Meet Our Massage Therapists

Each of our therapists has their own unique styles and strengths. We encourage you to book with different therapists on our team to find those who best suit your needs.

Jessica Ainsworth, RMT

Jessica completed her massage therapy training at The Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. She feels that massage therapy is an excellent tool for maintaining a healthy body and mind. Her treatments are catered to her patients’ individual needs and goals, with a focus on proper alignment and relaxation. Home care exercises are a critical component to her treatment plans. Jessica utilizes a variety of techniques and modalities, and has experience working with a wide range of injuries and symptoms. She is well versed in both Swedish and deep tissue techniques and enjoys utilizing her training in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint release, and passive/active stretching techniques to name a few. Prior to her Registered Massage Therapist training, she completed a 700 hour spa therapy program at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2011. She is accepting new patients and is so excited to join the team at Harmony.

Selena Howard, RMT

Selena is a 2011 graduate of the 3000-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has experienced many different outreach placements, such as the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson InReach, an elderly care facility, George Pearson Centre, Burnaby Hospital and UBC Athletics. Her treatment style is more focused toward therapeutic soft tissue release, postural and joint alignment, relaxation and some homecare remedial exercises. Patient education on body movements and workplace ergonomics is very important to Selena.

Rebecca Kingdon, RMT

Rebecca graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2001. Health and wellness are extremely important to her, and she feels massage therapy plays an integral role in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has experience treating a variety of clients and conditions ranging from prenatal and acute injuries to stress relief and chronic pain. Rebecca uses a combination of relaxation and therapeutic techniques as well as homecare regimens for maximum results. She has completed post-graduate studies in pre- and post-natal care, high-risk pregnancy care, muscle energy, joint mobilizations, osteopathic techniques, breast massage and remedial exercises, to list a few.

Konstantin Kobelev, RMT

Konstantin Kobelev, BSc, RMT is a veteran of manual therapy. In addition to registered massage therapy, he has training in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. He also has a degree in sports physiology. Konstantin has worked in numerous health care facilities treating various acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. He has experience working with several handball and soccer clubs treating sport-related conditions. Konstantin was also involved in the health management training process of soccer, wrestling and shooting sport teams. Konstantin utilizes many different modalities in his clinical practice including Swedish massage, muscle energy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, positional release and approximation techniques, active release techniques, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and structural integration. Konstantin uses a well-rounded approach to each condition, ensuring the best possible results in a time-effective manner. He enjoys spending time with each patient, ensuring all of their needs are met.

Asha Kootchin, RMT

Asha (formerly known as Asha Swieczko) became a registered massage therapist in 2012. She graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program in New Westminster BC. Since then, she has taken numerous courses to expand her credentials. She is fascinated by the biology of life on Earth, our impact upon one another, and our ability to progress our personal state of health. Through discussion and assessment, Asha is focused on treating the individual. She looks forward to meeting you. Be well and stay well.

Candace Nikic, RMT

Candace graduated from the 3000-hour, 3-year program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Candace utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, Swedish massage, remedial exercise and postural education. Although passionate about athletics, Candace also has experience treating patients with a wide variety of conditions including motor vehicle related injuries, pregnancy, chronic pain, headaches and stress management. In her spare time, Candace enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs, cooking and DIY projects. She loves to be outside partaking in any activity or sport but is particularly passionate about her flag football team!

Catherine Sanderson, RMT

Upon graduating from university with a BA in sociology, Catherine began her study of massage therapy at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Sutton, Ontario. After graduation, she became licensed in Ontario in 1996 and in British Columbia in 1997. She has 18 years of experience and enjoys helping clients with all kinds of conditions to reduce their pain and reach their optimal health.

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