Your Partner in Health and Wellness – Registered Massage Therapy in White Rock

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 evidence-based practice and integrates her clinical expertise, external scientific evidence, and patient 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, through the ravine, or on a par 3 golf course.

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


Shawn Sarson, RMT

A graduate from WCCMT in 1999, Shawn has been practicing massage therapy for over 20 years, 14 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.

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


Jocelyn Macklem, RMT

Jocelyn 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 patient as an individual.  

Techniques Jocelyn may use include, trigger point release, deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilization, active/passive stretch, pre/postnatal massage, and Swedish massage.

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


Adam Dadson, RMT

Adam graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2019.  At WCCMT, he acquired over 560 hours of practicum experience working with a variety of general and specific clinical conditions. 

Adam has had the opportunity to work at the G.F. Strong Centre, he has worked with UBC’s varsity teams, as well as helping people with developmental and physical disabilities. 

Adam is eager to learn and grow in the profession he is so passionate about! 

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


 

 

 

 

 

Sendy Molines, RMT

Sendy is a graduate from the Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College.  Prior to joining the program she worked two years as a Licenced Massage Therapist in Florida. 

Some of the conditions she has frequently treated are patients with tendinitis, frozen shoulder, and tension headaches, as well as patients presenting with chronic pain, movement restrictions, and muscle imbalance. 

Depending on the needs of the person Sendy is working with, she can modify the techniques she uses from deep tissue to light Swedish techniques.  Sendy’s passion is to assist people in feeling better through the use of medically necessary massage therapy.

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


Kayla Vandenberg, RMT

Kayla has always had a passion for helping others, and as a graduate of CDI College’s Massage Therapy Program in 2022 she has found the hands-on approach of massage therapy to be a highly effective way of achieving this. Prior to studying massage therapy, Kayla majored in psychology at Douglas College and understands the importance of quality of life.  

Kayla strongly believes in the benefits of regular massage therapy, which includes pain free mobility, and would like to assist people with incorporating massage therapy into their health care regiment. Everybody has a unique set of needs and Kayla is eager to tailor her treatments for every person who comes to see her. Kayla utilizes techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, and Swedish massage to help people reach their wellness goals. 

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


Carlos Polo, RMT

Originally from Ecuador, Carlos has proudly called White Rock home for the past five years. His passion for community service is evident in his work, where he finds great satisfaction assisting seniors, individuals with autoimmune pathologies, and those dealing with persistent pain, drawing from both academic and personal experiences.

With a deep sense of compassion, Carlos recognizes the benefits of therapeutic massage for mental and physical stress relief, providing patients with valuable solutions for a better, pain-free life.

Outside of his professional life, Carlos prioritizes physical fitness through activities like swimming, understanding its crucial role in overall well-being. He also indulges in watching wildlife documentaries, connecting natural movements to a deeper understanding of the body. In addition, Carlos expands his horizons by reading philosophy and Spanish novels, continually enriching his understanding of human communication.

**No ICBC or WCB billing available**


Eden Chipperfield- Administrative Assistant

Eden is a fifth-year Communication major at Simon Fraser University. Her role at the clinic includes checking patients in and out, answering the phone, scheduling appointments, handling inquiries and overall clinic upkeep. 

Eden loves connecting and chatting with people. Her goal is to ensure patients experiences are positive and welcoming. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the beach with friends or finding new places to eat around the Metro-Vancouver area. 


Kathy O’Keefe – Administrative Assistant

Kathy moved from Montreal to White Rock with her family in the early 70’s and raised her own family in the City by the Sea.

After a career in banking, she’s happy to be working in an environment that helps support a healthy lifestyle and enjoys friendly interactions with the patients – some of whom she’s known for years!


 

 

 

 

 

Lori Ishikawa- Administrative Assistant

Lori has called White Rock home for 53 years.  In addition to working with the City by the Sea for more than 25 years, Lori has participated in many volunteer projects over the past 20 years and is now semi-retired. 

Lori has joined our administrative team and looks forward to connecting with the residents of our community in this new role and assisting in creating an exceptional patient experience.