systemic conditions. She looks forward to helping each client find relief and progress in their health journey.

Troy Taylor

Registered Massage Therapist

Troy Taylor

Registered Massage Therapist

Troy Taylor 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, becoming a Certified Rolfer in 2012. 

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.

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.

What You Need to Know
  • What can massage therapy help with?
    • Alleviate pain and tension and manage pain better
    • Decrease inflammation
    • Promote speedy recovery from injuries (work, trauma, accident, or sports-related)
    • Increase mobility and provide greater joint flexibility and range of motion
    • Improve circulation
    • Relieve musculoskeletal problems and improve posture
    • Relieve pregnancy discomforts
    • Reduce anxiety and promote an overall feeling of wellbeing
    • Increase body awareness
  • What conditions can massage therapy treat?

    It is effective in treating a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue dysfunction.

  • Do you do direct billing?

    Yes! We directly bill most major insurance providers. Ask us if we can bill directly for you!

  • Is massage therapy covered by ICBC?

    Yes! Feeling sore, stiff, and achy is quite common after a car accident, and massage can be very helpful in alleviating that immediate discomfort. As you progress in your recovery, massage is a very useful complement to your active rehabilitation program. For more information about car accident recovery and care at Fix, click here.

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