Read about the latest news and events from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage.

From Sports to Skeletons and Spas

Mike O’Donnell, a Vancouver local, is a self-professed “sports-guy” who travelled around the USA and across Europe playing semi-professional hockey. A bad break-up pushed Mike to get out of his comfort zone and do something new. Mike said he always enjoyed giving and receiving massages and so decided to enrol in a Weekend Introductory Massage course at VSBM.

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Seeking a Personal Path of Wellness

Catherine Hayward has been involved in the alternative wellness industry for over 30 years. She was born in Vancouver but grew up in Japan where she says massage, shiatsu, and other forms of bodywork are very common. “So too, is an acute awareness of body-mind connections and deep spiritual meaning to life and actions,” Catherine…

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Carving Out Sacred Time With Reiki

Colby Gaudet is no stranger to the busyness of life. The Usui Reiki Master/Teacher is currently studying an MA in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies, running a successful holistic health practice and teaching Reiki classes. Colby says the two subject areas are not as separate as one might assume. “Indigenous Studies is similar to Reiki in…

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Finding the Path to Tofino

Michelle Hall is a graduate from the part-time spa therapy program who now runs Cedarwood Cove, a popular wellness and recreation retreat in Tofino. “My first client was a teacher at VSBM. I cannot tell you how nervous I was! Luckily for me, that teacher was Fernando Cabrera who is still one of my role…

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