Shawn Trimble, RMT

Shawn TrimbleI was born and raised in North Vancouver, but I have always had the Island in me. I finally moved to the Island with my family in 2013 and can’t imagine being any other place than here…and I have seen a lot of places! I took a forced hiatus from work due to an injury (I had to have a shoulder joint replacement) and enjoyed my time being a stay at home dad, but the time has come to build a rewarding practice here in Comox.

My history includes a wide variety of jobs, a lot of travel and adventure, and broad mix of interests. I have always been an active and sporty person, though never highly competitive. I completed a diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist and have a strong affinity for those who endeavour in outdoor pursuits.

My life and career as a Massage Therapist has included being an instructor at the school I trained at, a clinic owner, a member of a wide variety of amateur and professional teams, an organizer of Massage and health support at many events, and a practitioner with a very rewarding clinical practice.

My interests in Massage and wellness are focussed on active people wanting to live active lives. Whether it is injury prevention, injury management, or injury rehabilitation, I want to help you get back to being your active self.

I have a special interest in working with competitive athletes of any sport. I have a varied background in working with both contact and non-contact sports, from the grass-roots weekend-warrior amateur level all the way up to full-time Olympic/professional level. I have extensive experience working with athletes and their coaches to help them manage and excel within their training cycles and at competitive events.

What to expect during a Massage treatment;

I will spend some time assessing your concerns to get a sense of how we will go about treatments. While on the table, I will use a variety of manual techniques including massage, stretch, joint manipulation, and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). We will finish with reassessment and discussion of a treatment plan. I will send you home with exercises to augment our treatment goals.

My Background and Experience

  • Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy from West Coast College of Massage Therapy New Westminster Campus 2001
  • Certificate of Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of BC 2001
  • Instructor at West Coast College of Massage Therapy New Westminster Campus 2003 – 2013
  • Owner of The Massage Therapy Clinic at the UBC Aquatic Centre 2008 – 2014
  • Massage Therapist Vancouver Griffins Women’s Ice Hockey team 2001-2003
  • Massage Therapist Vancouver Whitecaps Men’s Soccer team 2003 – 2009 (USL Champions 2006, 2008)
  • Massage Therapist UBC Cross Country and Track and Field teams 2004 – 2013
  • Massage Therapist UBC Dolphins/UBC Thunderbirds Swim Club 2004 – 2010
  • Massage Therapist Canadian National Swim Team (Pan Pacific Championships 2006, 2010)
  • FISU World University Games 2007, 2009

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at


Coastal Physiotherapy is very happy to announce that we will be re-opening our doors to in-person treatments starting Tuesday May 19th!

We have been preparing for this moment over the last several weeks and have made the necessary changes to our clinic space, schedules and policies to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

Our dedicated front staff are ready to take your phone calls to explain our changes, answer any questions you may have, and help you book your appointment! Our online booking system is now open as well. We will continue to offer telerehabilitation appointments to anyone unable to attend the clinic for in-person treatment.

Thank you for your patience and support, we look forward to seeing you! Click here for more information on our COVID-19 policies.

Stay well,

Coastal Physiotherapy