Say Hello to our New Emilys

Thrive is excited to announce the arrival of our two new, lovely practitioners.

You may have already been touched by their healing hands. Here you can learn a little more about the women behind the magic.

Emily Chernoff

Emily grew up in the small mountainous city of Nelson, BC. Being raised there, she was surrounded by communities of health, wellness and outdoor adventurists which first inspired her to learn more about human anatomy and its function as a whole.

In 2016, Emily graduated from the Okanagan College of Massage Therapy. She then relocated to Victoria, BC to begin her career as a registered massage therapist.

Emily enjoys being apart of the healing journey of her patients and holding a safe space for growth and healing in a comfortable environment. Through empowerment, she encourages her patients to experience their body’s innate healing capabilities. In each treatment she will listen openly to your individual needs, assess your conditions or concerns and create a treatment plan that best suits you. Her therapeutic techniques include myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, muscle energy and swedish relaxation.

In her free time, Emily enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, rock climbing, and exploring the various mountains of British Columbia.

Emily believes in living a balanced lifestyle to achieve harmony. She is excited to be apart of a community that fosters both health and wellness, and works together to facilitate balance.

Emily Kersey

Emily Kersey is a holistic, therapeutic Massage Therapist with a background in Ayurvedic and Thai Massage. She graduated from Pacific Rim College in 2013 with a diploma in Eastern Therapy Bodywork and from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy to become an RMT in 2016. While her techniques stay within the scope of RMT standards, her massage is inspired by Eastern principles. There is some cross over with pressure points, stretches, hydrotherapy and essential oils (when applicable).

While studying massage, Emily treated individuals with autoimmune conditions, peaking her interest in regular relaxation massage for chronic pain management. Emily has spent the past two years primarily working with MVA’s and office workers but is comfortable working with myriad conditions and concerns.

Home-care suggestions given to clients reflect Emily’s Yoga Therapy and Yin Yoga teaching background. She strives for clients to become more aware of their body mechanics to reduce pain and to find approachable ways to bring self-care into each day.

Emily practices Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Hydro Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Technique, and Lymphatic Drainage.