After graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April 2018, Shima has joined the Fernwood Health & Performance Clinic team as an RMT. Shima comes from a musical background, learning to play the violin at age 4 and continuing on to complete a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria. She has been successful in pursuing her career as a performing musician not only in Victoria, but around the lower mainland and Vancouver Island following the completion of her undergraduate degree. After experiencing various body pain from playing the violin, Shima became interested in finding a way to help her friends and colleagues continue on with their passion for music without having to cease practicing due to the pains and strains placed on their bodies. Practicing massage therapy has enabled Shima to join her empathetic nature with her love of music and helped her discover her passion for healing.