Our Massage Student Graduate Bios
Alana Cotton, Massage Student Graduate
Alana graduated from Makami College with a 3000-hour certificate and worked as an RMT in Alberta for 3 years. Alana is working as a Bodyworker at Massage Addict and intends to challenge the BC board exam to become an RMT in BC. Alana became a massage therapist because she is passionate about helping people overcome pain. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communications, she has a collaborative approach of reaching the specific goals of her patients. She specializes in therapeutic treatments for shoulder pain, deep tissue, trigger point release and hot stone massage. With your commitment to improve your health, Alana will provide the best treatment suitable for your needs. Outside of work, she enjoys playing videos games like Overwatch and Legend of Zelda with her two cats named Boots and Jax.
Natasha Bonney, Massage Student Graduate
Natasha (Tash) recently graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in December of 2021 and is working now as a Student Massage Therapist twice a week as she studies for her boards in March. She’s passionate about working with pathologies such as TMJ, Plantar Fasciitis, Hip/Leg/Spine and with kids. With an eager up-beat personality she’s ready to take on clients and give the best treatment possible while growing as a healthcare practitioner.
She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities that include hiking, kayaking and boarding, as well as in-door climbing. She spends a lot of time with her Nikon, gardening with her nieces and nephews and keeping up to date with her ballet barre.
Julius Pinera, Massage Student Graduate
Julius is a 2021 graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in New Westminster; who is preparing to take his board exams to become an RMT in March 2022.
He has always had a fascination with the human body, especially with how it moves and functions and how different body systems interact with each other. With his diploma in Kinesiology from Langara College and recently acquired skills & knowledge from WCCMT, Julius looks to solve your concerns in an optimal manner; be it specific conditions, tension or relaxation. He has always had a passion for helping others where he can and providing the support needed to overcome obstacles his patients may be battling. Julius often utilizes techniques such as, trigger point release, myofascial release and deep tissue massage.
In Julius’ free time you can find him doing a variety of things such as: strength training/powerlifting, hiking, playing video/board games and exploring Vancouver’s foodie scene.
Victor Huang, Massage Student Graduate
Victor graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in December 2021 and is now studying for his board exams in March 2022.
Victor studied Kinesiology at Capilano University where he learned and sparked his interest in Human Anatomy. He then went into Massage Therapy to further develop his knowledge of assisting clients in their rehabilitation programs. Victor utilizes many techniques in his treatment such as trigger point release, pin and stretch, and muscle stripping.
Victor's hobbies include playing/watching basketball, going to the gym, and playing video games.
Stella Hyehyun Back, Massage Student Graduate
Stella will graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) in December 2022 and is currently studying and practicing to take her board exams in March 2023.
She has experience in full-body relaxation massage as a Student Massage Therapist for a year. She can help you to release your stress and decrease stiffness/tightness/tension on your head/neck/shoulder.
Stella likes walking with nature, taking pictures, watching video/online games, and exploring Korean food.
Laramae Espejo, Massage Student Graduate
Laramae is currently studying as a student massage therapist at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy where she will be graduating in August 2022 and will be taking the board exams in September 2022.
Lara has an immense passion in helping and making others feel better. The RMT program sparked her interest when she was working as a fitness trainer as she wanted to further develop her knowledge about the human anatomy and physiology. With her skills and knowledge she can provide the support for her client’s needs.