Education and Experience

Leslie Clisby became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2005, after graduating from the three year diploma program at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC.  This intense training added to the foundation of relaxation massage that Leslie Clisby was already delivering to the fine hotels and film sets of the Lower Mainland since 1999.  Post graduate training in the field of sport medicine and visceral manipulation have added to the depth of treatment that can be found at Functional Massage Therapy.  She spent three years travelling with a number of Rugby Canada teams as well as events such as:  BC Summer Games, Victoria and Vancouver International Marathons, Puntledge Paddle Festival and a number of CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Soccer Finals.  Leslie spent a summer working with a strengthening and conditioning training camp for NHL, WHL, AHL hockey athletes in North Vancouver to supplement the work she was doing with a Junior A hockey team.  Besides hockey and rugby, Leslie also takes care of triathletes, snowboarders, skiers, skateboarders, dancers, gymnasts, golfers as well as the general public looking to increase their level of fitness or maintain what they have.

Leslie Clisby served on the board of directors for SportMedBC from 2008-2012, the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association provincial board from 2005-2010 as well as Chaired the Sport Professional Practice Group for the Massage Therapists Association of BC from 2008-2011.  She currently enjoys focusing on her patients in her peaceful, spacious clinic in downtown Courtenay and simply enjoying all that life has to offer!