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.
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.
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!
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.
Melanie is a certified bodyworker focused on providing holistic massage with a therapeutic touch. She has had the pleasure of working with Oceana since January 2016. Melanie provides treatments that cater to each client’s individual needs and she incorporates many modalities into each of her sessions including joint release, shiatsu, and aromatherapy. Her treatments offered include relaxing Swedish massage, therapeutic deep tissue, prenatal massage and also hot stone. Melanie believes in combining therapeutic touch, holistic energy work and self-care practices to provide her clients with an integrated and personalized treatment. She is passionate about helping people relieve tension from daily activities, relax the mind and realign the body.