shelbourne Physical Therapy

Massage Therapy Victoria BC

Registered Massage Therapist in VictoriaVictoria Registered Massage Therapists Rebekah Neubert, Olivia Virs, Caroline Scherf, Stevie Garman, T'Airah Bowker, Jennifer Koebernick, Selena Curvelo, Jessica Bundy and Taryn Krizan practice at our Victoria Massage Therapy Clinic located at 120-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8. They are accepting new patients. To book an appointment please call us at 250-598-9828 or 250-381-9828.

No other form of connection is as powerful and universal as touch. Massage Therapy can enhance the body’s ability to heal as well as calming the mind and relaxing the body. Come and see our Victoria Registered Massage Therapists and discover the amazing benefits of Massage Therapy and why many people now see it as not just a luxury but an essential part of health and well being. The practice of Massage Therapy in Victoria is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body. Soft tissues include the skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, and membranes. It treats and prevents physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints.

Victoria massage therapy develops, maintains, rehabilitates, or augments physical function and relieves pain. Massage therapy treats problem-specific areas, as well as the whole metabolism, by normalizing the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, and nervous system. Massage therapy can exert a stimulating or soothing effect on the nervous system. It can improve circulation to various tissues and organs. For example, it can aid in digestion by temporarily increasing vascularity to the digestive organs; it can also improve circulation through muscle, improving healing and recovery to damaged tissue. Massage has also been shown to improve the movement of blood and lymph to the heart, allowing the heart to beat more efficiently.

We are now offering Massage Therapy at the Cook Street downtown Clinic!

Pre and Post Natal Pregnancy Massage available


Unfortunately we do not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims

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Why should people have regular massage treatments?pregancy massage victoria bc

Just like you service your car our bodies also need a tune up every now and agin. It may simply look like a lot of pressing and kneading on skin, but massage is actually a scientific process. The reason you feel different after a massage is because it is healing and invigorating tired, aching or injured muscles. Massage increases blood land lymph circulation. Lymph is a fluid that rids body tissues of waste, is dependent on the squeezing effect of muscles.

An active person has better lymph flow than an inactive person. However, stimulation from vigorous activity can lead to increased waste, which can negate the benefit. This is where massage has a huge advantage. Massage can dramatically aid lymph movement, which together with blood, supplies nutrients and oxygen and rids wastes and toxins. It is easy to understand why good circulation is so important to our health and why massage can be so beneficial just for this purpose.


Massage plays a part in every form of sport or exercise. Unfortunately, many people believe aches and pains are an inevitable consequence to activity. But massage can actually reduce or eliminate what may appear to be exercise induced pain. It can increase endurance, control fatigue and help people feel better when used as part of a regular health program. Massage can also speed muscle recovery rates as it eliminates irritation from waste. By helping reduce fatigue and aid recovery, massage enables more productive training, with longer, more effective workouts. The ultimate spin-offs are better performance with fewer injuries. Exercise changes the way our muscles work. Blood vessels become more intricate as the body demands more oxygen and nutrients and increases waste elimination. This takes time. While the muscles are getting into shape, they can struggle to get enough oxygen and nutrients, so waste collects.


Massage also helps recovery from soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Tissue growth and repair is accelerated by efficient circulation and appropriate stimulation.Everybody experiences some form of stress through work, family, the environment and society. Mental tensions, frustrations, and insecurity cause the most damage.

Hormones released by stress actually shrink the vessels,inhibiting circulation. A stressed mind and body means the heart works harder. Breathing becomes rapid and shallow and digestion slows. Nearly every body processis degraded. Studies show stress can cause migraines, hypertension (high blood pressure), depression, some peptic ulcers, etc. In fact,researchers have estimated 80% of disease is stress related. Soothing and relaxing massage therapy can counteract the effects of stress.


Most people would agree a massage makes them feel good. But many probably don’t realise exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall health. How about if they knew massage could improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation!

Some Benefits of Massage.

  • Helps relieve stress & aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension & stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Provides greater joint flexibility & range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Strengthens the immune system


  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Emotional Benefits
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety

Massage Therapy Research

Massage is not simply a self-indulgence, but it can be a valuable therapy for many conditions. Although studies proving the benefits of massage are often small, in size and funding, side effects are rare. Physicians should be encouraged to try massage therapy before trying drugs.


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Massage Therapy in Victoria
Registered Massage Therapy Clinic 120-3200 Shelbourne Street Victoria, BC V8P 5G8 CA
Phone: 250-598-9828 

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women's health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Scoliosis Treatment,  Clinical Osteofit Classes, Osteoporosis TreatmentAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Polestar Pilates, Stott PilatesClinical Pilates, PIlates Instructor Training in Victoria BCScoliosis Treatment and Custom Knee Bracing,

Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation. We are proud members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy(CAMPT), Sport Physiotherapy Canada, SportmedBC, British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Vestibular Disorders Association, International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST), Think Local Victoria, Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB),  the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) We have a clinic located in the Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich

Shelbourne Physiotherapy staff provide clinical instruction at our Victoria Clinic for students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. We are an accredited facility for UBC Dept. of Physical Therapy Student Practicums. 

Our experienced and dedicated Health Care Professionals include Victoria Physiotherapists Penny Salmas, Jennifer Kolot, Mark Gottfried, Nicole Gill, Jenna Peters, Brad Curry, Andrew Mills, Meena Sran, Phil Lawrence, Jessica Shave, Kim Lobb, Kathy Murdoch, Laura Werner, Rosie Chamberlin, Ruan Le Roux, Nina Bai, Seung Bai, Eimear Brogan and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Heidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek Wiechecki and Lindsey Tabish. Our experienced Victoria BC Registered Massage Therapists include Taryn Krizan, Selena Curvelo, Dresden Varney, Kathy Pantalon, Jessica BundyMolly Scott and Natasha Leclair. Our Certified Victoria Pilates and Yoga Instructors include Sharon McAuley, Dana Carter, Chris Csak, Holly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.