Julia Cowan,
Clinic Owner, Physiotherapist, Yoga Instructor

Julia is honoured to have been handed the reigns from previous owner Janelle Fontaine and is excited to continue to provide opportunity for an excellent team of health-care practitioners.  Julia holds a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Western Ontario and will return to clinical practice at Movella in 2019. For now she is dedicating her time to teaching Functional Anatomy for Moksha Yoga International’s Level 1 and Level 2 and Moksha Fit trainings. You will see her around the Moksha Yoga Burnaby studio in her other roles as co-owner, yoga teacher and outreach coordinator so please do say hello!

Clients’ care is our priority. Care for our environment is also important. Even behind the scenes, from online booking to homemade laundry detergent, Movella strives to be gentle on the environment.


Nancy Takach,
Registered Massage Therapist

A proud graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program, Nancy brings her bright personality and experience to help assist clients as  they work towards their health goals. Her focus is on relaxation, therapeutic and sports  massages. She will work with you in restoring strength in areas of injury and pain.


Karyn Lowther,
Registered Massage Therapist

Karyn graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and was inspired to become a massage therapist through her own healing experiences with sports related injuries. Karyn takes a holistic approach tailored to each patient’s individual needs. She believes not only in providing her patients with immediate relief from symptoms, but also in treating the root of the problem to help produce a long term solution that reduces pain and dysfunction in the future.


Andy McMillan,
Registered Massage Therapist

Andy is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. His own past experience with injuries and office posture have not only influenced his decision to become a massage therapist, but also his approach to treatment and preferred styles. Whether the issue be posture-related, a sports injury or a stressful week, he is focused on the primary complaint while remembering to keep a big picture approach. Andy is committed to respect and support for his clients, both through hands-on treatment and personalized home care. Outside of the clinic Andy enjoys snowboarding, adventures with his family and listening to music.

Feel Good. Move Freely.

janelle fontaine RMT

Janelle Fontaine,
Registered Massage Therapist

A graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, Janelle has proudly called herself a registered massage therapist since 2010. As well as being an RMT, Janelle is also a postpartum doula. Her focus is in women’s health and perinatal care, specifically postpartum care. Whether you are expecting a baby, have just had a little one or have nothing to do with babies, Janelle looks forward to working with you. She is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle which leads her to work with clients in a compassionate, supportive and empowering way to help them achieve their health and wellness goals.

Ashley Keller,
Registered Massage Therapist

Ashley graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program at Langara College. During this time, she gained experience working with a variety of people and conditions, developing a special interest for postural dysfunction, myofascial imbalances, repetitive strain injuries and pre/post natal treatments. Ashley is fascinated by the complexity of the human body and passionate about providing exceptional client-care. She encourages you to take an active part in your recovery process through client education and individually modified home care. Ashley believes therapeutic massage has the power to positively affect people’s lives by reducing pain and creating a greater sense of balance and well being.

Jamie Robinson,
Registered Massage Therapist

Jamie graduated from the intensive 3000 hour Massage Therapy program at Langara College. This program has given Jamie the opportunity to work with a diverse array of patients from Children’s Hospital, ICORD, Senior’s Centres, St John Hospice, Harbour Dance Studio, The Hive, and Langara Student RMT Clinic. Being actively involved in sports all of her life, Jamie has experienced the benefits of massage therapy first hand and has a great appreciation for the role it plays in an athlete’s life. Her in depth knowledge of injury prevention and rehabilitation and her passion to help those in need has led Jamie to pursue a career in massage therapy. Jamie’s focus is to individualize each treatment plan and use a variety of techniques that will aid and cater exactly to the patient’s needs. Her goal is to expand her patients’ education in stretching and strengthening techniques and changing repetitive daily activities to help the healing process.

Eric Mathias B.A. M.A.,
Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified GYROTONIC Trainer

Eric is the co-owner of Moksha Yoga Burnaby and will soon be offering one-on-one sessions in the GYROTONIC® Method in clinic. He has over 20 years of experience in the movement field with certifications in yoga, personal training, the GYROTONIC® Method and is co-creator of Moksha Fit a breath focused, strength based movement class now offered in many Moksha studios. He is thrilled to bring the GYROTONIC® Method to Movella Massage as it has excellent therapeutic applications and has been a method he has employed to heal from sports injuries as well as chronic spinal pain. The GYROTONIC® Method consists of a lot of hands-on guidance. If you are not comfortable with a hands-on approach to your movement practice please let Eric know at the beginning or at any time during your treatment and a switch to verbal coaching can be made.

Patricia Kim,
Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor and Pre-Trainer

Patricia is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor and Pre-Trainer. She was first introduced to GYROKINESIS® in 2007 at MainDance where she graduated from the Contemporary Dance teacher training program. In 2009, she certified as a Pilates Mat instructor from the PhysicalMind Institute. Patricia began her GYROTONIC® teacher training in 2010 and GYROKINESIS® teacher training the following year. In 2014, Patriciastudied with Gyrotonic Expansion System® creator Juliu Horvath.  In 2015, Patricia certified as a Vinyasa Yoga instructor.

Patricia believes the Gyrotonic Expansion System® is a highly effective program designed to re-connect one to their core whilst increasing ease, joy and vitality in the body.  She is passionate about supporting others feel at home in their physicality.  Patricia is also a filmmaker and choreographer.

Marijana Cabrita,
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Marijana is thrilled to be offering counselling services at Movella Massage/Moksha Yoga Burnaby. She has been practicing as a registered clinical counsellor for the past 15+ years in both Burnaby and Vancouver. She has practiced extensively with individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. By 2015 her counselling practice evolved into the deeply purposeful platform that it is today for her one on one work, workshops and writing – bridging together the science of psychology with the power of spirituality. Marijana works in more than one clinical space, as such it’s best to book with her via her website: marijanacabrita.com


Each massage therapy appointment is individually customized. As experienced therapists, our approach to treatment is to address the body as a whole. We begin with a discussion of your case and treatment goals, followed by an assessment of the body and its function. We then treat the body by creating structural and postural alignment through deep tissue massage, fascial techniques, range of motion, joint mobilization, and client education. Our wellness practice ranges from pain reduction, rehabilitation therapy, stress management, preventative and maintenance healing.

30 minute $65 (Specific Treatment)
45 minute $93 (Target Treatment)
60 minute $110 (Standard Treatment)
75 minute $135 (Extended Treatment)
90 minute $160 (Chronic Injuries)

60 minute Baby Massage $110 (You and a partner (partner optional) learn to massage your baby)*Not billable to extended health

All prices include GST

Appointment booking made easy!

or by phone 604-314-2710


New Clients

Welcome! We are located within Moksha Yoga at 4701 Hastings St, Burnaby.  When you arrive, enter the studio and wait for your therapist on the main floor.  We will either be waiting for you, or, if we are finishing up with our previous client, a Moksha staff will assist you.

Please fill out our intake form prior to your scheduled appointment time.  The intake form is accessible by following the link in your appointment confirmation email. The form does not need to be printed but simply filled out and submitted. If you have any x-rays, MRI or doctor referrals, please bring them at the time of the appointment.




It was my first time here and Andy is exceptional! Safe to say the best massage I’ve had for my neck and shoulder tension. Great explanation of the physiology and the environment is clean. Online booking is a major plus and will definitely be back.

– T. H.

You Get What You Pay For

The quality of treatment is superior at this treatment center. The therapists are all very caring and intelligent individuals that provide the treatment you are in search of. I have seen 4 of the massage therapists here and each have given exceptional service with at home exercises, lifestyle and postural considerations to leave there with.

– Nicholas Chapman

Movella is Great

Therapists at Movella are awesome. Nancy and Karyn are fantastic. Online booking is a plus. Nice location & atmosphere. Don’t forget to take your shoes off at the door as Movella is in a yoga studio.

– Dave

Great Massage Therapists

Love getting massages here. Great, knowledgeable massage therapy and love the atmosphere. Andy is great. Currently helping me with a pinched nerve. Feel great afterwards. Thanks!

– Gina A.

First RMT Appointment

I was impressed with easy booking etc. I was also VERY happy with the information online which helped me decide to try Movella. I booked a short first appt as a meet + greet with Nancy. The Mosha yoga reception was extremely welcoming with a waiting area that put me in a wonderful mindspace. The massage area is fabulous + Nancy’s massage was exactly what I was looking for. I look forward to many more treatments with her over the coming years. Great RMT 🙂

– Ann P.

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Movella Massage is located within Moksha Yoga at
4701 East Hastings Street (at Beta Ave) Burnaby BC, V5C 2K8

Appointments can be booked and changed online or by calling (604) 314 2710.

Email us!
info at movellamassage.com


Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm
Sunday 9am – 3pm

Payment Options

VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Cash or Cheque

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Please note that your treatment time is booked for you. 24 hour notice is required
to cancel an appointment to avoid being charged the full amount for the missed appointment.

If you are unable to provide this notice, we will charge you in full for the missed appointment
if we are unable to fill the spot. We often have a waiting list and if given enough notice,
we can fill the appointment and you will not be charged.

Please call 604-314-2710 if you wish to rebook or cancel your appointment.

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