Book an Appointment at Broadway Wellness
As announced on September 1, Broadway wellness will commence the following rate changes on September 20, 2023
Registered Massage Therapy:
30 min - $85
45 min. - $115
60 min - $140
75 min. – $165
90 min. – $190
Brent Scrivner, RMT / Structural Integration
60 min - $150
Maya Bleiler, RMT
60 min Adult $145
45 min Child $105
30 min Infant $85
Monica Cleland, RMT
60 min - $145
45 min - $120
Juliet Ghodsian, ND
60 min visit: $225
45 min visit: $180
30 min visit: $125
15 min visit: $85
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE MOVED AS OF JUNE 10. PLEASE FIND US AT SUITE 900-777 WEST BROADWAY - ACROSS THE STREET ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BROADWAY AND WILLOW. PARKING ONSITE AND IN PARKADES OR STREET PARKING ON WEST 8TH AND ADJACENT STREETS. We are excited to be offering our services in a fresh and revitalized expansive new clinic.
General Infectious Disease Protocol: Please take a moment to read the steps we are taking and that we ask you to take to maintain a healthy environment.
MASKS ARE OPTIONAL: However, if you prefer that your therapist wear a mask, you may request this. A Pre-appointment Screen is sent out which requires that you to cancel your appointment if you have symptoms of infectious illness, and requires you to wear a mask and inform us if anyone in your household has had symptoms of infectious illness, or tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 7 days.
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Sincerely, The Broadway Wellness Team
Welcome to our online booking site.
Registered Massage Therapy
Telehealth Visit: Naturopathic Medicine
Amin Aghvami RMT
Amin is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays (8:00am-2:00pm).
Amin is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays (8:0... Read More
Marie Arcand RMT
Marie Arcand, RMT is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (9:30am-7:30pm). At the heart of Marie’s massage therapy practice is her comprehension and appreciation for the human body’s ability to rejuvenate and heal. Creating a supportive space and tailoring each treatment session to encourage these processes are her goals.
Through listening, assessment and evaluation of their particular conditions, Marie develops a treatment plan for each client. Her treatment sessions include a combination of manual techniques : muscle energy technique, swedish, myofascial release, passive stretching, joint mobilization, neuromuscular technique; continuous re-evaluation through palpation, passive range of motion, landmarking and muscle length test; techniques that encourage the reduction of stress (emotional, physical) and relaxation of the nervous system; complementary home-care advise, postural education, stretch/strengthen exercises and hydrotherapy.
Marie’s education, experience and commitment constitute the base of her work to which she adds her friendly demeanour and compassionate care; she welcomes clients of all ages. Her life is rich in her experiences as a mother, teacher, visual artist, organic gardener, yoga practitioner and outdoors seeker with a constant curiosity for natural healing modalities, healthy lifestyle and body-mind-spirit balance. As part of her general practice in a multidisciplinary clinic, Marie has developed special interests in: • treating women before, during and after pregnancy ; post natal home visits • treatment for : TMJ / neck, back pain / headaches ~ ~ ~
Marie Arcand, RMT is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (9:30am-7:... Read More
Maya Bleiler RMT
Maya is available at Broadway Wellness on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Human anatomy, movement, and healing have always interested Maya. It started during her youth as an obsession with playing sports and on the sidelines where she could be found taping sprained ankles and bandaging the blisters of her team mates. Over time, Maya’s education came to reflect these interests: a degree in Human Kinetics, Exercise Physiology from the University of British Columbia in 1996 and a Diploma of Massage Therapy from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1997.
As a Registered Massage Therapist, Maya was guided by some wonderful mentors into her current practice of Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. She was intrigued by the effectiveness of these techniques on her own injuries and health and felt compelled to learn more about them. Each course Maya completed made her eager for the next and she has become a lifelong explorer of Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and more recently Neuromeningeal Therapy and Brain Nuclei Release.
Maya has developed a way of working with the body that uses specific assessment methods in order to locate, prioritize and unravel key bound structures and then to apply supportive techniques to integrate the changes with the rest of the body. The techniques focus on the connective tissues that surround or are invested in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, organs, blood vessels, bones and muscles. There is more freedom of movement, improved circulation, less irritability and generally more ease. This allows the function of the body systems to improve and the body can begin to heal itself.
The range of patients Maya often works with reflect the experiences in her personal life… newborns & children, brain & spine trauma, and people who want to feel better able to perform in sports, work, or the day to day adventures of life.
Maya’s practice has evolved over the past 22 years, influenced by her professional experience as a former clinic instructor at WCCMT, student mentor, and former clinic owner of Yaletown Massage Therapy. However, she always returns to her most profound teachers, her patients, who inspire the curiosity and compassion essential to this work.
Maya believes every body has a story to tell and she looks forward to hearing yours.
Maya is available at Broadway Wellness on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Human anatomy, move... Read More
Monica Cleland RMT
Monica not taking new patients at this time, unless they have been directly referred and in contact with her. Please email the clinic to contact Monica, and add yourself to the waiting list in Jane if you would like an appointment. Thanks for your understanding.
Monica is available at Broadway Wellness Mondays 2-8, Tuesdays 9-7, Wednesdays 8-2.
Monica Cleland is the owner and operator of Broadway Wellness, which she founded in 2004. Monica graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002, where she later participated in teaching fascial, cranial, and visceral-based portions of the WCCMT curriculum. After graduation, Monica continued on to take a wide spectrum of post-graduate courses focused on cranialsacral therapy, myofascial release, and visceral manipulation (working specifically with organ misalignment and adhesions). Monica uses a set of assessment techniques to decipher what areas of physical restriction and adhesion (several structures facially bound together – creating density, lack of circulation, lack of mobility, pain, and discomfort in the body), are presenting with greatest priority. She then treats each client uniquely according to how their body responds most comfortably toward restoring long-lasting balance in a safe, efficient, manner. Before Monica started her career, she went through a long personal process of resolving her own very serious chronic pain syndrome over a period of several years. This experience has taught Monica more about the human body than any course or text book. It has shaped her life immensely, and comes through in the way she works with her clients. Monica understands how pain can impact, shape, and distort a person’s life and experience of their reality. She works to share information, and to help people move through their own chronic or acute pain and mal-alignement.
Monica not taking new patients at this time, unless they have been directly referred and in conta... Read More
Hi, Karen here. My journey as an RMT, Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, spans over two decades: I originally graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in December, 1996. But prior to sitting my board exams, I suffered some personal tragedies that left me completely blind. As a result, I had to learn to live again. Bodywork helped me do this. After coming to terms with my blindness and doing some upgrading, I successfully passed the formal RMT board exams in 2016.
I love what I do. One of the things I love most about massage therapy is helping my patients achieve their health goals by bringing them back to normal function.
Having worked as a bodyworker for more than 20 years, I have developed a broad tool kit in physical medicine. The various modalities I use work together to help me restore normal function for my patients.
I incorporate the following modalities into my practice: Cranial Sacral Therapy, Swedish massage, Neuro-meningeal manipulation, Somato-emotional release, Fascial release therapy and Trigger point therapy.
Hi, Karen here. My journey as an RMT, Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, spans over two ... Read More
Juliet Ghodsian ND
My Mission: To help you uncover the true cause of your disease or distress, be it physical, mental or spiritual. To provide a space of acceptance and compassion for your story and your health journey To provide reflection, observation and insight into underlying factors that could be contributing to your loss of wellness or the onset of disease. To empower you with a systematic plan of action for restoring integrity, balance and health on all levels that you choose to work on.
My Story: Dr. Juliet M Ghodsian has been in private practice as a Naturopathic physician and bodyworker for more than 14 years. She brings to her practice an alchemy of years of experience working with plant based medicines, hands on body and energy medicine techniques, intuitive listening and her own personal experience of healing herself from an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Ghodsian works with her patients on all layers of health that they seek to address. She believes in empowering her patients to reclaim their health through a process of uncovering underlying causes, addressing deficiencies or blockages and restoring normal function to the body. She has particular experience with the following:
Digestive problems: IBS, Chronic or cycling constipation/diarrhea, GERD, SIBO, SIFO, Functional motility disorders
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Ulcerative proctitis, Diverticulitis
Autoimmune disease: RA, Lupus, Scleroderma, Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Women’s health: emphasis on pre/post natal care, hormonal balance, fertility, PMS, irregular menses, hormonal acne, PCOS, endometriosis
Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, BPD, panic attacks, insomnia Chronic stress/Fatigue/Adrenal dysregulation
Children’s health concerns of all kinds both acute and chronic
Dr. Ghodsian is currently accepting new patients and works Wednesdays.
My Mission: To help you uncover the true cause of your disease or distress, be it physical, menta... Read More
Ian Glass started training in Energetic Osteopathic Treatment, and then later went to become a Registered Massage Therapist becoming certified in 2013. Rolfing and structural integration/ direct techniques as well as various nervous system techniques are the most used in Ian’s toolbox, with a few other modalities in between. Ian has primarily trained through the Upledger and Barral Institute for Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation/ organ specific fascial mobilization. In his time off Ian enjoys cold Wim Hof swimming and meditation.
Ian Glass started training in Energetic Osteopathic Treatment, and then later went to become a Re... Read More
Mai Holmes RMT
Mai Holmes started practicing in 2012 after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Since then, she has continued to grow her practice with a special interest in fascial work supporting the optimal movement of the body. Her post-graduation courses have led her to the Biodynamic Fascial Integration program taught by well-educated and highly respected mentors. Working with the many layers of the body has provided Mai with a deeper understanding of how it responds to treatment. She uses various non-traditional modalities allowing the body to find self-expression and healing. “I am passionate about the healing power of the human body and the results that can be achieved with a natural form of medicine such as manual therapy. It’s a privilege to share that.”
Mai considers her practice in therapy as a continuous learning and developing process much like her physical and spiritual journey.
Mai Holmes now offers PEMF treatments, with the Omnium1 2.0, at Broadway Wellness. PEMF – Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields therapy is a non-invasive treatment that produces an electromagnetic frequency to cause cellular action in the body. It can greatly improve the benefits of other modalities, as often, health conditions have multiple components. Acute, chronic pain, and overall health can be treated as full body or with specific intention depending on the applications. Therapeutic PEMFs are studied across the world with much scientific research concluding that there are no significant side effects or risk of harm.
As a Certified Lifestyle Consultant, Mai uses the iMRS Omnium1 which was researched and created by NASA for astronauts that were leaving earth’s orbit and getting sick. They use the iMRS Omnium1 PEMF applications to match the Earth’s magnetic field properties bringing nearly all 75 trillion cells into harmonic tone. This holistic approach enhances the self-healing powers of the body while supporting the biorhythm of the organ clock. Blending these rhythms with natural earth frequencies stimulates the immune, metabolic, neurological, endocrine, circulatory, and musculoskeletal systems. Scientific studies show an increase in energy, vitality, improved sleep, decreased stress response, reduced pain, and overall wellbeing. Use PEMF therapy to promote healing through cellular restoration while enjoying this gentle, universal approach to treatment. PEMF is a separate service that is not billable or conducted by a Registered Massage Therapist
- Biodynamic Fascial Integration: fascial mobilization, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy
- Calibrate Clinical Pilates Instructor
- Anatomy Trains Structural Integration - Pain and Movement
- ANS Balance - Manual Treatment of the Thoracic Cage
- PEMF Certified Consultant
Mai is available on Tues (9 - 6 pm), Wed (7:45 - 2 pm) and Thu. (2:15 pm - 8:30 pm).
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Chanel Jorsvik has a passion for massage therapy, which is rooted in her passion for being in the medical field. Chanel comes from a family of nurses, it came naturally to her to help and care for others. This manifested into her passion in healing with touch while incorporating an extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and different modalities.
Chanel thrives for challenge, furthermore, researching and understanding new pathologies, and developing treatment plans and homecare personalized for her patients.
Her interest is most peaked by neurological disorders such as, CNS disorders, proprioception disorders, and nerve entrapments; pre and post natal care, post mastectomy fascial work, pre and post breast reduction, and other types of pathological breast massage.
Chanel is trained with a wide range of modalities such as myofacial release, joint mobilization, passive and active stretching, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, respiratory therapy, stress and anxiety reduction, guided relaxation, and Swedish massage.
Chanel looks forward to meeting you, and is available at Broadway Wellness Mondays 8-2, Tuesdays 8-2, Thursdays 2-8, Saturdays 8-2.
Chanel Jorsvik has a passion for massage therapy, which is rooted in her passion for being in the... Read More
Jennifer Keene RMT
Health is not the absence of illness, it is continually striving for optimal well being. Jennifer is passionate about people feeling their best and she believes movement is a big part of that. She loves running, swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga, which drive her desire for learning how to maintain our bodies.
Since graduating from West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3000 hr program (in April 2012), Jennifer has completed: Visceral Manipulation 1-4 and Listening 1-2 with the Barral Institute Craniosacral 1, 2, and SER 1 with Upledger.
Jennifer is fascinated by the body’s innate knowledge to heal itself and facilitates this process using techniques from Craniosacal Therapy and Visceral Manipulation, then finishes with and Myofascial Release to reduce any remaining general tension. This helps find the root of the issue before alleviating the symptoms. You can expect long slow adjustments that follow the body’s pace of release, combining techniques for symptom relief and bringing the body back into alignment.
This approach is helpful for chronic issues, headaches, pregnancy, postpartum, asthma, concussions, trauma, digestive, urogenital, circulatory, nerve pain, conditions of the nervous system, syringomyelia, anxiety, post-surgical, motor vehicle accidents, and more.
Health is not the absence of illness, it is continually striving for optimal well being. Jennifer... Read More
Brian Kushniruk RAc
Brian’s compassionate heart and dedication to easing suffering create a safe and nurturing environment for patients seeking physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Each treatment is personalized, ensuring that patients receive tailored care that suits their unique needs and preferences. For those who have an aversion to needles, Brian offers the option of laser therapy, an effective needle-free alternative.
Brian is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 2:15 - 8:15 pm. See Brian’s Website
Brian is a Registered Acupuncturist who has practiced in Vancouver since 2002. He has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), German Auricular Medicine and Laser Acupuncture Therapy, while he is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) trainer. His combination of TCM, auricular and laser acupuncture approaches allow for the treatment of a wide range of issues including chronic and acute pain, and concerns related to mental health, addictions and PTSD. Besides training in Canada and USA, he has also travelled and studied extensively in China and speaks Mandarin.
Common applications of acupuncture or laser acupuncture in Brian’s practice include but are not limited to: - Acute or chronic pain (head, neck, back, sciatic, shoulder, abdominal, etc.) - Mental health issues (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.) - Lifestyle issues (insomnia, stress, etc.) - Addiction problems - Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis) - Digestive concerns - Post surgical / injury scar tissue issues
Brian also offers Acupressure/Cupping/Laser Therapy Sessions:
These sessions are personalized and unique based on the needs of each client. Possible therapies include acupressure (applied pressure on specific body points), cupping (silicone or glass cups are applied to the skin creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy), and laser therapy (low-level/cold laser devices applying light to specific body points).
Brian’s compassionate heart and dedication to easing suffering create a safe and nurturing enviro... Read More
Rebecca Lash provides her clients a feeling of relief and calm that extends beyond the duration of their treatment. She offers a personalized approach that helps with stress management, sleep challenges, digestive issues, and more. As a Certified Bodywork practitioner, Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist, and Dien Chan Facial Reflexology practitioner, Rebecca combines her various accreditations to meet the individual needs of each client. She has a deep interest in synergizing whole-body healing. Compassionate and intuitive, Rebecca thrives on giving her clients a healing experience in a fully immersive space that fosters total relaxation. She specializes in bringing balance to the body through a holistic path to health. Rebecca is passionate about helping clients with chronic pain issues – the invisible illnesses that that can take both a physical and an emotional toll. Her various accreditations also mean Rebecca can work with clients who may only be comfortable with the exclusive practice of foot or facial reflexology and deliver effective treatment that promotes their overall healing and wellbeing. Book your visit with Rebecca to experience her versatile, practical approach to healing.
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Gabrielle has always thoroughly enjoyed helping and interacting with the community. As an RMT, she now gets to do that in an even more intimate and impactful way and feels privileged to do so. She understands that in order for an individual to release tension it is imperative that they feel safe and comfortable. She strives to create that kind of space in her treatments through kind, quality therapeutic touch, deep listening and friendly rapport.
As a graduate from Vancouver Career College she is trained in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, swedish massage and manual lymphatic drainage. She has found beneficial treatment outcomes by addressing fascial adhesions, patient pressure when treating trigger point and passive/active stretching with her patients. She prides herself on being a thorough therapist and does her best to address the whole person, not just the symptom.
She is passionate about connecting people back with their bodies and emulates this in her own life through breathwork, nature walks, regular strengthening and yoga.
Gabrielle has always thoroughly enjoyed helping and interacting with the community. As an RMT, sh... Read More
Sara (Yu-Li) Lee RMT
Sara started her career as a massage practitioner in 2009 in Taiwan and continued pursuing her passion of massage after moving to Vancouver in 2013. Through intercultural work experience, she has perfected her quality of service, allowing for a more personalized approach to client care. Combined with her passion and interest in health, wellness, and natural therapy made it an easy decision to become an RMT. Sara completed RMT program in 2017 at Vancouver Career College and has since enjoyed building a dedicated client base. As a Registered Massage Therapist, she believes that massage is one of the best ways to help others achieve optimal health in a holistic way. Her priority is alway to tailor her approach while integrating knowledge of massage to best suit client’s needs. Sara is experienced a variety of massage styles, including: Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Prenatal /Pregnancy Massage, Postnatal Massage, Breast Massage (post-surgery, pre/postnatal).
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1 Practical - Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) course, and pursuing level 2 certification.
Female Pelvis - with Heather Gittens.
Fascial approach to Lumbar disc herniations & sciatica: treatment and management of back pain and lower extremity disorders – with Taylor Techniques.
Massage therapy during the childbearing year: Part 1 Pregnancy – with Paula Jaspar.
Massage therapy during the childbearing year: Part 6 – Breast Treatment. Introduction on Understanding the Benefits and Research of Introductory Breast Treatment – with Paula Jaspar.
Massage therapy during the childbearing year: Part 7 – Breast Treatment. Advanced understanding of the Benefits and Research of Breast Massage for the Post Surgical Patient. – with Paula Jaspar.
Sara Lee, RMT, is available at Broadway Wellness Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-2pm. She looks forward to treating you soon.
Sara started her career as a massage practitioner in 2009 in Taiwan and continued pursuing her pa... Read More
Susan (Shui Hing) Lee RAc
Susan has over 20 years of background in holistic healing including her education in Religious Studies & certifications as an Aromatherapist, Medical Esthetician, and practitioner in Subtle Energy Therapy. She is a Registered Acupuncturist with extensive knowledge on skin care & internal medicine.
Treatment approach: In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), blockages in the mind and body are the main cause of illnesses and diseases. The balance and alignment of the Yin and Yang energies in all levels are tantamount to a healthy self. With a deep-rooted philosophy in TCM and Eastern Philosophies, Susan believes these blockages often exist in all levels - physical, mental & emotional. She uses this holistic approach, correctly identifies and diagnoses the individual’s current state of health. She believes that the awareness and acknowledgement of your current state is just the beginning of all healing journeys.
Tailored to your needs. Susan has combined therapeutic and relaxation approaches in all her acupuncture treatments.
Susan has over 20 years of background in holistic healing including her education in Religious St... Read More
Dr. Heidi Lescanec
“Welcome! I have twenty years of experience blending up to date scientific knowledge with natural, clinically proven forms of medicine.
My intention is to help you not only feel better, but also to empower you to gain an understanding of how your body functions – so you can wisely take care of it and make well-informed choices every day.
Ideally our work together will provide you with more than the right formula of medicines to take, as powerful as that is. I am also passionate about empowering you with the knowledge and tools to transform your health with the positive practical changes that enhance your life in an ongoing way, beyond our consults.
May main areas of focus are hormone health: fatigue, thyroid conditions, insomnia, menstrual irregularities, menopause, mood issues (anxiety and depression), fertility and pre-conception care; and digestive issues: SIBO, IBS, IBD, reflux and food sensitivities. I am a passionate whole foods chef and bring my extensive cooking experience and knowledge of food-as-medicine into my clinical practice through culinary nutrition counselling.
I am additionally certified in: Acupuncture Prescriptive Authority including Bio-Identical Hormones and (LDN) Low Dose Naltrexone”
Dr. Heidi Lescanec is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays and Wednesdays (9am-7pm). Please click the link to read her full bio: https://www.broadwaymassageandtherapy.com/dr-heidi-lescanec
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Yuan Li RMT
Yuan completed her 3000-hour massage therapy course at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Through her training, she gained valuable experience treating various conditions, including postural imbalance, lower back pain, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches, repetitive strain injuries, pregnancy, etc.
She incorporates modalities such as Thai-style massage, Tui Na, hot and cool stone massage, Gaston technique, deep tissue techniques, Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques and prenatal massage.
She dedicates to customizing each treatment to meet her patient’s needs and assisting in their journey of achieving overall well-being.
Yuan is attracted to the healing aspects of massage and being able to provide relief and overall improvement of health.
Yuan completed her 3000-hour massage therapy course at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. ... Read More
Alex was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At a young age he met master Liu Ming with whom he learned acupressure Tui Na massage and trained in internal martial arts such as Chen Style Tai chi, Yiquan, Baguazhang and Qi Gong. He moved to Vancouver in September 2016 and completed his training as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist. Thanks to his many years of practice he incorporates mindfulness to offer patients deep presence and attention tailoring each treatment with a warm and integrative approach.
He offers a variety of treatment modalities ranging from Tui na (acupressure/deep tissue) massage, Acupuncture based on TCM diagnostic methods and treatment strategies, cupping (with or without needles), acupuncture and gua sha (scraping). Some of the conditions he enjoys treating the most are sport injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, chronic or acute pain, insomnia, digestive issues and emotional imbalances. He strives to make his patients feel more centered, peaceful and present after each treatment.
He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and is currently learning Mandarin. You can read more about Alex HERE
Carol Gandra: “Extraordinary human and professional. In all the massage sessions I felt relaxed and welcomed. The best massage in Vancouver!”
Nicolas Gonzalez Thomas “I sometimes struggle with chronic tension and find massages in general to be too superficial. Alex was able to work with the muscles and tensions in a deeper way than I have had in the past, it was a complete full-body reset. I highly recommend Alex’s massages!”
Ilana Wainberg: “Alex is very professional and also a nice person . I had back pains and after some sessions I could feel a relief without taking any medication, just with his massage. I highly recommend his services.”
Alex was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At a young age he met master Liu Ming with w... Read More
Michele Lyle RMT
“I was ready for a change that would allow me to give back to the community and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Michele recognizes the need and desire for resolving pain at all levels of the body. She appreciates and understands because she has walked through pain to health and well-being. She practices Registered Massage Therapy in Vancouver to help you on your road to recovery.
Michele graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC in 1997. She continued her Post Graduate work in Postural Alignment, Trigger Point Work, Muscle Energy and Myofascial Release. Michele was a client and also worked as an intern at the Victoria Pain Clinic.
Some of the specific pain syndromes she has experienced success with are Sciatica, Hip and Frozen Shoulder problems. Using trigger point as the primary modality, Michele is able to have her clients participate in their therapy and be intimately involved in their own healing process.
“I was ready for a change that would allow me to give back to the community and make a real diffe... Read More
Kyla is visually impaired, so she has her guide dog, Lloyd, with her at all times in the treatment room. Most of her clients find his presence very soothing. This may not be ideal however, for those with allergies, or an aversion to dogs.
Kyla was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She decided at a young age that she wanted to be a massage therapist. She always knew that she would be involved in health care, helping people. Being visually impaired since birth, working with her hands seemed natural to her. Kyla graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy Victoria in late 2009. Since then she has practiced in a variety of settings on the Island and in Vancouver. This has allowed her to work with many people from all walks of life.
Kyla believes that the body has the ability to heal itself. She strives as a massage therapist to work with her clients’ bodies, employing a variety of techniques, including craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, as well as massage and osteopathic techniques to help promote healing and reduce stress. In order to expand her knowledge of the human body and add to her practice, Kyla is studying manual osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual practice Vancouver.Her areas of focus include pregnancy, women’s health, chronic pain, athletes, injury prevention, and those just starting out on their fitness journey. Kyla’s passion for women’s health has lead her to take many continuing education courses on pregnancy and postpartum care including breast treatment and post cesarean section treatment. Having been through it twice herself she has a great respect for the changes that a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy and childbirth and the difficulties that can arise. She also enjoys supporting people postpartum.
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Rachel has always been fascinated by the human body and has a BSc in Biomedical Science from Queen’s University in Belfast. It wasn’t long before she recognized that she was more suited to working with people in health care rather than in a lab.
Rachel graduated from the Langara RMT Program in 2020. She has a holistic approach to treatment, recognizing each patient is an individual needing a specific treatment plan to help reach their goals which are designed together; based on a thorough assessment and act on through treatment and a home care plan.
Rachel is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. In her free time she loves getting outside to enjoy the city & surrounding areas. She also enjoys spending time with her family.
Rachel has always been fascinated by the human body and has a BSc in Biomedical Science from Quee... Read More
Chris Myers RMT
Chris Myers RMT Chris graduated from the 3000+ hour Massage Therapy program at Langara College in 2016. While he has a particular interest in shoulder and low back rehabilitation and pain management, in his practice he has seen clients from all walks of life with many symptom presentations. Chris is passionate about client education, whether that takes the form of instructing on home care, finding non-disruptive modifications to the activities of daily life that may be causing issues, or giving a crash course on local anatomy, he is happy to geek out about the body. Chris tends to employ a slow firm pressure during his treatments, but tailors each treatment as best he can to your goals and preferences for the day. Whether you simply need a bit of a relaxing oasis from your life or want to actively work theories you have (or a hybrid of the two!), his genuine, caring nature and detective curiosity may serve you well.
When not at work, he enjoys cycling our highly bikeable city and trails, hiking the myriad options the North Shore (and further!) have to offer, and exploring practical philosophy.
Chris Myers RMT Chris graduated from the 3000+ hour Massage Therapy program at Langara College i... Read More
Kathryn (Katie) Pattison
Katie has passion for movement and the connection between the mind and body. With a background as a competitive figure skater, she knew what dedication, passion and love for sport felt like. Inspired by her own experiences, she knew Massage Therapy was a natural progression in her journey to help others. She takes a holistic approach to healthcare and integrates the whole body when considering a treatment plan best for you. Katie finds joy in creating a client-centric experience that promotes personal wellness.
Eager to grow her practice, she has a special interest in myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques, joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitated stretching and incorporating active modalities to best address tension. She helps patients achieve their goals through a number of techniques as well as an individualized home care treatment plan to assist in the journey.
Katie is available at Broadway Wellness on Monday and Tuesdays 2:15pm-8:00pm, Wednesday and Thursday’s 8:00am-2:00pm. She looks forward to meeting you!
Katie has passion for movement and the connection between the mind and body. With a background as... Read More
Laura Rivere RMT, BA
Laura has been passionate about working with her hands from a very young age, and feels truly honoured to be able to help others through the practice of massage therapy. As a registered massage therapy practitioner, Laura considers herself to be a guide and a facilitator. Her intention is to meet your needs and support you to find release, alignment and inner connection to enable you to live a more whole and balanced life. Laura practices primarily from a myofascial approach and enjoys creating a treatment that balances both critical thinking and intuition to address the root cause of your concerns. As a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, Laura is trained in myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, joint mobilization, scar tissue treatment, craniosacral therapy and swedish massage. Laura is currently expanding her massage practice with continuing education in craniosacral therapy, MET (Muscle Energy Technique) and pilates training. As a former yoga instructor, Laura is a firm believer in the power of movement and breath to facilitate healing. She enjoys creating unique home care routines including stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises to support you to be an active participant in your own journey to wellness.
Laura has been passionate about working with her hands from a very young age, and feels truly hon... Read More
Elizabeth (Liz) Schaeffer RMT
Liz Schaeffer is available at Broadway Wellness on Thursdays (8am-2pm) and Saturdays (8:00am-2:00pm).
Liz was inspired to become a massage therapist while working as a theatre technician for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Ballet British Columbia. She witnessed the effectiveness and necessity of Massage Therapy for ballet dancers, which opened her eyes to a change of career. Liz graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002.
In her practice, Liz uses deep tissue massage and myofascial treatments to increase mobility and relieve pain in patients with chronic injury. Generally using firm to deep pressure, her techniques and areas of expertise also include swedish massage, trigger point massage, joint mobilizations, muscle energy, athletic treatments, and orthopaedics. She is well versed in treating patients with tension headaches, pregnancy pains, arthritis, low back pain, sports injury and pain related to work and stress. Most recently, Liz has completed training in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).
You can find Liz in her downtime camping in her Westfalia, at the rink playing ringette, hitting the tennis ball or walking her Jack Russel Terrier named Scout.
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Michael Scottnicki RMT
Michael is available at Broadway Wellness on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9am-7pm). Michael graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005. Michael has experience working in clinics, spas and sports teams. His areas of focus include Active Release Techniques, Deep tissue treatments, Integrated Myofascial techniques, Sports massage, and Relaxation techniques. To date, Michael’s certifications include: Active Release Therapy (A.R.T.), Integrated Myofascial Release training and a BCRPA Weight Trainer’s Certificate. To learn more about Active Release Therapy visit: http://www.activerelease.com. Michael has also worked with the men’s UBC soccer team for 2 1/2 years. When he is not practicing registered massage therapy, Michael’s activities include weight training, running, snow shoeing, and cycling in the beautiful Vancouver area. Michael strongly believes that physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and that a combination of massage therapy and therapeutic exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy for everyday living. Michael Scottnicki’s Referral Program for ART Therapy
If you refer someone to Michael for ART Therapy and they book an initial appointment with him, you will receive 10% off your next ART treatment with Michael and the person you referred will also receive 10% off their first ART Therapy visit with Michael. Please be sure to mention who referred him to you when booking your appointment. Michael is also offering 10% off initial ART Therapy appointments from now until the end of May 2021. Please note that this discount is for ART Therapy treatments only.
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Brent Scrivner RMT
The philosophy behind Brent’s work and the method of Rolfing Structural Integration in which he’s trained, is that our bodies have an inherent wisdom to find balance. Sometimes that natural progression towards harmony meets blockages, tissue restrictions or functional limitations, and the body needs a bit of help to remove those challenges.
Brent began experiencing these challenges first through the study and practice of yoga. He was able to feel how conscious, intentional movement combined with breath was able to change his postural patterns. This encounter led him to become a certified yoga teacher. His curiosity deepened which led him to become an RMT. He has trained in Cranio-Sacral, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, and ultimately became a Certified Rolfer at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
In his studies of the body and more than ten years of experience, Brent’s found that our physical structure is incredibly fluid, constantly changing and connected as we move through gravity, even when we feel like we’re standing still. His work as an RMT and Rolfer focuses on understanding postural habits and how they can make and break us and be reconsidered. Ida Rolf, the mother of Rolfing SI described her approach as “the yoga you would do for yourself if you could”. Brent delights in sharing Rolfing SI, Ida Rolf’s “yoga”, for his clients. He looks at every session as an opportunity to continue answering the question of what’s possible and how we can move the obstacles that stand in the way of our balance, our comfort, and our lives.
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Stacey Spring RMT
Having been interested in human kinetics and health from a young age, Stacey decided to turn her passion into a career and attend the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Since graduating in 2010 she has furthered her education by attending courses in deep tissue techniques, myofascial release, movement therapy and pre and post natal massage.
Stacey has a reverence for the healing wisdom of the human body and works together with her clients to get them to a place of ease and connection.
She believes that movement is medicine and is honored to help clients move more freely and purposefully in their body.
She has a passion for antepartum and postpartum care and looks forward to working with women throughout the various stages of their pregnancy and beyond. Stacey has 2 children of her own and is honored to support women during this incredibly transformative, and at times overwhelming stage of life!
Stacey uses a variety of techniques including deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and joint mobilization.
You can find her at Broadway Wellness on Mondays 8am-2pm and Tuesdays 215- 815pm
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Annie will be at Broadway Wellness September 26 to October 6, 2023. Because Annie is a locum, direct billing is not available.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
As a massage therapist, Annie strives to keep people moving. To this end, an appointment with Annie typically will include some therapeutic stretching and strengthening mixed in with relaxation techniques. Annie completed her massage therapy training at Langara College and has done additional training in Dermoneuromodulaton (DNM), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and functional anatomy. Annie has experience helping people find relief from body tension and pain developed from a wide range of conditions such as stress, repetitive activities, sports, muscular imbalances, fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome), TMJ pain, and nerve compression.
Prior to massage therapy, Annie traversed through different sectors, supporting families with infants with developmental challenges, helping university students find co-op jobs, and writing technical material. Becoming a massage therapist has allowed Annie to fulfill her calling of helping people rest, heal, and thrive.
Annie currently lives in Ucluelet and comes back to Vancouver to satisfy her Asian food cravings.
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Sara Utecht will be joining the Broadway Wellness team throughout September and October. She is taking over for Laura Schroeder who is leaving our clinic to move to the Island. As Sara is visually impaired, she does have her guide dog Daisy with her at all times in the treatment room. Most of her clients find her presence very soothing.
Sara is a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage therapy in 2018. She grew up in the UK where she spent several years working in journalism and administration. She first became interested in a career in massage therapy after a back injury while participating in judo. After years of various treatments she found that massage was extremely beneficial. This inspired her to want to help others with similar issues. Sara aims to help her patients achieve their treatment goals as effectively as possible She does this by identifying the underlying cause of the problem then utilises various manual therapy techniques including Swedish massage, trigger point release, and stretching, as well as then providing rehabilitation exercises for clients to work on between treatments. She also takes time to educate her clients on the reasons for their injuries and what they can do to help with recovery and prevent reoccurrence of the problem. In her spare time Sara enjoys keeping fit, running, swimming and going for walks with her guide dog Daisy. She’s also a keen soccer fan, supporting Leicester City in the UK Premiership. She looks forward to treating you!
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Will Wells RMT
I believe my role is to facilitate change in the body through interaction with the nervous system. Working with connective tissue such as fascia, tendons, ligaments and bones, we can initiate reduction of restriction, muscle tone and sensitivity, to encourage greater mobility and balance.
I try to approach the body as a whole, recognizing that it is an active system in which nothing operates in isolation. Connective tissue transfers mechanical stresses throughout the body, while neurological signals trigger adaptation in sometimes unexpected ways. We perceive only a small fraction of the sensory inputs and responses of the nervous system, and sometimes asking “why” is less helpful than simply working with what we find through assessment and exploration. As a life-long problem solver, this has been a challenging lesson for me, but I strive to keep it in mind when faced with apparent causes of pain or dysfunction.
When not engaged in massage therapy, I spend most of my time parenting, reading science fiction, and trying to maintain my own mobility through a yoga-inspired movement practice, and kitchen dance parties with my two small children.
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