Phoenix Healing Arts

About your practitioner: Rick Van Hassel RMT, BA Kin.     

Thank you for visiting Phoenix Healing Arts! 

Since early adulthood I noticed a need in our culture for a deeper integration of the information and experience that we have about our bodies. This vessel that supports our beautiful Spirit. 

I began study in Kinesiology at Western University with the intent of proceeding into a career that would help and inspire others to heal.  I studied for four years and along the way I was drawn to traditional medicines and massage. I truly saw that our emotional states profoundly influence our health, and vice versa. 

To support people in their desire for better health, and for a fulfilling, rewarding life I studied the Japanese art of Shiatsu Therapy at Langara College/Sourcepoint Shiatsu Centre in Vancouver BC (1100 hr. course).  Having been in practice now for over 15 years I am still deeply appreciative of Shiatsu.  Its ability to nurture the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit is profound.  

Following Shiatsu study I proceeded to learn Cranial Sacral Therapy. As a healing system it compliments Shiatsu and massage therapy beautifully and further deepens the supportive and nurturing quality of the sessions I provide.

I am in gratitude for the ability to support others in their lives with these modalities. Recently I completed studying Massage Therapy at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy here in Victoria. This 2200 hour course has awarded me further experience and theory. I now may practice as a Registered Massage Therapist in BC as a member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. 

Additionally I have been fortunate to study mindfulness, metaphysics and energy healing through several different channels.  These systems of self development have had a monumental impact on my own search for deeper healing and the ability to support others in theirs.  I now instruct classes on mindfulness and advanced metaphysics practices, which are powerful systems of healing and personal development. 

In my personal life I enjoy sharing good times with family and friends. Healthy Food, Exercise, Hiking, Music, Dance,  ...studying Healing and Metaphysics...and practicing Photography. 

Thanks for visiting.  I look forward to supporting your 

healing journey at this present time! 


  • Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapy of BC  
  • Graduate of Massage Therapy studies at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria (Aug. 2019) 
  • Certified Shiatsu Therapist (Langara College 2005/06)
  • Current Board of Directors Member of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC (STABC)  
  • Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist (Langara College 2009)
  • B.A. in Kinesiology - Practicing Kinesiologist (BCAK Member 2002-2017)  
  • First Aid and CPR Trained 

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