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 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, RMT
A 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.
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.
Emily Wilkie, RMT
Emily graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. Immediately after completing the two year program, she worked as a Spa Provider at the Grotto Spa at Tigh-N-Mara in Parksville. Upon receiving her Certificate of Registration, she joined a massage therapy clinic in Nanaimo where she gained valuable experience working with patients to improve their quality of life. From there, Emily relocated to the sunny Okanagan where she continued to hone her skills. She has recently settled in the Lower Mainland and is happy to call South Surrey her home. In her free time, Emily loves to travel and explore new places. She and her high energy rescue dog love to take full advantage of any opportunity they can get to be outdoors in nature!
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!