Kala Smith, RMT

I opened Takhina Therapeutics in 2011 in downtown Whitehorse and have helped many Yukoners since.  It is my absolute joy and pleasure to be able to help people when they are in need of a functional therapy such as massage. 

I graduated in 2010 from the Registered Massage Therapist program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in Victoria, BC. I am currently registered under the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC).

My treatment focus is mainly on trigger point therapy, myofascial release as well as muscle energy. I work with all types of clients, ranging from athletes, pregnant women, children and the elderly. I am a firm believer that therapeutic massage can assist with reducing stress, improving a persons pain reduction, promoting injury repair and enhancing circulation.

I like to use an active approach with all my treatments, by making sure both myself and the client are always motivated towards rehabilitation. Each client's unique therapeutic need is given the necessary time to address their concern and fully incorporate their therapeutic goals into every treatment. By addressing the source of the symptoms (not just the symptoms themselves) this creates long term results for a wide variety of conditions.

I offer the following therapeutic treatments:

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • General Relaxation Massage
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Muscle Energy 
  • Pregnancy Massage 

I have developed a keen interest in the treatment of general body wellness and maintenance, pain reduction and palliative care clients. Incorporated in all treatments is self awareness and rehabilitation.  

Sara Burke-Forsyth, RMT 

Sara is a born and raised Yukoner who graduated from F.H Collins and then went on to the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in Victoria BC from which she graduated in April 2017. She has an interest in rehabilitation/therapeutic massage, including:

  • Myofascial Release, 
  • Trigger Point Therapy 
  • Active Release Therapy

Sara is excited to be home and working at Takhina Therapeutics and is looking forward to working with you towards your musculoskeletal and health related goals. 

Sandi vandermark, reike practitioner 

Sandi Vandermark is a lifelong Healer and has been in the Healthcare industry for over 20 years. She has a Diploma in Business Administration, Degree in Nursing Science, Usui Reiki Master Practitioner Certificate, and is a Wellness Advocate for DoTerra Essential Oils.  

Through her 20 years within the Healthcare field, in addition to being a Registered Nurse, she has witnessed many healing miracles and has guided clients to understanding the individualized path of healing.  

Whether you want to experience the benefits of Reiki healing, calm the nervous system with an Aroma Touch session, cleanse and bless your home, consult together to create a plan of personalized care, Sandi can assist you to reach balance and wellness. 

She is very pleased to offer her unique sessions to Whitehorse clients through Takhina Therapeutics and looks forward to being in service to you.  

Hearts Aglow, 

Sandi Vandermark RN BN