Massage Therapists

Jenine Skands RMT

Jenine’s interest in health and wellness as well as her passion for helping others ultimately led to her pursuing a career in massage therapy. She is a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy from 2014.

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With an interest in sports and wellness from a young age, massage therapy was a natural fit for Jenine. Through her life, she has had personal experience and witnessed the benefits of massage therapy in treating injuries and maintaining general health and wellbeing.

Jenine has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients.  From runners at the finish line of the Seek the Peak race on Grouse Mountain,  elite athletes at the Canada 7’s Rugby tournament in March 2016, to desk workers and fitness enthusiasts everywhere between – Jenine thrives on the challenge that each client brings to her.

Jenine has a special interest in working with fascial tissue and its role in dysfunction. After completing ‘Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function’ in January 2016, Jenine has become aware of how much fascial tissue influences the body’s ability to move freely and how minor restriction in one area can alter movement elsewhere.

She believes that a healthy lifestyle is achieved on a daily basis through setting personal and professional goals. In her spare time, Jenine enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and traveling.

Professional, competent, and enthusiastic, Jenine looks forward to building her career and developing her skills with the team at City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic.


Contact: jenine[at]

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 1pm-7p, Thursday 7am-1pm, Friday 8:20am-3pm

Elisse Miki, RMT

Elisse holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from UBC, a Registered Massage Therapy diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a diploma in Physical Education from Langara College. Having  also worked as both an active rehabilitation therapist and personal trainer, she brings over 10 years experience in helping clients achieve optimal physical capacity and recovery from injury.

PLEASE NOTE:  As of October 2017, Elisse is not accepting new patients until further notice.  If you require massage, please book with either Ryan or Jenine.

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Elisse incorporates a variety of techniques to tailer treatments to suit each individual’s needs. These include myofascial release, joint mobilizations, muscle energy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation alongside with a movement based assessment and corrective exercise prescription.  She has been involved in athletic training for many years and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of professional athletes including those at the Canada Rugby Sevens Tournament at BC Place.  She has also worked with the BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts, and Curl BCs junior high performance and Olympic training teams as well as multiple Ironman competitors.

In addition to her work at the clinic, Elisse is also an Instructor and Clinic Supervisor in the RMT program at Vancouver Career College.  Here she spends time educating students in preparation for entry to level practice. Always looking to further her education, Elisse is currently completing her Equine Therapist Certification at Kheiron College of Equine Therapy. She has always had a passion for horses and riding and is excited to be able to combine her interests and education in order to expand her practice towards equine sport performance and therapy. In her spare time, Elisse also owns and manages a pleasure trail riding company hosting rides through Campbell Valley Park.

Contact: elisse[at]

Hours: Tues/Wed/Fri 8am-2pm.  


Ryan Thorne RMT

Ryan uses massage therapy to promote an efficient and unrestricted human body. This prepares the body for optimal movement and performance at all levels of sport, as well as everyday life.

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He accomplishes this by encouraging tissue movement through myofascial release, subtle joint mobilizations, and various techniques that involve lifting and moving of body’s tissues. Ryan has a particular interest in therapeutic exercise and it’s implications for preventing injury as well as rehabbing and returning to play or work after an injury.

With a rugby background, Ryan likes to keep active through weight lifting and martial arts. He has also competed in both weightlifting and martial arts making him no stranger to the rigors of preparing for competition and the strain that can be placed on the body during this time.  Ryan has also had experience working with elite level athletes as an RMT at the infamous, 7 day long, BC Bike Race. 

Ryan’s interest in the human body, and its ability to obtain optimal performance, are what led him to pursue massage therapy as a career. In 2016, he obtained his Massage Therapy Diploma from Langara College. Ryan looks forward to expanding his skill set and becoming an active member of the team at City Sports and Physiotherapy.

Hours: Tues/Wed/Fri 1-7pm | Saturday 8am – 2pm