Our Practitioners

Peggy Johnson RMT Comox Valley

Peggy Johnson, RMT

Peggy Johnson graduated from Vancouver's West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1995 and began her career at a clinic in Kitsilano. Six months later an opportunity came to move back to the Comox Valley. In April 1996, she joined Braidwood Massage Therapy.

Your injury or complaint determines what area(s) she will work on and the technique she will use. Peggy tends to use Swedish Technique with Trigger Point Therapy, but also has training in Muscle Energy, Fascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage Level 1, and Somatics. She'll also help with exercises or stretches that might benefit you.

Janet Butler RMT Comox Valley

Janet Butler, RMT

Janet graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1991 and worked in Richmond until 1997. After moving back to Courtenay she opened a clinic out of her house for a year before joining Braidwood Massage in 1998. Janet became part owner in 2005.

Janet specializes in Fascial Release Technique and Somatics, but also does Muscle Energy and Sports massage.

She looks forward to taking workshops to learn new techniques and gain knowledge.

Linda Fuerniss RMT Comox Valley

Linda Fuerniss, RMT

Linda Fuerniss graduated from West coast College of Massage Therapy in 1993 and has been working in busy North Vancouver for 20 years. Health and well-being have always been in Linda's life, along with a kin love of the wilderness. Her love of nature, outdoor activities and interest in maintaining balance and well-being in her life has guided her along this journey.

Linda has taken post-graduate courses in: temporal mandibular dysfunction, deep tissue treatment and cranial/sacral therapy. Linda is an avid horse rider, trail runner and whitewater kayaker. In a past life she was (and still is) a goldsmith and gemologist with a passion for creating beautiful things.

Pipo Damiano RMT Comox Valley

Pipo Damiano, RMT

Pipo Damiano, originally from France, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1999. He has studied Yoga and Pilates for 15 years, and was an Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist. Having previously been a professional dancer, he has an avid interest in the human body in motion. He is experienced in treating patients with spinal injuries and those in long term care facilities. Massage Therapy allows him to share his kinetic and anatomic interest in order to help his patients enjoy a balanced life.

When not at work, Pipo enjoys sea kayaking, SUPing and surfing. He has taught workshops on shoulder injury prevention to paddlers and surfers. A Wilderness First Responder he also holds current Paddle Canada Sea kayaking and SUP teaching certifications.

Jeff Tough RMT

Jeff Tough, RMT

Jeff is very pleased to be part of the exceptional team and services at Braidwood Massage Therapy. He has over thirty years of experience in human services with troubled youth, developmentally handicapped adults, frail elderly people, para and quadriplegics, those suffering from an acquired brain injury and individuals with mental health conditions. He Graduated in 2005 from Centennial College Health Sciences, Ontario and owned and operated a massage therapy practice in Parry Sound, Ontario 2007-2018. Other training and interests include commercial wheat grass growing, laser therapy for pain; being an active musician  wannabe singer songwriter and spending time with his grandchildren.

  • Practices Swedish Massage, including myo-fascial release, trigger point therapy, active release, deep tissue and relaxation techniques.
  • Level 1 training complete in Manual Lymph Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, and CranioSacral modalities.
  • Jeff is passionate about massage therapy as an integral part of the healing process.
  • Available for early morning, evening and weekend appointments as needed.