Registered Massage Therapists

All of our therapists are registered and act in conformity with the Registered Massage Therapists of British Columbia and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia. associations

Johanna Kanters

Registered Massage Therapist

Using massage therapy techniques in combination can provide effective treatment for acute and chronic muscle and joint pain; and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Johanna Kanters, can provide that right combination of therapy techniques for you.

Johanna Kanters is a 2010 graduate of the D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy School in Ontario. She was a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for four years and relocated to beautiful British Columbia in 2015. She is now a licensed member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and a member of the Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia. Since graduating, Johanna has worked primarily in auto and workplace injury rehabilitation.

Johanna enjoys working with you to effectively treat muscle imbalances, working to alleviate pain and stress on joints, and developing a massage therapy treatment program that focuses on pain relief and improvement that you can maintain for the long term.

She uses both observation and client feedback to tailor treatment plans to each individual client. Johanna implements a combination of massage therapy techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, and joint mobilization with stretching to help relieve a large variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Sara Sanderson

Registered Massage Therapist

The right massage therapy treatment can make a significant difference to your health and wellness and Sara Sanderson, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), can provide that treatment program for you.

Sara graduated from the Vancouver Career College Registered Massage Therapy program in 2015 and is licensed by the College of Massage Therapists of BC. Sara has always demonstrated a talent for working with her hands, which was accompanied by a deep desire to help others. After serving the past seven years as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Sara turned her focus on, and energy towards, working in a practice that actively and directly helps others.

Massage therapy has helped Sara to rekindle her quest for knowledge of the intricacy of the human body while being able to make a difference in the lives of the people she works with. Sara is passionate about working with each and every client to reach their health and wellness goals while supporting the body’s innate ability to restore its strength and balance in areas of pain and injury.

Whether you want to get back to running, focus on an injury or chronic pain, return to work, or enhance your everyday life, Sara is confident in her ability to provide a massage therapy treatment plan that works effectively for you.

Amanda Thompson

Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda graduated from the  RMT program at Vancouver Career College in 2014, where she focused on learning to treat a variety of health issues such as repetitive stress injury, headache, postural dysfunction, and whiplash. Her practice has continued to grow as she's worked  with clients who have had head injuries, muscle spasms, high stress, and pregnancy. She works hard to see improvement in her clients health by creating an individual treatment plan with home care exercises for each person.

Amanda got involved in the RMT program when she realized a passion for natural health and healing, and considers herself lucky to be actively involved in her clients path to wellness. When not practicing massage, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors with her dog, Hitch, kickboxing, and yoga. She looks forward to working with you one on one to help achieve your optimal health.

Melinda Hanyi

Registered Massage Therapist

Melinda knows from personal experience what a world of difference professional massage therapy makes. Injured in a severe motor vehicle accident in 2005, Melinda has discovered firsthand the extraordinary healing, restorative, and rejuvenating effects of massage therapy on her journey towards renewed health and wellness.

A passion for sharing this knowledge informs Melinda’s practice with a unique, attentive, and gentle approach. Utilizing a wide variety of techniques, including hydrotherapy, Swedish massage, joint mobilization, and myofascial release, Melinda provides each patient with specialized treatment options tailored to their specific needs in a safe and nurturing environment.

A graduate of Vancouver Career College, Melinda continues expanding and deepening her knowledge of current massage therapy modalities and techniques, attending informative seminars and workshops on an ongoing basis. In her leisure time Melinda enjoys keeping her fingers nimble with needlepoint and cross stitch , her eyes keen with photography, her back strong with gardening and her loved ones well nourished with her culinary fare.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, experiencing chronic pain, or simply need to de-stress from a life of overwhelming demands, Melinda will help you discover a healing way to wellness.

A world of difference is a treatment away. Contact Melinda at 604999-8059, and feel the difference today.

Emma Bauden

Registered Massage Therapist

Emma graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017 and is a licensed member with the College of Massage therapist of British Columbia, as well a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of British Columbia. She was driven to pursue a career in Massage Therapy for her interest and first-hand experience in the positive effects and healing properties of manual therapy.

Experiencing a number of conditions from acute and chronic injury, whiplash, sports related, neurological injury, headaches, anxiety, stress and even day to day tension, Emma believes that patient care within the clinic and in daily life is most important. Sharing her knowledge, if it be an injury, alignment, life style, stress management or maintenance, every patients treatment plan is different from person to person. Each individual has requirements different from another, diverse techniques that are appropriate for each patient.

Emma utilizes a number of techniques catered to each individuals needs including swedish massage, petrissage, pressure point release, trigger point release, myofascial, stretching and joint mobilizations to decrease acute and chronic muscle and joint pain. Emma strives to provide a patient specific treatment plan and a guideline of activities including stretching, hydrotherapy, daily postural advice and exercise to maximize a positive outcome.

She looks forward to guiding and working with you to provide the best treatment plan in optimizing patient goals and quality of life.

Jessica Jamieson

Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica graduated with honours from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in April 2019. She recently passed her Board Exams and is excited to join the wonderful team of RMTs at TriCore!

Jessica’s passion for health, wellness and fitness drew her towards the profession of Massage Therapy. She has seen the strong impact regular massage can have on a person’s life and has also experienced it firsthand.

Jessica employs techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, passive stretching and neuromuscular techniques to help decrease pain, increase range of motion and improve overall relaxation.

Her philosophy is that patient involvement is key in decreasing chronic pain as well as treating acute injuries. Jessica creates tailored homecare plans for each of her patients combining active rehabilitation and strengthening exercises, stretches, mindfulness techniques and deep breathing. She believes that pain is complex and multifaceted and should be approached from all angles, and her treatment style reflects this.