Massage Therapy

Massage therapy in Victoria and Oakbay at Arbutus Physiotherapy and Health Clinic

We offer massage therapy services. For athletes. And for everyone else.

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Benefits of massage therapy

Getting a massage can provide you with a host of benefits:

  • increases joint mobility and range of motion
  • acute and chronic pain modulation
  • aids in healing processes in acute and chronic injuries
  • decrease in scar tissue and adhesions due to postural faults, surgeries etc.
  • postural awareness
  • decreases general muscle resting tension
  • relaxation/reduces sympathetic firing
  • promotes general functionality

Let us know if you have questions, or want to book an appointment.

Massage for athletes

Anyone can benefit from a relaxing massage. But for athletes, massage can be an important part of a high performance regime.

Our Registered Massage Therapists

Stephanie Holbrook is a registered massage therapist.

Stephanie Holbrook

Registered Massage Therapist

Stephanie has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia, and has treated a wide variety of conditions, and has a particular interest in athletic injuries, postural strains, repetitive strain injuries, persistent pain and stress management, and sleep difficulties

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Kirsten Bradley, RMT, in Victoria, Vancouver Island

Kristen Bradley

Registered Massage Therapist

With 16 years of competitive swimming under her belt, as well as being a member of the Canadian National swim team, earning 3 National titles and 2 world cup titles, Kristen understands what it means to strive for optimal physical and mental health.

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Common conditions that we treat

Here’s a few of the common conditions that people see us for:

  • acute and chronic pain conditions
  • muscle tension
  • tension headaches
  • osteoarthritis
  • joint dysfunctions
  • frozen shoulder
  • impingement
  • lumbar spine conditions
  • chronic back pain

Massage therapy techniques

At Arbutus, we use a range of techniques, including:

  • deep tissue
  • general Swedish Techniques
  • myofascial and fascial release
  • joint mobilizations
  • proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
  • biofeedback
  • muscle energy
  • dynamic release
  • stretching
  • trigger point techniques
  • hydrotherapy modalities

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Helping athletes, and everyone else.

Physiotherapy | Massage therapy


For athletes. For everyone.

Physio | Massage