Registered Massage Therapy
Our passionate and experienced Registered Massage therapists have:
- 3000 hours of training, the highest standards in North America
- the education to recognize when a patient may need to see a doctor
- a regulatory body that ensures the public receives safe, ethical care
- mandatory, continuing education and upgrading
Desiree Salenga, RMT
Desiree Salenga is an registered massage therapy (RMT) graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. During her time at school, she participated in many outreaches, which included Canucks Place Children’s Hospice, BC Woman’s Hospital, UBC track and field and the MS clinic at the college to name a few. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions but takes a particular interesting in low back pain and tension headaches. As part of her multi-focal practice, Desiree believes in educating her patients to encourage them to become active participants in their therapy. She also believes in working together with her patients other health care providers to meet their goals.
Christine Tenn, RMT
Christine has been a registered massage therapist for more than 7 years. Her love of science and passion for pain reduction led her to become a RMT. Christine uses a mélange of deep tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point release and fascial techniques. Other techniques that may be included are Cyriax friction, tapotement, Kinesio taping and lymphatic drainage.
In her spare time, Christine enjoys reading medical journals, articles from the NIH and articles on the pathophysiology of diseases and related pharmacology. You will find Christine at the Vancouver Art Gallery oohing and aahing at the beautiful paintings of the Impressionism Masters or laughing hysterically as she makes her way down rapids while White Water rafting.
Montana Aquino, RMT
Montana Aquino, RMT
Montana Aquino graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She enjoyed the sports outreaches at UBC and Douglas College, and hopes to continue her practice working with athletes. She is also happy to provide treatments ranging from relaxation, to soft tissue injuries, to chronic pain. Her priority is making every client feel comfortable, and she achieves this by creating a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and respect. Montana’s focus will be to help you return to a healthy and functional lifestyle, through a well rounded treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Mikayla, Ritter, RMT
Mikayla Ritter graduated In August 2017 from the WCCMT with a diploma in massage therapy and received her official RMT designation in November 2017.
Mikayla previously worked as a lifeguard/swim coach in the Chilliwack Aquatic center, which also had a very busy RMT clinic. After talking with multiple people who were using massage therapy for rehabilitative purposes, Mikayla was intrigued about therapeutic approach of Massage Therapy. It was at this point that Mikayla took steps to achieve her goal in becoming an RMT; she just knew she wanted to be a part of this profession.
Mikayla likes to incorporate a variety of techniques in her treatment style; such as Swedish massage, trigger point release, myofascial, and stretching to name a few. Mikayla believes that our bodies have an incredible ability to heal on their own, and that massage therapy can help facilitate in this process.
Outside of the clinic, Mikayla enjoys staying active outdoors with hiking, snowshoeing, and running.