The Team





After living and working in the neighborhood for many years, Jeanette opened Fernwood Massage Therapy in 2011.  Jeanette graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in August 2002 and has been working full time as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Victoria ever since.  Prior to opening the clinic doors, Jeanette's professional experience included working with a diverse group of health care professionals including physiotherapists and acupuncturists. Jeanette continues to maintain strong working relationships with many practitioners in Victoria and surrounding communities.  The diverse experience that she has gained has given her the ability to utilize specific massage therapy techniques to aid in not on

ly the recovery of patients, but also injury prevention.

Jeanette has treated a wide range of patients with musculoskeletal conditions using but not limited to deep therapeutic massage, neuromuscular, and myofascial techniques.  Jeanette has become interested in the treatment of scar tissue.  She has had the opportunity to hone her skills with many post-operative patients in the past year.  Scar tissue release is often overlooked in conventional medical treatments as a cause of pain and dysfunction.  Jeanette has joined forces with two other RMT's to form Victoria Scar Therapy; their

aim is to educate patients and health care providers about the benefits of scar tissue therapy.

In her personal time, Jeanette enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and her dog, George.  When possible she also enjoys travelling to new destinations and is always ready for a new adventure.





David graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in December of 2010.  He has  had a keen interest in Massage Therapy since massage greatly helped him during recovery of a workplace injury in 2006. David has worked extensively with many types of injuries, from repetitive strain and "computer posture" related pain to high-level athletic injury, and uses a fascial therapy based approach to realign and recreate balance between the joint, muscle and fascial systems.

Growing up on the island Dave has always been very active in finding new ways to explore the idyllic land we live in. Whether from mountain biking, snowboarding, kayaking or hiking  he has developed a close familiarity with the aches, pains and injuries associated with an active life, and he looks forward to using his experience to help manage yours.



Michelle is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 1997.  She

received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria in 2015. Michelle has previously taught at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, B.C. as well as to other RMTs as part of continuine education. She has worked in partnership with two other RMTs to form Victoria Scar Therapy, which focuses on raising awareness of the benefits of scar tissue therapy.

In her work she focuses on the connective tissue and myofascial release to assist in gaining greater tissue mobility and flexibility.

Michelle prefers a collaborative approach to treatment with a focus on communication and patient education, encouraging active participation in the rehabilitative process.




Lara Eggiman is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005. She obtained her certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in 2006. Previous to attending the WCCMT Lara received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria in 2000.

Lara employees a variety of massage techniques to treat biomechanical dysfunction and pain. She has ten years’ experience using MLD and associated techniques to assist patient’s healing with acute and chronic swelling. This swelling could be as a result of an injury, surgery, cancer treatment or lymphedema.

Lara prefers a holistic and collaborative approach to treatment with a focus on communication and patient education. She strongly believes in the importance of movement, flexibility, and stress reduction as key factors in living a healthy lifestyle.