Started as a two-room clinic with a single therapist, to the current four-room clinic in Richmond, BC — with 11 team members, Evolve Therapeutic Massage has been growing and changing since 1998. Browse through our therapists bios below and get a feeling for the personalities that make up our family at Evolve.
Audra Lobo, RMT
Graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1996. After two years experience running her business within a multi-disciplinary practice, Audra established Evolve Therapeutic Massage in 1998. Audra takes an active role in the health of her patients and believes in prevention, maintenance, management, patient education and overall well-being. Audra uses Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Techniques, Swedish Massage, and Far Infrared Sauna treatments in her practice.
Emiri Benish, RMT
Graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Emiri’s approach to massage therapy is based on the belief that the body-mind-spirit connection has a fundamental impact in one’s healing journey. Emiri offers a wide range of massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, and Reflexology. Emiri is inspired to help her patients improve their physical and mental health through the use of massage therapy.
Rico Erang, RMT
Graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Rico’s approach to massage therapy involves physical and emotional stress relief, targeting the positive effects on the body and mind. Rico’s passion for human anatomy, fitness, and health has led him to work with local gyms, athletes, bodybuilders and spas. Rico’s massage styles range from relaxation massage to deep tissue massage, using techniques such as Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue Techniques for optimal results. Rico encourages his clients to be active participants in their healing process.
Louise Lee, RMT
Graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Louise complements massage therapy with other manual therapies as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for her patients. Motivated by her passion for human anatomy, Louise decided to pursue her career as a Massage Therapist after obtaining her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at UBC. In her practice, Louise uses Deep Tissue Techniques, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.
Rick Chiu, RMT
Graduated from Utopia Academy Faculty of Massage Therapy. Rick is an experienced Marathon runner, having completed 14 marathons in his career. Using a variety of massage techniques, Rick works closely with patients to find the right pressure and effective treatment approach to suit their individual needs and goals. He uses Deep Tissue Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Swedish Massage in his practice. Rick incorporates postural awareness, stretches, and proper biomechanics in developing a comprehensive treatment plan for his patients.
Bernard Kwan, RMT
Graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Bernard strongly believes that Massage Therapy facilitates and hastens the healing process in the body and restores the body back to optimal functionality. He has experience in treating numerous conditions such as soft tissue injuries and those of physiological burden of stress. Bernard strives to work with his clients, employing a variety of techniques like Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Massage to help promote healing and reduce stress. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is passionate to serve the Richmond community.
Morley Watson, Intern Therapist
A recent graduate of Vancouver Career College’s RMT Program. After close to 20 years of working and teaching Fine Arts it was time for a change. Being interested in health care, massage therapy became a perfect fit. Morley has joined our team while studying for registration exams this fall. Morley enjoys working with a wide range of people of all ages and interests and together will be able to determine the source of your discomfort and devise a treatment plan best suited to your needs.
Alvin Yu, R. Ac.
Alvin graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver (Doctor of TCM program). He became a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) in 2009 and started his private practice in Vancouver. Alvin also obtained his Masters Degree (Integrative Western and Chinese Medicine) from Guangzhou University of TCM in China (2011). He worked in TCM Hospitals in China and studied from several TCM masters in China and North America as a practicum and as part of continuing studies. His practice includes TCM Diagnosis, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Ear Seeds, and Acupressure (Chinese massage). Alvin is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Joanne, Office Manager
Joanne has been in the medical and customer service field for over a decade. She’s efficient, friendly, and enthusiastic, and can help you with any of your appointment needs.
Eunice, Weekend Receptionist
Eunice is finishing her Undergraduate degree in in Communications. She works on Saturday and she is happy to help you with your scheduling needs and concerns.
Charlene, Weekend Receptionist
Charlene works weekends while she finishes her Undergraduate degree in IT. She’s happy to help you with any scheduling needs or concerns.