About Me



Patricia Kocurek is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who grew up in the Cowichan Valley. She graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy Victoria in 2013 with a Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy (3000 hr Program) and within this capacity she has spent the last 3 years treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues. She has gained experience through numerous outreach programs focusing on Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Oncological Issues, and Central and Peripheral Nervous system issues.

Prior to completing the registered massage program, Patricia obtained a diploma in Spa Therapy and for ten years has been practicing relaxation and pregnancy massage within the community.

After graduating from the college, Patricia obtained her registration number and is an active member in good standing with the CMTBC (College of Massage Therapists of BC). She is currently working from her home clinic located in Duncan.

The clinic provides advanced therapeutic and relaxation massage in a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment.

Patricia’s skills include:

Swedish Relaxation

Deep Tissue Massage

Trigger Point Release

Myofascial Release

Muscle Energy Technique

Remedial Exercise



Swedish Massage is the most common and best known massage technique.  It is deeply relaxing as well as therapeutic. It combines the use of oils with a variety of strokes and muscle kneading techniques. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.

Deep Tissue Massage treats the deeper layers of tissue in the body in order to release tension due to past injuries, misalignments, or repetitive motions.  This technique uses a lot of the same movements as a Swedish massage, but with more pressure to really work the deeper tissue.  While some tenderness may be experienced after treatment, with a bit of time and drinking of extra water and some basic hydrotherapy guidance given by your therapist, you will begin to reap the benefits of this massage.

Trigger Point Therapy uses focused pressure on points along the body where tightness accumulates.  A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body, or “referral pain”.  For example, tightness at a point on the back may cause pain in the neck or head. Clients are actively involved in this treatment through proper breathing and finding the precise point of the discomfort. The pressure from this therapy, that some experience as mildly uncomfortable, effectively releases these points of tension resulting in long-lasting positive effects.

Myofascial Release is a technique for stretching the fascia, connective tissue that surrounds and encapsulates many different structures of the body acting as a supporting system throughout the body.  This tissue can become tight for many reasons including previous trauma, overuse or inactivity which can cause pain or tension.  This therapy relaxes the contracted muscles to increase blood flow and circulation and easing the pain and tension.

Muscle Energy Technique is a manual therapy technique directed at musculoskeletal function and joint motion that has you contracting and relaxing muscles in order to restore a normal range of motion and relieving pain.  It is particularly useful around spinal joints, but can be used on most areas of the body.

Remedial Exercise
After a massage therapy treatment, the client is often given remedial exercises to do at home. These exercises are part of a treatment plan that includes specific stretching and strengthening techniques. With this self-care plan the client is able to understand what he/she can do to enhance the benefits of the massage treatment and to maintain the body’s health on a daily basis.