Jason Thompson


Registered Massage Therapist

Jason Thompson, RMT

Jason is a graduate of the three year massage therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, BC. He also has over two year’s education in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, and postgraduate studies in Myofascial Release Technique. In addition, his scope of practice includes deep tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, and pre/post-natal massage.

Jason has always had a keen interest in human anatomy and how the body functions. He finds it fascinating how everything was so intricately designed to work together. A solid background in sports is another one of Jason's assets, playing such sports as lacrosse, football, rugby and wrestling all to the collegiate level. With over 15 years in practice Jason has had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of athletes. He has worked with Junior “A” Lacrosse Teams, National Team Cyclists, Professional Body Builders, Marathon Runners, Senior Olympians, Women’s AAA Hockey Teams, UFC & MMA Fighters as well as weekend warriors.

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Charlene Ho

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Registered Massage Therapist

Charlene graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in August 2008 and become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in November 2008. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting Science (University of South Africa)

Charlene was first introduced to massage therapy while working in corporate accounting and finance. She found massage provided relief to her neck, shoulder and low back pains, as a result of spending long hours in front of the computer. Her positive experience, together with her interest in alternative health therapy and her desire to help people, led her to leave the corporate world behind in pursuit of a career in massage therapy. 

Her massage experience includes pre and post natal massage, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, MS, soft tissue injury as well as everyday stress related conditions. She uses techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point release and Swedish techniques tailored to each individual's needs.

Charlene believes in giving back to the community and volunteers at Crossroads Hospice, providing massage to palliative care patients and their caregivers. 

She is excited to share what she has learned and looks forward to working with you to achieve the same positive results.

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Lindsay M. Todd

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With an extensive history in multiple sports, Lindsay has personal knowledge of sports related injuries, she has also taken the CAN FIT PRO personal training course with a passion for getting athletes back in the game

She also taken continuing education courses in post surgical breast care, which helps with the healing process after having breast surgery, whether it be mastectomy or augmentation, working with the scar tissue to help prevent adhesions around implants.

She also works on patients during and after a pregnancy to help the changing demands on the muscles to support the body, along with the sciatica and  discomfort throughout the body.

Lindsay also works on everyday stresses from long days at the computer (neck tension, carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches)  and sometimes just to relax from life.

With an outgoing personality, she looks forward to helping you getting back to the game of life with a little less tension.

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Susan Christie Riel


Registered Massage Therapist

Susan Christie Riel has been a massage therapy practitioner at Advanced Healing Arts (formerly Coquitlam Massage Therapy) since February 1994 after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in the summer of 1993. She was registered with the College of Massage Therapy of B.C. as an RMT in the fall of that same year. In July of 2005 she moved her practice into her home and after selling it, she decided to rejoin Dr. A. Taylor at the AHA clinic location.

Susan is also a Yoga Teacher and has been teaching since the spring of 1972 after finishing a Yoga Teacher's Training Course in the summer of 1971 in Val Morin, Quebec. She has taught in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, California (1977) and Coquitlam over these many years since. She currently teaches adult community education courses for the Burnaby School Board and has been doing so since 1974.

Both Yoga and massage therapy are holistic health care and well-being practices that, when combined work very well together toward more optimal and positive patient outcomes. Susan's massage therapy practice has applied the benefits of both disciplines in the treatment of her patient load and therefore her practice has always focused on overall stress reduction, health management, maintenance and prevention. Although many of her patients started off coming to her for massage therapy after car accidents, surgery or major illness ( after being referred to her by their physicians) they most often continued treatments after recovery for overall health maintenance and prevention therapy.

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Mary van Geyn

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REFLEXOLOGY is a method of stimulating the REFLEX POINTS in the feet that correspond with each of the body’s organs and functions. It is a perfect fit with massage therapy, chiropractic, and all other healing modalities. By rebalancing and deeply relaxing the body's system, the effectiveness of other treatments are vastly improved. WHOLISTIC, NON-INVASIVE and GENTLE, it is a beneficial for all ages – infant to seniors!

Following a detailed mapping of the body, gentle pressure is applied with the fingers and thumb of the practitioner on the plantar, dorsal, lateral and medial sides of each foot. Correct stimulation of these reflex points causes a release of trapped stress and tension, bringing about a deep state of relaxation. Toxins are also released, and ones’ natural energies flow freely, assisting to normalize the entire system. The body is REVITALIZED and SUPPORTED in its own healing process.

Mary van Geyn has been offering Reflexology for 7 years with her fellow practitioners at Advanced Healing Arts. She obtained her certification from the Pacific Institute of Reflexology, completing both Basic and Advanced Clinical courses. She is currently a Board Member with the Reflexology Association of BC, acting as their Membership Director. She attended both UBC and SFU, and holds a B.A. in Communications – Interpersonal Relations.

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