MISSIONTo offer safe, smart, and effective healthcare with the use of evidence-based therapeutic massage, and manual therapies, to all the residents of White Rock and the surrounding communities.
VISIONTo be a clinic that is renowned for providing the very best in one-to-one client care and the chosen source for health solutions, thereby allowing individuals to achieve and maintain their optimal health and wellness.
Integrity ~ Respect ~ Confidentiality
Shelley Jackson, RMTShelley is proud to be a ninth generation Canadian. Although born in Friendly Manitoba, Beautiful British Columbia has been her home since the mid 1970’s. Buena Vista Massage Therapy Clinic was established in 1994 and in 1997, when Shelley became a Registered Massage Therapist, she moved to White Rock and started as an associate. She has over 20 years of an Evidence-Based Practice and integrates her clinical expertise, external scientific evidence, and client perspectives to provide the treatment that you need and the care that you deserve. In 2005 Shelley transitioned from an associate to the owner of Buena Vista Massage Therapy Clinic. She is dedicated to helping individuals experience their optimal health and wellness and to investing in the local community. When she is not in the clinic, you will likely see her with friends walking on the beach, or through the ravine, or on a par 3 golf course.
Shawn Sarson, RMTA graduate from WCCMT in 1999, Shawn has been practicing massage therapy for over 18 years, 12 of them with Buena Vista Massage. With a focus on Deep Tissue Massage, Shawn has treated many different conditions over his career such as whiplash, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and work place injuries to name a few, Shawn also attended the MTA Pain Conference in 2014, a Manual Trigger Point Therapy workshop in 2014, and has taken a Personal Training Course in 2012. Also working full time as a Firefighter, Shawn feels very fortunate to have two professions that he has a true passion for.
Jocelyn Macklem, RMTJocelyn graduated from the West Coast College of Massage therapy in 2004. Jocelyn is recently returning part time while also keeping up with the busy lives of her 3 children. Whether helping to maintain a healthy lifestyle or assisting in the return to optimal performance, Jocelyn knows two bodies are not the same and is committed to treating each client as an individual. Techniques Jocelyn may use include, trigger point release, deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilization, active/passive stretch, pre/post natal massage, and Swedish massage.
Erin Singer, RMTErin's love of helping others has been a driving force to discovering her passion for massage therapy. She has a black belt in Taekwondo and is a mom to 4 awesome kids. She enjoys working with all age groups from infant to palliative care. She uses a variety of techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, abdominal massage, and active release to address your concerns. She also works with conditions such as sports related injuries, pregnancy (Pre and Post Care), TMJ disorders, headaches, and has a special interest in concussion recovery. She is continuously taking ongoing education courses. Her most recent were the National Sports Medicine Conference, Chronic Pain Management through Pain BC, and Movement & Manual Therapy. Erin graduated with honors from CDI College in 2018 and is working on her Bachelor of Health Science.
David Bobenic, Intern TherapistDavid is a recent graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He has completed the CMTBC Board Examinations and his registration status will be announced in mid November. Until then, David is working as an intern at our clinic. Please note that massages provided by interns may NOT be billed to extended health benefit plans, Work Safe BC, MSP, nor ICBC. With that said, this is a great way to have a massage at a reduced fee from someone who has gone through the RMT training. Also a great opportunity for those who do not have extended health coverage.
Karen van den Boogaard- Administrative Assistant
Karen has been a member of the Buena Vista Massage team since May 2017. She is in charge of arranging appointments for patients, answering telephone calls, as well as handling general patient enquiries. She is often the first person a patient sees when entering the clinic and therefore feels strongly about making each patient feel warm and welcome at Buena Vista Massage Therapy Clinic. In her personal life, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as vacations on a beach with a good book in hand!