About Us

Our purpose is to guide you home to yourself.

About Eden Therapy

Eden Therapy, a multi-disciplinary clinic in downtown Courtenay on Vancouver Island, offers RMT Massage, Acupuncture, Movement Therapy, classes and workshops. When you come into our sunny clinic and studio, you will feel a homey warmth. Each clinician cares deeply for your wellbeing. We are warm, empathetic, and believe in empowerment and community:

  • Empowering you with excellent therapy and health education so you can own your healing journey
  • Community: You are not alone. You are supported by our community of therapists. When you walk through our doors, we want you to know that we are here for you, and as a team, committed to your care

We are humbled and honored that you have chosen Eden Therapy. Thank you. We look forward to helping you move and feel better. Please book your next treatment here.

Our People

Naomi Friesen

Naomi Friesen

BA, RMT, RYT200

Naomi's priority is for you to move, feel and be better in your body.

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Genevieve Mancell

Genevieve Mancell

RMT

Genevieve works with clients of all ages and has experience with many different cases.

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Frances Cadigan

Frances Cadigan

RMT

Welcome Frances! You can book with her here.

 

Andrea Waterfield

Andrea Waterfield

RMT

Since graduating from Langara College’s 3200 hour program in 2016, I have been working in both clinical and spa settings. After several years in a high-end spa in downtown Vancouver, I have become fluent with a relaxing style to treating the body. My clinical experience has complimented my spa background well, blending orthopedic treatment into what remains a gentle and effective encounter. Having been a part of one of Vancouver’s premiere athletic clubs, working with world-class athletes of many disciplines, I have had the chance to interact with a wide variety of injuries and conditions.

I like to tailor each treatment to the individual; I will use a variety of techniques, including active stretching, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, deep tissue, and Swedish massage to help the body effectively heal and restore to its optimal health.

Through my own experiences dealing with injuries, I have learned the importance of remedial exercises and stretching in obtaining balance within the body, and I include such recommendations within my treatments. With a sense of humour and a positive attitude, I try to help each person that crosses my table to take a step closer to wellness.

I look forward to meeting you, and working together to achieve your goals.

Owen Giroux

Owen Giroux

RMT

I graduated from Langara College’s 3200 hour Registered Massage Therapy program and am now back at Langara working with students in the program. Having taken advanced classes in spinal and regional orthopedics, myofascial techniques, cadaver labs, and sports rehab, I have become fascinated with the intricacies of pathologies and physiology. My training has taught me how the breath, posture, nervous system, and even the immune system all play a critical role with one another. Through a personalized assessment and treatment plan, I aim to help you achieve your goals by treating the body as a whole, using techniques to address these systems as needed.

As a local Vancouverite with a passion for health and wellness, I have developed a fondness for yoga as well as a deep respect for resistance training. Years of yoga practice and volunteering at a studio have taught me the benefits of mobility, mindfulness, and relaxation. Over a decade of strength training and powerlifting has taught me fluency with fitness styles and how to strengthen to rehab the body. Combining this experience with Registered Massage Therapy, my treatments focus on educating patients on developing strategies for symptom management and injury prevention while still delivering an effective and relaxing massage.

I want to empower my patients so they are not solely dependent on a therapist, but have the ability to progress with a skill set of their own.

Come home to yourself. Book an appointment today.