Tamara has been a registered massage therapist since 1997. She is a graduate from the WestCoast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, and opened the Westshore Massage Therapy Clinic in 1999.
BILLS TO: BLUE CROSS, TELUS eHealth insurers, VAC, RCMP
Shena graduated in 2002 from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria and is the co-owner of the Westshore Massage Therapy Clinic.
Shena enjoys helping people at every stage of life providing preventative and remedial therapy. She has a holistic approach and considers the physical, mental, spiritual and social needs of her patients in an effort to provide personalized treatments and recommendations for improved wellness. Shena has a gentle and intuitive approach using a variety of modalities in each treatment including swedish massage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, muscle energy, movement and CranioSacral therapy .
Through practical and personal experience Shena has witnessed the effectiveness of massage and craniosacral therapy to stimulate the body's own corrective mechanisms and bring deep relaxation and healing to the body, mind and spirit. She is honoured by each opportunity to facilitate a healing process.
BILLS TO: VAC, RCMP, BLUE CROSS, select TELUS eHealth insurers, GREENSHIELD, EMPIRE LIFE
Stephanie loves meeting new people and getting an understanding of each individual’s big picture. Her approach varies from person to person depending on what she can intuitively pick up from the body. Through her practice, she has seen the power of simply helping the nervous system settle in order to regain equilibrium through the many layers of the body; which in turn results in a faster recovery.
Stephanie takes a creative approach to help determine a home-care plan that works for the individual. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and as such incorporates breathing into her practice. She has a passion for helping people with deep rooted trauma and uses CraniaSacral Therapy to help shift stress and trauma out of the body.
Outside of work, you can catch Stephanie in nature: trail running with her pooch, mountain biking or playing in our beautiful oceans. She is a world traveler and even lived on the beaches of Australia for 5 years. Don’t ask her about surfing though, unless you have a whole day to chat.
BILLS TO: BLUE CROSS, select TELUS eHEALTH insurers
Currently on maternity leave until July 2023
Allison is a registered massage therapist who is passionate about facilitating the body’s innate healing potential through manual therapy. She received her initial training at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and graduated from the 3000 hour program in 2011.The main focus of her practice is to address the root cause of postural dysfunction and injury and aims to restore functional alignment and mobility through: deep listening, assessment, treatment and homecare. Treatment modalities include: Myofascial Release, Neuro-muscular release, Osteopathic techniques, Muscle energy techniques, cranio-sacral, visceral manipulation among others. She believes in the ability for massage to offer deep healing and self discovery- supporting a more balanced nervous system and empowered embodiment. In addition to massage therapy, Allison is a DONA trained Doula, energy medicine practitioner through the four winds and a yoga teacher. When not working Allison enjoys hiking, singing, painting, drumming, dancing and gardening. She feels very privileged to be able to serve the Langford community through Westshore.
BILLS TO: VAC, RCMP
Danielle is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver. During her time at school she had the opportunity to participate in many different training avenues of massage, one being high risk pregnancy outreach at BC Women's Hospital. It was during her time here that Danielle had the honour of massaging her first woman in labour, and where she had the unique privilege and opportunity to treat many different pregnant women with a spectrum of complications and illnesses. Danielle’s passion for supporting women during the childbearing years was born here. Since graduating in 2012 Danielle has taken extensive training in pregnancy massage, complicated pregnancies including multiples, therapeutic breast massage, post c-section scar tissue mobilization and therapeutic abdominal massage. She is a certified paediatric massage therapist through Tina Allen’s Little Kids Foundation and in the past has loved working with little ones. Danielle has also completed the Dona Doula training and has been a part time doula for the last 8 years.
Danielle is honoured to be able to provide support and encouragement to women throughout their experience getting pregnant, pregnancy, labour and delivery. She continues to be amazed by the miracle of birth and the strength of women and their partners. Experiences that continue to fuel her passion for knowledge and continued learning to better support her clients. Although her passion is in women's health, Danielle is trained in providing many avenues of registered massage therapy. This includes treating an array of disorders including and not limited to: tension headaches, migraines, repetitive strain injuries, stress-related conditions, and other common issues such as postural dysfunction, general back tension, and insomnia. She supports her clients using a variety of techniques including swedish massage, myofascial release, scar tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, stretching, home care , and hydrotherapy.
BILLS TO: VAC, RCMP
Chelsea has a gentle and kind treatment approach that often mixes relaxation, gentle holds (that work to regulate the nervous system) and movement, with light to moderate pressure.
She has taken continuing education courses on pregnancy massage, Caesarean section scar treatment, breast/chest massage (including post mastectomy and breast surgery), among others.
Since graduating from the West Coast College of Massage in 2010, she has enjoyed working and living on the Westshore. When not at work she is exploring the beautiful forests and beaches Victoria has to offer.
She looks forward to working with you on your health journey.
BILLS TO: BLUE CROSS, VAC, RCMP
Verena McCrae was born and raised in Venezuela until her family decided to make the move to Canada. Growing up in the tropics in a lively and welcoming culture, allowed her to really appreciate people from all walks of life.
Verena attended McMaster University for her Batchelor's of Psychology, prior to moving out to the west coast. Being closer to the ocean and mountains has felt like home again.
After receiving her license in acupuncture in 2010, Verena began practicing what she was truly passionate about. She continued her studies to complete the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC - and in 2015 became a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor. Practicing both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is what she loves to do.
Recently Verena joined the team at Westshore Massage to work alongside her dear friend Alexandria Miller - Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and all other Registered Massage Therapists.
Verena is thrilled to provide services again in the West Shore after taking some time off with her family.
BILLS TO: Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth insurers, Greenshield, Empire Life, VAC, DND, RCMP, ICBC.
CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE
Erin graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC in 2020. With a background in dance, she has always had a passion for human movement and anatomy. Erin has experience working with individuals with soft tissue injuries, stress and anxiety, headaches, postural dysfunctions and many chronic health conditions. She uses a variety of techniques in her treatments, including Swedish massage, myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy, joint mobilizations, range of motion and stretching. Erin believes in the importance of patient-centred care and uses this approach in her practice to meet your individual goals.
BILLS TO: Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth insurers, Greenshield, Empire Life, VAC, RCMP
Jennifer graduated from WCCMT in Vancouver and has been practicing full time since 1997. She grew up in Shawnigan Lake and started her career in Mill Bay. She currently owns a successful clinic downtown Vancouver but is looking forward to moving back to the Island to be closer to family. Jennifer's treatment style is moderate to deep tissue work though she develops a treatment plan for each client that is specific to their individual needs. She welcomes treating a wide range of issues such as repetitive strain issues, TMJ disfunction, headaches/migraines, sciatica, rotator cuff and sports injuries. Jennifer enjoys assisting clients in their physical journey as they take on a lifestyle change, increased activity or sports related goals.
BILLS TO: Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth insurers
Guinness is Shena's 11 year old affectionate lab and has been gracing our clinic with his calming presence and greeting patients with unconditional love since he was a puppy. By example he teaches us the value of deep rest, being present, and stretching.
Nicole's approach to manual therapy is rooted in the belief that our bodies have the innate ability to heal themselves and that if we listen to our tissues, we can support that process through appropriate treatment.
Nicole graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2016 and has since completed her Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) certifications through the Dr. Vodder Institute. Treating patients with conditions such as; lymphedema, acute injury (swelling, bruising, and whiplash), as well as preparing tissue for and encouraging recovery from various surgeries. Her continued interest in the body's working systems has led her to study at the Canadian College of Osteopathy-Manual Practitioners in Vancouver where she is currently a fourth-year student in a five-year program. Nicole enjoys helping people reach their therapeutic goals and finds that remarkable results are readily achievable with thorough assessment and treatment planning. The techniques she uses include but are not limited to: myofascial release, joint mobilization, neuromuscular techniques, therapeutic exercise, craniosacral, visceral (organ) manipulation, muscle energy therapy, and MLD.While Nicole's "free time" involves a lot of studying, she still finds time to get outside and enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and small wilderness adventures.
BILLS TO: BLUE CROSS
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Having grown up on Vancouver Island, Alexandria is inspired by the beauty and wisdom of the natural world. She believes that medicine should support the body’s natural rhythms, and utilizes the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to address the root cause of illness, as well as the symptoms.
Alexandria graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pacific Rim College’s Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program in 2012. She is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM) in BC, and is a member in good standing with the BC’s regulatory body, the CTCMA. Alexandria is certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and is a member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy and has completed training as a doula prior to having attended several births. She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), as well as a member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA).
Alexandria completed the Yoga Teacher Training at the Fernwood Yoga Den in 2014, and continues to advance her knowledge by attending professional conferences such as the Integrative Fertility Symposium, and is currently undergoing Sharon Weizembaum’s Graduate Mentorship Program. In her free time can be found hiking local trails with her husband and two young sons, reading anything she can get her hands on, and perfecting her chicken soup recipe.
BILLS TO : BLUE CROSS, TELUS eHealth insurers, VAC
Emma is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria.
She has always worked in the health care field as it is her passion to tend to those in need. She finally made her dream of becoming a massage therapist a reality, and is excited about what the future shall bring!
Emma excels at connecting through the power of touch and incorporates intuitive healing through mind and body. She has found through experience that
by focusing on breath and tuning into your body, complete relaxation can be achieved.
When Emma is not working you will find her spending time with her two wonderful children hiking through the woods or adventuring the magical West Coast!
Caity is currently a senior student at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy studying to become a RMT. She has a love for health and fitness and is very passionate about helping others create healthier habits to improve their well-being. Caity is very excited to provide wellness massage while in school to further her knowledge and skills as she steps into the field.
Marie is passionate about happy, healthy, mobile and empowered bodies!
She first discovered massage through her yoga practice. Marie's treatments incorporate myofascial release (MFR), assisted stretching, joint play and mobilizations while encouraging patients to be present and breathe as a way to involve the nervous system more deeply. A body heals better when it is relaxed.
Marie holds space in a professional and non-judgemental way, will listen, assess and make a personalized treatment plan for you to achieve your goals.
She has been a registered massage therapist since 2019 and keeps taking ongoing continuing education courses to bring new perspectives into her practice, with osteopathic techniques such as craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation. She also particularly likes working with the axial skeleton. As Joseph Pilates said: "If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."
Outside of work, Marie is meeting life moment to moment, with her partner and their fur babies.