Austin is passionate about helping his patients reach their wellness goals through massage therapy. He prefers a holistic approach to therapy that uses a biopsychosocial model to identify root concerns, apply modifications to activities of daily living, and create a sustainable home-care routine. He believes that each patient has a unique presentation and requires a personalized treatment plan curated through careful assessment and regular patient feedback. Austin emphasizes the importance of communication during each treatment process to ensure that his patients leave satisfied and have greater confidence in their health and well-being.
Austin completed his RMT training at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2018. During his education, he worked with many patients and conditions, including seniors in living facilities, university athletes, survivors of addiction and abuse, persons living with neurological and congenital conditions, and persons living with HIV. After graduating with honours, he was recruited as an athletic trainer at St. George’s Senior School, where he assessed and treated acute-onset injuries during sports events. He then joined the exceptional team at the Davie Village RMT Clinic in the Westend of Vancouver. He practiced for nearly 3 years before opening his independent clinic in Gastown.
Before pursuing massage therapy, Austin was enrolled in the music school at the University of Victoria to seek a career in vocal performance, piano accompaniment, and music education. He still maintains his passion for music and is always eager for listening recommendations.