Paula Bethune, RMT
I bring over 35 years of experience to my practice and draw from a wide range of post-graduate studies, integrating techniques according to each individual's needs. While my treatment style is focused and specific, my approach is holistic.
Each session will include a series of assessments, allowing me to "Listen" to fascial relationships and "Follow" your body's innate wisdom as it leads us to the areas and the systems it needs to work with, and the order in which to do so.
My treatments are typically comprised of a variety of osteopathic techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Visceral Vascular Manipulation or Muscle Energy Technique, blended with Myofascial Release and/or possibly some Massage.
I love having the opportunity of working together with my clients to help facilitate their own healing process. Patients appreciate my responsiveness to their comfort levels and needs.
I work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Some of the techniques I frequently incorporate into my treatments include:
Visceral Manipulation - VM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
VM Listening Techniques.
Craniosacral Therapy - CST 1, 2, Somato-Emotional Release 1
Neural Manipulation - NM 1, 2, 3, 4
Visceral Vascular Manipulation - VVM Upper & VVM Lower Body
Muscle Energy Technique - MET (Soft tissue
pelvic, spinal and rib cage alignment)
Myofascial Release - MFR
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy - NMT 2,3,4
TMJ Work - treatment of external & (with gloves if indicated & with patient consent) internal jaw complex
using NMT, VM, NM, VVM & CST techniques
Breast Care Massage
Pregnancy and Post-Natal Massage
I am particularly interested in Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Neural Manipulation, & Visceral-Vascular Manipulation and over the last 16 years have focused my continuing education in these fields. I participate in monthly
VM and NM study groups.
Beatrix Nord-Leth, RMT
Beatrix graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Chinatown in 1990.
She has worked in Montreal and all over Vancouver.
She is currently working in the Downtown Eastside as well as here at Commercial Drive Massage.
She has studied many modalities over the years, especially Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue and Aroma Therapy.
She is happy to be on the Drive!
Brian Redillas, RMT
Brian has experience treating clients with a range of health problems including MS, chronic pain syndromes, post-MVA related problems, sports-related injuries, muscle tightness, and nerve impingements caused by everyday wear and tear.
He uses a variety of direct fascial techniques that can be used with light to deep pressure, along with passive stretching and Swedish massage.
"My first exposure to Massage Therapy was as a patient. As a former competitive basketball player, I used multiple therapies to overcome sports injuries, but found Massage Therapy helped me the most. I am excited to be part of the team at Commercial Drive Massage and enjoy helping clients heal with treatments tailored to each person."
Cindy LaResser RMT
Cindy graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1990 and has been actively engaged in her practice ever since; studying and incorporating a variety of techniques including Neuromuscular Technique (St John’s Method), Craniosacral and Visceral Manipulation (Upledger Institute) and Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy with guidance from her mentor, Armand Ayaltin, founder of this method of treatment.
Cindy is not currently taking any new clients.
J.P. Bertaina, RMT
J.P. is currently on a one year sabbatical pursuing several passion projects including, but not limited to: outdoor calisthenics training, animal massage therapy and building a tiny house. He would like to wish all of his clients the best during this upcoming year and looks forward to offering care again in the not too distant future.
If you wish to get in contact with him during this time for personal training or animal massage he can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blake Wydeman, RMT
Blake has moved his practice to Trikinetic Massage Therapy
full-time as of September 1st, 2020.
We are sad to see Blake go and wish him all the best.