Meet the team!
At ViVi, we’re proud to offer services from our educated, experienced, and friendly staff! Each and every team member at ViVi Therapy has something unique to offer. Thorough examination, skilled treatment and relaxation protocols our therapeutic outcomes are worth a five star review!
Roxanne Derkson, RMT, GCFP
Roxanne Derkson is a Registered Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist and Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. She founded ViVi Therapy in 2006.
Since her graduation from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1988, Roxanne has stayed focused on her chosen career. Learning, teaching and experiencing as much about manual therapy as she could fit into 2.5 + decades. Roxanne has a lifelong passion to understand more about the body and share it with clients, students and just about everyone. Read More
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Schanda Davis, RMT
Graduating from the West Coast College of Massage was a long term goal for Schanda Davis, RMT. Her desire to help others led her to a career that focuses on human connection. Schanda is a compassionate practitioner with the skill and clinical knowledge to maintain a result focused treatment plan for clients with pain, strain, or post injury.
Schanda offers relaxing and therapeutic massage techniques at ViVi Therapy, her treatments focus on: breathing, thoracic conditions, whiplash, upper body, neck, and head pain. Read more
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Marissa Hoen, RMT
Marissa graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2016 after lifelong exposure to movement, massage, and wellness. She is currently studying Kinesiology at UVic and works at Move Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society where she helps people with disabilities train to reach their goals.
Marissa utilizes techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial manipulation, joint mobilizations, general Swedish massage, and assisted stretching to provide both a deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment. Read more
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Harley Derkson, RMT
Harland graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017 with a strong desire to learn as much as he can about the human body, the way it performs and its functions.
With goals of becoming an athletic therapist, he combines a variety of soft tissue modalities, manipulations and specifically targeted rehab exercises to best suit his clients needs. He helps clients recover from injuries, perform better in their daily lives and athletic pursuits. Read more
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Kirsten Trant, RMT
Kirsten is a caring and compassionate therapist. Her areas of therapeutic strength are muscle testing and assessment of sports injuries, deep tissue work, functional integration and working with musculoskeletal conditions found in all age groups. She is also very knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology.
Trant graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Victoria in December 2012. Since graduation Kirsten has provided Massage Therapy for the elderly, athletes, professionals and clients with rehabilitation needs. Kirsten has excellent assessment skills and can focus on getting results for your muscular and skeletal symptoms. Read more
Mobile massage services only. Click here to book Kirsten now
Ela Aquintey, BASc., RAc.
Ela is a person of service and takes a personalized approach in her practice. She receives each person with intention of bringing a person’s health into balance be it physical or mental-emotional concerns. In treating patients she applies a variety of tools: acupuncture, tuina, cupping, moxa, nutrition therapy, lifestyle coaching and more. Ela has treated a wide range of disease such stress, anxiety, depression, acute and chronic pain, skin disease, digestive disorders, respiratory issues, women’s health and other internal issues. Read More
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Neil Anderson, TCMP, LPN
After over 15 years experience in Nursing, Neil expanded his knowledge of healthcare to include Traditional Chinese practices. Graduating from Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology in 2018, Neil understands the importance of balance in the physical, mental, and emotional body.
Neil utilizes acupuncture, tui-na, cupping, and herbal prescription in his treatments, taking a special focus on troubles with sleep, digestion, irritability and anxiety, low energy, and pain. Read More
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Ruby is the official clinic mascot and greeter. You can find her laying on the floor in the middle of the room, waiting for you to trip over her. What she lacks in enthusiasm, she makes up for in cuteness. Stop by for a quick pet!
ViVi Therapy is a unique and collaborative clinic. We are a small team of therapists focused on treatments that provide wellness support, functional movement, rehabilitation, and recovery from injury and illness. We work in a modern, warm environment, equipped with new electric tables and everything you need to give quality care.
Every couple of months the therapy team gets together to learn something new, sometimes it’s collaborative professional development led by our team leader Roxanne Derkson and other times it is recreational. During this time of Covid 19 health regulations we encourage our therapists to decide individually how much time they need to comfortably clean and chart between appointments.
“When I started out as a newly Registered Massage Therapist, Roxanne and the other staff of ViVi welcomed me with open arms. Anytime I needed help with direct billing, payments, clinical questions, or general practice guidance, Roxanne was always willing to share her experience and lead me in the right direction. After two years of working at ViVi, I have become a much more confident, knowledgeable, and effective RMT. I will always be grateful for starting my practice at ViVi Therapy.” – Marissa Hoen, RMT
If ViVi Therapy sounds like a fit for you please send your resume to [email protected] addressed to Roxanne Derkson. We would love for you to join our growing team of dedicated practitioners. While you are here we can help you find your strengths and discover new therapeutic skills serving our diverse and well established clientele.
Current Job Opportunities
- ViVi Therapy is looking for a full time RMT to work 4-5 shifts per week. We have a minimum treatment time of 60 minutes to allow better scheduling between clients for cleaning and charting. Payment, billing, and booking are handled by our full-time reception, including all direct billing for insurance and ICBC claims. Our clinic provides in-house laundry, oils, lotions, crèmes, masks, and cleaning products for clinic use. We also have online booking through Jane App and automated Covid-19 pre-screening. For information regarding pay and health spending allowance please contact [email protected].
If you are interested in this position please submit your resume to [email protected] addressed to Roxanne Derkson.