Our Registered Massage Therapists
Philip Tith, Registered Massage Therapist
Phillip began his massage career in 2008. Having worked at a rehabilitation centre early in his career he's treated patients with various conditions such as fractures, sprains and fibromyalgia. Phillip also practiced at a spa where he treated a variety of clients mainly office desk workers dealing with chronic posturing, clients with stress and weekend warriors.
Whether treatment or relaxation he takes the time to understand any clients' need and comfort level to give an enjoyable and effective massage.
Darya Basaran, Registered Massage Therapist
Darya is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Her interest in the human body, as well as her desire to help people with various orthopaedic conditions and chronic pain, led her to a career in massage therapy. Her experience includes but is not limited to treating patients in the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation centre, as well as patients with Multiple Sclerosis, pre-/postpartum women, and people with chronic pain. She will create a specific treatment plan to address your needs and provide an effective and relaxing massage treatment to improve your quality of life and aid in your recovery.
Christopher Basaran, Registered Massage Therapist
Christopher is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He has a great work ethic and passion to help others through massage by treating symptoms of pain and dysfunction, while addressing the underlying cause. Having previously worked as a personal trainer for 5 years, Christopher gained an appreciation for the importance of proper biomechanics in preventing fitness related injuries and improving overall health and wellness. Christopher has treated patients at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation centre, Multiple sclerosis clinic, and George Pearson assisted living facility where he helped patients with a wide range of conditions such as strains, sprains, tendonitis, nerve related injuries, chronic pain syndromes, and pathologies related to poor posture and ergonomics.
Christopher will provide you with proper pre- and post-treatment assessments, and organized and effective massage treatments as well as a relevant and instructed home care.
Deborah Cummings, Registered Massage Therapist
Deb graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2018. Her clinic outreaches included the MS outreach, GF Strong for spinal cord injuries, prenatal massage, and other neurological disorders including fibromyalgia and Parkinson's disease. Deb is an active member of the RMTBC Association. Deb caters her treatments to her client’s needs, whether its deep tissue work or light relaxation pressure while addressing postural disfunction and any muscle imbalances.
Deb has an active lifestyle including running, hiking, canoeing and yoga.
Emma Germain, Registered Massage Therapist
Emma graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2018. She joined Massage Addict as a Bodyworker and continues her practice with us after becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in May 2019. Her experience includes Multiple Sclerosis, Pre and Postnatal and UBC athlete clinics. Emma also has experience working with ALS, Parkinson's, spinal cord injury and the general public. Emma looks forward to creating a treatment plan tailored to each of her patient's needs.
Denis Ng, Registered Massage Therapist
Denis has been practicing massage therapy since 2011. He holds a specialized honours certificate in Kinesiology and has been a personal trainer for more than 8 years. Previously he was a service provider for the Canadian Sport Center while practicing at a sport therapy clinic. In his current clinical practice, he focuses on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and corrective self-care protocols.
Denis has as passion for rock climbing and participated in the first Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium. Since then, he integrates knowledge on climbing injuries with rehabilitation to help climbers recover. During his leisure time you will find him travelling the world to climb.
Jun Kang, Registered Massage Therapist
Jun graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy here in British Columbia. He truly understands the importance of well-being and how his profession contributes to longevity filled with abundant health. His personal experience in competitive sports including golf, basketball, and Judo has offered him great lessons in rehabilitation and conditioning. Jun also has a keen interest in fitness and weightlifting. He is an experienced personal trainer with a Sports Science Diploma. Whether you are looking for therapeutic work or simply looking for maintenance, Jun has the knowledge and dedication to help you achieve your goals.
Jun treats a range of patients including health-care workers and varsity athletes providing him valuable experience in dealing with a diverse range of conditions such as headaches, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement, chronic hip/lower back pain, and sport related injuries.
Outside of work, Jun enjoys going for hikes, runs, and playing golf.
Amanda Marshall, Registered Massage Therapist
Amanda began her journey as a massage therapist in 2014. She is a dynamic and motivated therapist , whose focus is to provide the most suited massage therapy treatment to you. Whether it is an injury-based treatment or a therapeutic massage, Amanda will design the right program to help reduce pain symptoms, aid rehabilitation, enhance relaxation or improve your overall well-being.
Jérémie Albert, Registered Massage Therapist
Jérémie Albert is a 2019 graduate of the Collège Atlantique de Massage Thérapeutique in New-Brunswick. He has traveled across Canada in search of experience to become a better therapist and has been certified by the College of Massage Therapy of BC as an RMT. Jérémie was actively involved in sports all his life and he saw that injuries can happen at any level. He loves to help others and will work with his patients until he finds a solution. Jérémie has treated a wide range of injuries and condition including, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, sprains, tendonitis, stroke, nerve related injuries, prenatal massage and more. Jérémie will provide you with pre- and post-treatment assessments, effective massage treatments and relevant home care. Jérémie is fluent in both French and English.
Cassandra Piovesan, Registered Massage Therapist
Cassandra has her diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy and has experience in treating using deep tissue and scar tissue techniques. Having studied and practised as an RMT in Alberta, she spent her practicum treating injuries from motor vehicle accidents, surgical outpatients from the University of Albert hospital. She also has experience treating a variety of stress and postural conditions. She is thrilled to join the team of dedicated experts at Massage Addict and is happy to serve the community in her home province of BC.
Joanna Gunn, Registered Massage Therapist
Joanna first became interested in Massage Therapy after a cycling injury. Her recovery included seeing a Registered Massage Therapist, sparking her interest in the healing role of Massage. Since graduating from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, Joanna has enjoyed utilizing her knowledge and skills to help clients on their roads to recovery.
Joanna has an empathetic and personalized approach to her practice, offering various types of Massage including Therapeutic, Swedish, and Prenatal. Joanna has pursued further certification in Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage, a treatment that has been used worldwide for centuries, known for its powerful healing and relaxation benefits.
When away from the massage table, Joanna enjoys getting out onto the local mountains to hike and snowboard.