Paula Bethune, RMT
I bring over 33 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 Monday mornings &
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the day.
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 14 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."
Blake Wydeman, RMT
I first became interested in massage therapy as a career after receiving treatment for an injury. Since then, I have been building on information acquired through receiving rehabilitative therapies for a variety of injuries to better understand my own health and to better understand the needs of my patients. I mainly utilize Swedish massage and myofascial release techniques to address the wants and needs of my patients in a holistic manner.
I am inspired by water and how it relates to movement, body biomechanics and mental “flow”. My treatment style is slow, rhythmic and calming but also deep when needed. My interest in flow comes partly from my work as a visual artist. I draw artistic inspiration from anatomy and physiology and am able to relate the meditative nature of painting to my work in the clinic. Working as an artist also allows me to approach massage treatments in a creative way. I'm most interested in treating patients with chronic pain conditions, depression and anxiety.
When I'm not working, I spend time traveling, eating good food and playing board games. Having grown up in East Vancouver, I am happy to be working with the Commercial Drive community.
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.