Canmore Massage Therapy : Mindful Massage Therapy

Therapeutic, Deep tissue and Relaxation Massage

Therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation, sports and prenatal massage in Canmore, Alberta. Registered Massage Therapists with a minimum of 2200hrs.

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Nim Poitras

Nim has been practicing Massage Therapy in the Valley since 2012. She graduated with a 2200hr Diploma in Red Deer and is a Registered Massage Therapist with CMMOTA. Nim's Work experience is multifaceted, having worked in a variety of Physiotherapy, Laser Therapy and Sport clinics, as well as Spas. She combines a variety of modalities including Relaxation, Deep tissue, Therapeutic, Active Release Technique and Trigger Point Release.

Nim is Certified in Dynamic Cupping as well as Myofascial Release and Fascial Decompression. She has also been trained to treat Whiplash and MVA injuries. Her goal in each Treatment is to help restore balance and proper mobility, as well as encourage movement and progress by providing at home stretches and exercise.

Her passion to assist others and support each clients well being is what influenced her decision to become an RMT.

Nancy van Es

Nancy is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) and with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. She has a 2200hr massage diploma, graduating with honours from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Calgary, AB.

Training and Certifications

Nancy is trained in traditional Swedish Massage. This includes: deep tissue, sport massage, trigger point therapy, TMJ and whiplash treatments, active inhibition techniques, acute and chronic pain relief, treating tension headaches, postural and gait dysfunctions, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, manual lymphatic drainage, remedial strengthening and stretching techniques. Nancy’s continuing education has been learning a focused treatment approach to myofascial restrictions.

Additional Certifications and Training:

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach:

Level 1 and Level 2 - This approach is a slow application of sustained pressure into fascial restrictions, tightness or pain.

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function - This course is the first step, in a 12 step series in becoming an Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator. This also involves treating the fascial system, in a different way through observing posture and gait patterns and treating the respective fascial chains involved with dysfunctions.

Nancy will always be learning, and moving forward with her practice. She is always eager to continue challenging herself to give a better, more lasting treatment to her patients. Stay tuned for what is next!

To find Balance

In the winter, Nancy loves to ski fast downhill, embracing her inner 12 year old self. If she isn’t doing that, she is chasing the next backcountry ski objective with her buddies. In the summer she enjoys challenging herself rock climbing, going out hiking, and attempting to grow things in her garden.

Our Goals

Nancy brings a client focused approach to all of her treatments, with an understanding of the aches and pains from playing in the mountains, to tension felt from everyday life and work stresses.

 

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Gerard Garnier

Gerard is a Registered Massage Therapist with the MTAA.  He graduated from the 2200 hour program at MH Vicars with honours of distinction. Gerard's focus is on therapeutic treatments, in which he is looking for the root cause of each clients concerns. Gerard is in his first year of education at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.  

As a former National level cross country ski racer, and a passionate local climber in the Bow Valley, Gerard knows the aches and pains associated with high level sport.   While enjoying working with clients of all walks of life, Gerard takes a special interest in helping climbers and skiers recover from injuries and increase their overall performance through both treatments and remedial exercise.

  

 

 

 

 

Jodi Etcheverry-Perras

Jodi is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA). Jodi graduated from CCMH Calgary with honours. Jodi has been massaging in Canmore since 2009, working with the National Cross Country Ski and Biathlon teams. Jodi brings a therapeutic approach to each treatment focusing in on the primary complaint and compensating structures.  In the Winter months Jodi splits her time between treating at the clinic and travelling with the ski team.

Techniques

Jodi is trained in Swedish massage. Jodi brings a therapeutic approach to every treatment combining a variety of techniques that work for her patients. Jodi has continued her education taking training in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, visceral massage and nerve and joint mobilization. Jodi is also trained in cupping and prenatal massage.

To find Balance

Jodi loves to be outdoors on her mountain bike, cross country skis or trail running. Jodi's passion for health and movement gives her an understanding for the aches and pains associated with playing in the mountains.

Our Goals

Jodi will aim to help you break specific holding patterns and postural habits to help you move freely and with ease. She enjoys listening to clients feedback and customizing treatment to suit their specific needs. Through safe and effective treatments Jodi will help alleviate your aches and pains so you can stay on the trails year round.

Joanne Tosh

Joanne graduated in 2000 with honours from a 3 year, 2200 hour massage therapy program in Ontario.

She has a diverse clientele along with the National Para-Nordic Ski Team, which she has travelled with internationally for several years, including the Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

She customizes each treatment therapeutically based on her clients needs, using various approaches such as, trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release, cupping and is a certified Bioflex Low-Intensity Level, Laser Therapist.

Joanne has a passion for healthy mountain living from skiing, biking, fly fishing, to listening to podcasts while baking up a sourdough storm