Our Registered Massage Therapists can help you work towards your health and wellness goals by decreasing muscle tension, improving circulation, reducing stress and discomfort in the body.
Veronica first found acupuncture in 2013 and it has completely changed her life for the better. Since then, she has completed her training at Pacific Rim College and done recent training in the Balance Method style of acupuncture.
Veronica is excited to be practicing acupuncture at MAYA and is passionate about using this incredible medicine to help you find more balance and ease in your life! Whether that means helping you address chronic or acute pain, headaches, mental and emotional health (such as anxiety, depression, stress, frustration, overwhelm, etc.), sleep difficulty, menopause, labour induction, digestive or menstrual irregularities, she is here to help you feel better.
Emily graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2016. She then relocated to Victoria and has been enjoying almost 3 years of practice here within the community.
Emily focuses on providing patient centered care by creating a treatment plan that best supports each individuals’ therapeutic goals. Over the years, Emily has developed a particular interest in treating headaches and migraines, neck and back pain, women's health and PMS symptoms, pre and post natal, digestive disorders, acute and chronic swelling and sports injuries. In her practice she utilizes techniques of myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), and swedish massage.
Aside from her Massage Therapy training, Emily is also a certified yoga instructor. She regularly integrates therapeutic yoga into her treatments to assist patients in restoring their functional abilities outside of the treatment room.
In her free time, Emily enjoys practicing yoga, rock climbing, running, hiking and exploring the various mountains of British Columbia.
Thai Massage and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
Kali Navada is certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) and has been practicing for nearly 4 years. In her experiences with over 200 clients around the world, she has refined her intuition, presence and therapeutic skills in order to hold trauma-informed, consensual and non-judgmental space. Kali compassionately encourages and supports the resolution of trauma by gently working with the nervous system. She is eternally grateful for her biodynamic path, in its holistic, health-oriented perspective, as it has informed her progressive style of teaching yoga, Thai massage and nutritional coaching. By witnessing the deep shifts in her BCST clients, she has developed a deep trust in the wisdom of the human body.
E-RYT 500 | Private Restorative Yoga Sessions
Rachel has operated the Fernwood Yoga Den for the last 8 years and has an extensive background in Victoria non-profit sector working with individuals experiencing trauma. Rachel has been teaching Trauma Sensitive, Restorative yoga, and Yin Yoga for the last 10 years and training new teachers in these styles as well.
Rachel offers private restorative yoga sessions for individuals navigating issues related to trauma, injury, fatigue, grief, and stress. Sessions incorporate gentle movement, stretching, breathwork, guided meditation, and deep rest in fully supported postures. Guidance and resources are offered on creating home meditation, yoga, and restorative practices to support healing moving forward.
Rachel is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Counselling and when she isn't at the studio you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her partner and son.
Alix Jean, B.Sc. (Hons) R.Ac.
Alix Jean is a Registered Acupuncturist practicing primarily the Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) of Japanese Acupuncture, a gentle palpation-based technique which allows immediate feedback of the changes happening to both patient and practitioner. Alix earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UNBC where she focused on pain and disability management, and her Acupuncture Diploma with Honours from Pacific Rim College in 2014. Alix has special interest in the intersection of mental health and chronic pain, anxiety/depression, and reproductive and hormone health.
Taylor Watson, RMT
Taylor’s passion for wellness, movement and mindfulness led her to a career in massage therapy. Her treatment style is nurturing and patient-centered. As an avid learner, she strives to use an evidence-informed approach and is continuously seeking ways to expand her knowledge and skills through continuing education. Taylor has special interests in stress management, pain science, and persistent pain management. Her goal is to offer treatments that support and empower people to feel more at ease in their bodies. She has been fortunate to offer massage and movement practices to diverse demographics and enjoys having variation in her practice.
Beyond her vocation, Taylor is passionate about exploring the beautiful coast, learning about the environment, cultivating community, and practising mindfulness through yoga and meditation.