ABOUT US

Our Therapists

Jared Teschke, RMT, Certified Somatic Educator

As a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC, Jared is committed to helping clients with their wellness goals. He is passionate about helping individuals, and pays close attention to each moment of his sessions.
Whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery, have whiplash from a car accident, or are seeking the ultimate relaxation massage, Jared is able to help your body and mind unwind.

Having a holistic approach to healing, Jared offers a conscious nudge to his treatments, incorporating the client’s first person perspective of felt sense as part of the assessment and treatment. He listens to your primary concerns and goals, and then uses focused Massage Therapy and Somatics to release and retrain your muscles and nervous system. You will be taught and prescribed an easy, effective home-care exercise to help maintain your positive results.
Outside of practice Jared is a keen mountain biker, snowboarder, backcountry enthusiast, beach lover & musician.

Jesse Hansen - RMT

Jesse Hansen, RMT

Jesse is a 2014 graduate from the West Coast College. She is very excited to have recently returned to the Comox Valley after spending the last nine years in Victoria.  Her interest in becoming an RMT started as a young athlete from her keen interest in the complex workings of the human body and her desire to have a career that would have a positive impact in the lives of others. 
 
Jesse believes Massage Therapy is a very effective tool that can be used to help reduce pain and stress as well as restore and maintain mobility so her clients can participate fully in the activities they love.  She believes that the Nervous system holds the key to breaking the pain tension cycle and allowing the body to heal and a balance is maintained between mechanical and relaxing massage techniques in all of her treatments.  She incorporates techniques such as Swedish Massage, CranioSacral, Isolytic Release, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Pressure Release and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.  These techniques are selected based on the client’s symptoms, tissue presentation and how the client responds.
She strives to achieve the best results for her clients by carefully adapting techniques & treatment plans to best suit her client’s individual needs.
Megan Pocock, RMT

Chris Humeniuk, RMT

Since Chris graduated and became an RMT in 1994 she has learned the most important aspect of her job is to help people identify, and correct or manage the patterns that promote pain or discomfort and limit range of motion.
 
Chris believes that these chronic symptoms can often decrease day to day quality of life, can cause poor sleep, (which equals poor healing and recovery) and keep us from participating fully in the activities that feed our soul and bring joy and wellness.
 
Over the years her therapy style has evolved to incorporate the best of classic Swedish relaxation techniques (effleurage, kneading,) with clinical treatment applications (trigger point therapy, muscle stripping) which she has found to be extremely effective in treating conditions such as headaches, chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries, as well as physical or life stress issues.

She looks forward to helping you rehabilitate, alleviate and rejuvenate.

Megan Pocock, RMT

Kathryn Smith, RMT

Kathryn completed her RMT training in 2015, at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. Since then, she has enjoyed working with clients to help them recover from injury and stress and help them find balance and a return to strength and ease. She uses clinical massage techniques (PNF, trigger point therapy, myofascial, hydrotherapy, etc.) as well as deep Swedish massage to reduce pain and tone down the nervous system. In addition to these techniques, she has trained in somatic therapy and gait/movement analysis. This type of therapy helps unravel the patterns behind persistent injuries and dysregulation.

Sometimes the body tells a story in the way it moves, and by developing an awareness of that, Kathryn believes that we can start to shift toward healthier, embodied movement.

Melanie Linka, RMT

 

The intricate web of mind, body, spirit fascinates Melanie. She is dedicated to developing a deeply holistic healing practice, and is currently expanding her skills in Victoria at the Pacific Rim College where she is studying Acupuncture.

Melanie will graduate in the winter of 2021. Throughout her schooling she will be offering limited massage therapy sessions. She looks forward to returning to the valley and to sharing her practice.