Massage and bodywork

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Our program participants often tell us that the bodywork they received at The Haven was an integral part of their transformative experience. 

Our bodyworkers have extensive personal connections with Haven programs, both as participants and facilitators, and will work with you respectfully and relationally in support of your learning.

Please contact our bodyworkers directly, shortly before your program, to book a session.

Bodyworker

Modalities

  • Massage Therapy
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Chi Nei Tsang
  • Reflexology
  • Jin Shin Do Acupressure
  • Reiki
  • Lomilomi Hawaiian Bodywork
  • Thai massage
  • Four-handed Lomilomi Massage
  • Transformational Movement Therapy
  • Yoga classes and Yoga Therapy
  • Morning movement 

Bookings and fees

Please book shortly before your program by contacting the individual bodyworker, or book at the Front Desk as soon as you arrive at The Haven. Prices range from $90 to $180 depending on type and length of session.

Yoga and morning movement

Start your day by attending our popular Morning Movement Class with Elfi Dillon-Shaw or a Yoga Class with Kelly Price.

Yoga - Kelly is a Registered Yoga Teacher. To confirm that yoga is available during your program, contact Kelly at 250 713 6082 or kellypriceyoga@gmail.com.

Morning movement - Elfi created the Morning Movement class in 1986, to complement our programs at The Haven. Morning Movement is designed to give body enjoyment to people of all fitness levels, ages and body shapes. It is a mixture of meditation, restorative exercises from eastern and western approaches, experiential anatomy, dance, breath and movement.  On specified days the class takes place from 7-8am and costs $15 per person. To confirm that Morning Movement is available during your program, contact Elfi at 1 877 247 9504 or elfi@shaw.ca.

Bodyworkers

Elfi Elfi Dillon-Shaw
1 877 247 9504
elfi@shaw.ca
Elfi Dillon-Shaw RMT, DipC has worked at the Haven as senior Bodyworker since 1984. She is a BC Registered Massage Therapist, also offering Craniosacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang Taoist Belly massage, Reiki and other modalities. In addition to her massage work, she assists in Haven programs and teaches workshops on sexuality, body practices and stress management, frequently with her husband Gary Dillon.
Gary Gary Kekoa Dillon
250 247 9504
jacobdill@shaw.ca
Gary Kekoa Dillon MA offers Lomilomi Hawaiian massage and transformational movement therapy. He has studied Esalen massage and Lomilomi Hawaiian shamanic bodywork, as well as psychology, theology, and is an artist at home in his studio on Gabriola Island.  He also offers four-handed Hawaiian Lomilomi style massage with his wife Elfi and together they teach Sexuality workshops for Couples.
Angela Angela Henderson
250 802 9896
angelahendersonrmt@gmail.com
Angela Henderson RMT is a graduate of the 3000 hour Massage Therapy program at WCCMT in Victoria and has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2012. Her practice includes Craniosacral Therapy. Previously, she completed a Therapist Assistant Diploma, and was employed in this field for 8 years. In 2005, she completed a Chakra Yoga Teacher training, and more recently has attended a Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher training. Presently she is expanding her skills to include Reflexology. Angela began participating in courses at The Haven in 2013, and is grateful to now provide massage treatments. She creates a calm, nurturing space and has a passion for finding ease of movement and grace in the body.
Brin Brin Jackson
250 247 8577
brinjackson@shaw.ca
brinjackson.com
Brin Jackson is a Registered Certified Reflexology Therapist and Teacher of Foot Reflexology, licensed and registered with the Reflexology Association of Canada, and the Reflexology Association of Canada, BC Chapter. Using hands only, all the reflex points on each foot will be systematically stimulated through the application of gentle pressure and massage. The physical image of the entire body is mapped onto the feet in a logical, anatomical pattern. The body has the ability to heal itself and reflexology can assist in this process. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is left in a state of imbalance and vital energy pathways are often blocked. When one part of the body is compromised in this manner, the effect is felt throughout the entire system. Reflexology can release these blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body, easing tensions and restoring the body’s natural balance. Brin has completed all Core Programs at the Haven and many others. You and your feet are in good hands!
Suzanne Suzanne Partridge
250 668 9937
spfootsie@gmail.com
Suzanne Partridge is a Certified Reflexologist and has worked at The Haven since 1992. She first came to attend Come Alive, the Phase programs, and many others. Reflexology as practiced by Suzanne is a gentle manipulation of life energy through the Chinese meridians, seeking to maintain balance and optimum functioning. Energy in this idea is created by the flow between opposites, depicted as yin and yang. She embraces and works with the Chinese five element theory. A session with Suzanne also provides a guided tour of the body’s energy flow from the eyes to the internal organs - all from the soles of your feet! She will often suggest a picture or a word that can more fully describe the sensation or constriction and in this way may assist you to understand your situation and take the responsibility of dealing with or appreciating yourself more effectively.
Martie Martie Robinson
250 247 9576
martie.gabriola@gmail.com
Martie Robinson BEd, DipC is the registered Jin Shin Do ® practitioner at The Haven. “Jin Shin Do” means “Way of the Compassionate Spirit” which is based on 5 Elements Traditional Chinese Medicine. Martie uses acu-points to gently guide you towards accessing deeper awareness of your bodymindspirit. Wherever you hold tightness, sensitivity, or numbness in your body, is reflective of where you hold similar patterns in your life. Through breath, body awareness, and focusing techniques you may begin to loosen the held Energy in these places and help the Chi flow more smoothly. Through this kind of Energy work you will be able to support the shifts that you choose to make in your life. The work is often deep and you will likely feel very relaxed, nourished and comforted. Accessing your body's wisdom in this way will compliment your Haven experience. Martie has been doing personal work at The Haven since 1997. Read a definition of Jin Shin Do ®.
Kelly Kelly Price
250 713 6082
​kellypriceyoga@gmail.com
kellypriceyoga.ca
Kelly Price is a Certified Yoga Therapist (Diploma of Yoga Therapy, Pacific Rim College), Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and a Media Artist (BMA, Emily Carr University). Her teaching integrates advanced training in the therapeutic, technical and spiritual applications of yoga with an in-depth knowledge of eastern/western anatomy, patho-physiology, movement rehabilitation and somatic & transpersonal psychology. Additional training includes: Yoga for Trauma/Addictions, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage and Ayurveda. Kelly is a registered member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists and The Yoga Alliance, and a Yoga Therapist and teacher at The Haven.
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I'm sure I will be back at some point because I love The Haven and the peace I am able to find there! The programs I have done there to date have been of such value to me that it is difficult to find the words to express how grateful I am to The Haven, its program and especially its people, from the staff to the facilitators to the awesome people who do the bodywork.
Mark