How soon is too late?

May 7, 2020 update! 

The provincial health authority has announced they will be lifting the restrictions for massage therapy, possibly as early as the 19th of May.  Functional Massage Therapy is waiting for our governing college to announce protocols and procedures on how we can do this safely without spreading the Covid virus.  Until then, the online booking has been disabled and no new appointments will be made.  

Once open, ​Functional Massage Therapy will only be serving residents of the Comox Valley and Campbell River.  Priority will be on re-establishing care to my patients who were cancelled in the past 7 weeks.  Those patients will be contacted by phone to arrange appointments and to answer any questions or concerns. All other requests for treatment can be emailed to or by phone 250 338 4515.  These requests will be contacted in my next phase of reopening, depending on how the first phase goes.  New patient requests will be deferred until July as a general rule, although compassionate requests will be considered on a case by case basis depending on the situation.

​I am grateful for everyone that reached out with such care during this closure!  I’m most impressed by how you are all handling this break in your normal care and routine!  Keep up your efforts of keeping 2 meters apart and staying home if mildly ill!  Take care and breathe easy until I can treat you again!

Closed due to Covid: Stop the Spread!

The best way to flatten the curve is to get ahead of it with prevention and precaution with best practices. Functional Massage Therapy will be closed for a month, if not longer, depending on the active cases on the Island at that time. Please limit your travel, including within Canada. Local states of emergency are arising in Alberta. It is suggested by some authorities to limit travel within 100km and self quarantine for 3 weeks upon your return outside of that distance. Honor the 1-2 meter distance between humans until the daily viral count is in the single digits again, per province. Know that it takes an average of 5 days before you feel symptoms. May you breathe easy until Leslie Clisby can treat you again.

Honoring the Covid 19 return from travel requirement.

Functional Massage Therapy is committed to providing a safe environment and delivering a consistent message aligned with our provincial health authority. It is with this in mind that the clinic cannot serve anyone that has recently returned from travel outside of Canada for a period of 2 weeks upon their return. Regardless of whether you feel a fever, dry cough and breathing difficulties, the two weeks is necessary to ensure the incubation period of the virus has passed. Please refrain from booking an appointment or coming to the clinic until this quarantine period has passed. It is our social responsibility to manage ourselves with self control and seriousness as we limit the exposure to this virus.

Fresh start to 2020!

So many new ways to experience a massage at Functional Massage Therapy!

Chair massages are now available and may appeal to those unable to comfortably lay down. I’ve had a few requests and can now provide!

2 hour massages are now an option! They are available by booking my first 2 spots at 11am and 1230pm. When I see one name for both times, I will know it will be a 2 hour massage. The cost is $222, includes GST. The cost of one hour massages has risen to $105 including GST.

Functional Massage Therapy has a new product to offer. Posturemedic is a posture support device that also functions as a strengthening tool. It comes in 4 sizes to give you the stability you need. $45, includes GST.

Other neat new ways Functional Massage Therapy is starting 2020 with a fresh focus is with new floors, paint and furnishings. It makes the clinic feel larger, cleaner and more comfortable going forward! Come check out the new look!

Happy 8 year Anniversary!

November marks 8 years since Functional Massage Therapy first began on 6th street in Courtenay! Much gratitude for each and every patient that received treatment! I appreciate the wisdom gained and the ability to grow to continue serving my community! Thank you for putting your presence in my hands!

Beginning January 2020, I’ll be raising my rates to $105 including gst for an hour of massage therapy. I’m not a fan of raising my rates. I struggle with keeping up with my colleagues prices, keeping health care affordable and keeping my location. I will contact my MLA to advocate for better medical coverage for all Canadians!

In the year since I took over the space at 331c, there has been constant updates with more in store! Soon new floors and paint, thanks to the long tern partnership with the owner of the building! I also welcomed my first tenant, Dr. Kallista Bell. It was great to have more health services alongside mine. She has recently relocated to Comox and I wish her all the success! Which means I’m ready to grow and welcome 2 new health care professionals to join me. Maybe a counselor, physio, acupuncturist or dietitian to offer complete care? Maybe another Rmt or 2? There is space to grow a practice under your own terms &/or come into this opportunity with a more all inclusive option. I’m putting this out there to see if it is you?

Wider base of support

As summer fades to fall, we are pleased to announce a new wider massage table to better support our patients! When we can operate from a place of stability instead of a place of protection, our whole game and playing field changes! Book an appointment with Functional Massage Therapy to learn how this may apply to you!

With school returning, we are reminded that it has been 14 years since Leslie Clisby became a RMT! May we all continue learning and growing! May you succeed at everything that grabs your focus!

Bringing the clinic into 2019!

Functional Massage Therapy is being updated to 2019 with painting the peach built ins or removing them completely and it is refreshing!

Don’t let your good intentions get fuzzy as summer ramps up. Keep striving to understand your body and what it needs to run well. No sense in getting bent out of shape or walk around like a pretzel! If something hurts, ask why and make the changes needed to function freely. Make an appointment for massage therapy today to see how another perspective or set of hands can make all the difference for you! Now accepting new patients, book online or via 250 338 4515!

Happy Spring 2019!

It’s that time of year when we clean out the dark corners of winter as we prepare for the growth of spring. Learning something new can be tricky and exhausting, but once we master and refine our focus, our efforts become easier. This rings true for our body too. Using awareness to support our center of gravity can yield a more stable structure to move upon, rather than coming from a place of protection. Is your neck in a stable position or do you protect it from injury? These two different perspectives can change the very surface upon which we play; opening or closing different avenues or trails to explore. Come see Leslie Clisby for a tune up to ensure you have a spring to your step as we dive into this warmer weather!

New to the clinic and Courtenay is Psychologist, Dr. Kallista Bell! It is a blessing to welcome another regulated health professional to the team. She began seeing patients here in February and is settling in nicely. Please take a moment to visit her website,, to see how she can help support your wellness! Her number is 250 999 8849 or email is

Happy Holidays 2018

Happy Holidays from Functional Massage Therapy! We are fully booked until 2019!  The clinic will be closed December 24th, 25th and January 1st. Regular clinic hours will resume January 2nd.

2018 was a year of changes here at Functional Massage Therapy!  Dragonfly Community Acupuncture moved out, several rooms were renovated and we ended the year busier than ever!  It has been an honor and a privilege to be on your health care team, seeing all your successes and victories along your journey.  Take care and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

2019 Sneak peek:  a psychologist joins the Functional team in February!  More details will be announced later in January.

Housekeeping 2.018

331C 6th Street under went a transformation over the Labour Day long weekend.  My colleagues, Dragonfly Community Acupuncture, moved out.  Functional Massage Therapy is now the only business here!  Which means, Leslie is looking for 2 people to join her and rent the two available offices.  The downtown Courtenay location is ideal for any independant professional that is looking for a quiet atmosphere.

After cleaning the clinic, Leslie Clisby went to work to fill the reception area with artwork, furniture and moved some operations to the front desk area.  She hopes patients will enjoy the minimalistic makeover!

The front door will be locked more often as there is only one of her. Technically, massages are by appointment only.  Please call, email or book online to book a spot now! If you book online, a perk is an email reminder 24 hours before.

Functional Massage Therapy’s google listing is a bit confusing to some.  The google street view from the first location still shows!  Thankfully, only 2 doors separate the old location from the current one!  Please don’t be fooled by the 2nd floor photo or the logo photo with the old 2-345 address.  A  request for those images to be removed is pending approval from Google.