Ashley Hawkes

Ashley graduated from Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2016. Before starting massage therapy schooling, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sport, Health and Physical Education from Vancouver Island University. Ashley grew up in Nanoose Bay and volunteered for seven years as a fire fighter and first responder for the local fire department.

She has a passion for health care and giving back to the community. Aside from massage therapy, she loves spending time with family, being artistically creative and living a health and active lifestyle.

Ashley recently moved to Port Alberni after spending the past three years practicing in Whitehorse, Yukon. Her practice focuses on sports injuries for elite and weekend warriors athletes, injury prevention, overuse and motor vehicle accident injuries, and pre/post natal care. Prior to finding her passion in working with active patients, Ashley worked at a spa and continues to incorporate a balance of relaxation elements within her treatments. Ashley enjoys treating all conditions and working with a wide spectrum of patients. It is her goal to customize treatments to individual needs and to help patients reach their goals through rehabilitative and relaxing treatments, maintenance, and home care. Techniques she uses include but are not limited to are trigger point therapy, myofascial release and isolytic release. As a student, Ashley researched the therapeutic effects of intra-oral and extra-oral massage therapy on temporomandibular dysfunction, and is interested in treating the condition based on the positive effects massage has on relieving symptoms. Ashley is eager to broaden her knowledge through continuing education classes such as cranial sacral therapy, active release techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and muscle energy techniques.