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Pacific Spirit Massage

James Goranko, RMT

James is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program and has been in practice at Pacific Spirit Therapeutics since 2011. James believes in consistently renewing his knowledge by enrolling in continuing education courses and by being involved in the learning process with new massage therapy students. James also gives back to the community through Massage Therapy by donating his skills to organizations such as: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the BC Positively Living Society. James uses a variety of techniques, such as: Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Myo-Fascial, Trigger Point Release, Stretching, M.E.T. (muscle energy technique), and Joint Mobilizations. James is also a certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.

Book an appointment with James today and get a hand in healthy living.


Rob Joynson, RMT

Rob is a Registered Massage Therapist who successfully completed the 2300 hour program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) in 2015. In his work Rob focuses on releasing soft tissue restrictions, which allows for greater tissue mobility and flexibility. Rob's goal in treatment is to provide personalized care based on the patient's individual needs, and to assist them in achieving optimal health and function. Rob encourages his clients to be proactive in their healing process by educating them and customizing a home care regime that may include stretching, strengthening and remedial exercises to facilitate the recovery process. Rob understands the importance of treating each new client as a whole person and he loves the challenge of uncovering the root of dysfunction or pain, rather than simply treating symptomatically. In his treatments he uses a combination of relaxation techniques, joint mobilizations and deep tissue massage, fascial work, muscle energy technique, trigger point therapy and passive and active movement in order to reduce pain, increase function and increase overall well-being. He is well versed in a multitude of musculoskeletal and systemic conditions; however, he is particularly interested in treating chronic neck and low-back pain, tension headaches and stress and anxiety.

Devon Lachance, RMT

Devon graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) 3000 hour program in 2010 and is a member of both the College of Massage Therapists of BC as well as the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of BC. As a strong believer in the importance of ongoing education, Devon continues to take courses to improve the care provided to his patients and has returned to WCCMT for the past two years as an educator. While each treatment is focused to specifically address the issues of the individual at hand, Devon is trained in a variety of massage therapy techniques that include myofascial release, ligamentous articular strain technique, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, joint mobilizations and deep tissue massage. In his experience as an RMT thus far Devon has had success rehabilitating conditions such as adhesive capsulitis(frozen shoulder), plantar fasciitis, chronic low back pain, whiplash and tendinitis. As an active member of the community, Devon is proud to work in Vancouver’s West End. He serves a wide variety of clients and is always open to meeting and treating new people.

Justin Adam Smith, RMT

Justin graduated from the WWCMT in Victoria in 2006, and after working in Vancouver’s spa industry, set up his practice in Vancouver at the beginning of 2008. Justin’s approach to manual therapy treatment is varied depending on the treatment needs of each individual patient, recognizing that adapting to patient needs is key to facilitating a return to proper function. He utilizes deep tissue techniques such as myofascial release, connective tissue release, trigger point therapy and muscle/ligament attachment release; as well as gentler techniques such as joint mobilization, osteopathic techniques designed for manual therapy, end-range loading, joint release and muscle energy adjustments. Justin believes that every individual can benefit from regular manual therapy treatments. He treats a wide variety of patients involved in different activities. Justin takes an holistic approach to musculosketetal health through recognizing the difference between “cause” and “symptoms”, and has treated a variety of pathological dysfunctions.

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Rick Girardeau, RMT

A graduate of the WCCMT 3000 hour program, Rick continues to hone his skill with continued education and a passion for the craft. With the intention of tapping into the inherent natural healing potential of the individual, Rick utilizes a variety of techniques to bring about a reversal of muscle imbalance. Incorporating modalities such as trigger point and myo-fascial release, joint mobilization, assisted stretching and general Swedish massage, Rick strives to provide an effective treatment suited to the individual.Rick has an extensive background in yoga and weight training, along with a committed meditation practice. He has access to a wealth of personal experience and educational training to draw from to provide a professional evaluation and skillful, effective treatment.

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Kim Nguyen, RMT

Kim grew up on the West Coast and graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program in New Westminster. His interest in massage therapy began while globe-trotting in Australia, when he happened to find himself in the company of a group of health professionals. Kim brings a genuine openness, curiosity, and enthusiastic smile to every treatment. His orthopaedic approach may include the use of myofascial release, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, and Swedish massage. Kim recognizes the individuality and changing nature of the human body and mind, and therefore adapts every treatment to fit your present needs. Whether that means restoring you to function after an injury, getting you back to work, bettering your quality of life, or simply helping you relax, Kim is happy to help each and every person who walks through his door.

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Ed Wong, RMT

Trigger points! If you have trigger points (aka knots), Ed will find them. Ed firmly believes in a systematic and holistic approach including releasing trigger points to give the client the most bang for the buck and the fastest road to recovery from chronic injury. Many of the clients Ed has seen have been in search for an RMT who is committed to stamping out trigger points. A former competitive swimmer, runner, and triathlete, Ed has experienced just about every sports injury first hand. While a competitive athlete, Ed developed a severe herniated lumbar disc which ended up in surgery. As a result, Ed is keen in helping clients with back problems through massage and through a positive approach in lifestyle change.

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Eric Stephenson, RMT

Eric registered with the College of Massage Therapist of British Columbia in 2012 having completed more than 3,000 hours of education at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Using an approach that balances therapeutic techniques with those designed to soothe and restore, he employs a wide variety of treatment modalities, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, deep-tissue massage and dynamic, assisted stretching. Eric feels privileged to work with his clients to help facilitate positive changes in their lives through consultation and collaboration and has proven effective in treating sports and overuse injuries, back and neck pain, postural concerns, headaches, stress, and anxiety. Through personalized care, he strives to guide his clients to a pain-free and healthy life. After two years in Hawaii, Eric is excited to be living and practicing back home in the West End. He is thrilled to be a part of the community and always looks forward to meeting new people.