Sarah graduated from the 3000 hour Massage Therapy program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. She became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2008. She has gained experience working with a variety of diverse patients over the years.
Sarah takes pride in creating a comfortable environment for assessment, treatment, and client education. Treatments are adapted to meet every individuals needs, including pregnancy, relaxation, sports, rehabilitative and preventative massage therapy.
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Diana Harrison is a BC Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of the 3000 hour program from OVCMT.
Diana practices with the belief that effective massage therapy does not need to be painful. Her primary treatment goal is to work through the tissue layers in a gentle manner. This is done by listening to the resistance of the tissue and only engaging further when the body allows. This style encourages appropriate pressure with little to no pain while eventually being able to work deeply in a safe manner. What clients can do to aid this treatment style is focus on their breath, letting go and relaxing into the massage.
Each treatment starts with a 5-10 minute interview and assessment while ending with 5 minutes for home care if indicated. Diana works with people of all ages aiding the recovery of chronic and acute soft tissue injuries.
When Diana is not at work you can find her on the local mountains hiking, climbing, boarding or cross country skiing. She grew up playing on many different sports teams but as of now she has retired from these activities and is solely playing co-ed soccer.
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Mercedes has a sincere passion for helping others, which is what led her to become a Massage Therapist. Using a holisitic approach, she takes the time to understand what each individual's needs are. Through doing this she is able to provide a customized treatment to get to the root cause of the issue. Crainiosacral Therapy (a gentle, full body technique) is her preferred modality to use during treatment, though she is able to offer many different techniques as well. She is very passionate about empowering, educating, and assisting her patients to understand the body better. This allows her patients the space to be able to move into the future with more knowledge and support within themselves.
An eternal student, Mercedes is always seeking ways to grow and to expand her knowledge base. When she is not at the clinic, she is most likely at a course with her fiance, reading a book, or even meditating.
If you feel that Mercedes is the right RMT for you and you have not been to see her before, please choose the Initial Craniosacral or Massage Therapy visit.
Primary Area of Focus: Craniosacral Therapy
If you would like more information about Craniosacral Therapy and how it might help you or someone you know, please visit: www.upledger.com
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Charlee works with a wide variety of massage techniques including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy and Swedish massage. She begins each session with a a thorough assessment and moves into a tailored treatment to achieve each client's specific goals. Charlee has a keen interest in working with the nervous system and the ease of flow in cardiovascular vessels.
Charlee provides her clients with specific homecare including strengthening exercises, stretches and hydrotherapy, so they can continue their healing/ prevention work off the table.
Having a background in yoga and mindfulness, Charlee believes that our bodies have an inherent way of healing. Using the breath as a tool and returning the body to a parasympathetic state will help set the internal environment needed to host this healing. She hopes to empower her clients so they have the ability to find equanimity in their everyday life.
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Donna Hudon is a Registered Massage Therapist with over five years of additional Osteopathic training. She uses an osteopathic approach to treatment, engaging the body as a functional unit with the intent to offer lasting change.
Donna attended West Coast College of Massage Therapy and practiced for several years as an RMT. Recognizing that there was much more to learn about the human body, Donna enrolled in the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2004 and completed the 5th year classes and exams in 2009. She has yet to complete a thesis for her DOMP designation.
Using a blend of various techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilization, visceral manipulation, and cranial osteopathy, Donna uses a holistic osteopathic methodology to uncover patterns of strain that run through the entire body.
Donna involves clients through education, assessment, and reassessment to measure progress and support long-term rehabilitation.
After 21 years of practice as an RMT in Whistler and Vancouver, Donna is pleased to be back in her hometown serving the people of Penticton.
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