Tricia Schiedel - B.A., RMT, Owner
Tricia has been practicing massage therapy since 1996 and is a member or the Massage Therapist's Association of BC. Her background as a competitive athlete and a bachelors degree in physical education led her to massage therapy. Tricia is also certified in Sport Massage by the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA).
She has since studied various techniques around the globe including sports massage, strain counter strain, muscle energy technique, Fascial Manipulation Therapy, visceral manipulation, deep tissue treatment and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
Trish has worked with national swimmers, runners, track and field, figure skaters, triathletes, rowers and currently works with the Canada Rugby Sevens men's team. As well, her clinical work involves working with breathing pattern disorders, anxiety, orthopaedic rehabilitation and paediatrics. Tricia is involved in research and is past President of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist's Association.
In her free time she loves being a mother, writing, photography, reading, singing and numerous physical pursuits. She has been published in BC Massage Practitioner and authored a chapter in 'Tales from the Trenches: The Real World of Massage Therapy' (https://www.amazon.com/dp/BOOW9YY43E/ref=cm_r_sms_awdb_CzDoybGSY3PCC )
Trish believes passionately in the powerful magic of touch!
Megan Fredheim - RMT
Megan’s passion for health and helping others inspired her to study massage therapy at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy here in beautiful Victoria.
Megan is committed to working closely with each client to assist them in achieving their specific therapeutic goals. To meet each client's individual needs, she believes in drawing from and blending a variety of effective techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release and muscle energy technique (commonly used to adjust specific joints).
She loves that massage therapy gives her the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients, including athletes, seniors, office professionals and weekend warriors.
In the spring of 2010 Megan won an award through the Massage Therapist’s Association of British Columbia for her research into sport’s related compression syndromes entitled “Reduction of arm pain in 23 year old female mixed martial artist with suspected thoracic outlet syndrome using massage therapy: A case report”.
Before becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Megan studied a variety of disciplines including Business and Global Studies and even spent a few months in rural Guyana working as a volunteer to improve literacy and health. In her spare time, Megan enjoys a variety of different sports and activities including kickboxing, yoga, running, biking, and hiking.
She has been practicing at Koi Treatment Centre since 2010.
Kristyna Diaczuk - RMT
Kristyna was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, and she graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2008. Her first career opportunity was working in a multidisciplinary clinic in Victoria, BC. Kristyna creates a balance of targeting deep muscle pain and tension while creating an overall relaxing and comfortable treatment environment.
Kristyna developed a special interest in sports and injury rehabilitation. Her clinical experience includes working with a broad spectrum of patients. She has had the opportunity to work with NHL players, offering massage to olympic level athletes at international track events as well as working with other elite level athletes.
Kristyna is currently working on completing her bachelor of health science. Within the next year she intends to begin working towards becoming a Holistic Nutritionist as well as a yoga instructor.