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RYAN ARIS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Ryan Aris graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2010.  With the vision of cultivating an outstanding collective of professional health care providers in order to offer the best care, Ryan opened Fix Healthcare Downtown in 2011 with co-owner Simon Pearson, and then Fix Healthcare Selkirk in 2015. As a owner and a practitioner, he is pleased to offer his expertise at both Fix locations.

Ryan’s lifelong commitment to a healthful lifestyle and personal journey to wellness allows him to easily relate to his patients and provide effective guidance, support, and treatment. His therapeutic approach focuses on myofascial release and deep tissue work. He treats a wide spectrum of conditions from sports-related injuries, chronic conditions, to general stress and tension. He knows from experience that with the right treatment, patients can recover and heal from imbalances, pain, and injury.

Fully invested in creating a comfortable, professional atmosphere for his clientele, staff, and team Ryan whole-heartedly wants to “make it better” and welcomes all walks of life to Fix.

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CATRIN JONES RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Catrin graduated from Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008. Within her practice she has worked with a variety of patients from elite athletes, to children, and to people dealing with both chronic and acute conditions such as chronic headaches, Iliotibial friction syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, muscle imbalances and many more.

As a life long athlete herself, primarily in competitive swimming and running, she understands the benefits that manual therapies such as massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture have for the treatment and prevention of injuries.

When not practicing massage, Catrin can be found training for marathons and other longer distance running events.

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MORTON DENNIS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Morton graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, completing the 3,000 hour program. He has been a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC since April 2009.

Morton treats people with a wide range of concerns, including: sprains, strains or overuse injuries, chronic pain, digestive problems, systemic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, headaches, ICBC claims, and more. He is motivated to help people achieve their best, whether that is recovery from an injury or maintaining a healthy body. Morton is an avid cyclist and dedicated father of two.

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BESS GRINER RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Bess is too shy to write a bio.

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DEAN ROBERTSON RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Dean graduated in 2009 from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, B.C. He continued his education after doing a Sports Therapy diploma in the United Kingdom, while playing soccer professionally.

Using the experience gained from professional sports and having an avid interest in sports and exercise, Dean uses a very open minded and down to earth therapeutic approach. His techniques include myofascial work, muscle energy, Isolitic release, and integrated exercise, all of which form a base for treating an array of soft tissue, fascial, muscular and neurological imbalances.

Dean leads an active lifestyle, cycling, hiking and paddle boarding. He also enjoys photography and playing the guitar. His goal is to help his patients achieve a healthy balance through manual therapy, exercise, and well being.

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JANET BECK RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Janet joined the Fix team in September of 2015, but has been shy about providing a bio.

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MICHAEL BARSS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Michael Graduated from the West coast College of Massage Therapy in 2015. He has a passion for helping others maintain and elevate their health by reinforcing an active and healthy lifestyle. Michael works with each client’s individual needs to help them continue to perform activities at the level that helps bring them purpose and happiness in every day life. With structure and function in mind, Michael aims to help you bring balance into your life.

Michael’s interests include mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, skim boarding and hiking. Michael is always aiming to progress and gain a better understanding of the sports he loves so that he may treat his clients using a greater base of knowledge and understanding in clinic. Whether you are just beginning an active lifestyle or are an elite athlete, Michael will work with your goals and abilities moving forward together.

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KAJ DISOMMA RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver, Kaj cultivated an interest for the mechanics of the human body starting while playing sports ranging from rugby to snowboarding, and all points in between. Ultimately, healthcare became his focal point. Future plans include adding osteopathy to his toolkit to bring more recovery and maintenance options to active lifestyles.  Kaj is excited to have joined the Fix team and looks forward to helping you reach your potential!

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CHRISTOPHER ROLLEMAN RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Chris is a graduate of WCCMT Victoria’s August 2016 class. His journey towards massage therapy is rooted in a passion for seeing others grow, aiding with performance & recovery, and guiding his patients towards body awareness through movement. With this in mind, his approach to treatment comes from both holistic and structural points of view to meet individual patient needs and goals. Chris’ modalities include, but are not limited to: Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial & isolytic release, muscle energy, and joint mobilizations.

When not seeing patients, Chris spends his time studying music, hiking, performance training, and community building.

Please note: Some of Chris’ treatment techniques are completed clothed. For this reason, he prefers his patients to show up in athletic wear, shorts or a loose fit t-shirt for ease of movement. Don’t see any availability? Try our other location.

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KIM NICHOLLS RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Kim Nicholls is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC in 2009. She is also registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

Her treatment style can vary greatly depending on the needs of the client. She utilizes many different modalities in her clinical practice which include a combination of Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Postural Education and Therapeutic Exercises. Kim has recently begun studying Visceral Manipulation and Peripheral Nerve Mobilization, and has enjoyed incorporating the new techniques into her massage practice.

Kim is a very strong proponent of client education and encourages active participation in the treatment process. By empowering her clients with knowledge, she strives to promote self-care, prevent injuries, decrease pain, reduce recovery time, and maximize athletic performance. Kim’s passion and goal is to help others live pain-free, active, balanced lives. By restoring optimum function and movement throughout the body, she works hard to facilitate each client’s journey to good health. Kim is dedicated to helping her clients attain their physical and personal goals by working with the body’s inherent natural healing process.

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DIANA BUCKLAND RMT, REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Diana became a registered massage therapist in November 2013 and is delighted to be a part of a profession that gives her great satisfaction while making a difference for others. She is a cyclist, a hiker and loves being out in the elements. Recently relocated to Victoria from the mainland, she and her partner are taking on boating as a new adventure. Her approach to massage is client-centred; listening is one of the most valuable skills she can provide and she enjoys collaborating with patients to come up with ongoing home-care goals that are simple and applicable to their daily lives. Conditions she has experience treating include general body tension and aches, sports and repetitive strain injuries, stress and chronic pain conditions, pre and post natal, scar tissue, neurological conditions including MS and cerebral palsy, and arthritis. She is particularly interest in treating hand, foot, neck and shoulder complaints and injuries and her treatment style has a strong focus on myofascial release using trigger point therapy and passive/active stretching techniques. She looks forward to treating you!

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