PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS
Feel Stronger, Live Healthier, Love Your Life
APPROACH TO MASSAGE THERAPY
After graduating from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, I began work in a multidisciplinary clinic in Coquitlam, BC. In that time I spent a winter as a Massage Therapist for Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-skiing. I then moved to Revelstoke BC for a year of RMT work and outdoor recreation in the mountains.
Today, I am living in Mission BC, working from home and loving every moment of life. My direction with Massage Therapy has been evolving with continuing education courses of an osteopathic nature. My goals are to treat the body, not the symptoms. As an active individual, pursuing skiing, hiking, rock climbing, running, and paddling I have a great appreciation for a healthy body. I am passionate about massage as both a preventative, and corrective form of therapy.
Through my education and training, I am qualified to treat a wide variety of health-related conditions, whiplash injuries, chronic aches and pains, pregnancy massage, and more. If you are unsure if massage can help, please feel free to send me any questions you may have (see contact page).
I encourage you to come in and see how massage can help!
Over my years as a Therapist, I have taken various continuing education courses to better treat you, the patient. Please note, I frequently do not use a top sheet in treatments, so please wear clothing that you are comfortable to move in, such as loose-fitting shorts and sports bras.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
In your initial visit, we will spend 5-10 minutes for assessment. During this time, we will discuss your reason for treatment, and work out a treatment plan that will be specific to your needs. The following are some treatment techniques that may be utilized in your treatment, but not limited to:
Visceral Manipulation focuses on correcting and maintaining optimal organ health. This is not a therapy used in every treatment, as it is not always needed. Visceral Manipulation is ideal for conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), constipation, digestive issues when in a NON-inflammatory state, *low back pain*, pelvic restrictions, bladder incontinence, and much more. Visceral is also very helpful for postpartum to encourage organs and tissues back into proper functioning position.
The fascial system in our bodies is a 3D network of strong fibrous connections with many functions. Primarily, fascia acts as a functional barrier between and around muscles, nerves, arteries and veins to provide slide and glide. If this complex continuous tissue becomes adhered to itself or surrounding tissues, dysfunctions will begin to appear. Adhesions may form from scar tissue, dehydration, compensations within the body, or injuries.
To better understand fascia, imagine the body as a knitted sweater; if one thread gets snagged, the sweater will become twisted, and tangled.
Fascial release, or myofascial release (myo, referring to muscle) works to smooth and realign your fascia to improve your body's proper function. The treatments are slow to allow the fascia time to fully release and do not use lotion. For best results, avoid using lotions on your skin prior to treatment.
Neural work is very gentle, light contact work to the nervous system in the body. This includes the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral (outside the spine) nerves. This approach can be helpful for sciatica, muscle tensions that don't seem to resolve, thoracic outlet syndrome, headaches, post-operative scar tissue pain and more. Working with restricted nerves can help re-establish communication in the body, and help the body on it's path to optimal health.
You may have coverage through your extended benefits at work! Please note that I do not offer direct billing, and am not taking new ICBC or WCB patients.
Book An Appointment
Initial New Patient Appointment
NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS UNTIL 2024
All initial appointments are 60 minutes. In your initial visit, we will spend 5-10 minutes for assessment. During this time, we will discuss your reason for treatment, and work out a treatment plan that will be specific to your needs. Pease bring appropriate clothing such as a sports bra/ tank top and shorts, as I do not use a top sheet in treatments.
NO ICBC or WCB CLAIMS PLEASE
Although most appointments will be 60 minutes, after an initial appointment, we will discuss your future treatment plan and determine the frequency and duration of subsequent visits. My goal is to provide you with the best care possible to help you achieve your desired outcome.
30 Minute Appointment
45 Minute Appointment
90 Minute Appointment
cash, cheque, or e-transfer only.
All pricing includes 5% GST
Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 8:30pm
*Appointment times may be flexible, please call, text or e-mail if you don't see a time that works. 604.377.5663