When I was years younger I was totally incapacitated, and unable to walk, sit or stand. Since then, I have received full body massage therapy every six weeks to keep me active without pain. The finest treatment I have ever received was found in my own district. On my first visit, the RMT's utmost concern was that I would be comfortable considering my age and disability; to relax me and give me moral support. Today, with my pain free agility I have no need for a cane or a walker. I recommend any elderly persons to the professional care that has been given to me at the Saanich Massage Therapy, in an effort for them to gain greater independence.
- Margaret R, January 2019
Miracle Workers in My View
“I’ve been receiving my weekly massages at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd for 3+ years. I’m over 50 and remain very athletic but succumb to injuries very easily. The RMTs are miracle workers in my view. They relieve my occasional injury in no time and counsel on how to rehab as well. I’d not go anywhere else!”
Happy to Help in Any Way
“The staff at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd is wonderful and happy to help in any way possible! I’d highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for a caring and effective massage therapy environment.”
- Alanna V.
Good Massages and Good Information
“I have always had a good experience using Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd, I have been going there for 5 years. I am always taken in on time, and get both good massages and good info regarding exercises to do to help with my current situation. I have had massages from almost all of their therapists and they are all very professional. I have ongoing issues with my back and regular visits with Melissa have prevented my condition from getting to where it was pre massage.”
- Bruce D.
World of Difference for Tension Headaches
“The staff at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd has skilled practitioners and good listeners. I need to go in more often, as a regular massage makes a world of difference in relieving my tension headaches and sore shoulders. The environment is relaxing, comfortable and well-maintained. I always feel way better leaving than I did going in!”
- Rachelle T.
“I've been treated by two RMTs. Both were excellent. Calming environment, easy online booking, lots of free parking and all very professional! Highly recommend any of the therapists.”
- Onowa M.
I Feel Better and Sleep Better
“I have been a client of Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd for the past several years, being a client of three of the therapists. All three do amazing work and I feel I owe so much to them for keeping me well. I am a working RN with over 30 years of experience. Like most nurses I suffer from chronic back pain and headaches. With regular treatment, I feel better, sleep better, cope better and most importantly, I require less in the way of analgesia. Frankly, I don't know what I would do without my massage therapist(s). If you struggle with chronic pain issues or just want an amazing massage, I highly recommend Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd. You won't be disappointed!”
- Maureen G.
Best I Have Ever Worked with
“Nathan is great! He is the best massage therapist I've ever had work on me and I recommend him to my friends and family. He is very professional and does a great job. The session always ends with me wishing it was longer.”
- Michelle T.
Master at Deep Tissue
“I’ve been going to see Nathan Garrison at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd for years. He is the master at deep tissue. He has helped me so much with managing stress in my body while going through some tough times. He is very aware of my active lifestyle and keeps me ready for weightlifting. He's got strong hands but a gentle manner. Cannot give him enough praise. Go see him now!!!”
- Aran W.
Best I Have Found
“I’m constantly referring friends to Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd. With my job, I'm at high risk for repetitive strain injury so I get massages regularly (~1/week). Nathan has been by far the best massage therapist I have ever been able to find! I moved to Kamloops about two years ago and I haven't been able to find anyone comparable. There hasn't been any therapist that can read my muscles and have such effectiveness with their treatments as Nathan. He has an insane talent! The clinic is clean, calm and very inviting. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming.”
- Jen B.
Melissa Has Been Wonderful
“I've been seeing Melissa for over two years now. She's been there through a lot of my health ups and downs, including a fibromyalgia diagnosis, and has always been wonderful and made the necessary accommodations. I'd recommend Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd, and Melissa, to anyone. She is professional, friendly, and has the expertise required in a good massage therapist.”
- Madeline S.
Recommend Her All the Time
“I've gone to Melissa Pavlicic for several sessions and recommend her all the time. She's thorough and so knowledgeable. Anytime I ask her about a certain pain she's always able to identify it and tell me how I can work on it on my own at home with stretches. In my experience I've seen therapists who don't always "get in there". That's never an issue with Melissa. She's strong and offers really deep massages...but she always checks in to make sure I'm comfortable. Melissa is the best!”
- Brittany K.
Punctual and Professional
“Someone told me about Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd and so I booked an appointment online. Not knowing any of the therapists I took a chance. I got an appointment quickly. Melissa was punctual and professional, and the massage was relaxing while addressing an issue. She told me what the problem was and what to do for it. She gave me exercises to do at home. My back is so much better!
- Cynthia S.
Great Staff and Relaxing Environment
“Nathan is professional and friendly, and I feel so much better after a visit! He always explains why he does something and he gives me exercises to do at home for prevention! I would recommend Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd to anyone!!”
- Sarah G.
Helped Manage Chronic Shoulder Pain
“I’ve been receiving massage therapy at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd for 18 months. Nathan is responsive and his technique has helped relieve and better manage chronic shoulder pain that has plagued me for 10 years.”
- Tonya D.
Professional Massage Therapist
“Nathan Garrison is an exceptional, professional massage therapist who is committed to resolving severe chronic pain issues from physical injury. He has made the difference in my life. A history of sport- and work-related injuries turned my life from participatory, active and enjoyable to one of physical immobility with unrelenting neck and shoulder pain and intense, unstoppable headaches.
When I first started seeing Nathan, I had almost given up hope of ever hiking or taking walks again, as simple garden strolls could cause muscle spasms resulting in fierce headaches lasting for days. My life went from happy independence to daily pain-filled misery, sometimes even wondering if I could get out of bed.
Weekly massage therapy visits with Nathan inched me back toward hope, laughter and well-being. Because of the chronic nature and history of the injuries, it took a while to recover, but this summer I backpacked the Rockies and now have resumed a weekly fitness schedule.
In the course of my recovery, Nathan has been a true massage therapist/health practitioner, answering questions, explaining anatomy, teaching appropriate exercises and, in the end, being a profound part of the reason of why I can fully participate in an energetic lifestyle once again. I’ve already recommended him to others who are locked in the pain cycle with physical ailments that don’t improve. And yes, he’s making a difference to them as well.”
- Jean T.
Did an Amazing Job
“Melissa was my massage therapist. She did an amazing job. I was so happy with my visit. She definitely has angel hands as I was surprised how she just touched and made it all better. Highly recommend her.”
- Geeta P.