Pure Body Balance

Bring Balance To Your World

Welcome to Pure Body Balance. Since 2011, Pure Body Balance has been providing Registered Massage Therapy services to patients in Nanaimo, BC. Our practitioners are dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals using safe and effective techniques.

Upon entering our clinic you will feel confident you are in the right place to receive care.  Our team of professionals are waiting to help you with your treatment goals. Together you and your practitioner will build a plan with communication and understanding.  We believe communication is the first and most important aspect of therapeutic care.

Meet Our Team

Our team of experienced Registered Massage Therapists practice safe and effective treatments to help you reach your health goals.

Registered Massage Therapist Andrea Marshall

Andrea Marshall RMT

Registered Massage Therapist, Owner

I graduated in 2005 from the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program. After college I came back to my hometown to begin the next chapter of my life where I worked at a multidisciplinary clinic for almost 5 years before opening my own clinic in 2011.

Since opening my own clinic I have not only grown my business but have grown my family with 2 wonderful children. Now that I have successfully outgrown my first location I am happy to have the clinic I have always dreamed of owning and working in.

I have a career that I am very passionate about and love to work with others that are like-minded. I have enjoyed the clinic setting as well as the field experience as Trainer for the V.I. Raiders Football Team since 2006, where I performed First Aid as well as my expertise as a RMT.

I have also worked with other local teams such as the Senior A Timbermen Lacrosse Team.
I am dedicated to help patients reach their optimal tissue health by understanding all that is involved and educating my patients.

Registered Massage Therapist Aimee Davidson

Aimee Davidson BA, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

As a 2018 graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy 2200 hour program and 2016 graduate of the VIU Sport, Health and Physical Education program, Aimee has been thrilled to begin and develop her career as a Registered Massage Therapist at Pure Body Balance in her home town, Nanaimo. It has been important to her to have the opportunity to work hard to develop safe, patient-centred care for her community.

Aimee enjoys applying her knowledge and experience in order to help her patients maintain balance and function in their bodies to keep them enjoying and participating in their favorite activities, hobbies and their occupation. She takes pride in developing a treatment plan that is appropriate to individual needs.

Health and wellness is believed by Aimee to be multi-factorial and can be achieved by treating the body as a whole and interconnected element through the use of modalities including General Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Release, Active and Passive Stretching, and Isolytic Release of soft tissues.

When Aimee is away from the clinic, you will find her spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors through walking or hiking, or with a cup of tea working on her latest knitting project.

Registered Massage Therapist Blake Robson

Blake Robson RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Blake has been a Registered Massage Therapist and member of the Pure
Body Balance team since 2017. He is born and raised in Nanaimo and has
had a passion and involvement in sports his whole life. His 20 year
baseball career led him to the Sport Health and Physical Education
program at VIU where his enthusiasm for sports and health led him to get
his Bachelors degree and pursue massage therapy. He completed the
West coast College of Massage program in Victoria in 2017. Blake is still
involved with local sports and athletes and continues to apply his sports
and wellness background in his practice.

Blake enjoys all that Vancouver Island has to offer with it’s great outdoors
and likes going for hikes, playing outdoor sports, and travelling to witness
the island’s amazing landscapes. He is a strong advocate for a healthy
lifestyle and tries to model this by going to the gym and playing baseball
and other local sports.

Blake has specific experience working with Temporal Mandibular Joint
Disorder as well as with athletes and the general public. He strives to
create a safe, comfortable and stress free treatment environment for his
patients. He has formed a passion for therapeutic treatment modalities that
use a variety of techniques that help assist and regain mobility, while also
relieving pain and tension such as: Functional Range Systems,
Myofascial Release Technique, Trigger Point Release Technique,
Intraoral Technique, Isolytic Release, Active Stretching Technique &
many others.

Blake is dedicated to help anyone who walks through his door and loves
his profession. He is committed to continuous learning reviewing relevant
and resent research and collaborating with other professionals to increase
his depth of knowledge for better treatment and client success.

Registered Massage Therapist Liam Connolly

Liam Connolly RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

A graduate of The West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 2200 hour degree program, Liam is excited to bring his experience and training to Nanaimo as a healthcare professional. Born and raised in Victoria BC, he has spent the last 15 years in the customer service industry. His love of people and curious nature led him to pursue a career in the health care field, where he believes Massage Therapy to be a powerful tool in fulfilling ones physical health goals and increasing their quality of life.

Having always been the helpful type, Liam is committed to helping people learn about the health and well being of their own bodies. Nowadays, health is often something we will deal with only after it has stopped working for us or interrupted our busy lives. Through a combination of hands on body work and patient education, he believes people can experience having a say over their own health without missing out on the things they love.

Outside of work Liam enjoys spending time with his family here on the Island, playing the cool uncle to his two nieces and spending time outdoors. Having hiked the West Coast trail, canoed the Broken Islands as well as the Strathcona Lake chains he looks forward to getting back to the outdoors and exploring all Nanaimo has to offer.

Registered Massage Therapist Heather Harris

Heather Harris RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Originally from northern BC, I moved to the island with a love of the outdoors and exploring. With 10 years experience in the customer service industry and time spent as home care worker I knew I wanted to work to with people. I enjoy a calm and comfortable work space using music and guided breathing when appropriate. I aim to provide focused treatments for each individual and enjoy developing an understanding of clients daily activities and body goals. Using a verity of modalities and working with light to deep pressure my goal is to facilitate improved movement to help clients take back control and comfort of their body. Working with clients to initiate postural awareness and beneficial changes that are easily integrated into daily living.
When I am not working I spend with friends, family and course my dog going for walks, hikes or paddle boarding, typically listening to a True crime podcast.

Cailin O'Hara

Registered Massage Therapist

Graduating from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April of 2022 Cailin is excited to bring her practice to Nanaimo. With a previous bachelors degree in exercise science from MVC in Missouri, USA she is well versed in the human body and movement. Cailin has been involved in a variety of athletics her entire life, as an athlete herself and coaching youth softball. This has inspired her to work in a career that can help people get optimal function in all walks of life.

In her free time Cailin enjoys being outdoors hiking, at the beach, or reading a good book. After moving over from the mainland she is excited to experience what Vancouver island has to offer.

Caroline Krahe

Registered Massage Therapist

Caroline joins us from Victoria, bringing with her more than a decade of experience. She graduated from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2012.

Getting to know her patients and how to best assist them in their recovery is a vital component to her. She modifies her treatment and pressure to each individual patient. She believes it is important to combine relaxation with therapeutic treatment.

When she isn’t working you will find her outside hiking or running with her dog Ari, spending time with her friends and family or relaxing at home doing a puzzle.

Caroline will occasionally have her dog Ari with her when she’s working. Ari is a Registered Therapy Dog through the Pacific Animal Therapy Society. Her favourite activities are playing and eating. She will happily greet you at the door.

Lars van ‘t Hul

Lars is currently completing the Mastery Level Registered Massage Therapy Diploma at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. Through this program, he is developing his skills as a therapist with the intention of being able to provide the best support and benefit possible for his clients. Originally from The Netherlands, Lars has previous schooling in environmental studies, as well as holistic nutrition. He deeply values human connection through healing touch and conversation. He loves learning about the human body, and strongly believes every person is unique and therefore may benefit most from a specific, tailored approach. That being said, while Lars is still a student, his treatments will be focussing on restorative rest and relaxation

Inspired by his father’s life changing injury and the incredible effects massage therapy had on his condition, Lars knows there is no other field he would rather enter and is very grateful to have found a place of work and community that reflect his values.

Having organized many fundraisers and events to raise awareness, Lars is an avid mental health and animal rights advocate. In his spare time he enjoys playing music, videography, and exploring the island with his friends and family. He is expecting to be a first time parent in the early summer of next year and could not be more excited.


Office Manager

Mattie joined our clinic as office manager in 2017 and brought her managing and customer service experience with her. Originally from Europe, she worked abroad, and in Canada, in different sectors and decided to settle down in Nanaimo.

When she is away from the clinic, she enjoys the beautiful surroundings of Nanaimo as well as gardening and kayaking.


Front End Staff Member

Born and raised in Manitoba, Sheri moved to Vancouver Island in 1996. Sheri worked several years in the service industry, until forced to find a new line of work due to an injury. Sheri was very fortunate to find a reception position at a fitness centre that provided her the opportunity to upgrade her office skills, which in turn, gave her the training and confidence that lead her to Pure Body Balance in 2018. She loves crafting and dogs, which she has two of, both are rescues from Mexico.

Our Philosophy

When patients are truly heard and receive care as they need it, extraordinary therapeutic outcomes are possible. Since 2011, Pure Body Balance has provided a safe and encouraging environment for our community to receive alternative health care.

Patient Focused Care

Our team is effective, encouraging, engaging, and ethical. Our practitioners are compassionate, caring, and committed to their patients.

Strengthening Our Community

Our passion to help others grows deeper than our patients. Pure Body Balance was created to help our community. We contribute in many ways to our community, from years of volunteer work with local sports teams, Pure Body Balance has created a program Care.To.Share that directly helps families in need, we have participated in fundraisers for local people that need assistance as well as local, provincial and causes. We are humans helping humans everyday.

Our Services

Achieve your health goals. Our skilled practitioners provide personalized treatment specific to your needs.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Registered Massage Therapy, or if you need to book or change an upcoming appointment please contact us at:

Phone: 250-591-1945

Email: health@purebodybalance.ca


Current Location

#205 – 1515 Dufferin Crescent

Nanaimo, BC