Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain.
Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
At Medspa Health Centre, we offer a comprehensive variety of referral and non-referral massage therapy treatments, including:
Our Registered Massage Therapists
Nadia is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She also brings the expertise of her previous
education and work experience from Moscow, Russia.
She has successfully completed training in massage therapy, hydrotherapy, remedial exercises, breast care,
arthrokinetic therapy, TMJ, and cranial therapy. She has also taught physiology at PCU College. Nadia plays an
active role in assisting patients in implementing their treatment plans while managing the staff and overall
business strategy of Medspa. Nadia has been practicing for more than 22 years and is a knowledgeable massage
therapy practitioner known for her caring and gifted hands.
Sergei is passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and enjoys sports of all kinds. He strongly believes in
the importance of having a balanced approach to health and in prioritizing health concerns when they arise in
life. He received his accreditation from WCCMT, which is one of Canada's most rigorous and reputable colleges of
massage therapy, and graduated with honours at the top of his class. Sergei pays close attention to the needs of
his patients and tailors each treatment plan to address the areas of care that are needed, and the existing
strengths of the patient that can be utilized, to heal and repair.
Brianne is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has an
excellent background in customer service. She is proud to work in the healthcare industry and thoroughly enjoys
helping people. Massage therapy has had a positive affect on her life and she is excited to spread her knowledge
and experience to her patients. Brianne especially likes working with pre and postnatal women to help them relax
and teach them to care for their bodies.
David is a Registered Massage Therapist and Shiatsu Therapist with a focus on therapeutic treatment. With over
20+ years of international experience. David has the clinical competencies and knowledge of an RMT in addition
to experience and training in traditional modalities of Osteopathic and Myofascial techniques as well has a
background in Shiatsu and Chi Kung. He has studied Japanese fencing, Kung Fu and Zen meditation for over 18
years. David’s broad skill set allows him to tailor treatments to suit the client’s individual needs; from deep
tissue to very gentle techniques and techniques that can be done through clothing.
Haydn Yee is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy full-time program. As a Registered Massage
Therapist, Haydn is skilled in trigger point release, myofascial release, and overall body maintenance. While
Haydn is able to provide a wide variety of techniques and intensities in his work, he especially enjoys
providing deep pressure massage, and likes to work with patients who are suffering from gluteal, forearm, or
neck pain. In his work, Haydn believes that every patient is unique and deserves a treatment plan tailored to
their specific needs. He is very empathetic and brings that empathy into his treatments.
George, Yifu Qiu, is skillful and passionate at helping patients to recover from a wide variety of conditions.
Being a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), he strives to ensure every patient receives the best treatment. His
goals are concrete: help you to move better, sleep better, and live better! With years of experience in
Traditional Chinese Medicine Tuina manipulation, George has studied advanced hands-on techniques at Massage
College in Vancouver. Every unique therapeutic treatment he offers is designed to meet and exceed all your