Ian Mason, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Ian began his career as a Massage Therapist in 2006 after graduating from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto. He went on to work at a variety of multidisciplinary clinics and an Urban Spa where he developed his skills in trigger point therapy, myo-fascial release, muscle testing, relaxation massage, shiatsu acupressure, and his general sense of touch.
In 2014 Ian left Toronto and moved to Victoria via a one year working-holiday in New Zealand. In New Zealand Ian rested his hands from the wear and tear of massage and worked as a coffee barista. Once in Victoria, he resumed his work as an RMT amongst the delightful staff of the Parkside Spa.
After a few years in the spa environment, Ian decided he needed to return to a more clinical setting. He jumped on the opportunity to join the team at Moss Healthcare and continue helping people through massage.
When not massaging, Ian can be found spending time with his family, developing websites, drinking coffee, or any combination of the three.
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Chris graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3,000 hour program) in December 2010. His treatments focus on a combination of deep tissue massage, muscle energy, cranial sacral, myofascial and trigger point release, enabling him to treat a wide variety of conditions with consistent healing results. He has clinical experience dealing with a range of neurological conditions and is knowledgeable in injury rehabilitation techniques.
Chris’ enduring commitment to help people and love for massage therapy grant him an ease and natural ability to allow clients to open up and help him achieve his goal to promote mind/body awareness, in addition to offering remedial exercise and homecare suggestions.
He has experience as a student clinic supervisor at WCCMT and focuses on lifelong learning and challenging himself – he has a strong interest in muscle fascia research and is currently completing his Bachelor of Health Science degree.
In his free time, Chris enjoys island life, outdoor recreation, and places a strong emphasis on physical fitness and work/life balance.
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Foster graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2021. His treatments focus on manipulating tissues in the body to promote a natural healing process, alignment, and wellness. He is a firm believer that everybody is unique. Using clear and compassionate communication, practised clinical reasoning, and an intuitive approach to treatment, Foster develops personalized remedies for each individual. He employs various techniques, including deep tissue treatments, fascial manipulation, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, active movements and modalities, muscle energy techniques, and relaxing Swedish massages.
Foster takes an interest in the mind-body connection between chronic pain conditions and injury rehabilitation. His current goal, to be achieved through practice and continuing education, is to learn more about the interconnected nature of fascial systems and how they can present in both healthy and dysfunctional states. He also aims to work with patients to help them find effective homecare practices that work with their lifestyles to empower them to take charge of their healing.
Foster believes that to move and guide people towards a greater state of health and wellness, he needs to take good care of his own physical and mental health. To do this, he feels great joy in outdoor pursuits, such as hiking, rock climbing, trail running, bike riding and cold water swimming. Foster anchors his mental well-being with a dedicated daily yoga practice and spending his time outdoors. Through mindfulness, meditation, and gratitude practices, Foster can be present throughout the day, both for his happiness and to fully show up for his patients.