The most important aspect of care for Graham is to understand and treat the underlying cause of each patient’s symptoms. Through this approach, Graham creates long-term results. He focuses his practice on Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage including specialty techniques such as Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, and Exercise Rehabilitation. Graham addresses each patient’s needs by taking the time to assess the concerns and incorporate their goals into every treatment. Graham’s special interest is in the treatment of headaches, pelvic and lower-back pain, sports-related injuries, and chronic pain.
Graham has gained extensive experience working in Victoria since graduating in 2005. He returned to the WCCMT as a teacher in 2008. This role expanded his anatomical and therapeutic knowledge, which is the foundation for diagnostics and treatment. Graham began his career as a massage therapist with Acacia Health in 2007. Acacia’s collaborative approach to health and their sense of community keep him inspired and passionate about his practice and promoting wellness.
Graham’s enthusiasm for sports medicine was sparked by an opportunity to provide therapeutic support for Canada’s national dive team. In 2008 he travelled with the members of Dive Canada to massage during the Beijing FINA World Cup for diving. Since 2008 he has worked with several patients who have competed professionally in various IRONMAN and international Olympic events.
One of Graham’s passions is cycling. He is an avid bike commuter who also loves to head out for fun rides on the weekend. Philanthropy is another area that Graham is very eager to be involved with. In addition to volunteering for local community events, Graham founded the Cycle of Life Tour. What started in 2011 as a 3,000 km solo bike ride from Alaska to Victoria in support of the Victoria Hospice, has evolved into an annual 200 km group cycling event. To date, the Cycle of Life Tour has raised over $500,000 dollars for hospice care on Vancouver Island. In 2017, Graham received the Governor General Sovereign Medal for volunteers from his work with the Cycle of Life Tour.
Graham’s enthusiastic attitude towards the practice as a massage therapist makes him a valuable asset to the therapeutic community and he is excited to share his passion and skill as part of the Acacia Health team.