Registered Massage Therapists

Sylvie Gilbert, Registered Massage Therapists
Sylvie Gilbert, Mom, RMT, Doula, Childbirth Educator
Owner/Operator

Since graduating from Kiné-Concept School of Massage Therapy in 2005, I have been following my passion in supporting, educating and caring for families and women during pregnancy, the postpartum period and generally throughout their childbearing years.

Techniques I use include:

  • Body Support System to alleviate pressure points and support the growing belly in a prone position - YAY!
  • Swedish massage which relieves muscle tension, improves circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
  • Myofascial release works on the connective tissue which plays a large role in posture and how we move. For most women Myofascial restrictions lead to sway back, the waddle walk and hunched shoulders. This leads to low back pain, hip pain and instability, sciatic pain or nerve impingement, tight shoulders and likely headaches.
  • Aromatherapy which has been used for ages to relax, stimulate and balance the mind and body.

Everyone has their own reason for seeking massage therapy. It may be that you simply want to relax, take care of yourself and your baby or perhaps you’ve got serious and acute symptoms. I would like to support, educate and help you through this journey of pregnancy and post-partum.

Jessica, Registered Massage Therapist
Jessica, RMT

After graduating from WCCMT in 2015, Jessica has been devoting her time to understand the connection between the mind and the body. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions and injuries including overuse injuries, fractures, surgical scars, ankylosing spondylitis and pregnancy (both pre- and postnatal).

Through an assessment, Jessica will work with you to create a treatment plan that will work best for your individual needs. Jessica uses an integrative approach with evidence-based modalities including movement, Swedish massage, joint mobilization and dermoneuromodulation. With home-care recommended as needed. She believes that massage therapy is a great addition to everyone’s health care team.

Jessica believes in continued education and challenging the mind. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, enjoys cooking, adventuring through Vancouver Island and the occasional gaming session. *

Robyn, Registered Massage Therapist
Robyn, RMT

Robyn graduated from the WCCMT in April 2010 and has been practicing Massage Therapy in Victoria ever since. She is passionate about health, fitness and self care for herself and her clients.

Robyn uses a variety of techniques including; swedish massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization techniques, stretching, trigger-point release, and homecare education into her Massage Therapy treatments.

She has a special interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women and has taken specific courses in Massage Therapy during the Childbearing Year to help her insure the best care possible to women during this time.

In addition to Massage Therapy, Robyn is also a level 1 certified CrossFit instructor, and coaches at Taranis Athletics part time. Robyn believes that nutrition, exercise, sleep and mindfulness are crucial to overall health and wellbeing. Robyn and her husband recently had their first baby, Cohen, and is loving the journey of parenthood.

Andrea, Registered Massage Therapist
Andrea, RMT

Andrea is a graduate of Victoria's West Coast College of Massage therapy and finds her happiness in a practice that is designed to nurture the nurturers. With a strong background in luxurious 5-star-spa customer service, Andrea takes pride in helping her patients find deep relaxation during times of intense and healing therapeutic massage. She enjoys working with expecting and soon-to-be expecting mothers to help their bodies adjust, as well as prevention of postural imbalances and pain they may face.

She uses a combination of myofascial release, relaxing Swedish and deep tissue techniques to restore and maintain function of the body. Working together with the patient using frequent massage and regular home care, Andrea feels honor working in a career that helps people enjoy life more fully.

She plans her future education to be focused around Women's health needs such as fertility, dysmenorrhea and breast health and to add scientific research to the areas of Women's health and Massage therapy.

Acupuncturists

Marika, Acupuncturist
Marika Reid Hall- Mama, BA, HDP, RAc

Growing up in the wilds of Alberta near her grandparents and extended family from the earliest age Marika was exposed to the importance of being raised by a village of humans, animals, trees and plants. Though it wasn’t until living in Tanzania on a medical anthropology internship during university that she recognized that the village was lacking for most families she knew in Canada. Upon returning to Canada she became a birth and postpartum doula to work with families through the child bearing years. For more info please visit her website www.marikareidhall.com

It was during her training as a doula at Pacific Rim College that she was inspired by the philosophy and wholistic health model of Chinese Medicine. After several years of working as a doula and studying to be a Shamanic practitioner, she decided to return to Pacific Rim College to complete her training as an Acupuncturist. Graduating with the highest honours, Marika offers a grounded and inspired approach to her treatments, weaving her knowledge of Western Anatomy and physiology, herbs, shamanic healing, birth medicine and the ancient art of Chinese Medicine. She loves to work with girls and women in learning to balance and track their cycles, preparing for conception, finding ease, comfort and strength throughout pregnancy and birth, transitioning gracefully into motherhood and supporting mental and emotional wellbeing throughout life.

Please visits www.marikareidhall.com for more information.