MASSAGE THERAPY
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Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being.   By acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems physical function can be developed, maintained and improved.  Physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented with the use of massage therapy.  Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of optimizing health.

 

We direct bill to most Extended Health companies.

We are currently no accepting ICBC and WSBC Clients
 

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
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Craniosacral Therapy (CST) has a profound effect on the bodily system responsible for relaxation, the parasympathetic system. CST works directly on the nervous system to reestablish the natural rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) through gentle touch of the cranium, sacrum and other areas of the spine. The CSF is responsible for the nourishment, waste management, and protection of the brain and the spine. A healthy craniosacral rhythm means a healthier nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.

 

CST is recommended for people suffering from headaches, migraines, concussions, insomnia, fibromyalgia and for anyone ready to try something new that might bring a new insight into your journey towards healing.

Please note that a CST session does not include fully body massage like a  Massage therapy session.

 

We direct bill to most Extended Health companies.

We are currently no accepting ICBC and WSBC Clients
 

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Amara Cormack

BODYWORK THERAPIST

Amara is a Body Work Therapist who graduated from Vancouver School of Healing Arts.


Amara uses a variety of modalities, including; relaxation, hot stone, joint release and deep tissue techniques to curate a unique massage for each client. She enjoys health and wellness in the mind, and body. She strives to create a safe, calm space to help your body relax.


When not at work Amara enjoys the outdoors, and can be seen frequently on the mountain either biking or hiking. 

Please note that Amara cannot be direct billed to extended health plans.

She does not accept ICBC or WSBC Clients.

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Julio Ospina

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Julio is offering Craniosacral Therapy sessions only

Julio is originally from Cali, Colombia. He immigrated to Canada in 2008, lived in Ontario for 13 years, and moved to BC in 2021. He loves it here! Especially because of the many mountains that remind him of home. Julio graduated with a B.A. from University of Toronto in 2012 majoring in Theatre and Drama program, and received a diploma in Massage Therapy from Oxford College in 2020. He currently holds membership with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia. Julio has also been studying Rapid Eye Technology since 2018, and received his certification as a technician in May 2022. Julio also completed his craniosacral therapy training in September 2022.

 

Julio loves energy and movement work. He has practiced yoga, tai chi, capoeira, ballet, contemporary dance, jiu jitsu and taekwondo throughout his life span. He believes in the incredible healing power that comes from physical movement and energy work. In the last 4 years Julio has found great benefit in still and quiet practices like mindfulness, and energy healing, finally bringing him to share with others the wonderful tools he’s found.

 

Julio has participated in religious, spiritual and contemplative practices since childhood that have brought great joy and meaning to his life. He is happy to share with his clients a wonderful tool that encompasses all levels, aspects and dimensions of the human experience collected in Rapid Eye Technology. RET explores the physical, mental, psychological, energetic and spiritual realms to harmonise and bring balance to the human experience.

Please note that Julio is not accepting ICBC/Worksafe clients

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Travis Vandergaag

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Travis graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Kinesiology degree in 2014, and from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2017. He has continued his studies, focusing on understanding pain, why we feel pain, and how we can help manage it.

 

Travis has always had a passion to help others, and this career has allowed him to do that every day. He uses a variety of techniques in his treatments; each person is unique and the treatment techniques vary depending on the patients needs and goals.

 

He finds lots of value in exercise and movement for his patients but also for himself. In his spare time you can find Travis most likely on his mountain bike or hiking, snowboarding, camping, swimming in the lakes, and enjoying anything else our beautiful area has to offer!

Please note that Travis is not accepting ICBC or WSBC clients.

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Ben Giesbrecht
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

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Ben started his career as an RMT in December of 2019, he approaches healthcare in a holistic manner and strives to integrate a clinical, outcome based approach with an intuitive understanding of the body. His dad, who is a chiropractor, introduced him to holistic healthcare from an early age and his interest grew from there.

 

Ben incorporates a variety of modalities in his practice including but not limited to; Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, myofascial and deep tissue work. He strives to keep learning and expanding his knowledge of massage therapy and is eager to expand into other techniques in the future. In addition, Ben enjoys fitness, meditation and understanding mental health and views these things as integral parts of his life.

Please note that Ben is not accepting ICBC or WSBC clients.

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Stephanie Witty
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Stephanie Witty, Registered Massage Therapist.  She is a graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.

 

Stephanie enjoys learning and continuing to develop her skills to better help her clients. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, including; Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Swedish Relaxation, Muscle Energy, Myofacial Release and Light Stretching.

 

When Stephanie is not at work she loves the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, swimming, yoga, camping and spending time with family and friends. 

Please note that Stephanie is not accepting ICBC or WSBC clients.

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Larissa Mabberley
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Larissa is a graduate of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. 

 

She has had many experiences with pain management and is eager to assist others along the path of healing with patient centered care using therapeutic and relaxation techniques. Larissa is passionate about massage therapy and wellness and strives to continue her education in order to help others achieve their goals.

 

Her experiences riding horses and training at a national level really showed her the importance of taking care of yourself and your body, which lead her into this career path in order to help others. In her free time Larissa loves riding horses, dirt bikes, as well as camping and going side-by-siding in the mountains with her family.  

Please note that Larissa is not accepting ICBC or WSBC clients.

to join our team of practitioners please email info@wellingtonnaturalhealth.ca 

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Taylor Logan

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Taylor is currently not accepting new clients

At a young age, she remembers being interested in massage through her auntie, who was taking a course at the time, and from there her curiosity only stemmed. Throughout school, she was always an avid learner enjoying sciences, maths and playing team sports. However, later in life found a deeper enjoyment in inquiring to slow down and notice how the body and mind are connected.

 

Therefore, this led her to dive into yoga as a dedicated student, and proved to be very helpful in her personal life, aiding to give her the tools to be more aware, less reactive and more kind to herself. To deepen her knowledge even further, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in Costa Rica of 2018, with the intention to share this practice with others and allow more people to find the peace that yoga brings her.

 

The marriage of yoga and massage happened organically when Taylor took a Yin Yoga Training, further learning about the muscles, fascia and holding patterns of the body and realized how much she enjoyed diving into the anatomy of the human body in this YTT. Taylor treats each human being as a dynamic individual, looking into their particular needs and listening to their goals. She enjoys and feels honoured in being part of someone’s path to become more connected to their body, mind and soul and aid in facilitating someone’s healing journey.

Please note that Taylor is not accepting ICBC or WSBC clients.

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Felicia Giesbrecht
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

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Felicia is currently not accepting new clients

 

Felicia's journey into the health and wellness field began over ten years ago as a personal trainer. 

Throughout those years she developed the belief that wellness was more than about the physical body, and to achieve overall wellness the mind and spirt aspects must be taken into consideration too. This belief is what lead her to further her education towards taking a more holistic approach to her client’s well-being, graduating from CSNN as a Holistic Nutritionist in 2013 and completing her Reiki Second Degree in 2018. 

 

On a more personal level, Felicia became a mom to a baby girl in 2011.  Her girl is her biggest inspiration to continuously move forward to be the best version of herself. Eventually, this inspiration led her to train herself and others for various fitness events like, Femsport, and Tough Mudder. 

 

While all these experiences contributed to her decision to pursue a career in massage therapy, a close look into her dear friend's journey with cancer played a substantial role in this final decision. During that time, she witnessed many health care professionals cross her friend's path, however, the effects the massage therapist had on her friend’s well-being were most memorable.  It was during these appointments that her friend experienced the longest periods of momentary mental peace and physical relief.  Witnessing this ignited in Felicia an even deeper passion to support others along their health and wellness journey.

Please note that Felicia is not accepting ICBC or WSBC clients