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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.

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Melanie, Bodyworker

Melanie is currently completing the Spa Therapy Program at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. She is passionate about her new career in health and wellness and excited to be taking on clients while finishing her studies. Until completion of her diploma program in June, Melanie will be offering reduced prices for her services. So far, she is trained in relaxing Swedish Massage, Joint Release Movements, and restorative Deep Tissue Massage. Melanie provides holistic personalized treatments aimed at relieving tension from daily habits, relaxing the mind, and realigning the body.

Rebekka Brandli, Registered Massage Therapist

Rebekka has been fascinated by alternative healing arts from a young age, learning how to use herbal medicine and poultices from her mother for ailments and minor illnesses.

After giving birth to her first child at home with a doula and midwife, her interest in women’s health was ignited and she took the birth doula training at Douglas College. Rebekka supported a handful of women and their partners through their birth experiences before she went travelling abroad extensively with her family.

After giving birth to her second child, her interest for supporting people on their paths of healing sparked again.
She completed a 500 hour program in Shiatsu Therapy at the Vancouver school of Bodywork and Massage before she committed to the 31 month part time program to become a Registered Massage Therapist at the Vancouver School of Massage Therapy (VCMT).

Rebekka started her career as an RMT in November 2016. It is her goal to support her clients in healing injuries as well as providing space for relaxation and peace from daily stresses. In her practice she is using a combination of manual techniques such as Myofascial release, Neuromuscular technique, Trigger Point release, Joint mobilizations and Swedish relaxation massage.

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Heidi Anderson, Bodyworker

A massage with Heidi will likely have many modalities rolled into one session. With her knowledge of Trigger Point and Structural Therapy by Ida Rolf, she will approach your session scientifically. With her enthusiasm of Shiatsu and Chinese Cupping, she likely will modify each movement specifically to fit your needs as the client. Heidi emphasizes the importance of self-care, and loves to educate anyone willing to listen!

From a young age, Heidi struggled with chronic migraines that caused her to miss most of her early high school days. When various treatments failed to help, she looked to massage. Experiencing the power of massage first hand ignited a passion with the need to help others in the same way. With this new fascination, she studied at the Denver School of Massage Therapy and left with a deeper understanding of health and alternative care.

Heidi has recently left a rewarding practice in Sidney, Montana, for an expansion in her studies here in Vancouver, BC!