Michelle Brown, RMT/Clinic Manager
Unfortunately, Michelle is no longer accepting new patients.
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Michelle graduated at the top of her class from WCCMT’s 3000-hour program in 2006. Since graduating Michelle spent 5 years working in Langley before moving her practice to Chilliwack over the last 7 years.
Michelle’s passion for health, wellness and massage therapy led her back to an instructor position at Vancouver Career College for the RMT program where she taught and developed curriculum for a variety of classes including Systemics, Orthopaedic treatments, Joint Mobilizations, Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab, Research and Statistics, Clinic Supervisor and Outreaches such as BC Women’s hospital with high-risk pregnancy and elderly care facilities. Michelle also continues her learning by finishing her Bachelors in Health Sciences from TRU. Michelle also has experience as a Doula through Douglas College and DONA and has attended multiple births. She also enjoys volunteering for multiple sporting events including the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Crossfit Regional Games.
You may hear Michelle describe her approach to treatments as “being nice about the mean stuff” which her patients can attest to. Michelle combines her experience working in a Spa, learning to take care of her patients, with her vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology, exercise science and orthopedic treatment techniques for safe and effective care of her patients.
When Michelle isn’t at the clinic (which is rare!) you can catch her hitting the trails either by dirtbike or her own two feet, hiking, biking, skiing, camping or anywhere outside with her two beautiful sons. She has a passion for health and fitness competing in both Crossfit events and Bodybuilding (physique).
Nick Nicola, RMT/Clinic Manager
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After playing professional soccer in Germany, Nick moved to Toronto, Ont. to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. Nick graduated from CCMH in 2004 where he practiced for 12 years working with a variety of high-level athletes and business professionals. In 2014 he made the move to Whistler, BC where he built a full-time practice in the Spa at Nita Lake Lodge, ranked Whistler’s #1 spa. While in Whistler Nick was in charge of the Massage Therapy team for Ironman Whistler. Nick made the move to Cultus Lake to partner with Michelle to fulfill their dreams of opening a health and wellness-centred treatment facility in Chilliwack.
Nick’s approach to treatment is assertive and effective. He utilizes a variety of techniques with an emphasis on orthopedics and sports therapy. With Nick’s experience in both a clinic and spa atmosphere, he brings the best of world class techniques integrated with the ‘little things’ to bring patients comfort and make them feel at home. Communication during treatment is an important aspect of Nick’s approach to therapy.
When Nick isn’t at the clinic (again…which is rare) you can find him out on the golf course catching some sun and perfecting his swing. Nick also enjoys spending time with his family biking, camping, skiing, travelling or teaching his boys how to play soccer and swing a club.
Brooke Severyn, RMT
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Brooke graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014. Her practical style integrates Manual Therapy & Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) into her treatment. IASTM utilizes surgical grade stainless steel tools to complement and assist the therapist’s hands during assessment and treatment.
Brooke is passionate about yoga; She is actively working towards her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and incorporates yoga postures in her homecare for her patients. Brooke is also very interested in women’s health. She is pursuing continuing education with one of BC’s top educators in prenatal and postnatal massage therapy. She looks forward to working with women throughout their pregnancy and together with their midwives or other healthcare providers.
Brooke grew up in Delta and recently moved to Chilliwack. Brooke loves to work and loves her career, but when she’s not at the clinic, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors, hiking, camping, or attending a hot yoga class.
Jayson Dirks, RMT
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Jayson has been an RMT for over 23 years in private practice and has also been involved in high-level administration and instruction of the Massage Therapy program in BC. In 2012, he successfully pioneered the launch of a new 2,800-hour accredited Massage Therapy program for Vancouver Career College (Burnaby), earning him a ‘Renaissance Award in 2014 for Outstanding Achievement in Operations’. Within three years, Jayson subsequently led the company’s expansion achieving full-accreditation without conditions at their Kelowna campus and affiliate CDI College campus in Surrey. He held senior-level management positions as their Regional RMT Program Coordinator in BC and Program Coordinator at the Burnaby campus until October 2016. Jayson was also a paid-on-call firefighter with the City of Surrey Fire Service for 20 years, earning him the ‘Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal’ from the Governor General of Canada
Jayson’s therapeutic approach involves a comprehensive interview and assessment before determining an effective treatment plan which may include prescribing evidence-based exercises to help resolve your symptoms or condition. His focus includes orthopedic conditions such as Whiplash, acute and chronic strain, repetitive and overuse injuries, headaches, tendinopathies, neck and back pain, Sciatica, joint pain, athletic injuries, trigger points, as well as systemic conditions (ie. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, pregnancy).
When he’s not working, Jayson enjoys spending time with his young ‘Padawan’ son, teaching him how to be a Jedi master, a sprinter, swimmer and ball player. ;) He also enjoys hiking, camping, boating, golf, softball, coaching and working on home projects.
Hamish Gabriel, RMT
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Hamish is a compassionate RMT at Reclaimed Massage Therapy, Health and Wellness. His passion for health and fitness lead him to the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in which he graduated top of his class in 2018. During outreaches at the West Coast College, Hamish worked with many athletes at UBC and Douglas College both in and off-season, assisting in their recovery and performance.
Hamish’s treatments start with a thorough history and assessment to narrow down the best treatment plan. His treatments commonly utilize deep tissue massage, myofascial release and stretching. With home care, he frequently prescribes remedial exercise to ensure that his patients continue to progress in the days after their massage. Patient communication and informed consent are of utmost importance to Hamish, he always makes sure to work within his patient’s comfort. Hamish believes in a science-based, patient-centred treatment approach so that his patients most efficiently realize their goals.
In his personal time, Hamish enjoys training in the gym or cycling around the Fraser Valley pursuing his hobbies of powerlifting and cycling. Otherwise, he is with his fiance and young daughter enjoying coffee at a local cafe or on a new hike.
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