Pure Body Balance

Elevate Your Body and Mind

Welcome to Pure Body Balance.  We are conveniently located across from the hospital in the new Colvile Medical centre.

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.

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. For new and current patients, please be advised that as of September 13th 2021 Pure Body Balance has moved to a new space, #205-1515 Dufferin Crescent. Our new location is across the street from our previous location, in the new Colvile Medical Center.

Meet Our Team

Our team of experienced Registered Massage Therapists and Acupuncturist 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.

I truly believe that working as a team with other Health Care Practitioners and Certified Trainers to fully develop and implement the best treatment plan will help each individual person successfully have balance in all aspects of their life.

Registered Massage Therapist Aimee Davidson

Aimee Davidson BA, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

As a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy 2200 hour program, Aimee is excited to begin her career as a Registered Massage Therapist at Pure Body Balance in her home town, Nanaimo. Before receiving her diploma in massage therapy, Aimee obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education and Psychology from Nanaimo’s own Vancouver Island University.
With a keen interest and passion for the human body, Aimee enjoys applying her knowledge and expertise in order to help her patients maintain optimal functioning and balance in their everyday activities, hobbies and occupation.

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, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and taking in what Nanaimo and Vancouver Island has to offer through hiking, stand-up paddling boarding and fishing.

Registered Massage Therapist Blake Robson

Blake Robson RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Blake has completed the 2200-hour West Coast College of Massage’s RMT program in Victoria In August 2017. Prior to moving to Victoria for school he also obtained a Bachelors Degree from VIU with a major in the Sport Health and Physical Education. He’s been involved in sports in Nanaimo his whole life having played baseball for 20 years and enjoys working with athletes. This experience has fueled his passion as an RMT to work with the general public and provide a therapeutic treatment to increase their musculoskeletal strength and overall mobility while decreasing any discomfort they may have.

Blake has experience treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and enjoys treating any associated ailments. His approach to treatment is holistic with the use of a wide variety of modalities, but his clinical focus includes Trigger Point Therapy, isolytic release and active stretching techniques. Having been born and raised in Nanaimo Blake enjoys the outdoors, being active and playing recreational sports. Above all, he has a growing passion and work ethic for this profession and looks forward to treating anyone who walks through his door.

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.

Samantha Cassie RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Originally from Alberta, she moved to Vancouver Island to pursue her educational goals. After graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 2200 hour program in Victoria, Samantha saw the level of expertise and experience being offered by the team and knew Pure Body Balance was a perfect spot for her to develop her practice.
Before becoming an RMT, Samantha’s work was in the mental health field. Combining her skill sets Samantha feels strongly about the importance of focusing on our whole being. Samantha believes by bringing awareness to our body, our activities, our life and our mindset we align more naturally.
Samantha utilizes a patient centered care approach. Empowering each client and sharing knowledge to create opportunities for clients to get in touch with themselves. Samantha’s treatments include Swedish Massage (light and deep tissue), Isolytic Release, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Pressure Release and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). Samantha is looking forward to furthering her knowledge in the area of light-touch therapies such as lymphatic drainage and cranio-sacral therapy.
Samantha is passionate about the human body and the subtle anomalies that make us each unique. The environment Samantha creates allows clients to feel heard and to be an active member in developing treatment plans based on their goals. If you are looking to relax, recover, renew or revamp, Samantha’s heart full, caring treatment approach can get you started on the right path. Whether you have never had a massage or you have a healthy self care routine, I look forward to meeting you, learning with you and being part of your care team in restoring balance.

You don’t have to do it alone.

Registered Massage Therapist Carly Davis

Carly Davis BA, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Carly is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 2200 hour degree program. Carly has always had a passion for helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. Before she embarked upon a career as a Massage Therapist, she achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria and worked as a support worker for homeless and marginalized populations suffering from mental health and addiction issues.
Carly has a compassionate, supportive, patient-centered approach. She believes that movement is integral to our sense of well-being and understands how difficult it can be when our bodies are negatively impacted by injuries and pain. Carly uses a variety of modalities and light to deep pressure, working with each client to reduce pain, increase strength, and improve function so that they can get back to the life they love. She appreciates the uniqueness of each person and enjoys individualizing each treatment based on her client’s specific needs each day. She helps to promote healing by finding ways to incorporate meaningful movement into daily life and empowers her client’s to become active participants in their care through education and positive encouragement.

Growing up on the island has given Carly has a deep love for the natural environment and a passion for exploring the outdoors. She spends her time outside work enjoying activities such as camping, fishing, hiking, and foraging. She also helps to maintain wellness in her own life through a consistent mindfulness and yoga practice.

Registered Acupuncturist Sheena Villeneuve

Sheena Villeneuve

Registered Acupuncturist

Sheena Villeneuve practices as a General Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sheena is always taking new courses to learn new skills and techniques to enhance her practice.

Sheena has a lot of experience and success in treating sports injuries, pain and prenatal care (fertility and pregnancy support). Her goals are to help the whole family through illnesses, digestion issues, insomnia, depression, anxiety, allergies, headaches, menopause and any other ailments you may have, using natural techniques such as acupuncture and cupping.

Sheena Villeneuve uses Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to diagnose the person as a whole, rather than isolated symptoms. Her goal is not only to eliminate or alleviate the symptoms, but more importantly to treat the underlying cause and improve the quality of her patients life.
Book an appointment today to see how Sheena can help you on your balanced wellness journey!

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, Acupuncture or need to book or change an upcoming appointment please contact us at:

Phone: 250-591-1945

Email: health@purebodybalance.ca

 

Current Location

201-1621 Dufferin Crescent

Nanaimo, BC

New Location *Starting September 13th 2021

#205 – 1515 Dufferin Crescent

Nanaimo, BC