Cathy creates an intuitive and integrated treatment catered to your specific needs. Cathy has practiced as a Registered Massage Therapist since 1999. She has continued to build in her knowledge from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Program, a Health and Fitness Certificate from Simon Fraser University and continued educat
Cathy creates an intuitive and integrated treatment catered to your specific needs. Cathy has practiced as a Registered Massage Therapist since 1999. She has continued to build in her knowledge from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Program, a Health and Fitness Certificate from Simon Fraser University and continued education in the National Coaching Certification Program. She has worked with both National and recreational athletes, prenatal and postnatal mamas, children, babies, and seniors.
My approach to the body is with wholeness in mind. I look to integrate the many techniques I have studied to treat the body as a whole. Each and every body has a personal story to tell. A story of adventure, love, loss and triumph and with that comes a way in which we carry ourselves. It may also be what holds us back. Quite often peo
My approach to the body is with wholeness in mind. I look to integrate the many techniques I have studied to treat the body as a whole. Each and every body has a personal story to tell. A story of adventure, love, loss and triumph and with that comes a way in which we carry ourselves. It may also be what holds us back. Quite often people seek Massage Therapy because of pain or restrictions, limited abilities or stress. I believe at looking at all of these pieces and finding a way to let them release, to find the breath of the body and to reconnect to healthy intentional movement.
Registered Massage Therapists in British Columbia have under gone extensive training and have been required to pass board certified exams and are regulated by the College of Massage Therapist of British Columbia.
What to expect during a Therapeutic Treatment
Massage Therapists are trained to take a detailed history and to complete an assessment of posture and movement.
Once this has been completed, the therapist will review the findings and discuss a treatment plan.
On table treatment will consist of a combination of treatment techniques that are best suited to the needs of the client and are compatible with the treatment plan.
Communication with the therapist thru the treatment is important, including level of comfort, if the depth of treatment is suitable and if any changes are occurring in the tissues.
What to Wear
Client comfort is of utmost importance.
Clients can get undressed to wherever they feel most comfortable. Massage therapists are trained in draping techniques that allow for accessing areas that needs to be treated while maintaining the privacy of the client. Massage Therapists are trained to work on top of the sheets or clothing, wherever the client is most comfortable. The Massage Therapist will continue to check in thru the treatment to ensure the comfort level is still being met.
At the end of the treatment the therapist will review how the treatment progressed and will make recommendations to support the recovery process which may include stretches, strengthening, rest or treatment with other health care providers.
Cathy graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 1999 and has been a member in good standing with the CMTBC since 1999.
See Their Light Meet Their Needs
Touch is an essential part of life, it helps us grow and fosters a strong neurological foundation. My role in working with children is to create a safe and healing place where children can feel at ease and in charge of their bodies, even when their bodies are not working optimally for them. During treatment I use games, songs and body awareness techniques that children can use in their daily routines and empower them with self-regulation strategies. Massage can be beneficial for sleep, digestions, muscle tension, anxiety, headaches, injuries, trauma, body awareness and sensitivities.
Cathy has Continued Education in Paediatric Massage and Massage for Children with Sensitivities and Sensory Needs and has attended numerous workshops on Child Development. Cathy has worked with children and movement fundamentals thru gymnastics for 30 years
Welcome to a wonderful and exciting journey. Pregnancy is a time to celebrate life , both your own and the one you are about to bring into this world. It is a time to nurture and nourish your body, to embrace the changes that are brought about by this enriching experience.
Massage can relieve many of the normal discomforts during pregnancy, such as lower back pain, sciatica, stiff neck and shoulders, leg cramps and swollen ankles and sore feet. It can help to soothe the nervous system which can induce sleep more easily and more deeply. Massage can be very beneficial during the birth process both for relaxation and counter pressure during contractions.
Post Natal Massage
Caring for your little one is an important and demanding job. It is important to allow yourself time to heal from the birthing journey. Post pregnancy massage treatments look at what your needs are and how we can best support you as a mom. Treatment can ease those muscles that worked hard to carry and birth your baby. It can support the nervous system and help relax the body when transitioning to sleep, and can help with the functioning of the bladder and uterus and address post C-section scar restrictions.
Cathy has continued education in Pre and Postnatal Massage, Massage during the Birthing Process, Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist Training, Thai Pregnancy Massage, Visceral Massage, and Diastasis Recti-an Integrated Approach.
Massage for Sports
The body has a vast ability to be stretched, strengthened and pushed to it's limits. Athletes have a unique drive to excel and accelerate with their focused and dedicated training. Massage can be helpful in both the training and recovery phase of sport. It can support muscle tension, greater vitality and less fatigue in recovery as well as address biomechanical considerations for specific areas of concern.
Cathy trained as a competitive gymnast for 8 years and then went on to study Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, completing a Health and Fitness Certificate, her B.C.R.P.A. in Personal Training, Sports First Aid and Taping, and Exercise to Music. She then continued on to Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. Cathy has been certified with the National Coaching Certification Program since 1990, and still attends many coaching workshops.
Concussions and their long term effects are one of the biggest growing concerns in a health care world.
Dealing with the symptoms of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury can be difficult. Often the signs and symptoms of a concussion are intermittent, unpredictable and may not occur immediately after an incident. It is important to support yourself with a team approach to concussion management and to seek treatment as early as a concussion is suspected.
Massage Therapy can be helpful in supporting the health of the muscular and nervous systems and may help relieve symptoms.
Cathy completed Shift Concussion Management training Level 1 in 2018. She has training in Craniosacral therapy and believes a collaborative and integrative approach is key to recovery
30 mins $60
45 mins $90
60 min $120
90 mins $180
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This plan has been developed with the goal of reducing risks of exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19 or any ohter communicable diseases, for both the clients and the practitioner in my clinical setting. As follows are the protocols put in place to best reduce the risk of viral transmission, and must be followed by both the client and the practitioner in order for massage therapy to proceed.
“Coronavirus is transmitted via liquid droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. The virus can enter through these droplets through the eyes, nose or throat if you are in close contact.
The virus is not known to be airborne (eg. Transmitted through the particles floating in the air) and it is not something that comes through the skin.
It can be spread by touch if a person has used their hands to cover their mouth or nose when they cough or sneeze. That’s why we recommend you cough or sneeze into your arm and wash your hands regularly.”