Practitioner Bio | Dana Smith, RMT
At Beta Team-Based Healthcare, we are a dedicated team of health & wellness professionals. A team of practitioners, patients and people. We support one another - we rely on one another - we trust one another. In our clinic, we hold strong values of mutual respect and subscribe to a zero-tolerance policy of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or ableism.
Dana Smith, RMT
Dana is committed to helping people amplify their potential to live their lives to the fullest. Her approach to massage therapy is thorough, intuitive, and based on a sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and effective treatment techniques. She works with her patients to build body awareness by leveraging the connection between mind and body. This connection helps her patients manage stress, chronic pain, mental health challenges, and improve their general wellbeing.
Using conscious breath control and mindset coaching to overcome pain and dysfunction patterns, the effects of treatment are deep and lasting. She co-creates comprehensive plans with her patients based on their desired outcomes and what she deems necessary through assessment.
Dana believes in the body’s innate ability to heal and considers it a privilege to be invited into her patient’s journey of healing and growth. Her patients walk out of treatment feeling validated, cared for, and invested in their own health. She encourages empowerment by inviting her patients to participate in their journey to wellness in ways that suit their own needs.
Dana has been an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia since 2012. She continues post-graduate studies in myofascial release and craniosacral therapy. For three years she was on the faculty at VCMT where she instructed and supervised RMT students as well as created and implemented a Student Resilience Program to foster student wellbeing on campus.
When not helping her patients in the treatment room, she can be found nurturing her coaching practice.
Dana is currently taking her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training and reigniting her creative practices. She is a recently transplanted resident of Victoria and is loving exploring the island with her small but mighty dog, Margo.