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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. It can be beneficial for a variety of conditions when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist. Our massage therapists are well-trained and versed in stretching techniques, remedial exercises and gentle mobilization.


For effective massage therapy treatment book an appointment with our Registered Massage Therapists in Victoria.


Registered Massage Therapists

Nathan Garrison

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. His 10+ years of massage experience include working with Canada’s Olympic track and field team.

Nathan is a calm, dedicated and responsive massage therapist, focused on treating and relieving pain, and restoring function. He has honed a gentle, deep tissue technique that is especially effective at targeting deeper layers of tension with minimal discomfort. 



"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, RMT

Melissa Pavlicic is a skilled and dedicated massage therapist, who works at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd. 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 massage for injury prevention and rehabilitation inspired her to pursue a career in massage therapy.

Melissa offers a massage that is effective and relaxing, by combining elements of myofascial release, Swedish massage, and various therapeutic techniques. While adapting her treatments to suit the unique needs of each client, Melissa is committed to working with her clients to reach their health potential. She advocates massage and self-care as being integral parts of overall wellness. 

Xana Morris, 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 has found a particular interest in treating stress and anxiety, pregnancy, chronic pain, and head and neck injuries. She 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. The most rewarding part about being a massage therapist is connecting with individuals, helping them to reach their goals and educating them along the way; allowing them to feel stronger and more in control of their bodies.

Derek Chan

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 centered 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.


Theresa Pasaluko, RMT


Theresa enjoys treating all areas of concern and types of conditions, and 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.


Areas of interest: treatment of 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.


Techniques of interest: Myofascial release, trigger point release, general swedish, 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-centered 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, triathalons, circus aerials, and long hikes with her dog.


Jessica Corriveau, RMT

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Jessica graduated from WCCMT in 2015. After graduation, Jessica has 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 pregnancy (both pre-and postnatal).


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 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 circles weekly 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.


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.

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.

Master at Deep Tissue

I have 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.

Helped Manage Chronic Shoulder Pain

I have been receiving massage therapy at Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd for 18 months. Nathan is responsive and his technique has helped to relieve and better manage chronic shoulder pain that has plagued me for 10 years.

 - Tonya D.

Best I Have Found

I am 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.

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 wellbeing. 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.

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. Any time 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 with at home 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.

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. 5 stars

- Geeta P.

Punctual and Professional

Someone told me about Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd and so I booked an appointment on-line. Not knowing any of the therapists I took a chance. I got an appointment quickly. Melissa was punctual, professional, 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!

Thank you!

- Cynthia S.


Saanich Massage Therapy & Wellness Ltd
104-4430 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC 
V8X 5J2


Monday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


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