Aghar Al-Qusus

Kinesiology / Athletic Therapy

As a Kinesiologist, Aghar is very interested in the human body and movement, looking to keep his patients moving with every treatment, and prides his practice on educating his clients about their body. Aghar is also certified in Graston technique, a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization.

Aghar worked for ICBC as a “Recovery Specialist”. At ICBC he case managed patients involved in motor vehicle accidents. He has an extensive understanding of all the resources available to you, this is an unmatched advantage for your care!

Aghar also worked with WorkSafe BC, BC Ferries, Waste Management, Air Canada, Canada Post, and many others providing return to work services/planning.

Camila Bianchi

Registered Massage Therapy

After moving to Canada, Camila decided to change careers and graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. During her 3000-hour program, she was able to find herself professionally through the ability to help others. She likes to use diverse techniques to adjust to different needs, but some of her favourites are deep tissue massage, relaxation techniques, joint mobilizations, dynamic release, trigger point release and myofascial release. In her continued studies, Camila has now the chance to focus on women’s health, one of her main areas of interest. Some of the courses she took include prenatal massage, post c-section massage and infant massage. Her ultimate goal with her treatments and prescribed home care is to improve quality of life by helping bodies to unlearn the pain-cycle that comes with persistent pain.

Camila is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Cyril Canaria

Massage Therapy (Non-Registered)

Cyril Canaria is currently studying at VCMT to become a registered massage therapist. He spent the last 5 years as a certified personal trainer with a primary focus on functional, weight loss and hypertrophy training.

Growing up he was involved in a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, track and field, Jlu jitsu, swimming, badminton and tennis. In the last 4 years he gained a deep passion for bodybuilding and is currently a Men’s Physique and Classic Physique competitor.

He decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy to gain a better understanding of the human body and the healthcare field. His goal from providing treatments while studying is to improve his skills so that he can share his knowledge as a future healthcare provider and fitness professional in the hopes of inspiring his clients to live a healthy Iifestyle.

Darcy Besharah

Registered Massage Therapy

The perfect blend of relaxation of deep tissue tension and pain relief. Darcy’s style includes modalities working with fascia, muscle tissues, joints, circulatory and immune system holistically. Her years of practice from several different schools and perspectives has cultured her intuition to locate and resolve through sense of touch.

Dr. Nikea Fenton

Chiropractic, Orthotics

Dr. Nikea Fenton graduated from the University of Saskatchewan earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology with Great Distinction. She continued on to the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic with Summa Cum Laude and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology.

As a former competitive gymnast, Dr. Nikea is aware of the physical toll that sports can have on the body and the resulting injuries. It was during these times and while being involved in a motor vehicle accident where she experienced the profound benefits of chiropractic care, thus pursuing the profession.

Dr. Nikea’s goal is not only to alleviate pain but also uncover and address the root causes of discomfort. She understands that each patient is different and provides diverse care tailored to each patient’s individualized goals. The variety of techniques Dr. Nikea uses includes manual adjustments, drop table methods, soft tissue techniques such as instrument assisted tool, cupping and myofascial release. She also incorporates patient education, stretches and rehabilitation exercises, giving each patient specialized therapy that will enable them to achieve long-term, sustainable improvements in their health.

Dr. Nikea is a dedicated chiropractor with a passion for serving the diverse needs of the general population. Whether you are struggling with acute or chronic pain, recovering from injuries, seeking maintenance care or an athlete pursuing peak performance, Dr. Nikea is committed to aiding you on your path to optimal health and holistic well-being.

Recently making the Pacific Northwest her home, Dr. Nikea was drawn to the region by her love for the outdoors. Whether she’s hiking or backpacking through the wilderness, carving through the slopes on her snowboard, or cross country skiing, Dr. Nikea is as dedicated to an active lifestyle as she is to her patients’ health.

Dr. Sonia Deol

Chiropractic, Orthotics

Dr. Sonia Deol graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon to obtain her Doctorate in Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.

Dr. Deol practices diversified full body chiropractic manipulation and is a certified provider of Active Release Techniques® (ART) and Graston Technique®. These are both soft tissue therapies that can be used in addition or alternatively to traditional chiropractic care.

Dr. Deol has a special interest in pre and post natal care, as well as the care for the tiny humans that come along with it. Dr. Deol is a firm believer that patient education is very important for injury recovery and prevention. .

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Deol is kept busy with her family including two young sons and has a passion for travel and experiencing the cultures and foods of the world.

Emilie Jolin

Registered Massage Therapy

Please note that Emilie is not taking any ICBC patients at this time.

Emilie’s focus is to create a welcoming and inclusive space for patients.  Working together to create a functional treatment plan, Emilie strives to meet her patients where they are and help them get to where they want to be.

Emilie’s passions include working with pre and post-natal patients (pregnancy), digestion imbalances, chronic anxiety and stress.

She utilizes techniques such as: Swedish (relaxation), Deep tissue, Myofascial release, Pin & stretch, Passive stretch, and many more.

Emilie has completed a Bachelors in Social Work at the University of Ottawa (2016). Upon moving to Vancouver and meeting a Registered Massage Therapist, she realized she could mix her passion for helping others feel their best and promoting health & wellness in her community through massage.

Emilie is fluent in both English and French.

Erica Bae

Registered Massage Therapy

Erica Bae is a dedicated massage therapist fluent in both English and Korean, committed to providing holistic care and promoting well-being through massage therapy. Formerly immersed in the world of import and export, Erica found her true passion in the realm of health and wellness, prompting her transition into massage therapy.

As a recent graduate from the CDI College Massage Therapy program, Erica brings a fresh perspective and a diverse skill set to her practice.

Specializing in a broad array of methods, Erica offers a comprehensive range of treatments tailored to meet the individual needs of her clients. From pregnancy massage to lymphatic drainage, deep tissue manipulation to relaxation therapy, Erica employs a variety of techniques to address specific concerns and promote overall wellness.

Her approach to massage therapy is rooted in compassion, intuition, and a deep understanding of the body-mind connection. Erica creates a nurturing environment where clients can relax, rejuvenate, and restore balance. She believes in empowering her clients with education and self-care strategies to support their ongoing well-being.

Erica is fluent in both English and Korean.

Krista Worden

Massage Therapy (Non-Registered)

Krista Worden is currently a student at VCMT aspiring to become a Registered Massage Therapist. With just half of her rigorous program left to complete, Krista’s journey to becoming an RMT is marked by her passion for wellness, athletic background, and commitment to helping others.

Krista’s path to health and well-being was shaped by her involvement in diverse sports such as volleyball and ultimate frisbee. This passion for fitness seamlessly transitioned into her dedication to weight training, a pursuit she has embraced for the past three years.

Through her enrollment in the program, Krista has merged her enthusiasm for health and her dedication to aiding others. She endeavors to enter each session with attentive ears, a compassionate demeanor, and a deep desire to comprehend her clients’ concerns, objectives, and unique situations.

Mrs. Charity Cheng


Charity is a registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who graduated from Central College after 5 years of TCM study. Charity continually upgrades her skills and offers her patients what she has learned from further coursework in Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, Balance Method acupuncture, Pulse Balancing acupuncture, fascial release, Fu’s subcutaneous needling method, and Yuan Shi Dian medicine. She is certified in facial rejuvenation acupuncture and is an aromatherapy instructor for the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

Having immigrated to Vancouver in 1996 as a computer system analyst, she successfully completed the Y2000 changes to the Continuing Care Information Management System for the Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors Province of British Columbia from 1998 to 2000. Because of her frequent exposure to Western medicine doctors and Traditional Chinese medicine doctors for an early childhood illness, she decided she wanted to help others with their health, so she started her TCM studies in 2011. After graduation, she continued to study TCM, as well as various alternative therapies. She actively seeks a harmonious balance between everyone’s body, mind, and environment, so that people can enjoy a happy and healthy life.

During an initial appointment, you can expect a detailed assessment to help Charity narrow down the source or cause of your health issue. She will create a treatment plan before each session, and during treatment, Charity will always adjust to your comfort level, checking in with you so you can feel comfortable and relaxed. Before the end of each session, Charity will reassess your condition. She may also provide you with instructions on acupoints to massage and health tips/recommendations for you to practice at home so you can continue your wellness journey.

Charity is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Ms. Lisa Marie Taves

Registered Massage Therapy

Lisa has always had a passion for helping others - especially when it comes to their health. As a registered massage therapist, Lisa believes in patient-centred care and aims to have each of her clients leave the treatment room pain-free.

Lisa advocates for mental and physical well-being as a top priority in healthy living and believes that massage therapy is instrumental in helping achieve this. Lisa treats both private and ICBC patients.

Reem Manna


Reem Manna is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of BC. Her treatment plan encompasses treating the root cause of the injury and education towards prevention of future recurrences. She provides hands-on manual therapy, personalized exercise programs and educates patients to help decrease their pain, improve their mobility and work towards their goals. She has an extensive clinical experience that varies from motor vehicle accidents to working with cancer patients at the hospital.

Reem seeks to empower patients with their recovery and rehabilitation in order to overcome physical limitations along with good pain management.

Santiago (Santi) Esteves

Registered Massage Therapy

Santiago’s focus is on client-centred care. He works with each individual to identify their unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their concerns. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or simply looking to relax, Santiago is here to help you achieve your wellness goals. Santiago is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to his clients at all times.

Santiago is a graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Langara College. His education at Langara has equipped him with a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, and massage techniques, allowing him to provide his clients with a comprehensive and effective treatment experience. Santiago works with multiple techniques, including:

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial
  • Trigger Point release
  • PNF stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)
  • ROODS techniques
  • Tapotement
  • Basic Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Joint Mobilizations

In his free time, Santiago prioritizes his physical and mental well-being by working out, hiking, and swimming. He also enjoys listening to uplifting music to keep him motivated and energized throughout the day. When he’s not outdoors, he enjoys spending time with his dog. Quality time with his family and partner and hanging out with supportive friends are also important to him.

Santiago is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Ye Kil (Gil) Choi

Registered Massage Therapy

Ye Kil (Gil) Choi is a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist with a wealth of diverse treatment experiences. Her unwavering focus lies in delivering patient-centered care, a principle she upholds across all her therapeutic techniques. Prior to embarking on her journey as an RMT, Gil spent seven years as a physiotherapist at a prominent hospital in Korea. This tenure has endowed her with exceptional hands-on skills and technique.

Proficient in a broad array of methods, Gil offers treatments that include Pregnancy massage, lymphatic massage, deep tissue manipulation, relaxation therapy, and TMJ Massage. She also specializes in Abdominal, Visceral, and Fascia massage, showcasing her holistic approach to body wellness.

Undoubtedly, Ye Kil’s most treasured asset is her extensive professional journey, influenced by her interactions with countless patients over the years. This substantial experience has equipped her with the ability to tailor treatments precisely to the unique needs of each individual.

Ye Kil is fluent in English and Korean.