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Dr. Satra Minhas Chiropractor (Owner)

Dr. Minhas is established in Surrey with 26 years of experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic. She holds a Bachelors in Biological Sciences from the University of British Columbia and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States University in Portland, Oregon.

With a combination of hands on adjustments, certain muscle release techniques and exercise therapy, Dr. Minhas is able to effectively reduce pain and promote healing. The result is a nervous system that performs at its optimum. She will ensure that you receive an appropriate diagnosis and specific treatment addressing your complaint.

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Priya Joshi RMT

Priya is a 2014 graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Vancouver Career College and is the 3rd place winner of the August 2014 Clinical Case Report Awards by Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC). Her article "Massage therapy and essential tremor: to abate the symptoms" has been published and can be viewed on RMTBC's website.

 

Priya is passionate about how the body heals itself and how it functions in the presence of diverse stressors. She believes that supporting the body’s ability can restore its strength and balance in areas of injury and pain.

 

To meet each patient’s individual needs, Priya blends a diverse set of modalities and techniques including but not limited to: a thorough assessment, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release (MFR), joint mobilization technique, and muscle energy technique (MET). Priya has also taken a course with Rock Tape for fascial taping. Taping helps stabilize joints and also aids in reducing pain.

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Gavin Lau RMT

Gavin is a 2014 graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Vancouver Career College and is the 2nd place winner of the August 2014 Clinical Case Report Awards by the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC). His article "Therapeutic and intra-oral massage for treatment of post unilateral sagittal split osteotomy temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a case study" has been published and can be viewed on RMTBC's website.

Gavin's experience includes treating different populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, numerous conditions such as TMJ dysfunction, HIV, diabetes, disc herniation, dislocation, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, pregnancy, tendon rupture and other various overuse injuries. As a member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA), Gavin is also a certified sport massage therapist SMT(c). This designation allows him to participate as an RMT in national and major sport events in Canada.

When Gavin takes a break from his busy life as an RMT, you can find him enjoying a latte in a cozy neighborhood café, drawing fascinating and creative pictures with his pastels, or enjoying the tranquil scenery of Vancouver.

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Mayu Kajiura RMT

Mayu is a graduate from the massage therapy program at Vancouver Career College. Mayu believes that the combination of manual therapy, nutrition and exercises is an essential aspect for maintaining the optimal health of the body and mind. Mayu’s approach incorporates various types of massage techniques such as Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, and muscle energy, to fit the unique need of each client.

Outside of her RMT life, Mayu loves cooking, baking, and traveling. Exploring food culture and trying new recipes excite her the most.

Mayu is fluent in English and Japanese.

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Leanne Gall RMT

Leanne is a 2018 graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

 

Throughout school, she was very fortunate to have had the opportunity of working at a variety of patient outreaches such as the Multiple Sclerosis In-Reach, SPEC In-Reach (Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, etc.), the UBC Varsity Team and BC Women's Hospital.

 

Her practice focuses on combining Swedish massage with trigger point release, IASTM, myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques and stretching. She incorporates these techniques based on individual needs, the body's response and of course patient preference. Her treatments are therapeutic yet relaxing.

 

In Leanne's free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, cooking and volunteering.

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Gabrielle Kam RMT

Gabrielle Kam graduated from the 3000hr RMT program at Langara College. She strives to create a safe space for optimal health care and exceptional customer service for her clientele. The focus of her work is a holistic approach.  She often treats chronic pain, headaches, stress, neuromuscular conditions, and pre/post-natal massage.  She is currently an Instructor for the RMT program at CDI in Surrey.  She also holds a certification in hot/cold Stone massage therapy, lower extremity table Thai treatment, as well as a Lactation Certificate for health care practitioners.

Gabrielle is a proud mother who loves spending time with her family, salsa dancing and cooking up a storm. In her spare time, you will find her exploring outdoor trails, trying new restaurants and jetting off to a sunny destination.

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Lawrence Komicho RMT

Lawrence graduated from VCMT where he obtained his diploma with honors in Massage Therapy. His interest in the health sciences originated from his experience with injury and rehabilitation in competitive sports.

 

Lawrence grew up playing basketball, soccer and combat sports such as kickboxing. With his experience in injury and rehabilitation he became fascinated by the use of soft tissue manipulation creating a better overall wellness of the human body and mind. This inspired Lawrence to pursue a career helping and caring for others with therapeutic touch as well as providing an opportunity for focused education about exercise and body awareness.

 

Lawrence believes that massage therapy is beneficial in improving the function of human movement as well as reducing pain and stress intensity by helping stimulate the limbic system and the production of endorphins. 

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Victor Sham RMT

Victor is a bilingual (English and Cantonese) Registered Massage Therapist and Kinesiologist. He holds a diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia.

Victor has years of experience helping clients with active rehabilitation following motor vehicle accidents as a Kinesiologist. He pursued further education in massage therapy to expand his skillset and enable a more holistic approach to the treatment of various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Victor values working collaboratively with patients to determine treatment planning because he believes patients are experts of their own lives and provide invaluable insight.

Victor can be frequently found at the local outdoor basketball court and underneath the bench press at his local gym.

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Julie Tumilba RMT

Julie has over 10 years of experience in Massage Therapy. She completed her education at CDI College in Toronto where she worked in various settings including sports and rehabilitation clinics, spas and several career colleges. She has also taken training in Orthopedic Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation.  She integrates these techniques with different forms of muscular work to design treatments for her clients that are individual and specific.

In 2017, she started teaching at Oxford College, in 2019 at Medix College Toronto and recently CDI College in South Surrey. Teaching has helped her strengthen her dedication and desire in the profession.

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Elora Santos RMT

Elora is a recent graduate from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT).

Her passion for helping others and years working in customer service led her to the massage therapy profession. Going through the rigorous program at WCCMT only strengthened Elora's passion and resolve. At this point, she knew she was on the right career path.

Elora works with her patients to achieve their goals, whether it be their journey to recovery, relaxation or return to the activities they love.

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Nancy Wong RMT

Nancy is a graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (2014). Her passion in human anatomy and healthcare led her to a career as an RMT. Her treatment style utilizes classic swedish, deep tissue techniques, trigger point release and joint mobilizations. Her mission is to promote a balanced lifestyle and to focus on achieving her patients’ wellness goals and promote optimal health and function.

Nancy is currently working as an instructor at CDI College and sharing her knowledge and passion to train future RMTS. She loves spending time with her twin daughters, playing golf, working out, drinking coffee or wine and always on the lookout for the next great restaurant!

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Jan Datu RMT

Jan is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT). During his time at WCCMT, Jan has had the opportunity to treat patients with various conditions including musculoskeletal, neurological, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, older adults, and varsity athletes. Prior to Massage Therapy, He obtained his bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation and has 2 years of experience working in the health care sector with older adults with dementia, children and youth, and adults with physical disabilities.

Jan utilizes a person-centered approach and collaborates with his patients in managing their treatment goals. With the use of manual therapy and patient education, Jan is committed to empowering his patients to be proactive in their health and well-being.

Whether you are looking for injury prevention, general maintenance or anything in between, Jan is eager to help you feel and move better

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Vivian Chia RMT

Vivian graduated from the 2800-hour accredited Massage Therapy program at VCC. During her practicum she gained experience working at various outreaches including BC Women’s Hospital,  City Centre Care Society and Positive Living BC.

Vivian’s goal is to inform, educate and provide the best evidence based treatment to all of her patients using a variety of techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Joint Mobilizations.

Outside of the clinic, Vivian enjoys staying active through weightlifting, walking her dog and pilates.

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Trish Higgo RMT

Trish graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough,
Ontario in 2000 and moved back home to BC in 2005.  She has worked in several different settings such as spas, clinic hospitals and group homes, as well as having had a
mobile business while living on Vancouver Island for a few years.  

 

Trish is fascinated by the human body and enjoys discovering what will work to
help your body heal and function at it's best.  She has had experience 
working with all age groups and looks forward to becoming part of your health care team.  Trish combines Swedish Massage Techniques with Fascial work, joint mobilizations and Muscle Energy Technique.

Since 2014, Trish has been a full time Instructor at Vancouver Career College in Burnaby, working in the clinic, classroom, leading outreaches and weekend workshop's with potential students She loves to teach and have a positive influence on the next generation of RMT's.  When Trish is not at work you will find her snuggling with her cats, spending time with her Mom or researching her next dream trip (either Australia or
Ireland).

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Aghar Al-Qusus Kinesiologist

Aghar is always looking to keep his patients moving with every treatment and prides his practice on educating his clients about their body. Aghar aims to help individuals heal through movement and exercise, as well he also strives to help each individual feel great about themselves.

 

Aghar worked for ICBC as a “Recovery Specialist”. At ICBC, he case managed patients involved in motor vehicle accidents and therefore has an extensive understanding of all the resources available to you. This is an unmatched advantage for your care!

 

He has also worked with WorkSafe BC, BC Ferries, Waste Management, Air Canada, Canada Post and many others to provide return to work services/planning and treatment. Aghar Provides direct billing to ICBC.

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