Phoenix Healing Arts

About your practitioner: Rick Van Hassel BA Kin., RST, CST   

Thank you for visiting Phoenix Healing Arts! 

Since early adulthood I noticed a need in our western society and humanity for a deeper integration of the information and experience that we have about our bodies.  This vessel that contains 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 practice holistic therapy.  I was particularly interested in Traditional Medicine and Bodywork.  I truly saw that our emotions influence our health! 

To support people in their desire for better health, and for a fulfilling, rewarding, happy life I studied the Japanese art of Shiatsu Therapy at Langara College in Vancouver BC.  Having been in practice now for over 10 years I am even more captivated by Shiatsu than when I first began study.  Its ability to nurture the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit is profound.  

After studying Shiatsu I proceeded to practice Cranial Sacral Therapy.  This healing art compliments Shiatsu and massage beautifully and further deepens the supportive and nurturing quality of the bodywork I provide.

I am in gratitude for the ability to support others in their lives with these modalities.  

Additionally I have been extremely fortunate to study advanced metaphysics and energy healing through The Training in Power Academy.  These systems of healing have had a monumental impact on my own search for deeper healing and my ability to support others in theirs.  I now Teach Level I of this powerful system of healing. 

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.

I embrace the philosophy: Live your life as art! 

Thanks for visiting.  I look forward to supporting your 

healing journey at this present time! 


  • Certified Shiatsu Therapist (Langara College 2005/06)
  • Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist (Langara College 2009)
  • B.A. in Kinesiology - Practicing Kinesiologist (BCAK 2002)  
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Level VII Energetic Practitioner in the Training in Power Meditation System - Level I Teacher 

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