Each of our therapists has unique styles and strengths. We encourage you to book with different therapists on our team to find those who best suit your needs.
Jessica completed her massage therapy training at The Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. She feels that massage therapy is an excellent modality 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 of her treatment plans. Jessica utilizes a variety of techniques and modalities and has experience working with a wide range of injuries and conditions. 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. Before her Registered Massage Therapist training, she completed a 700-hour spa therapy program at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2011.
The breath... so simple, so essential, yet so often taken for granted. It is what can bring us from a state of anxiety into a deep state of relaxation within mere seconds. However, the breath in conjunction with massage can produce an even more powerful therapeutic outcome. In order for the body's natural healing mechanisms to awaken, it must be brought into a state of ease as opposed to the very common state of unease or dis-ease that so many of us live from today. It is for this reason that Brendan puts a strong focus on breathing and relaxation during his treatments. Brendan graduated on the Dean's List at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. His critical mind has developed a keen interest in orthopedics and myofascial release intertwined with the relaxing and stimulating effects of Swedish and sports massage. Through the years, he has also developed a high level of professionalism and empathy, both of which help to create a safe environment for all. Brendan believes that therapists are only catalysts to helping others achieve their optimal level of health. Aside from helping clients accomplish their short and long-term health goals, his mandate is to empower each of them to take full responsibility for their health and life outside of the clinic room. In the spirit of learning, Brendan has recently begun a new journey to further his education in the field of healthcare. He is now in his first year of a 4-year program in Clinical Herbal Therapy at the Dominion Herbal College. In his free time, Brendan enjoys organic gardening, playing volleyball, practicing yoga, and exploring nature and the outdoors locally and overseas. He strives for balance in all aspects of life.
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 on therapeutic soft tissue release, postural and joint alignment, relaxation and some homecare remedial exercises. Patient education on body movements and workplace ergonomics are very important to Selena.
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 home care regimens for maximum results. She has completed post-graduate studies in pre-and postnatal care, high-risk pregnancy care, muscle energy, joint mobilizations, osteopathic techniques, breast massage and remedial exercises, to list a few.
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 sports 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.
I have been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2009. Prior to that, I worked in Human Resources, Payroll Administration and Accounting. Since childhood, my dream of becoming a nurse morphed into general health interests. I was a Medical Assistant years ago in the U.S. and in Canada, looked for my moment to re-enter a career in health sciences. I finally settled on Massage Therapy in 1996 but it would be another 10 years before I found the ways and means to pursue my dream. I am thoroughly enjoying this second career that suits me so perfectly.
My techniques are deep yet relaxing. Each time you visit will be a unique experience based on your needs and pain threshold that day. In school and from experience, I learned that relaxation causes pain relief and invites the body to heal through the autonomic nervous system response. Therefore, my style is intentionally more sedative than invigorating, unless you are headed to a competition that day. Some of my studies include Osteopathic Techniques, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Applied Somatics, Yoga, Personal Training and breathwork for relaxation. My clients are often needing support with chronic pain management, exceedingly stressful lives or sports injuries. My education is more than adequate to support you wherever you're at. I look forward to treating you.
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 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.
Drew graduated with honours from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2019. He is excited to be joining the team at Harmony and is currently accepting current and new patients.
Drew is originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. His love for snowboarding and outdoor recreation compelled him to move to Whistler, BC in 2011. After several snowboarding related-injuries, Drew sought out massage therapy as a part of his rehabilitation process and experienced first-hand the benefits that it has to offer. This is what inspired Drew to complete the full time 3000-hour RMT program at VCMT.
Throughout his clinical internship, Drew experienced working at a variety of outreaches around Vancouver such as the St. George’s athletic teams, CrossFit training facilities, Ronald McDonald House, and pre/post event marathons. Drew has experience working with a wide range of conditions including—but not limited to—nerve compression injuries, repetitive strain injuries, sprains, whiplash associated disorder (WAD), adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), migraines, and many sport-related injuries. He utilizes a combination of techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and active stretching creating an individualized treatment plan for each one of his patients.
In his spare time, Drew enjoys walking his dogs, golfing, snowboarding, and his newest obsession: mountain biking.
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