The Team

Registered Massage Therapists in Victoria B.C.

 

DRESDEN VARNEY

Registered Massage Therapist

Dresden Varney RMT in Victoria BC at Shelbourne Physiotherapy

Dresden Varney RMT

Dresden Varney is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated in Victoria from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in December 2012. Over the past 4 years, she has worked in various multidisciplinary clinics in Victoria, B.C.

Dresden is a dedicated and caring therapist, aiming to treat her patients as a whole. Her approach to treatment includes a full assessment, hands on treatment, and homecare. She uses a wide variety of treatment modalities which are suited to the patients needs. These include, but aren’t limited to, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy, Stretching, and Therapeutic Exercise. She aims to encourage all patients to keep active and have body-awareness in their everyday lives.

Some areas of massage that interest Dresden include pre/post natal massage, infant massage, rehabilitation, sports massage, and relaxation treatments. Dresden’s preferred areas of practice include the head and neck, treating muscle tension causing headaches, whiplash, and to relieve sinus congestion. I also enjoy treating the hip flexors, the abdomen for constipation and other digestive issues, and the gluteal muscles for Sciatic nerve compression and other issues. She has taken a Pilates Core Strengthening course as part of her continuing education, and uses her knowledge to incorporate exercises into treatment and homecare. Dresden has also completed post graduate work on Myofascial & Joint Release through Structural Integration for the Pelvis and Lumbar Spine.

In her free time, she enjoys keeping fit, particularly with riding her bike and taking yoga classes. She is a lover of the outdoors, and camping, hiking and swimming are great pastimes in the summer months.

Dresden is excited to become a part of Shelbourne Physiotherapy’s diverse team of health-care professionals, who all work together to encourage well-being and health to all patients. She loves working with people and helping them reach their goals of better health.

Dresden Varney practices at our main Victoria Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Clinic located at 120-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, B.C., V8P 5G8

Dresden is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Dresden please call the clinic at 250-598-9828

Unfortunately, Dresden Varney does not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims

KATHY PANTALON

Registered Massage Therapist

Certified Kinesiotaping

Kathy Pantalon, Registered Massage Therapist

Kathy Pantalon, Registered Massage Therapist

Kathy is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, B.C.. She brings a broad range of knowledge and interests to her practice. Her interest in health, human anatomy and physiology started with a Diploma in Recreation Leadership, Personal Training and the birth of her children. Kathy was a competitive swimmer in her youth and over the years has been engaged in a variety of athletic pursuits such as hockey, triathlons and running.

Massage therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. Treatments include a full assessment, hands on treatment as well as home care. Kathy uses a wide range of techniques including deep tissue massage, muscle energy, myofascial techniques, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercises. Helping people stay active and pain free is what Kathy tries to help accomplish within her treatments. She is excited to be working as a part of a diverse team of professionals at Shelbourne Physiotherapy that promotes health, supports people in pain management, rehabilitation, achieving goals, and encourages a well-balanced lifestyle to all clients.

Some areas of Massage Therapy that interest Kathy are Sport and Exercise Massage, Rehabilitation Massage and women’s health.  Kathy is currently working towards certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM). This certification is a comprehensive injury prevention training program based on evidence based research. To learn more please click National Academy of Sport Medicine. Kathy works closely with TriStars Training Limited, a Victoria, British Columbia, swim, bike and run coaching company.

Kathy is certified in Level 1 and 2 for Kinesio taping. This tape  is  extremely versatile in its ability to facilitate healing and prevent injuries. Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain. The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports’ taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an UNDESIRABLE side-effect. To find out more please click Kinesio taping.

Kinesio Taping Kathy Pantalon

Kinesio Tape

Kathy Pantalon is a Massage Therapy Instructor at the student clinic at the West Coast College of Massage in Victoria.

Kathy is accepting new patients. She has convenient morning, afternoon and evening appointment times available.

Kathy Pantalon practices at our main Victoria Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Clinic located at 120-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, B.C., V8P 5G8. To book an appointment please call 250-598-9828 extension 1.

Unfortunately, Kathy Pantalon does not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims 

NATASHA LECLAIR

Registered Massage Therapist

Natasha Leclair RMT

Natasha Leclair, Registered Massage Therapist

We are pleased to welcome Natasha LeClair to our team!

Natasha LeClair’s interest in Massage Therapy began in 2000 with holistic massage training in The Art of Conscious touch. She pursued her interest in health and Massage Therapy at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, British Columbia where she graduated in 2008. Upon graduation Natasha has had the opportunity to practice at various clinics throughout Victoria, and has gained valuable experience as a locum. She is now delighted to be a part of the team of health care professionals at Shelbourne Physiotherapy Health Solutions.

Natasha uses a variety of skilled techniques including, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, soft tissue release, joint mobilizations and myofascial massage. Natasha enjoys the opportunity of treating a variety of health concerns and is happy to work with you towards creating greater health and wellbeing.

Natasha Leclair speaks fluent French as well as English.

Natasha is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia.

Natasha works at our main Victoria Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage Therapy Clinic located at 120-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, B.C., V8P 5G8.

Natasha is accepting new clients. To book an appointment please call us at 250-598-9828.

Unfortunately, Natasha does not provide treatment for WorksafeBC claims.

Molly Rose Scott

Registered Massage Therapist

Victoria massage therapist molly scott

Registered Massage Therapist Molly Scott

Molly is enthusiastic about health and well being and greatly enjoys helping others discover and maintain these aspects of their own lives. She particularly enjoys the great outdoors and can be found playing outside when not working. Molly spent her early 20′s pursuing a passion for surfing while living in Tofino and Ucluelet BC and continues to travel for the sport to this day. While living in Tofino Molly worked as a surf instructor where she realized her passion for facilitating the joy of sport, play and overall well being in others. Recognizing that many people are held back from this by bodily discomforts and injuries Molly decided to pursue a career in health, ultimately deciding on Massage Therapy.

As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practicing in Victoria, Molly’s approach is attentive and sensitive to each individual’s particular needs. She believes that with the wide array of techniques available within massage therapy every client should be able to experience the therapeutic benefit of massage while also enjoying their time on the table.

Among other Massage Therapy techniques, Molly uses Myofascial Release and Swedish massage combined with specified deep tissue techniques and trigger point therapy.

Having suffered from migraine headaches from a young age and a severe whiplash injury at age 24, Molly takes a keen interest in helping people find relief from headache and neck issues. She has also taken a special interest in TMJ discomfort (which often accompanies neck and head issues) employing intra-oral massage work when indicated.

Molly is currently working toward her Bachelor of Health Science degree and since graduating from the 3000 hr RMT program here in Victoria in 2009 she has taken additional courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Assessment.

Molly has recently moved back to Victoria after time in Dawson Creek and Vancouver BC  and is excited to be a part of the Healthcare team at Shelbourne Physiotherapy & Massage Clinics. She looks forward to helping facilitate clients optimal health and well being.

Molly is committed to working closely with each client to assist and facilitate them in achieving their specific health goals and general wellness. To meet each client’s individual needs, she believes in drawing from diverse modalities and blending a variety of effective techniques including assessment, core building, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, breathing, exercise prescription and stretching.

Molly loves that Massage Therapy gives her the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients in the greater Victoria region. She enjoys facilitating activity good health and balanced lifestyles as well as rehabilitation, pain management, sports injuries and post surgery recovery.

Molly Scott treats patients at our main Victoria Massage Therapy Clinic located at 120-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, B.C. V8P 5G8. To book an appointment with Molly please call our reception desk at 250-598-9828 ext. 1.

Molly is accepting new patients. She has convenient afternoon and evening times available.

Unfortunately, Molly does not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims

Massage in Victoria Molly Rose Scott

120-3200 Shelbourne Street Victoria, B.C. V8P 5G8 CA
Phone: 250-598-9342 Website: http://www.massagevictoria.com

TARYN KRIZAN

Registered Massage Therapist

Certified Reflexologist

Taryn Krizan, Registered Massage Therapist

Taryn Krizan, Registered Massage Therapist

Hello! My name is Taryn Krizan and I am a Registered Massage Therapist. I am proud to be a member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and I have been massaging since 2003. I have experience in a therapeutic and sports clinic working alongside chiropractors and a physiotherapist. The clinic drew a diverse clientele, giving me extensive experience with pregnancy and migraine patients. I have training in Myofascial Release and Shiatsu, which I can incorporate into my typical Deep Tissue treatment. I have additional training in Craniosacral Therapy, Aromatherapy, Active Isolated Stretching, Reiki and I am a certified Reflexologist.

I became interested in Massage Therapy by accident: its amazing healing power was revealed to me while I was treated for injuries from two separate automobile mishaps. Also, my massage therapist was someone who really loved her job! Having a love of sciences with an electronics – design background (energy and systems), it made perfect sense to move forward into a role as a Massage Therapist (energy and systems).

Each treatment is personalized and will draw from a variety of areas of my education and training. My intention is to provide you with a holistic treatment – working with your body’s innate ability to heal itself. I also believe the best course of action is injury prevention and self – maintenance and I would love to work out a treatment plan with you.

When not massaging you could probably find me spending time with my amazing family, digging in the dirt, walking Miss Stella and Luna my terrier friends from Boston, renovating or even kick boxing. I am always up for the challenge! Let me support you and let Massage Therapy be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. All ages are welcome!

Taryn Krizan treats patients full time at our Cook Street Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Clinic located at 308-1175 Cook  Street, Victoria, B.C., V8V 4A1.

Taryn is accepting new patients. She has convenient afternoon and evening times available. To book an appointment with Taryn please call the clinic at 250-381-9828. Check out her website at www.tarynrmt.com

Unfortunately, Taryn Krizan does not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims

Selena Curvelo

Registered Massage Therapist

Gordon Head Massage Therapy Clinic

Selena Curvelo Registered Massage Therapist

Selena Curvelo Registered Massage Therapist

Selena is a Registered Massage Therapist and a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC. She grew up in Victoria and completed an intensive 3000 hour RMT program at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy, the highest standard of training in North America. She is trained to safely assess and treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to; chronic headaches, postural imbalances, pain and tension, recovering from nerve/sport/repetitive strain injury or stress and anxiety. Her interest in massage therapy developed from her passion for helping and nurturing others and the love of meeting and working with people of all ages and walks of life. Being part of a profession that allows her to assist her clients in achieving optimal health and well-being brings her a great sense of fulfillment.

Since graduating Selena has gained experience working in a Chiropractic Clinic as well as a high-end Spa. Selena’s goal in every treatment is to make you feel at ease and to safely and effectively customize and develop a treatment plan and home care regime based on your healthy history, her assessment findings and your individual needs and lifestyle. She uses a variety of modalities including but not limited to swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, stretching, myofascial release, muscle energy and active release techniques. Selena believes the human body has amazing healing capabilities given the right facilitation and is happy to help you with your needs and self care.

Unfortunately, Selena does not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims 

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women’s health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, HydrotherapyAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation.