#208 - 547 Michigan Street, Victoria V8V 1S5


Come meet our amazing team!

Lauren Healey, RMT

Lauren's background as a healthcare practitioner began in Manchester, England where she graduated from the University of Salford in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Complementary and holistic therapies, which included Reflexology and Aromatherapy massage.

She then moved to Canada in 2011 continuing her passion in the health and well-being of others by graduating as a Registered Massage Therapist. Lauren believes in treating all her patients from a holistic-centered approach and uses all modalities that massage has to offer, she understands the important role the nervous system plays in our well-being and uses this knowledge to guide her treatments. Lauren has wide ranging experience including chronic stress, pain and tension, sport related and motor vehicle injuries, and chronic low back pain. She enjoys helping her patients create a healthy balance in their lives by regaining strength and motion. 

Lauren likes to keep active in her spare time walking or hiking, exploring beaches, and discovering what the island has to offer.

Education and further training:
Clinical applications of pain science: Manual Therapy, Exercise and rehabilitation principles
Integrated treatment approach for the shoulder and cervical spine
Reiki level 1
Hopi Ear Candling

To schedule an appointment with Lauren please visit https://essentialhealthcentre.janeapp.com


Mark Bodnar, R.Ac., RHN, CAT(C)

Mark has been helping people out of pain for over 15 years. With his unique background in Holistic Nutrition, Athletic Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and current study in Osteopathic manual therapy, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating pain of all kinds, but commonly sees clients with back/neck pain, migraines/headaches, joint and muscle pain. Mark takes an osteopathic approach to caring for your health by looking for the underlying reasons that your having challenges in your health. He has continued to study advanced forms of pain relief and has been fortunate to learn from and study with the worlds leading experts.

For more information about Mark and Osteopathic manual therapy please visit his personal website www.functionalosteopathy.ca or email at info@functionalosteopathy.ca