SUITE 809 - 409 GRANVILLE STREET VANCOUVER, BC V6C 1T2
Like a lot of us I faced some challenges in life that helped me create a better perspective on how I want to live. A few years ago I made some big changes after realizing that life is too short to be caught up in anything that doesn't help create peace. I also saw that if I wanted to have an amazing experience here I would have to recognize that there is something bigger than me and my own interests at work. In line with this understanding I view life as a process of giving and receiving as being the same. Through this lens I have developed a deep appreciation for what I have and express that gratitude by trying to be of service to others. I'm definitely not perfect at it, but its something to strive for, one day at a time.
I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001 where I was trained to assess and treat many types of pathologies with a concentration on Headache Relief, Whiplash Injuries, Trigger Point Therapy (treating knots in muscles) and Muscle Spasms. My goal as a RMT is to help you to recover from the physical challenge you are presented with. By assessing your symptoms I will try to find the root cause of your pain. I then use various massage techniques such as kneading, trigger point therapy, frictioning, and remedial exercises as part of your individualized treatment plan. I also understand that massage therapy is not always just about pain relief. Using Massage to help bring relaxation to a stressful experience, or just creating a peaceful state of mind when calm is needed is equally as important.
Rachelle's interest in human anatomy was sparked at an early age when she was introduced to life-drawing in art school. Traveling globally exposed Rachelle to the tradition of massage as accessible community health care in cultures throughout the world. Inspired by her fascination with anatomy and her experience abroad, she left the travel industry to study massage therapy. After graduating with honors from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy's (formerly known as Utopia Academy) 3000 hour Massage and Hydrotherapy program in 2012, Rachelle registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Rachelle's post graduate studies resulted in a keen interest of the assessment and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions. Whether it be restricted mobility, sore muscles, tension headaches, insomnia, chronic injuries or illness, Rachelle will work together with you to facilitate positive change. Multiple techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation are integrated into each session. Stretching, strengthening and complementary homecare exercises may also be employed to help reach both short and long term health goals. Rachelle strongly believes decreasing the body’s reaction to stress and anxiety through massage is a powerful tool which promotes health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
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