To 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.
To 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, RMT
Shelley 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 18 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.
Danielle Udall, RMT
Danielle graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program, she has been working at Buena Vista Massage Therapy Clinic since October 2012. Danielle’s treatment approach includes techniques such as Swedish, myofascial release, joint mobilization, myofascial trigger point release, active and passive stretching, and range of motion exercises. She enjoys working with a multitude of varying conditions and levels of physical ability. Some examples include post-surgery maintenance and recovery, sports injuries, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, carpel tunnel syndrome, tendinitis/tendonopathy, sciatica, chronic back/neck pain, headaches, pre/post natal care, and many more.
In her personal life, Danielle enjoys being outdoors with her horses “Jackie” and “Rudy”, her black lab “Duke”, and her wonderful fiancé Chris.
Shawn Sarson, RMT
A graduate from WCCMT in 1999, Shawn has been practicing massage therapy for over 15 years, nine 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.
Kirk O’Bee, RMT
Kirk is a former professional road cyclist with over 20 years of competitive international racing experience. His skill set is the culmination of completing the 3000 Hour Registered Massage Therapy Program along with the insight he has gained from the many massage therapy treatments from an array of diverse cultural backgrounds from all over the world. As a father of five and competitive athlete Kirk understands the importance of providing quality and professional care to patients. Whether its to relieve day-to-day pain or achieve personal goals of their own, Kirk is dedicated to helping people live a more comfortable and satisfying life with the aid of massage therapy.
Sue Kowalchuk, RMT
Susan Kowalchuk has been enjoying her career as a Registered Massage Therapist for 21 years. Graduating with honours from Kikkawa College located in Toronto in 1996, she has always had a keen interest in health sciences and natural healing, as well as a passion for helping others to optimize their health in a holistic manner. Her approach to each individual treatment is to first assess the patient’s needs and move towards creating a treatment plan using a balance of both therapeutic and relaxation techniques, concluding the treatment by providing personalized feedback for homecare instruction. The techniques that she frequently uses are swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy and joint mobilization.
Heike Walker, Reflexology | Alexander Technique | Bach Remedies
Heike Walker is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, a Reflexology Therapist and a Bach Remedies Practitioner, BFRP. She is also a Natural Health Care Professional, certified by the German Department of Health. Heike received her trainings in Alexander Technique and Reflexology in Berlin, Germany, and was certified in Bach Flower Remedies by the Bach Foundation in the UK.
Heike immigrated to Canada in 2008 and has been building her practice in White Rock and Langley since. She offers individual sessions in Alexander Technique, Reflexology and Bach Remedies, she also teaches Alexander Technique workshops and gives seminars in Reflexology and Bach Remedies in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. Heike joined Buena Vista Massage Therapy Clinic in December 2011 and has been enjoying her growing clientele.
Find out more about Heike and her service here: www.balanceartsstudio.com or call 778 245 1750
Karen van den Boogaard – Administrative Assistant
Karen is the newest member to the Buena Vista Massage team. Karen 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 lives in Langley with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys vacations on a beach with a good book in hand!