ABOUT US / OUR TEAM
ABOUT US/OUR TEAM
Our Massage Therapists were all trained at an accredited program. The RMT's are in good standing with the governing body CMTBC and association RMTBC. With up to 3000 hours of training in school alone and more than two decades of clinical experience, we are more than capable of recognizing the needs of every patient that walks through the door.
Our Massage Therapists work with soft tissue restrictions that may cause dysfunction throughout the entire body. Muscles, tendons and ligaments are all addressed which gives the patient the sense of a deeper, focused and therapeutic treatment.
Massage therapy can bring a great deal of relief to all types of body issues including:
Muscle Strains, Overuse Injuries, Restricted Range of Motion, Daily or Chronic Stress, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Headaches/Migraines, Whiplash, Nerve Compression Syndromes, Postural Dysfunction, TMJ Dysfunction, aches and pains due to Pregnancy and much much more.
With a Medical Doctor as part of the team we at VIP Therapy have a whole new dynamic within the clinic which allows us to better serve our patients. Not only does our MD practise her own types of therapy she also acts as a mentor and has a wealth of knowledge to share with all of our practitioners.
Our MD has been involved with Acupuncture Canada for over 18 years not only studying but teaching the techniques to other therapists as well. With almost 35 years of Family Practice Medicine under her belt and a vast amount of knowledge involving the Muskulo-Skeletal systems, she is able to give great attention to issues in the body. Our MD offers Trigger Point Injection Therapy, Dry Needling techniques and is also a Registered Acupuncturist thus broadening her scope and offering more types of treatments to her patients.
Acupuncture is known to help with the following body issues including but not limited to:
Relaxation, Stress Elimination, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Whiplash, Overuse Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease, Chronic Headache, Infertility and even support through Cancer Treatments with Nausea and Vomiting.
Trigger Point Injections are used to help with the following body issues including but not limited to:
Whiplash, Sprain/ Strain Injuries, Mechanical Back Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Any/All Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Headaches with a muscular tension component, Temporomandibular (jaw) Pain, Muscular Pain/Tightness with no other identifiable cause
Now Meet our Team and take one step closer to your pain free and happier self!!!
Amanda Michaels, RMT
After working and living for many years in Vancouver, Amanda has made the journey back to her hometown of Tsawwassen. Amanda graduated from the 3000-hour program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and she has just completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree through Thompson Rivers University in August, 2021. During extensive travels around the world, Amanda developed her aspiration to help people achieve physical and emotional wellness. Every patient presents a unique set of symptoms and challenges; Amanda’s focus is on assessing and listening to her patients. Through this process, she creates an individualized treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and determine the root cause. Amanda is trained in pre- and post-natal massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, deep relaxation to reduce anxiety, and other therapeutic techniques. Whether it is helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle, or assisting your return to optimal performance, Amanda is committed to treating and educating every patient.
Alanna Haines, RMT
Alanna loves to help her patients reach their full, healthy potential. She played elite soccer throughout her life and had the opportunity to represent BC and Canada through many national championships on a variety of teams. Having also played basketball and volleyball, she is a well-rounded athlete, which helps her to understand the needs and demands of rehabilitation in other athletes. Alanna is passionate about mobility and believes that “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” She loves to educate and give her patients the tools and techniques to help maintain and improve their limitations outside of the treatment room.
Alanna tailors each treatment specific to the patient and their goals. Her techniques are outcome oriented but likes to include myofascial/fascial release, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, deep tissue massage, and enjoys getting her patients involved in the treatment by using active-release techniques. Whether you suffer from chronic headaches, range of motion limitations, low back pain, poor posture, or any musculoskeletal injury, Alanna is committed to helping you recover and live a mobile, pain-free life.
Jackie Moore, RMT
Having graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, Jackie is so excited to be working with the VIP Therapy team of practitioners as a Registered Massage Therapist. She is equally excited to welcome new & current patients through the door!
Jackie was first drawn to Massage Therapy after experiencing the numerous healing and health benefits personally. She now find true joy in seeing the difference she can make in her patients lives, whether giving them symptomatic relief from a chronic condition or simply decreasing muscle tension caused by their day to day life stresses.
"Its the satisfaction in knowing that I am helping my patients that has kept me going on this journey through school & towards my official Registered Massage Therapist status.
Tsawwassen is a wonderful little town, a place I have always called home & I'm very much looking forward to this new chapter in my life!" - Jackie
Jackie is currently not accepting any New Patients at this time.
Tianna Storvold, RMT
Tianna’s mission is to help you achieve your goals by collaborating with you to create a treatment plan that works for you. She takes pride in the ability to build strong therapeutic relationships by providing a safe, calm and understanding environment. Tianna works within your comfort zone to provide treatment for pain and stress management as well as any other individual health goals you may have.
Tianna will provide guidance and encouragement for you to accomplish your goals, and will be with you every step of the way. She believes that building a persons confidence in their own abilities is essential to their success.
When not in the clinic, Tianna can be found spending time with her family, her friends and her animals.
If you have any questions for Tianna about whether or not she may be able to help you, please feel free to contact her before booking an appointment.
Miranda Golby, RMT
Miranda is a new resident of Tsawwassen and excited to transition her practice into the community. She graduated with honours from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, following her post-secondary education at UBC. She lived and practiced in Vancouver prior to moving to Tsawwassen in the spring of 2022.
Miranda’s passion is to use massage to improve client quality of life well beyond the time in the treatment room. This includes chronic pain reduction, postural and range of motion improvement, rehabilitation of function, along with focused relaxation for individual wellness.
She is experienced in treating neck tension and headaches, recurrent low-back and hip pain, stiff back and shoulders, chronic pain syndromes, and pre-natal massage. Miranda also has experience treating clients with acute pain from muscle strains or spasms and motor vehicle accidents. Her techniques are outcome-oriented and may include: hot stone massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, Swedish massage, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, among a portfolio of others.
Her dedication begins with a focused assessment to determine client-specific goals, current pain and any existing limitations. Treatments are always followed with homecare plans that maximize rehabilitation, relaxation, and function. Whether it is the strain of a work environment or the tension carried in the pandemic, she will create a therapy plan to empower her clients to meet their needs.
Alexandra (Lex) Baergen, RMT
Lex is a graduate of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. In the past Lex was a professional dancer in Canada and Europe. Being an athlete she understands the importance of rehabilitation and maintenance therapy. She strives to be a part of someone’s health care team with referring to other health care practitioners. She also takes the time to understand what the full picture of her patient's issue may entail. She is committed to working towards a therapeutic and goal-oriented relationship with her patients to keep them doing what they love. She applies her Graston Technique and Kinesio Taping within most of her treatments to provide her patients a more beneficial outcome with lasting results. Lex supports whole body and balanced lifestyles and treats accordingly while using her knowledge and skills to help people reach their optimal goals.
Lex is currently not accepting any New Patients at the time.
Katherine (Katie) DeHaan, RMT & Clinic Owner
Katie is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Being an active and athletic youth and working for over a decade in the service industry she found that she really enjoys people and being part of a team. Coming from a family of health care professionals Katie always knew that she would do something to help people. She has a curious mind and is always looking to learn more about the issues/dysfunctions that is presented to her in practise. She believes in all avenues of health and is proud to be a part of someone's team when ailments arise. Katie tends to focus on deep tissue release, mild joint mobilizations, active release tehniques, fascial work and trigger point release during treatments to help her patients leave the room lighter and pain free. She enjoys working with prenatal women for she believes the experience is truly unique and a joy to be a part of. With a chatty disposition Katie enjoys getting to know the patient in all aspects of mind, body and spirit.
Katie is currently not accepting any New Patients at this time.
Dr. Carmen Eadie MD, CCFP, RAc
Carmen graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Medicine in 1980. She has been practicing Family Medicine in BC for over 37 years. Throughout her years of practice she noticed that certain pain disorders were a challenge to treat. This is when she developed an interest in Acupuncture for the treatment of pain. She then certified in Anatomical Acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada and has been an instructor/examiner for that organization since 1998. During that time, she also studied Dry Needling with Dr. Cynthia Gokavi and applied these techniques in her practice with great results. In the 1990’s, Acupuncture became a controlled activity and she found it more difficult to provide Acupuncture treatments within her practice. Because of this, she became versed in Trigger Point Injection Therapy and has been very successful when providing these services to her patients to treat Musculo-Skeletal pain. Carmen graduated from a 3 year Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Program in June 2016 and then successfully wrote the Licensing Examinations in Oct 2016 and Jan 2017. She is now a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and can provide these Traditional Acupuncture services to her patients as well.
Being versed in both Western Medicine needling techniques and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, she is very well qualified to help patients find the best treatment, or mix of treatments, that they need to help improve both their pain and function. She is truly excited to be able to bring these styles of treatments to the South Delta area and looks forward to meeting you soon!!