About The Healing Oak
Each Registered Massage Therapist at The Healing Oak is dedicated to helping you on your path to health and well-being. We ensure that each treatment is specific to the patient in order for them to achieve their optimal health care needs and goals.
Healing Oak’s RMTs work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations. We are primary health care professionals that focus on disorders of the muscoloskeletal and related systems.
About Our RMTs
Jessica graduated from the 3 year program at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in January of 2011. She has been interested in the human anatomy since she was a little girl. She was involved in numerous sports growing up including figure skating, hockey, volleyball and rugby. She quickly learned that the benefits of massage therapy were invaluable. She relied on regular massage therapy throughout her sports training and wanted to be able to help others the way that she had been helped! Jessica knew early on that a career in Massage Therapy was the right choice for her.
Jessica started working at The Healing Oak in April of 2011. Jessica’s treatments cover a wide range of needs including prenatal, tension headaches, sports injuries, ICBC, RCMP, Veterans Affairs and more. Jessica looks forward to meeting new people and always welcomes new clients.
She is trained to utilize a variety of techniques including Myofascial, Muscle Energy, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilization, and Swedish Massage. Michelle also has knowledge of Hydrotherapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, and Therapeutic Exercise.
Michelle has taken her enthusiasm for massage therapy into the RMT program at the Vancouver Career College where she is a part time instructor. She is also continuing her education by pursuing her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences at Thompson Rivers University.
Michelle loves the outdoors and being active. When she is not working she enjoys being involved in Crossfit and participating in various sporting events including the Tough Mudder and a variety of Half Marathons. Michelle also enjoys volunteering for sporting events such as the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Crossfit Regional Games.
Amanda graduated from the 3000 hour massage therapy program from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, BC. Amanda has always had the drive to be apart of a health care community and was first introduced to massage therapy years ago when she was able to experience and witness the healing benefits first hand.
As a therapist Amanda is proficient in treating conditions including (but not limited to) sports injuries, whiplash, chronic pain, tendinopathy, headaches, postural dysfunctions and many musculoskeletal related and systemic conditions. She utilizes techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, active release, and swedish techniques all catered to each body’s specific needs. Amanda believes in a mind body integration as well regular maintenance to achieve an optimal sense of well being. She has found a fulfilling career as a Registered Massage Therapist and is excited to help each individual reach their goal on their path to health and wellness.
Josie graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT), in Victoria. At school, Josie learned a variety of techniques and knowledge for treating multiple conditions such as chronic muscle or joint pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash, sport related injuries, scar tissue release, systemic conditions, and much more. She then decided to expand her techniques by travelling to Thailand and completed a Thai Massage course.
Josie participated in many different sports throughout childhood, focusing on basketball in high school. She enjoyed being part of a team, inspiring others, and staying active. In her spare time, Josie enjoys cooking, outdoor activities such hiking, swimming, and paddle boarding, and helping out on her parent’s hobby farm in the Columbia Valley.
Josie loves meeting new clients and creating long lasting therapeutic relationships. The favorite part of her career is the joy of alleviating peoples’ pain and stresses. Josie strongly believes in an individual approach to assessment, treatment, and aftercare of each client.
Lisa completed the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy Program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2012.
Since then, she has had the opportunity to broaden her knowledge by working alongside a variety of other therapists in a multidisciplinary clinic environment.
Lisa has experience treating a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to, acute and chronic back/neck pain, shoulder injuries, sports injuries, whiplash, postural dysfunction, headaches, and prenatal massage.
Her treatments involve the use of techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilizations, passive and active stretching, trigger point release, and Swedish massage.
While catering treatments to each individual’s therapeutic needs, Lisa leaves patients feeling relaxed and well.