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Becky Taylor, Owner and RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Becky Taylor, B.h.sc., B.A., R.M.T., Owner

Becky 's first job as a massage therapist was at a remote fishing lodge in Haida Gwaii during the summers of 2006 and 2007. The experience gave her the opportunity to work with many different people and conditions in a condensed period of time. Being at the lodge helped her develop the skills needed to use therapeutic techniques, taught in the 3000 hour RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and provide a deep treatment while keeping it relaxing and enjoyable.

Becky began working permanently in Victoria in October 2007 and decided to open her own clinic in January 2009. In August, 2009 Becky also completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences with a focus in Massage Therapy.


Andromeda Danee Cowley, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Danee Cowley R.M.T.

Andromeda Danee Cowley graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2015. Danee was a research assistant for an osteopathic study on TMJ dysfunction in 2015 and 2016 and continues to study and learn about brain physiology, pain science and somatic education (such as Feldenkrais) through workshops and as an avid reader.

Danee was introduced to massage therapy after experiencing migraine headaches and back spasms in childhood. Danee has experienced powerful physical and mental healing through massage therapy and strives to help others reconnect with their bodies and their own ability to heal.


Ezra Shafey, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Ezra Shafey, R.M.T.

Ezra is an RMT graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy here in Victoria. The active treatment style which he employs is reflected in both the engaging techniques used to promote tissue health and mobility and in the active participation of the patient. He aspires to have a mindful "movement as therapy" approach to his treatments.


Lauren Fellows, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Lauren Fellows R.M.T.

Lauren is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

During and after her time at college, Lauren worked as a research assistant for an osteopathic study on TMJ dysfunction. Through this work, she was able to expand her knowledge in the world of research and various assessment protocols pertinent to this condition.

Lauren aims to create a comfortable therapeutic relationship with her patients to help them reach their optimum level of health and function. She likes creating individualized treatment plans by utilizing various techniques that suit the needs of each patient.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hiking, fitness, cooking, playing musical instruments, reading and traveling.


Madeline McIntyre, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Madeline McIntyre R.M.T.

Madeline graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005 and completed a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in 2009. She has practiced massage therapy in BC, England and Australia.

Madeline's therapeutic focus includes treatment for headaches, injury rehabilitation, pre-natal care and stress reduction. She also has extensive experience with sports massage for amateur and professional athletes and has worked with the Canadian Ski Team and the Australian National Rugby League.

Madeline recently returned to Victoria with her young family and is enjoying practicing massage therapy once again in this beautiful city.


Ryan Moen, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Ryan Moen R.M.T.

Ryan graduated locally from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009. Since then he has practiced simultaneously at multi-disciplinary health clinics and luxury hotel spa settings. Ryan has spent his career focusing on the holistic approach that pain is most often a presentation and the problem can be as multifaceted as the individual. He believes health is found in the equilibrium of activity, diet, mind and practiced on the day to day. Ryan aims to treat the problem and not just soothe the dysfunction momentarily.

Treatments with Ryan utilize subtle techniques to allow the body to relax back into balance, improving posture with myofascial release and relieving pain with a combination of trigger point therapy and swedish massage. Ryan has studied under Ann Sleeper with an introduction to Osteopathic techniques and hopes to continue down that education pathway.


Sarah Clyne, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Sarah Edmonds, R.M.T.

Sarah is back from maternity leave as of December 2019.

Sarah graduated in 2005 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. Her first career opportunity took her north of Vancouver Island to work at a Spa and Wellness Center at Sonora Resort. She has since been practicing in multidisciplinary clinics in Victoria, creating a balance of targeting deep muscle pain and tension while creating an overall relaxing and comfortable treatment environment.

In her spare time, Sarah likes walking along the ocean, playing volleyball, yoga, knitting and spending time with friends and family. Sarah has enjoyed helping Becky create her vision of Renew from its conception and looks forward to the continued growth of her practice.


Shannon Walker, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Shannon Dobell-Walker R.M.T.

Shannon graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy's 3000 hour RMT program in 2009 as well as the spa therapy course in 2007. Completion of both programs influences her treatment style and allows her to work on the deeper tissues yet maintain a relaxation element. Shannon believes that every treatment should address the unique needs of the individual patient.


Sebastian Beaudet, RMT at Renew Health Victoria

Sebastian Beaudet R.M.T.

Sebastian's lifelong commitment to the arts of climbing, partner acrobatics and dance translate into his manual therapy through a unique understanding of kinaesthetic movement and the body's natural desire to be guided through its expression. Utilizing breath work, active modalities, and myofascial techniques under the umbrella of deep relaxation, he leaves his clients with renewed respect for their body's inherent strength and resilience.


Acupuncture

Sandra Robertson, Registered Practitioner of Chinese Medicine at Renew Health Victoria

Sandra Robertson, R.TCMP.

Sandra Robertson is a Registered Practitioner of Chinese Medicine with the CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia). She completed her 5 year Doctor of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in Victoria, B.C. and has been registered and practicing in B.C. for 10 years since 2008. She is a Women’s health professional and is licensed to practice Acupuncture and to dispense Herbal Medicine.

Sandra has taken further training at the Hunan University of TCM in Changsha, China, where she completed a practicum focusing on Women’s health, as well as specialized continuing education courses. She is skilled in treating:

  • Menstrual Problems
    Irregular cycles, painful periods, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, PMS, fatigue, headaches, amenorrhea (no periods)
  • Infertility
    PCOS, unexplained infertility, IVF assistance, regulate hormones, miscarriage, boost fertility when trying to conceive
  • Pregnancy Related Issues
    Nausea and vomiting, back, sciatic, abdominal and pelvic pain, breech presentation, cervical ripening, delayed labour, anxiety and stress
  • Postpartum Support
    Milk supply, postpartum depression, back pain
  • Menopausal Symptoms
    Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, dryness and libido issues

“I provide a comfortable, nurturing atmosphere to help you on your journey of striving towards inner harmony, balance, awareness and a healthy lifestyle.”

Learn more about Sandra at sandrarobertsonacupuncture.com