Registered Massage Therapist
Vanessa graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2008. Her passion lies in working with active and athletic individuals, from weekend warriors and avid gym goers to professional athletes. Her focus is in rehabilitation and corrective care of injuries.
Vanessa was the RMT for the Okanagan College Coyotes hockey team from 2009-2012, and has worked at sporting events such as Gran Fondo, BMO Marathon Okanagan and IRONMAN events. She has also worked with professional hockey players, competitive figure skaters, swimmers, dancers and crossfit athletes.
Vanessa’s philosophy is that pain happens for a reason and feels it is important to ask the question, "Why?". Whether the issue stems from injury or improper movement patterns, the key to finding the answer is assessment. Vanessa’s goal is to get to the root of the problem instead of only providing symptomatic relief. She has taken continuing education courses such as Movement Pattern Assessment and Corrective Exercise Training and Injury as well as all three levels of Neurokinetic Therapy and RockTape. Vanessa feels active rehab and home care is essential and as important as treatment itself.
Vanessa’s passion for sports comes from being a competitive figure skater for 18 years and very active throughout her life. She has found new interests in pilates, cycling and weight training and has completed The Ride to Conquer Cancer 3 years in a row.
Vanessa is excited and enthusiastic to work with active individuals to help them do what they love pain-free!