Shayla Shabkhiz – Registered Massage Therapy

Shayla holds a dual license of Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) and Registered Kinesiology. Shayla graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT). She specializes in active physical rehabilitation and ergonomics. Shayla’s previous experience includes her time as a Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer at the Vancouver General Hospital. She also spent time leading and developing physical activity programming for older adults with severe mobility limitations and chronic health conditions.

Her experiences and passion for exercise and physical activity, and lifelong participation in team sports, have been the catalyst for her career in active rehabilitation. Shayla relishes all aspects of rehabilitation, ranging from strengthening, soft tissue release, and mobility/tissue flexibility.

She believes in a client-centered approach and co-involvement between the client and the health professional. Shayla is constantly learning new techniques and continuing her education in active rehabilitation science to further benefit her clients. When Shayla isn’t working or studying, she likes to spend her time training, running, and playing basketball.