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BruceSM.jpgLorraine Bruce

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist

Lorraine Bruce graduated from the West Coast College of Massage therapy in Vancouver, B.C. in 1985, Vancouver's first accredited college in BC for massage therapy.

Lorraine's interest in becoming a massage therapist occurred after receiving personal treatment herself. She knew immediately she was destined to relieve pain and help others! Lorraine's specialty is deep tissue and myofascial release.

Lorraine has great compassion for people and it shows in her work. Massage therapy has given Lorraine a great deal of satisfaction in seeing her clients improve from such conditions as whiplash, work-related injuries, overuse syndromes, fibromyalgia, and a variety of other soft-tissue problems. Patients comment that Lorraine works intuitively, which she credits to her combined knowledge of on-going accreditation and her natural empathy. In short, Lorraine understands the needs of each individual.

Lorraine looks forward to meeting you, your family and your friends!


Lydia Chin RMTLydia Chin

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist

Lydia Chin, R.M.T., completed her training of 3000 hours as a Registered Massage Therapist in April 2010, at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC.

Lydia is eager and committed to applying her knowledge of massage therapy towards attaining and maintaining a healthy and well balanced lifestyle to all clients. She welcomes and appreciates the challenges of working with a variety of clients and tailors each treatment to meet the client's particular needs.

Lydia is extremely excited to be working as part of a diverse team of professionals that promote health and rehabilitation. She values a multi-disciplinary approach to health and believes massage is an important part of achieving overall well-being.

Lydia utilizes a number of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, hydrotherapy, general swedish, deep tissue and relaxation techniques. She has an interest in, and wishes to further her knowledge in myofascial release and muscle energy techniques.


Janine_Siddall.jpgJanine Siddall

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist

Janine graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon BC.

Janine's experience includes working in busy cross disciplinary clinics, working with chiropractors, naturopaths, physiotherapists, occupational health professionals, hand specialists and even sleepy Zen clinics with only massage therapists. Janine has also been an instructor (training in many advanced techniques) at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapists with her program being the first to graduate with the 3,000 hour requirement.

Janine does Myofascial and Deep Tissue work and uses subtle techniques such as Muscle Energy and Manual Lymph Drainage. She also has a developing interest in Craniosacral therapy. Her specialty is treatment of the  shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis and headaches. Apart from her clinical work, Janine has a fascination with energy work and intuitive healing very much like Reiki.

As a new member Nanaimo's community Janine looks forward to joining the rowing club, participating in water sports such as kayaking and experiencing long, rambling adventures with her dog Gyspy. Janine grew up overseas and such, has traveled extensively. Her background also includes training in dance which Janine says is why she has a real interest in working with dancers.

Janine brings a wealth of experience and a great positive attitude to our community.


Meghan Reid RMTMeghan Reid

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist

Meghan, originally from Osoyoos BC, is a 2012 graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax NS.  She first began practicing as an RMT in Alberta but recently moved to Vancouver Island and joined the team at Woodgrove Pines Clinic.

Massage Therapy is a true passion for Meghan.  She enjoys continuously learning about the body, its mechanics, and what makes us work!  Meghan’s goal, with each patient, is to provide the most effective treatment to not only alleviate the cause of their symptoms, but to provide them with the education they need to help maintain their treatment gains and improve their overall quality of life.

In addition to practicing as a RMT, she also enjoys fitness training, outdoor activities, baking, and plays a variety of sports including baseball, volleyball, and golf.  Meghan also recently received an Honorable Mention from the Massage Therapy Foundation for her work in an International Research Case Report contest.


Maria_Kirkbride_RMTMaria Kirkbride

R.M.T
Registered Massage Therapist

Maria is a 2013 graduate of the 3000 hour program of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. During her time at WCCMT she was fortunate enough to treat a wide variety of pathologies.

Maria is committed to working closely with each client to assist them in achieving their specific therapeutic goals. To meet each client’s needs, she draws from a variety of effective techniques including deep tissue, trigger point release, Swedish modalities, relaxation and stress reduction, and myofascial release.

Maria is excited to work alongside a diverse group of professionals, and is eager to use her knowledge of the human body to help restore and maintain optimal health and pain free function for her patients.


Mike Joyce

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist

Mike Joyce is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy (August 2014) in Victoria BC. Following graduation Mike moved to Parksville, BC at the beginning of 2015 after living in Victoria for the previous twelve years.

Mike started giving massages when he was a teenager to friends and family, and really enjoyed being able to help relax and heal others. He's been in love with the profession ever since and nothing makes him happier than to help out others.

Mike likes to use deep tissue techniques, myofascial work, general swedish massage(GSM), triggerpoint therapy and cranial/sacral work to help with sports injuries, strains, sprains, fibromyalgia, disc bulges, sciatica, or any other health problems. Mike can also help if you simply wish to receive a relaxation treatment.

Currently, Mike is looking into getting more training in the next year or so for increased muscle energy technique(MET) methods.

Please welcome Mike to our clinic!