At ALTURA MASSAGE THERAPY our knowledgeable and skilled staff work together to provide a calm and relaxing environment to promote health and healing of both body and mind for our patients.
John Paul DaSilva, RMT
This native of Powell River, BC entered the massage therapy profession in 2005 following a career shift from the banking and health insurance fields. Since May 2005, John Paul (a.k.a. JP) has maintained his practice within the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam; Port Coquitlam; Port Moody).
In his work-life balance, JP enjoys an active lifestyle that includes (but not limited to) hiking, traveling, motorcycle riding and bagpipe band drumming. He is a retired Captain of the Canadian Armed Forces (Army), and is currently the Drum Major for the Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band.
Available – Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
Andrew Morrison, RMT
Andrew enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and conditions, in particular providing relief and treatment of headache pain, stress, pain management and pre and post-natal care. He has attended a Fascial Congress seminar and has taken further training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the GH (shoulder) joint. Outside of work Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and gardening.
Available – Monday / Tuesday / Friday / Sunday
Chung Luc, RMT, BSc.
Chung graduated from the 3000 hour program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. He also has a degree in Biology from University of British Columbia. Chung has always had a special interest in health care, and the desire to make a difference, as his mother suffers from chronic migraine and arthritis pain. Besides migraine and arthritis, Chung also has particular interests in treating individuals with sports injuries and TMJ dysfunctions. Chung works hard at honing his skills, and utilizes a variety of techniques, including myofascial release, neuromuscular, trigger point release, as well as active and passive stretching. During his free time Chung enjoys taking his two boys fishing, swimming, and having friends and family over for dinner and an occasional poker game.
Available – Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday
Roberta Caird, RMT
Roberta graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017, and has since enjoyed a rewarding career helping her patients with their health goals. She has worked with many different clients, ranging from athletes to pregnancy. Her treatments focus on overall health, relaxation, and stress reduction. Roberta is looking forward to adding more specialized training in the near future to help her patients.
Roberta’s previous experience includes a diploma in Horticulture Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and worked for the City of Coquitlam in their Parks Department.
In her spare time, Roberta enjoys spending time outside in nature, as well as playing ice hockey.
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Ayako Kobayashi, RMT
Ayako graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. In 2020, she successfully completed the provincial board examinations to become a Registered Massage Therapist in British Columbia. An individual committed to helping patients manage their conditions, she is excited to start a new chapter in her career. Prior to entering massage therapy, Ayako worked as a shiatsu therapist having graduated from the 2000-hour program at the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy. She further studied the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. On her free time, Ayako enjoys reading, hiking, and solving puzzles.
Available – Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday
Katie Bird, RMT
Putting your health first isn’t always an easy task, but it’s the first step in creating your own optimal state of wellbeing. Katie enjoys being that person who helps guide individuals in a positive direction, physically and mentally, to make a change for the better.
Katie understands that taking the time to learn and understand an individual’s personal needs is essential for creating an effective massage treatment plan. She utilizes relaxation techniques to help decrease the physical and mental effects that stress can have on the body, while integrating other massage techniques to help decrease pain and discomfort in areas that take the brunt from the day-to-day lifestyle. We tend to underestimate how much pressure the human body is under in order to function appropriately for the task at hand. Whether you are an office worker or a stay-at-home parent, Katie takes pride using manual therapy techniques to help increase patients’ quality of well being. Educating her patients about the origin of their physical discomfort, and providing supportive home care tips, helps provide a long term solution.
Katie graduated from Vancouver Career College and completed board exams in 2020. She particularly enjoys treating maternity patients, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunctions, and postural dysfunctions.
Katie grew up in the Sunshine Coast, and has been living in Vancouver for over five years. She enjoys experiencing Vancouver’s multiculturalism, loves trying new foods, exploring new places, hiking, trail walking, or simply relaxing at the beach.
Katie looks forward to meeting new people, and hopes to see you in the clinic soon.
Available – Saturday / Sunday / Monday / Tuesday
Sarah Anchikoski, RMT
Sarah graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in December 2020. She loves having the opportunity to work with a wide range of people from all stages of life.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys playing sports such as volleyball and basketball. She also enjoys hiking and travelling.
Available – Sunday / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday
Christopher Buonsante, RMT
Christopher is a graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy; working with a wide variety of patients during the included 550+ hours of hands-on experience. Christopher has been trained in various modalities of massage including relaxation, therapeutic, pregnancy etc. His goal is to ensure that you leave each treatment feeling relaxed and energized to face the day.
Before his career in massage therapy Christopher accumulated 10 years of experience in customer service, adding a personal touch to his quality of care. When he’s not practicing massage therapy, Christopher enjoys cooking, traveling, and films.
Available – Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
Nikhil Nair, RMT
Nikhil is a graduate of CDI College in South Surrey. He experienced working with a wide variety of patients during his student career, and enjoys applying his knowledge and skills to provide a better quality of care to his patients.
Nikhil works actively with patients, helping them overcome their pain toward achieving their optimum level of function. He believes every patient is unique and approaches treatment with respect to their individual complaints. Nikhil was previously a physiotherapist in India, having gained 5 years of experience in rehabilitation and patient care.
In his free time, Nikhil enjoys hiking, trail riding and loves travelling.
Available – Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday