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Multi-Disciplinary Registered Massage Therapists in Victoria


Massage therapy is a safe and effective solution to treat muscle tension, sprains and tight tissues. It involves the manipulation of muscles and tissues to relieve pain and discomfort by an experienced therapist and can be beneficial for a variety of conditions. Our registered massage therapists in Victoria are well-trained and versed in stretching techniques, remedial exercises and gentle mobilization. They are qualified to evaluate your specific health needs and provide a range of effective massage therapy treatments and services. We work with chiropractors, physicians, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and reflexologists to help relieve physical and mental stress. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment with our registered massage therapists in Victoria today!


Meet Our Registered Massage Therapists

Nathan Garrison, RMT


Nathan Garrison, the owner of Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd, formerly known as Gordon Head Massage Therapy, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005. With over 10 years of massage experience, he has honed a gentle, deep tissue technique that is especially effective at targeting deeper layers of tension with minimal discomfort. 

Nathan is a calm, dedicated and responsive massage therapist, focused on treating and relieving pain, and restoring function. He is reputed in the massage therapy world having worked with Canada’s Olympic track and field team.

Nathan Garrison

"I believe we each receive the challenges in life that allow us to grow and evolve. Sometimes, however, we need help in overcoming these obstacles. We can carry the disharmony of mental stress and physical trauma of these challenges deep within our bodies as muscle tension. The deeper work needed to release this tension does not have to be painful. Every treatment I do is unique and sensitive to you and the challenges you face. I know that massage therapy can be a profound and extraordinarily regenerative experience, one that can bring the body and mind back into balance."


Melissa Pavlicic, RMT


Melissa Pavlicic is a skilled and dedicated massage therapist on our massage therapy and wellness team. Having graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy's 3.000-hour RMT program, she is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). As a competitive athlete, Melissa's experience with massages for injury prevention and rehabilitation inspired her to pursue a career in massage therapy.

Melissa combines elements of myofascial release, Swedish massage, and various therapeutic techniques and offers effective and relaxing sessions. While adapting her treatments to suit the unique needs of each client, Melissa is committed to helping them reach their health potential. She advocates massage and self-care as integral parts of overall wellness.

Melissa Pavlicic, RMT

Xana Morris, RMT


Xana is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. She has experience with a wide range of conditions and pathologies including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, circulatory and respiratory conditions, postural dysfunction, conditions involving the head and neck, systemic concerns and others. Xana specializes in treating stress and anxiety, pregnancy, chronic pain and head and neck injuries and provides a safe space for all clients.

Xana was born in Nelson and raised in Victoria. She enjoys writing music and creating art, exploring nature and practicing yoga. Xana decided to go down the path of massage therapy because of her fascination with the human body and her love to help people. For her, the most rewarding part about being a massage therapist is her connection with individuals while helping them to reach their goals and educating them along the way; allowing them to feel stronger and more in control of their bodies.

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Xana Morris

Derek Chan, RMT


Derek Chan graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2016 and received his Diploma in Massage Therapy from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2018. Currently registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, he has maintained an active practice since 2018. Derek has focused his continuing education in areas including pain science as well as deep tissue therapy.


Derek appreciates working with all members of the community, from treating and preventing injury and pain, to providing a relaxation-focused massage. His treatments are centred on the use of deep tissue therapy, myofascial release, PNF stretching, trigger point therapy, and Swedish massage. Outside of work, Derek spends his time staying active through racquet sports, snowboarding, kickboxing, and hiking.

Derek Chan

Theresa Pasaluko, RMT

Theresa enjoys treating all areas of concern and types of conditions. She will work with you to create a treatment plan that is unique for your body and addresses your complaints no matter how big or small they may be. She believes in providing a positive outlook, a calming nature, and a focused intention to identify and address all aspects of symptoms. Her treatments are deep, therapeutic and relaxing.


Theresa takes the time to get to understand your lifestyle and provides education and a home care plan that involves practical adjustments to improve your quality of life.


Her main areas of interest include treatments for low back, lumbosacral, and sacroiliac pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, rib and thoracic pain, nerve impingement, sports/activity-related injuries, postural-related symptoms and shoulder dysfunctions.

Her techniques make use of myofascial release, trigger point release, general Swedish massage, muscle energy, joint mobilizations, and stretching techniques.


Genevieve Cholette, RMT


Genevieve completed her massage therapy program in Ottawa, Ontario in 2010. Her treatment philosophy is focused on patient-centred care. She has advanced training in myofascial release and post-surgical scar tissue therapies. Genevieve is certified in sports taping and has taken additional courses in aquatic rehabilitation during her time working for a water physical therapy clinic. She also possesses extensive experience with post-surgical joint replacement patients and high-level endurance athletes.


Outside the clinic, you will find Genevieve participating in obstacle course races, triathlons, circus aerials and long hikes with her dog.


Jessica Corriveau, RMT


Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Jessica graduated from WCCMT in 2015. After graduating, Jessica devoted her time to understanding the connection between the mind and the body. She has experience and interest in treating a wide range of conditions, including overuse injuries, persistent pain, ankylosing spondylitis and pre and postnatal pregnancy.


Jessica uses an integrative approach with evidence-based modalities, including movement, Swedish massage and dermoneuromodulation. With an active interest in the science of pain, Jessica hopes to help individuals understand what pain means and how to move through it.


Jessica is always involved in some kind of continuing education and enjoys challenging her mind, whether through reading, music, adventure, or a fun gaming session.


Book an appointment with Jessica


Our therapists will help you alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday stress, injuries and illness. Get in touch with our registered massage therapists in Victoria today! Appointments can be made directly without a referral.

Manu Williams

Manu Williams, RMT


Manu graduated from WCCMT in Victoria in 2022 and has been a student of a variety of healing arts for the past decade. He has trained in modalities such as Vinyasa Yoga, Regenerative Detoxification & Fasting, Reiki, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Conscious Connected Breathwork, and has facilitated men's weekly circles for the past 4 years.

Manu's background in energy work and healing arts makes him an attentive and intuitive listener, with ears, eyes and hands. His preferred style of practice is with a therapeutic intent, focused on fascial tension, and deep, specific techniques with passive and active movement to unwind muscle tension. Manu has aspirations to train in craniosacral and manual lymph drainage and to work with clients who have post-concussion symptoms.

Manu Williams
Amanda Carr, RMT

Amanda Carr, RMT


Amanda graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2022. She has experience working with a wide range of conditions and pathologies. Whether it be therapeutic or relaxation, Amanda will help you develop a treatment plan based on your goals and needs.

Amanda holds space for each individual to relax and ease their mind and body into a calm state. Her treatment style is deep tissue focused with the use of trigger point release, myofascial release, GTO release, general Swedish massage, and active and passive modalities. She also enjoys working with athletes, making accommodations to aid in injury recovery and increasing athletic performance. 


Outside of the clinic, Amanda enjoys practicing hot yoga, paddleboarding, reading and exploring

Vancouver Island.

Amanda Carr, RMT

What Our Patients Have Said About Our Staff

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.

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