Yaletown Location

Frank Mollica RMT

Frank is the owner of MAINLAND MASSAGE THERAPY LTD. Frank graduated from WCCMT in 1997 and through his 19 years of massage experience has gained extensive skills in all aspects of massage therapy’s facets. He brings his knowledge, passion, and aptitude for sports into his treatments, as he is an avid soccer player. His resume includes work with the BC Lions football club from 1997-2000, the Canadian National soccer team, Iron Man competitors, and many other professional athletes. Altering each treatment to the specific needs of the client, Frank is dedicated to finding the treatment plan with the highest level of success.

Frank uses a wide variety of modalities: Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, and P.N.F. (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching).

Kevin Burger RMT

Kevin is a Registered Massage Therapist with an interest in helping people recover from injury, stress, poor work posture, and sport-related issues. Every treatment is designed to address the immediate concerns of the client while helping them achieve a better understanding of how their bodies function, and how to prevent injury.

Kevin is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program. He is also an avid yogi, runner, and aspiring triathlete, who just likes to help people any way he can.

Paulette Veliz RMT

Paulette is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program. Her long-standing interest in human anatomy and wellness has driven Paulette to pursue a career in massage therapy.

Using a combination of physical assessment and techniques such as Fascial Release, Passive and Active Stretching, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Release, and Joint Mobilization, allows Paulette to work together with a client to better suit the treatment for each individual.

She strongly believes in working within the clients’ pain tolerance so that a client/therapist trust can be developed. Paulette also has experience in pregnancy massage, systemic and regional conditions, and knowledge of home exercises for rehabilitation of certain injuries.

Elysa Mollica RMT

Elysa is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She has been in the massage therapy industry for nearly two years. In addition to having an extensive background in personal training and fitness competitions, she has a passion for professional dance. Elysa integrates functional aspects of personal training into treatment and home-care to ensure each patient leaves with the intention of continuing their rehabilitation program at home with confidence.

Elysa considers her style of treatment to be more muscle manipulation than a traditional massage; little creams/oils are used throughout treatment in order to fully manipulate each target area.

Elysa is both efficient and effective when addressing her patient’s immediate concerns. Each patient receives a plan of action for their personalized long-term goals.

The Vancouver College of Massage Therapy has allowed Elysa to gain experience in a variety of massage areas including but not limited to: athletic rehabilitation, pregnancy, systemic conditions, migraines, TMJ, and spinal cord injuries.

Elysa utilizes fundamental treatment modalities including therapeutic practices such as deep tissue, trigger point, neuromuscular, craniosacral, joint mobilization (stretching), myofascial therapy, and P.N.F. (Peripheral Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching).

Paul Bulai RMT

Paul is a dedicated RMT, and a former massage instructor, at PCU College of Holistic Medicine, Burnaby. He studied at West Coast College of Massage Therapy and has been registered as an RMT since 2011. As a graduate of a Master’s Degree in Post Traumatic Rehabilitation, Paul found a passion for treating individuals with sports injuries and neurological conditions. He has treated effectively clients experiencing pain related to motor vehicle accidents, stress and anxiety, headaches, TMJ issues, and chronic conditions, as well as many athletes with sports injuries.

Paul is focused on helping his clients understand the origin of their pain and has found that education and body awareness are the first steps to recovery. His methods of treatment incorporate deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations.

When he is not treating clients, Paul can be found at the playground with his two young children.

Nicole Baker RMT

Nicole graduated from the 3000-hour program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2013 and joined Mainland Massage in 2014. She integrates a number of treatment techniques including Swedish massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue massage, and Joint Mobilizations. She takes interest in helping people who suffer from symptoms related to headachesTMJ dysfunctionrunningmotor vehicle accidentspostural imbalances, and pregnancy, amongst many other things. Working with clients to establish a thorough history and providing recommendations for client self-care, Nicole strives to alleviate symptoms to achieve client goals and prevent a recurrence.

In combination with practicing at Mainland Massage, Nicole has worked as a T.A and clinic instructor at both WCCMT and Langara College within the massage therapy programs. Nicole joined the BC Bike Race Wellness team in 2016 and travels the week-long mountain bike race annually, treating riders from around the world. In 2020, she has stepped into a leadership role as Lead Therapist and Wellness Ambassador. When exciting opportunities collide with the use of her skill set, Nicole is the first to jump on unique experiences. Since 2017, she has volunteered her time to be involved with TED talks in Vancouver, providing massage to attendees. Other volunteer work includes experience at BC Women’s hospital, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Vancouver Triathlon, Whistler Gran Fondo, George Pearson Centre, and Canuck Place Adventure Race. These experiences have led her to treat a wide patient population that includes hospice patients, pregnant women, children, and professional athletes.

Nicole loves to run, hike, and travel. Her husband and their dog Bruce are a part of the dream to one day reside on an island inhabited by (more) dogs and grow fresh veggies, in which people will visit to enjoy the simple things in life!

Aleesha Sangha RMT

Aleesha is a graduate of the Langara College 3200 hour Registered Massage Therapist program.

Using a variety of modalities such as trigger point release, myofascial release, Swedish techniques, stretching, and joint mobilization, Aleesha individualizes each treatment plan based on the patient’s needs. Her attentiveness allows her to provide patients with safe and effective treatment.

Aleesha’s passion is to help her patients get back to their daily routine by minimizing or eliminating their initial pain concerns.

Burnaby Location

Ivonne Godoy RMT

Ivonne is passionate about the holistic effects that manual therapy can have on the body. Ivonne’s skills include therapeutic sports massage for stiff, sore aching muscles yet can also provide stress relief from someone who is suffering from insomnia and high levels of stress. Ivonne has had great success helping patients overcome injuries such as Rotator cuff tendonitis, whiplash, and sports injuries. Her treatment focuses on therapeutic work to help increase range of motion to targeted muscles while reducing stress with a combination of Swedish and Neuromuscular techniques. Dysfunctional scar tissue is also targeted and reduced helping the patient’s outcomes of a pain-free active lifestyle. With a holistic approach to improving, Ivonne believes in providing her patients with remedial exercises to help rehabilitate their injuries and imbalances. Some conditions in which Ivonne has experience include fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and migraines, stress reduction, sprains and strains, fractures, iliotibial band syndrome, adhesive capsulitis, lateral and medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, back pain, sciatica, disc herniation, scoliosis, and facet joint irritation. As every condition can impact a patient differently, Ivonne is dedicated to creating a treatment plan that is customized to each patient’s needs. In her spare time, you will find Ivonne outside learning about nature or enjoying a cup of coffee with her family and friends.

Kathryn Jorgenson RMT

Katie has recently joined the team at Mainland Massage Therapy. Her enthusiasm for massage therapy and her commitment to patient satisfaction has made her a perfect fit for the team.

With extensive sports and fitness background, Katie understands firsthand the importance of taking care of your body. A customized patient care, restoring, and improving tissue health is always her primary focus of each treatment

Katie utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including, but not limited to: Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Therapy, Active Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilizations, Neuromuscular Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Swedish Techniques.

Kevin (Jiyoon) Kim RMT

Kevin graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT). Kevin has a great passion for sports and has played soccer competitively for most of his life. He has also attended the University of British Columbia, majoring in Biology. Therefore, he has a great interest in kinesiology and the anatomy of the human body. Kevin likes to focus on treating neck pain, back pain, and tension headaches. However, this does not limit him from treating other parts of the body as he is able to use his knowledge and create a treatment plan accordingly.

Madeline Martin RMT

Maddie is a graduate of the 3000 hr Registered Massage Therapy program at VCMT.

Having grown up as a competitive Speed Skater, Maddie continued to learn about the body by completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. Teaching yoga around the world taught Maddie about the importance of breathing, which she incorporates into her treatments, along with fascial stretch, deep tissue release, and trigger point therapy.

With a diverse background in wellness and lifestyle management, she is always excited to bring new techniques to the table to help you either reduce your stress or rehabilitate an injury.

Elysa Mollica RMT

Elysa is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She has been in the massage therapy industry for nearly two years. In addition to having an extensive background in personal training and fitness competitions, she has a passion for professional dance. Elysa integrates functional aspects of personal training into treatment and home-care to ensure each patient leaves with the intention of continuing their rehabilitation program at home with confidence.

Elysa considers her style of treatment to be more muscle manipulation than a traditional massage; little creams/oils are used throughout treatment in order to fully manipulate each target area.

Elysa is both efficient and effective when addressing her patient’s immediate concerns. Each patient receives a plan of action for their personalized long-term goals.

The Vancouver College of Massage Therapy has allowed Elysa to gain experience in a variety of massage areas including but not limited to: athletic rehabilitation, pregnancy, systemic conditions, migraines, TMJ, and spinal cord injuries.

Elysa utilizes fundamental treatment modalities including therapeutic practices such as deep tissue, trigger point, neuromuscular, craniosacral, joint mobilization (stretching), myofascial therapy, and P.N.F. (Peripheral Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching).

Frank Mollica RMT

Frank is the owner of MAINLAND MASSAGE THERAPY LTD. Frank graduated from WCCMT in 1997 and through his 19 years of massage experience has gained extensive skills in all aspects of massage therapy’s facets. He brings his knowledge, passion, and aptitude for sports into his treatments, as he is an avid soccer player. His resume includes work with the BC Lions football club from 1997-2000, the Canadian National soccer team, Iron Man competitors, and many other professional athletes. Altering each treatment to the specific needs of the client, Frank is dedicated to finding the treatment plan with the highest level of success.

Frank uses a wide variety of modalities: Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, and P.N.F. (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching).

Moe Murad RMT

As an avid competitor in National bodybuilding competitions, Moe has built his career working on the human body. He enjoys treating athletes of all ages and has extensive experience with sports-related injuries. He utilizes his knowledge of trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) in his practice. Moe has 15 years of personal training experience working with a wide range of clients. With a background in sports conditioning, Moe is able to better address all the needs of his patients and customize the most effective required treatment for them; whether sport/deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, or among many other techniques. Moe will also provide you with patient education, rehabilitative exercises, and effective home care strategies for long lasting results.

Daniel (Tae Gun) Ohm RMT

Daniel graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast University College of Holistic Medicine. At this school, he received profound practical clinical experience and was trained in acupuncture and adjunct therapies which include: Tuina (Chinese Massage), Moxibustion, Cupping, Electro-needling, Guasha (Scraping), and Auriculotherapy. After graduation, Daniel volunteered and gained practical experience by treating a wide range of patients at churches, different communities, and his soccer team. Throughout his experience, he has discovered that acupuncture offers effective treatment methods for individuals with different external or internal symptoms. He is also interested in the rehabilitation of injured athletes and individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain conditions. Daniel is patient-centered and encourages patients to give him feedbacks because communication between a practitioner and a patient is essential in the treatment and recovery process. Daniel speaks Korean and English. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his wife, enjoys hiking and traveling, and playing soccer.