Nicholas Blackburn is a Registered Massage Therapist who completed his hands-on training at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria while working at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel as a spa practitioner. After graduating he volunteered as an alumni tutor and facilitated his school’s involvement in the Victoria Pride events.
Prior to coming to Davie Village Registered Massage Therapy, Nicholas worked at Courtenay Massage Therapy where he treated a wide variety of patients and conditions, including those dealing with fibromyalgia, stress, overuse and sports injuries. He also taught a selfcare seminar on plantar fasciitis.
As a Registered Massage Therapist trained in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, and Swedish Massage, Nicholas aims to incorporate different massage techniques to help alleviate symptoms ranging from acute injuries to chronic pain.
He is also a firm believer in utilizing active movement and selfcare to help people return to their normal daily routines, enhance the abilities of athletes, and help people improve their overall quality of life – while providing a professional and relaxing environment. Nicholas knows that having a strong treatment plan is crucial for patients overcoming their injuries and dysfunctions so that they can return to their normal lives.
Nicholas continues to expand his knowledge with different techniques, so he can provide his patients with a truly holistic treatment. Nicholas’ long-term plan will be to pursue a career in either physiotherapy or osteopathy.
Before becoming a massage therapist, Nicholas was an elite track and field athlete and was on the Olympic Development Squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics as a 400m Hurdler. He has also worked as a volunteer coach for both track and field and gymnastics.
Nicholas maintains an active lifestyle now with a wide range of activities from: track and field, volleyball, trail running, gymnastics and skiing.