About Us


Massage therapy is the world’s oldest form of natural therapy which includes relaxation techniques, trigger point & deep tissue therapy, postural education, stretching and remedial exercise. Some benefits of massage therapy include increased and improved circulation, joint mobility, body awareness, immune function, and detoxification, while reducing stress and pain.

Massage therapy aids in pregnancy and labour support. It also helps prevent and reduce symptoms of tendonitis, anxiety, depression, dislocations, spasms, muscular tension, sprains, whiplash, headaches, frozen shoulder, sciatica, sports related injuries, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, TMJ disorder, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis to name a few.

Kira Sanchez is a registered massage therapist and the owner of Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics. She graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, returning to Parksville to open an integrated modality wellness clinic. Kira is passionate about a balanced lifestyle including natural diets, yoga, exercise, relaxation techniques, and most importantly, educating her patients on postural and body awareness. Kira has studied energy medicine modalities with the well known Dr. Sharon Forrest, and is near completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training course through YogaWorks.

Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics is always accepting WCB, ICBC and new patients. Massage therapy is often covered by extended health care, MSP, RCMP and VAC. For more information please visit us at 421 Hirst Ave. Choose Health First!