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Continued Journey

VSOHA has some spectacular new things in store for our healing arts community! We will be expanding our continuing education offerings by introducing two online courses, and two brand new classes on campus!

Anaïs Ribeyre – International Student Bodywork Therapy

Anaïs Ribeyre is an international student in the full-time bodywork therapy program at VSOHA. Anaïs is no stranger…

Stefanny Lowey – Bodywork Student Story

Stefanny Lowey always enjoyed massage and was curious about pursuing it as a career but was unsure of…

Sarah Gover – Student Story

Sarah Gover has just returned from her second summer working at the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort in the…

Nancy Gouge – Meet The Faculty

Meet VSOHA Faculty Member Nancy Gouge! When Nancy moved from California to BC for her husband’s work, she…

Rose Ryan – Student Story

The Power of Touch Student Story on Rose Ryan, current student in the full-time Bodywork Therapy Program at…

Meet VSOHA’s New Swedish Massage Instructor

After graduating from VSOHA’s Bodywork Therapy program, Danelle Ross made a promise to herself. “I decided for that…

Glynnis Osher – VSOHA Faculty Spotlight

Glynnis Osher is one of the longest serving faculty members at VSOHA. She teaches Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage…

Living Scent-sually: The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Story by Dana Keller. Before I properly begin, I feel that I need to apologize for the title.…

Aroma 911: My Aromatherapy Journal

Hello again! In my previous two blog posts I answered Why take an aromatherapy course, and How to…

How it Works: Starting the Aroma 911 Aromatherapy Course

How you work your way through an online course – or any course for that matter – will…

Why Aromatherapy?

Guest Blog Post - Dana Keller What are your favourite scents; what memories do they evoke for you?…

Computer Programming to Bodywork Therapy

After a simultaneously rewarding and stressful decade fulfilling a dream of working as a software developer, Lorenzo de…

Bodywork Therapy – More Than Just Massage

Natalka Latko graduated from the full-time Bodywork Therapy Program at the end of January 2019. “I’m overwhelmed. There’s…

Jaw Massage: An Extra Tool in Your Bodywork Toolbox

Scott Kellsey returns to VSOHA this March for a new course offering: TMJ (Jaw) Massage. This 16-hour course…

Mindfulness for the Holidays

Over the years, Kirsten Johansson has learned to equip herself with some useful mindfulness strategies to survive the…

From Serving to Being of Service

For Misty Misener, choosing to study Bodywork Therapy at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA) was about…

Gratitude and Work-Life Balance

As Andrea Watson reflects on her time studying Bodywork Therapy and where it has taken her in the…

Back-to-School with Aromatherapy

For many people, especially students, September can bring with it a frenetic change of pace. Summer holidays are…

Heal Yourself Before Helping Others

After traveling through South East Asia for two months, Jessica Binnie decided to take a weekend introductory massage…

Allowing Life to Happen with Part-time Study

“I’m not in a place in my life where I can do school full-time without working so the part-time bodywork therapy program gave me the opportunity to do both, which I really appreciated.” – Lisa Yamaura

Massage: A Unique Medicine

Nine months ago, Connor McCormack made a spur of the moment decision to enrol in the Part-Time Bodywork Therapy Program at VSOHA. Now a successful graduate, Connor is looking forward to starting out his career and working in a spa.

Preventing Emergencies with Aromatherapy

Emergency aromatherapy covers physical injuries such as burns, bruises and bug bites, but also emotional emergencies such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

Shiatsu: Taking Healing to the Mat

To her surprise, Shiatsu, Bodywork Therapy and Yoga Teacher Training graduate Samantha Craddock has found Shiatsu to be her most popular modality so far.

On The Horizon

VSOHA has some spectacular new things in store for our healing arts community! We will be expanding our continuing education offerings by introducing two online courses, and two brand new classes on campus!

Women’s Health Expert Brings Breast and Prenatal Massage to Vancouver

Sheryl Watson will distill two decades of knowledge and experience into two workshops at VSOHA this summer.

An Abundance of Opportunities

“Now that we have a few modalities under our belts I really love using Integrative Bodywork to weave it all together.” Bianca Lorage

Blending Body, Breath and Creativity

Alexis Venn – Student Story Alexis Venn is an artist, trained yoga teacher, breathwork enthusiast and soon to…

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall

Many bodyworkers and healing art professionals are so busy caring for others that they often neglect their own…

Learn the Secrets behind Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage takes its roots from the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda, the oldest surviving complete medical…

Signature Swedish Massage Style to be Taught at VSOHA

The September 2017 intake of the Spa Therapy Program at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage will…

How and Where to Apply Reiki

A challenge for many people developing a new Reiki practice is knowing how and where to apply your…

Keeping your Bodywork Practice Alive

The ability for a bodyworker to infuse a variety of techniques into their practice is an important skill…

Finding Mindfulness and Self-Care Through Bodywork

Originally from Worcestershire in England, Marcel Patrick started his career in the field of Engineering. His love for…

Call Your Authentic Self Out To Play

Perfect Timing A Reflection of the VSOHA Experience by Sue Oberhoffner And then, my washing machine broke. It…

Combining a Passion for Wellness and Travel

Emily Ray Henderson – Graduate Story Emily Ray Henderson’s passion for travel and her desire to help others…

The Benefits of Table Shiatsu

After graduating from a Spa Therapy Program, many spa practitioners will find themselves delivering treatments on a traditional…

From Sports to Skeletons and Spas

Mike O’Donnell – Student Story Mike O’Donnell, a Vancouver local, is a self-professed “sports-guy” who travelled around the…

A Lucky $20 and a Fresh Start at Spa School

Amber Waite – Student Story Amber Waite was born in Mission, BC. At the age of 6 she…

Seeking a Personal Path of Wellness

Catherine Hayward has been involved in the alternative wellness industry for over 30 years. She was born in…

Responsibility, Trust and the Amazing Human Touch

Cassidy Williams grew up in Cloverdale in Surrey, BC where her mom raised Cassidy and her three siblings…

Carving Out Sacred Time With Reiki

Colby Gaudet is no stranger to the busyness of life. The Usui Reiki Master/Teacher is currently studying an…

Finding the Path to Tofino

Michelle Hall is a graduate from the part-time Spa Therapy Program who now runs Cedarwood Cove, a popular…

Starting Your Own Bodywork Business

Student Story by Yvette Cabuco, Graduate from June 2016 “While I was at work today, I glanced up…

The Synergy of Student Clinic

The Student Clinics at VSOHA are one element that separates the school from other massage and spa training…

Indian Head Massage course a bliss-fest!

Spurred on by her love of Ayurvedic philosophy and self care, Glynnis Osher discovered the joys of Indian…

Q&A with Marie Salton, Spa Therapy Program Director

Tell me about your career path so far. Since graduating from the Spa Therapy Program in 2005 my…

Vaya Karakosta – Student Story

Vaya Karakosta, an honours graduate of the full-time Spa Therapy Program and the Shiatsu Program, migrated to Canada…

The Art of Hawiian Healing – Lomilomi

From humble beginnings in Hawaii, the unique art of Lomilomi massage has spread across the globe. The style…

Disproving Pregnancy Myths with Massage

As more people understand the value of educated touch and massage, the demand for pregnancy massage is on…