The team from Minoru Road Massage Therapy is proud to combine a wealth of education and experiences to deliver first-rate massage therapy for clients in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and throughout the Lower Mainland. Take a moment to review the biographies of our massage therapists and get in touch today to schedule your appointment at Minoru Road Massage Therapy.
Jomell de Grano, RMT
Jomell is a graduate from Langara College’s 3200 hour Registered Massage Therapy program. During his time at school, he gained an appreciation for the positive effects of massage on a diversity of clients, especially pre and post natal patients. Through various community outreaches, including West Vancouver Senior Activity Center, Harbour Dance Studio, Vancouver General’s Spinal Cord Injury Center, and St. John’s Hospice, Jomell learned to adapt his treatment to best suit the individual’s needs.
Jomell believes the body must be treated as a whole in order to address imbalances that may be present. Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial, and active release techniques are incorporated intoevery treatment to help the body effectively heal and restore to optimal function.
When he’s not in the clinic, Jomell enjoys cooking, cycling, rock climbing, and going to the gym.
Angela Yip, BSc, RMT
Angela is a registered massage therapist with a Bachelor of Science degree in general biology. Her approach includes deep tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy, which are mainly used to treat common pain and dysfunction caused by postural and overuse injury.
Jackie Slomba, RMT
Jackie graduated in 2008 and has been working for Restoring Balance Massage Therapy since then. Her techniques include deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, joint play and myofascial release. She treats all patients of all ages, from infant to adult, and can accommodate pregnant women.
Pierre Tang, RMT
Pierre is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy with a background in Human Kinetics. His passion for anatomy, natural healing and helping others led him to become an RMT. He believes in working together with every patient to create an individualized treatment plan. He ensures that his patients learn proper self-care by demonstrating specific stretches, exercises and other techniques that can further aid their healing process. He is trained in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, manual lymph drainage, joint/spinal mobilizations and always looking to expand his knowledge and expertise. Outside of the clinic, Pierre is involved in numerous sports leagues and coaches badminton in his spare time.
Erin Daly, RMT
Erin graduated from the West Coast College of Massage therapy's 3000 hour massage diploma program in 2005. She enjoys working with a variety of people/conditions from the weekend warrior to Iron Man competitors. Her first experience with alternative therapies began after being in a major car accident as a child. She learned then how effective they were at helping her regain function and reduce pain. She likes to work with people to attain their goals and is a huge believer in the mind-body connection when it comes to pain.
Erin uses a combination of deep Swedish, myofscial and trigger point release, muscle energy technique, and joint play during her treatments.
When not at work she enjoys spending time in the outdoors be it hiking, trail running, skiing, or snowshoeing. She also loves to travel.
Erin is currently off on maternity leave.
Akram Naseri, Manual OsteopathT
Akram Naserianaraki is certificate in Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in National Osteopathy College in Canada. She also has extensive background in massage therapy. Osteopathy is a natural medicine and science that treats the whole body. The role of the osteopathic practitioner is to perfect the art of listening to the body and to support it where it is trying hardest to correct itself, as the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Combining this with a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and disease processes as a physician, Akram is able to facilitate healing and support homeostatic mechanisms.
Thiago Menon, OSTEOPATH
Kae Tomochika, Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
Kae graduated from International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver with a Diploma in Acupuncture (R.Ac.). She is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist of BC. She treats various types of conditions, including acute and chronic pain, sports injury, insomnia, anxiety and stress. She was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends, reading, and travel.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Our clinic in Delta offers TCM to help with acute pain, fertility, weight loss and more.
Personalized Massage Therapy
Our Richmond location can assist Cantonese and Mandarin speaking patients.
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