Our Team​

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 CD 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

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

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 – Sunday / Monday / Tuesday / Thursday

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

Brianna Novedo-Kolp
Massage Professional (Student Intern)

Brianna is currently in her sixth and final semester of the Massage Therapy program at Langara College. She believes that helping someone’s ailments coincides with the awareness and respect of any biological, psychological, or sociological components. She takes every concern a client has into consideration, and is driven to help them towards their goals.

When Brianna is not in clinic, she loves going to the gym and spending time with her dog Tucker. She is an avid foodie, enjoying new restaurants and posting about her experiences!

Available – Thursday / Friday / Saturday