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I was born in Richmond, BC and raised in Dawson Creek, BC. I moved to Kelowna in 1988 to attend college and received three diplomas: Marketing, Arts & Sciences and Accounting. I worked for seven years in Finance at Western Star Trucks Inc. and for the City of Kelowna. While I enjoyed my positions, I was searching for a business that I truly loved to do. I often gave my friends massages when I was young and realized the importance of helping people feel better. I researched massage therapy for about a year by interviewing RMTs and talking with students before deciding to commit to going back to school in a completely different field. I attended Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon for three years to receive my RMT designation.

 
 

My husband and I married in 2001. He is a videographer and films action sports and corporate video projects as well as weddings, etc. In August of 2008 our daughter Piper was born. My hobbies include kickboxing, snowboarding, mountain biking, dancing and travel.

I was raised to do whatever it takes to make myself happy so that is how I have lead my life. It makes me happy to have my own business and know that I am helping others through massage therapy to become happier in their own lives. I like to see people at their physical, mental and emotional best and even more so, I love to help them reach their goals to get them there. It is a great feeling when you help ease someone's pain and enable them to lead a life free of physical hindrances.

Qualifications:

  • 3000+ hours of training
  • Licensed to practice Massage Therapy under the BC Provincial Government's Health Professions Act
  • Registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Member of the Massage Therapists' Association of BC
  • Member of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance
  • Continued post-graduate education regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Recognized by the Ministry of Health, CMTBC, MTABC, Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC), Workers Compensation Board (WCB), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and extended health care plans

Education:

Massage Therapy has been a regulated health care profession in BC since 1946. British Columbians receive the highest quality of care available because the RMT designation means the therapist adheres to strict practice and ethical standards. RMTs in BC must meet the most stringent educational and professional standards in North America. To become an RMT in BC, students must complete at least 3000 hours of training over three years at an accredited college. In comparison, a university bachelor degree typically averages 1500 hours over four years. Upon completion of the 3000 hour program, students must then pass BC licensing exams in order to maintain their license.

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