Meet Our Team

We are a team of professionals that are passionate about getting you back to living and loving your life.

Brittany Burton RMT#006415

Registered Massage Therapy

Brittany completed massage school in Vancouver in 2012 and since then has lived and worked in many communities throughout BC, so when the opportunity to move to Powell River came up, it was an obvious yes! Brittany believes in massage not only to treat stress and pain but as a valuable tool for self care, to prevent injuries and promote overall health and wellbeing. She views the body as a whole, working together and always keeps this in mind when deciding on the best way to treat a specific injury or complaint. She believes that communication between patient and practitioner is key and is capable of using a wide range of techniques as well as varied pressure in order to achieve the best results. Besides helping people to feel better, one of the most exciting aspects of working in massage therapy is that there is always something new to learn and the understanding of the complex human body is always evolving.

Deborah Lillis RMT#010631

Registered Massage Therapy

Deborah has recently returned to Powell River from Ontario where she was a practising registered massage therapist for 17 years. She grew up in Powell River and returned to be closer to family and to continue helping people live full and healthy lives though massage.

Deborah takes a patient centred approach and will work with you on your path to wellness. She offers experienced treatment in many modalities. These include: Swedish massage, deep tissue, relaxation and pregnancy.

When Deborah isn’t treating clients, she enjoys spending time with her spouse outdoors, hiking and camping and with their senior dog, Whiskey.

Kiel Agius RMT#008252

Registered Massage Therapy

Kiel was born on Vancouver Island and moved to Powell River at a young age, after high school he moved to the city of Victoria where he completed the Registered Massage Therapy program at WCCMT in 2017.

Kiel believes firmly in the healing power of massage therapy and has a passion for anatomy. Kiel strives to create a treatment environment that is both safe and comfortable for all clients and uses a blend of therapeutic and relaxation modalities to attend to the specific needs of each client and provide the best treatment outcome possible.

Kiel and his sister Karissa started Kostali Wellness after they both returned to their hometown of Powell River. Kiel’s position at Kostali also includes Managerial and Administrative duties along with his RMT practice.

Hobbies include: Playing music, Hiking, Movies, and his dog Charles.

Michael Jacques

Rebalancing Bodywork

Rebalancing is an integrated method of Bodywork that combines deep tissue massage (Rolfing), joint release (Trager), and range of motion techniques to assist clients in freeing the holding patterns that contribute to pain and imbalance. By integrating mindfulness and breath into the work, Rebalancing offers remarkable depth without being forceful.

Michael was born and raised in Powell River and was certified at the Kootenay School of Rebalancing Bodywork in 2004. In his 20 years of practice he’s developed an inclination to investigate lifestyle factors, emotional health, and mental patterns that can contribute to unnecessary suffering. He has studied and practiced meditation for over 20 years and is currently training in Hakomi, a somatic method of psychotherapy and self study. He believes that by offering close attention to the emotional and mental states that drive behaviour, we can support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Between 2019-2024 Michael has worked at a centre for mental health and recovery and has seen first hand, the remarkable benefits of bodywork and massage for those struggling with addiction.

When Michael isn’t working he can be found spending time in the forest with his dog, providing sound/DJ services for local events, and studying music, Hakomi, and meditation.

Valentina Sainchuk RMT#007229

Registered Massage Therapy

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Val has been a RMT since 2014, graduating from WCCMT in the Lower Mainland. Her focus in practice is on guiding patients into feelings of release, decompression, and soothing; empowering them to mind their entire system.

She’s passionate about helping patients create practical, easy going, self care routines; weaving a variety of movement, strengthening and relaxation into their daily lives. Working with an evidence informed lens, she integrates effective holistic practices into a balanced, whole body approach. Her hands on treatment is simple, anchored in flow and feel good touch. She uses Swedish, Neuromuscular & Fascial techniques, as well as gentle joint mobilizations.

She enjoys hiking, foraging, sailing, cooking feasts and learning about the natural world! Born in Kazakhstan, she immigrated to the Vancouver area in 2001 and moved to Powell River in 2023