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VANESSA WHEELER RMT

Vanessa was first educated in massage in 2007 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy as a Spa Practitioner. She learned many different types of massage including Swedish Massage (relaxation), but she found her passion in breaking down of scar tissue, and post surgical rehabilitation. Vanessa then moved to Alberta in 2009 and worked as an RMT. She has since returned to BC and completed the RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy where she learned more about injury rehabilitation, and has a new interest in lymphatic drainage. Vanessa was also the first place recipient for the Student Case Study Award for her research paper involving nerve impingement.

Vanessa has lived in Saanich for over 20 years and has been involved in many different community events; FIFA Women’s U19 World Cup in 2002, 24 Hour Relay 2007, GoodLife Fitness 36th Marathon in 2014. She is also an active board member of the Mount Doug Alumni Association and is a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC.

DAVID HOWES RMT

David first learned massage in 1982 and practiced intuitive relaxation massage treating his family and friends, as a hobby, for more than 20 years prior to returning to school. In 2009, he graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria where he studied many types of massage therapy from Swedish Massage to Sports Massage and Muscle Energy Techniques. In his practice, he focus on chronic pain management and injury rehabilitation, with a special interest in Myofascial Release. He is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and belongs to the Massage Therapists Association of BC.

David has lived in Victoria for 20 years where he has raised his 3 sons. Originally, he is from Prince George, via Vancouver. He was a restaurateur for many years and previously a franchise managing partner with two Victoria White Spot Restaurant locations.

TOBIN SAGARA RMT

Tobin Sagara started in his first career as a programmer but found it unfulfilling. Having given massages to friends and family for years it was suggested that he look into Massage Therapy as his next career choice. Tobin decided to join the RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2013. There he learned various modalities such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, to Myofascial Release. Because everyone responds differently to treatment Tobin enjoys working with clients to figure out what techniques specifically work for them. He likes working with deep tissue through the shoulders and neck helping to relieve clients from stress and tension headaches. Tobin grew up in Toronto and has lived in Victoria since 1995. In his free time he enjoys photography and, on occasion, hitting the climbing gym.

ELIZABETH ANDERSON RMT

Elizabeth was born and raised on Salt Spring Island and always had a passion for massage. After graduating from high school she went directly to study massage at the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy. She has worked in spas, a wellness center and started her own mobile business as a Registered Massage Therapist. Elizabeth has had the opportunity and experience of treating young children from the ages of 4 to 10, and she enjoys working with prenatal clients. Using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques including deep tissue, myofascial work, isolytic release, and trigger point therapy, Elizabeth ensure that each client receives a custom treatment tailored to their needs.
On her downtime you can find her curled up with a good book or spending time with her family.