Melanie graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy's (formerly known as Utopia Academy) 3000 hour program in 2012. Having initially built her Massage Therapy practice in a spa environment then moving into a clinic setting in 2014, she has learned the ability to effectively provide therapeutic treatments while still promoting relaxation. Melanie's treatment approach is tailored to every patients needs, and her techniques include but are not limited to Swedish, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, Joint Mobilizations, and Stretching. Melanie is also an educator at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, teaching Manual Skills and Hydrotherapy.
Melanie has always envisioned a Massage Therapy Clinic that is not only inviting, but also a space where patients can sit, relax, and feel at home. She is overjoyed that the dream has now become a reality, and hopes you will come and visit White Oaks Massage & Wellness very soon.
Stephanie graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program in August 2017. She enjoys connecting with patients and is committed to creating treatments that are effective for her patients personal healthcare needs and objectives. Stephanie integrates a combination of both relaxation driven techniques with specific focal point work to create unified treatments for the body and mind. Stephanie’s education and manual skills include, but are not limited to, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilizations, Muscle Energy Techniques and Stretching.
Jessika offers a holistic approach to Registered Massage Threapy. After graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005, she began her post graduate studies with the intention of creating a gentle full body treatment style inclusive to the nervous, fascial, skeletal, muscular, visceral, and circulatory systems. Her treatments are tailored to her individual patients and include everything from chronic pain management, female pelvic issues, digestive disorders to the trigger points and tension created by repetitive office work and traditional massage therapy techniques. The continual journey towards finding her own state of balance and well being means that her practice is constantly evolving and deepening - there is nothing she enjoys more than working with others on their own path.
Jennifer graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2011. Jennifer's focus is to facilitate a connection between the patients mind and body; to relieve the patient pain with specific learned techniques and education of management tools. As a Therapist, she is committed to meeting the needs and goals of the patient. Jennifer enjoys the challenge of working to increase the quality of life for patients with a wide range of conditions including terminal patients.
Techniques that are used in her practice are:
Jennifer looks forward to working with you in creating solutions towards your health.
Amber graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program in 2017. She enjoys working with patients in creating effective treatment plans based on individual needs and priorities, and educating patients in how to be active agents in their own wellness. Amber uses a variety of techniques to facilitate relief and relaxation while restoring function, freedom of movement, and balance. An educator with passion for holistic health & mind-body wellness, Amber is committed to ongoing learning. She is actively furthering her education in the areas of: Visceral and Neural Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation), and Lymphatic Drainage.
Amber welcomes patients and treats a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
Voula graduated from the 3000 hour program at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008 and has been a practicing RMT in good standing ever since. Voula understands that there are many influences on the body and she creates a Massage Therapy treatment plan that is specific to her patient’s needs and priorities. Her preferred area of practice includes (but is not limited to) treating individuals with neurological disorders, chronic systemic diseases, depression, post traumatic stress, and pre and post natal care.
As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP), Julia follows a holistic and functional approach to health, nutrition and wellness. NTPs are trained to look at the body as a whole, rather than its parts and use a foundational approach to get to the underlying cause, roots of dysfunction and symptoms to allow for individualized long-term health and wellness success. Julia has specific tools for assessing the body’s nutritional deficiencies and dysfunction using the body’s innate intelligence and teaches how to address those weaknesses through properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods diet, supplementation, mindset and lifestyle support. NTPs respect bio-individuality, there is no one size fits all when it comes to diet and supplementation and therefore you will get a very personalized, custom designed program to best suit your unique needs, interests and goals. Besides her education, Julia has learned a lot through her own health challenges and dealing with chronic illness. As a result, she can connect, relate and empathize with clients on a more personal level. Julia’s passions are, but not limited to gut and digestive health (SIBO, IBS, dysbiosis), healing & specialty diets (GAPS, SCD, AIP, Paleo, low histamine, low FODMAP etc), auto-immune, cancer, balancing blood sugar and hormones, adrenal health, allergies and sensitivities, chronic fatigue, joint pain, skin issues, longevity and mental health. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when given the proper support. Julia would love to help guide and support you in achieving your optimal health and wellness goals.
Having worked in inner city schools for 21 years, Carmen brings extensive experience dealing with people of all ages. She wants to ensure everyone's experience at White Oaks Massage & Wellness is a positive and memorable one.