OUR TEAM

Arian Asgari, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Founder

Arian Asgari

Founder | RMT

Arian is the Owner and Founder of Locus Health Centre Inc. He started Locus Health Centre with a great passion to help those who need. Arian developed his passion for Massage Therapy after years of sports related injuries and rehab, personal training and education in Sports Science. He then pursued a career in this field and shortly after receiving his RMT designation, gratefully as he describes, he started practicing with Professional athletes in NHL, MLS, Varsity, Body Builders, Semi-Professional and Amatuer athletes from some Sports such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Football, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling, Bowling, Golf, Ulmtimate Frisbee, Climbing, Figure Skating, Ski and Snowboard which all together led him gain a vast majority of his professional experience.

On the side from RMT, Arian used to play Soccer semi-professionally for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC youth teams and coach Soccer from ages 3-18. In addition, he did Personal Training from 2011 to 2016 and holds the CSEP-CPT certification.

Given the athletic background, Arian enjoys treating sports related injuries and help the athletes recover and maintain an overall health to pursue their sports. He also enjoys paying it forward to the community by sponsoring local Soccer teams for kids and adults.

Maggie Deng

RMT

Maggie graduated from Vancouver Career College in 2017. She has experience in treating acute and chronic overuse injuries and injuries incurred from poor posture or long hours desk work by using Deep tissue, Myofascial and Trigger point release. Maggie is taking full time Acupuncture program now, which will be finished next year. She hopes to use the most suitable way to help patients back to their optimal health. When she is not working, Maggie enjoys ballroom, salsa dancing, piano, Chinese Harp and hiking.

Maysam Tarameshloo, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Maysam Tarameshloo

RMT

Maysam Tarameshloo provides Registered Massage Therapy to reduce your pain, discomfort and promoting overall wellness.

He has 9 years of experiences in rehabilitation as an Occupational Therapist in Iran. Maysam believes RMT gives him a broader perspective which he can share with patients to improve and maintain their health.

Maysam believes his experience will lead to great treatment and patient satisfaction. He focuses on Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy.

Hanah Cardenas

RMT (Coming Soon! Currently working as an NON-RMT)

Hanah is a new graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (New Westminster) and recently passed her board examination. A little background about Hanah before she started her massage therapy journey is that she was studying to become a physiotherapist in the Philippines before moving to Canada. While she was in university, Hanah was a track and field athlete and competed to represent her department of Health Sciences. Shortly after arriving in Vancouver, she decided to pursue massage therapy and studied at WCCMT. Throughout her years of schooling Hanah has acquired valuable experience treating neurological and musculoskeletal conditions such as sprain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, headaches/migraine, fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet syndrome, gastrointestinal concerns such as constipation, geriatric and general day-to-day muscle tensions. She believes that effective treatment and optimum healing requires open and clear communication and a team-oriented approach. Hanah adheres to the motto “teamwork makes the dream work!”. As an RMT, her approach to effective treatment is to work with the patient’s goals while providing therapeutic and relaxing treatments and customized homecare plans for her patients on their journey towards a pain-free lifestyle! Some of the techniques that she utilizes for treatments are General Swedish massage (deep tissue or relaxing massage), myofascial release, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, pin and stretch technique, PNF techniques and more as she is driven to learn new techniques in the future to further help her patients.

In her spare time, Hanah enjoys working out, biking, jogging, hiking and going on “food adventures” with friends and family.

Cedric Dela Cruz, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Cedric Dela Cruz, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Cedric Dela Cruz

RMT

Cedric is passionate about his work and takes pride in quality. As a therapist and as a person, He is very meticulous and curious with finding and treating the cause of your concerns. He’s worked with various patients and therapists over the course of learning his practice, from working with athletes to working with seniors. His patient-centered care revolves around this experience—adapting to each individual patient, making sure you feel as comfortable as possible while still performing a safe and effective treatment.

Growing up playing various sports, Cedric is well-acquainted with recovering from strenuous activities and/or minor injuries. Inversely, since he was young (and even now), he’s also been on the computer for hours on end, sitting in the same position all day. After studying the art of massage, he’s gotten to know his body better and what he can do to maintain my health. As a therapist now, he wants to share this wealth through his treatments—treatments that not only include mending soft tissue injuries, but also include helping patients eliminate bad habits or providing some tips that may help with daily living. Cedric give patients homecare , so that patient-care goes beyond the appointments.

Cedric does his best to bring you back to your best through knowledge and empathy. He is available Mondays and Wednesdays. He provides services in both English and Tagalog.

Paulina Banak

RMT

Paulina began her education with a Bachelor of Science from SFU. Her passion for helping others led her to pursue a career in health and wellness. She went on to graduate from the massage therapy program at WCCMT. Paulina believes that healing encompasses the mind-body connection and aims to create a safe space while building strong therapeutic relationships with her patients. She uses a variety of techniques in her treatments including Swedish massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations to help her patients with their concerns. She is looking forward to adding more tools into her toolbox through continuing education courses.
Outside of the clinic, Paulina is always looking for her next adventure. She enjoys spending her time reading, swimming, practicing yoga, and hiking local mountains with her dogs.

Richie Xin, Registered Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)

Richie Xin

R.TCM.P.

Richie Sun grew up in a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) family. His father, a well-known Qigong Therapist, taught him the traditional medicine principals when he was 10 years old. Richie did not think TCM would be his whole life, however, after getting a degree in business administration, his passion about TCM became irrepressible. Then, he went to school to learn Acupuncture, Acupressure, Herbology, Fengshui, and Hypnotherapy.

Richie’s treatment style is quite different from other practitioners. Since he knows several different therapies, he can look at the patient as a whole and find the root cause for any symptoms. To achieve best therapeutic results, he usually performs acupressure, acupuncture herbal treatment and hypnotherapy together depending on different conditions.

Pain relief is Richie’s specialty. No matter what kind of pain you are having, Richie can manage to get great pain relief after 1 to 3 sessions. Book a session with him, meet him in person, to see if he is the right one for you.

Olivia Pyo, Registered Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)

Olivia Pyo

R.TCM.P.

Olivia has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of British Columbia. After graduation, she successfully pursued a career in finance, reaching to a managerial position in one of the leading banks in Canada. While enjoying the career success, Olivia’s hard work ethic took a toll on her health. Believing that health comes before career in life, she decided to leave career in finance behind to manage and regain health. After extensive search, Olivia found and experienced the superior benefits of acupuncture and herbalogy’s holistic and balanced approach.

Growing confidence in her journey of health with the help from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Olivia decided to study acupuncture and herbalogy at PCU College of Holistic Medicine herself. As a survivor of a serious ailment, she wants to help others who are also in similar situations.

Olivia is a member of CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of BC) and AIMI (American Integrative Medicine Institute) and also a Certified Skin and Body Therapist (Vancouver Community College). Believing that everyone is unique, she strives to find health management approach that caters to each individual. Olivia’s interests are in pain management, digestive disorders and skin disorders.

Shayla Shabkhiz, Receptionist, Kinesiologist, RMT Student

Shayla Shabkhiz

Kinesiologist, RMT Student

Shayla graduated from Simon Fraser University with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She specializes in active physical rehabilitation and ergonomics. Shayla’s previous experience includes her time as a Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer at the Vancouver General Hospital. She also spent time leading and developing physical activity programming for older adults with severe mobility limitations and chronic health conditions.

Her experiences and passion for exercise and physical activity, and lifelong participation in team sports, have been the catalyst for her career in active rehabilitation. Shayla relishes all aspects of rehabilitation, ranging from resistance training, fitness programs, and active/passive stretching programs.

She believes in a client-centered approach and co-involvement between the client and the health professional. Shayla is constantly learning new techniques and continuing her education in active rehabilitation science to further benefit her clients. When Shayla isn’t working or studying, she likes to spend her time hiking, running, and playing basketball.

Dr. Michael Horowitz, Chiropractor, Orthotics

Dr. Michael Horowitz

Custom Orthotics (Dr. Horowitz only offers Custom Orthotics at this location!)

Dr. Michael Horowitz is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He also holds a degree in Biology and Kinesiology from York University with an emphasis on Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling. He is a chiropractor in good standing with the Canadian and BC Chiropractic Associations. Dr. Horowitz places emphasis on Biomechanics while treating the source, not just the symptoms. He combines custom orthotic therapy, chiropractic manual techniques, nutritional support, stress management, soft tissue massage, and spinal adjustments towards the goal of freeing up stress to the feet, spine and nervous system.

At Locus Health Dr. Horowitz will focus his services on the Examination of Feet & the Prescription & Dispensing of Custom Orthotic Inserts to fit into your favourite shoes. These custom insoles are used to treat flat feet, foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, metatarsalgia, ankle pain, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, knee, hip and lower back pain.

Ali Mohammadi Fard

Registered Physiotherapist

Ali Mohammadi Fard has over 15 years of rehabilitation experience having worked in both acute and ambulatory settings managing a vast range of musculoskeletal, sports injuries and neurological disorders. He graduated from The University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences in Tehran, 2004 and explored his passion for sports physiotherapy working with Iran men’s Volleyball National team B and U21. His interest in integrating exercise therapy with manual techniques helps patients to get back to optimal function in a safe and efficient way.

 

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Anita Mogila

RDH (Teeth Whitening ONLY!)

Anita Mogila, RDH is an experienced Registered Dental Hygienist with a demonstrated history of working in the dental practice industry. Skilled in Tracker, Clinical Research, Oral Care, and Preventative Treatment. Strong healthcare services professional.

Anita started out in the dental field as a CDA in 2010, and a dental administrator. In 2014 she had graduated from dental hygiene school. She had been involved in the dental community and practice for 10+ years. Her passion for the field continusly grows and she strives to provide the best individualized patient care available.

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