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, Medavie - 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 therapeutic Swedish massage and Osteopathic techniques such as CranioSacral therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilization, stretching and movement. Shena has a passion for women's health and in addition to being a DONA trained birth doula she has advanced training in pre-natal and post-natal massage therapy and exercise, Obstetric CranioSacral and infant massage.
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: MEDAVIE - VAC, RCMP, BLUE CROSS, select TELUS eHealth insurers, GREENSHIELD, EMPIRE LIFE
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: BLUE CROSS, Medavie - VAC, RCMP
Uttam graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2020 with honours in both Clinical and Academic Sciences. His passion for a balanced lifestyle and interest in kinesiology drove him towards a career in manual therapy. He instantly felt a deep, soul level connection with Vancouver Island and finally made the move to Langford in May 2023. He believes that most biomechanical pain is directly or indirectly related to muscular imbalance, weakness or lack of extensibility somewhere in the kinetic chain, as well as the idea that physiology and psychology are strongly correlated. With the help of a thorough interview, assessment, treatment plan and a personalized strength and stretch routine, Uttam strives to address the root cause of his patients’ complaints and not just their symptoms. He uses a variety of techniques like Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Myofascial Release and Joint Mobilization in his treatments and is interested in further education in Graston, Yoga Therapy and Advanced Fascial Stretching. Uttam focuses on joint dysfunction, especially in the shoulder, knee, and spine, as well as posture corrective therapy. He focuses on assisting his patients in meeting their goals of being strong, pain free and mobile. In the past, Uttam has dabbled in engineering, before moving to Canada for a University diploma in Adventure Sports Management in 2013. He has since managed a coffee shop, been a whitewater raft guide in Jasper, swift water rescue technician with Kamloops Search and Rescue, automotive service technician, and a tow truck driver on the Coquihalla highway. Outside of the clinic, Uttam enjoys music festivals, functional training, motorcycle riding, camping and making new connections with people along the way.
Bills to: Pacific Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth Insurers
BILLS TO: BLUE CROSS, select TELUS eHEALTH INSURERS
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: Medavie - BLUE CROSS, VAC, RCMP
Currently on maternity leave until February 2024
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, Medavie - VAC, RCMP
Growing up in the tropics of Venezuela, South America, I learned to value our innate connection to nature from an early age. As a kid, my family and I explored the wild, visiting places like the Amazon Rainforest—often referred to as the lungs of the planet.
Feeling the ways in which we are connected to the natural world instilled a deep sense of gratitude for the earth from an early age. Now, as a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this gratitude has become central to my practice; just like in the wild, our bodies, systems, organs, and emotions are intertwined, and when we fall out of this connection, we start to feel unwell and see signs of an unhealthy environment.
Despite leaving my homeland for Canada at age 11, Venezuela left a lasting impression on me and taught me the importance of connecting with the land. This reverence for nature led me to find my passion for health and wellness; first, I studied my bachelor of psychology at McMaster University. Then, upon moving to Vancouver Island to be closer to the mountains and ocean, I received my acupuncture license in 2010. Discovering TCM made me feel like my world made more sense. This new lens—one which reinforced the intuitive knowing that we are part of nature, not separate—inspired me to continue my studies at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, where I became a doctor of TCM in 2015.
I relate to this way of health and wellness with every single part of me. I love how this ancient approach to medicine supports the mind, body, and spirit—helping to address not only physical ailments, but their emotional and spiritual roots, too. Each of us has the ability to heal, and I am honoured to facilitate this process of remembrance.
BILLS TO: Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth insurers, Greenshield, Empire Life, Medavie - VAC, DND, RCMP, ICBC, Sunlife
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, Medavie - VAC, RCMP
Brooklyn graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster in December 2022.
She is passionate about health and wellness, and the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy. Brooklyn is committed to working with patients to develop a treatment plan that supports their individual goals for rehabilitation, mobility, and optimal function.
She utilizes modalities such as general Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and stretching to treat a variety of conditions including chronic pain and tension, postural imbalances, headaches and migraines, and soft tissue injury rehabilitation. Her goal is to motivate and educate each patient to be proactive in their lives as an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.
Brooklyn looks forward to meeting new patients, and is dedicated to helping them achieve optimal health and wellness.
BILLS TO: Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth insurers, Medavie - VAC, RCMP
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!
BILLS TO: Blue Cross, select Telus eHealth Insurers, Medavie - VAC/RCMP
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
Vibeke is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She will be writing her board exams to become an RMT in Sept 2023.
She has a background in health and physical education, with a passion in being able to help others live their best life. Vibeke focuses on prioritizing the goals of the patient and encouraging a mind-body connection in a safe and inclusive environment. She offers Swedish relaxation massage treatments to assist her patients in achieving their goals. Each treatment is adjusted to meet the patient needs, and pressure can be modified.
Outside the clinic, Vibeke’s favourite activity is mountain biking, But also enjoys activities such as surfing, hiking and road biking. In her free time she finds pleasure in ocean dips, cooking, and knitting.
Gauge has been an RMT since 2017. His treatment philosophy centers around guiding the body in the best direction for it's highest potential. He has had great success with active treatment styles, helping athletes to function at a high level. He also appreciates the subtler aspects of treatment, often weaving craniosacral therapy into his treatments. Gauge loves living on Bear Mountain taking advantage of the recreation and quiet it offers and is looking forward to serving the Langford community.
BILLS TO: BLUE CROSS, select Telus eHealth Insurers
Guinness is Shena's 12 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.