Paula Bethune, RMT
I bring over 38 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.
Jacquie Sinclair, RMT
Jacquie is a native Vancouverite. She is a 1993 graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. For the last 16 years, Jacquie has been practicing in a multidisciplinary clinic, which she co-owned, in downtown Vancouver. She is excited for this new opportunity to live and work in our Commercial Drive community. She will be starting at Commercial Drive Massage Therapy in March and will be available Thursday afternoons. Jacquie is looking forward to being a part of your wellness journey. Jacquie has taken many continuing education courses over the years. She tries to incorporate techniques that she has learned when applicable. Her primary treatment style is targeted deep pressure trigger point release with some deep Swedish massage, stretching, muscle energy technique and occasionally some Craniosacral Therapy.
Jacquie works along side her 2 year old yellow lab working guide dog named Gratitude. They both respectfully ask that you understand that Gratitude is also working while she is in the clinic & that you not engage with her while you are together in the treatment room. She is very good & lies on her rug most of the time with the occasional stretch or reposition. It will be hard to resist her because she is a beautiful sweet girl, however it is important to remember that Gratitude's primary purpose is to ensure Jacquie's safety. Gratitude really likes to make friends which could ultimately jeopardize both of them in their travels. Thank you from both of them.
J.P. Bertaina, RMT
J.P. is back on the schedule!
J.P. brings over 15 years of experience treating a variety of conditions from acute injuries to chronic pain.
Treatments generally consist of Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, PNF Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy and Rehabilitative Exercise.
J.P. has experience working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds including children, seniors and athletes.
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 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.
During his rehabilitation-focused treatments, he uses a variety of direct fascial techniques that can be used with light to deep pressure, along with passive stretching.
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.