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At Oceana Massage, preventative health and promoting self-care – regular exercise, hydration, nutrition and relaxation – comes first and foremost. In a world where people are constantly overextending and on the go, Oceana Massage provides much needed respite and healing so clients can better manage the pace of their lives. By incorporating both Eastern and Western techniques, clients experience an environment that is relaxed and rejuvenating for physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Oceana Massage is a Vancouver massage studio that puts clients on the path to healthy, balanced living.

Our Team

Susan Polano

Susan Polano, Founder, Certified Holistic Bodyworker

A certified and gifted body-worker, Susan practices holistic massage. She has been practising in the health and wellness industry for over 11 years in Massage, Prenatal Care, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, and Aromatherapy. Susan is passionate about alternative health and the healing arts. She believes that the benefits of natural healing work alongside traditional scientific approaches. Drawing from her expertise in several modalities, Thermotherapy, Aromatherapy, Joint Release Movements, Shiatsu and Swedish Massage, Susan provides an intuitive, comforting and customized treatment with each massage. Her sessions not only stimulate the muscles and lymphatic system, but also create positive effects to the heart and mind that last long after the treatments are over.

Please note that Susan is a Certified Holistic Bodyworker, not a Registered Massage Therapist.  Many extended benefits programs are beginning to recognize bodywork as an eligible service.

Kasha Karami, RMT

Kasha has always been interested in how the human body works, the relation between each and every muscle, and even organs. He is an active person and loves to partake in different sports like martial arts and soccer, and read in my spare time.

Kasha is on his path to a healthier lifestyle and body, and understands what it feels to want to make the health of your body a priority. Kasha loves his job and believes massage therapy can make a difference in people’s lives, and he would love to help you make that happen.

Rachel Evans, Bodyworker

Rachel has a vast amount of hands on experience in providing Swedish massage, prenatal massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point massage, aromatherapy massage and lymphatic drainage throughout her 17 year holistic massage practise. She believes that self care, both for preventative measures and regular maintenance of the body is an important part of healthy living. A massage with Rachel will have a therapeutic approach while being tailored to your individual needs. It will invoke your body’s powerful mind-body connection leaving you feeling revitalized and relaxed not only physically but mentally as well. With regular care you will gain a better awareness of this mind-body connection and learn to utilize it to manage everyday stress in your life. 

Rachel believes that all that we need to achieve optimal health lies within ourselves, the earth and our connections with others. She is passionate about natural health and wellness and is currently studying to become a certified herbalist. She also has had a dedicated personal yoga practice for many years which has allowed her to gain an even greater personal knowledge of the body in relation to movement and musculature. She has found that this has given her more insight into how to better treat the individual needs of those she works with. Her yoga practice has also afforded her the preventative maintenance self care that her body requires to keep up with the physical demands of her long time career. She truly does try to practise what she preaches.
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Shelby, Bodyworker

Shelby graduated Vancouver School of Body Work and Massage in 2010, and has been practicing massage all over the world since then, applying her passion for massage and holistic healing in resorts and cruise ships. She is happy to be back home in Vancouver continuing to offer modalities such as Swedish massage, deep tissue, pregnancy massage and hot stone massage. She incorporates shiatsu and Thai massage techniques into her sessions and has an overall passion for living well and helping others.
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Mattias Fleming, Certified Bodyworker

Matty is a certified bodyworker with a passion for deep tissue and deep release massage. They are trained in many other modalities, such as Swedish massage, prenatal massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, shiatsu, and joint release, integrating these moves and techniques into their treatments. With such a large focus on deep tissue, Matty believes in making real connections, both with the client and their muscles, truly listening to the body and only working as fast and deep as it allows. A completely personalized session is of the utmost importance. After a treatment with Matty you can expect tensions to melt away and injuries to ease over time. You will also leave with some knowledge of your anatomy and some self-care tips to practice at home, putting the power in your hands to continue treatment whenever you like, knowing exactly what your body needs.
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