Melanie graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy's 3000 hour program in 2012. Having initially built her Massage Therapy practice in a spa environment then moving into a clinic setting in 2014, she has learned the ability to effectively provide therapeutic treatments while still promoting relaxation. Melanie's treatment approach is tailored to every patients needs, and her techniques include but are not limited to Swedish, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, Joint Mobilizations, and Stretching. Melanie is also an educator at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, teaching Manual Skills and Hydrotherapy.
Melanie has always envisioned a Massage Therapy Clinic that is not only inviting, but also a space where patients can sit, relax, and feel at home. She is overjoyed that the dream has now become a reality, and hopes you will come and visit
White Oaks Massage & Wellness very soon.
Stephanie graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program in August 2017. She enjoys connecting with patients and is committed to creating treatments that are effective for her patients personal healthcare needs and objectives.
Stephanie integrates a combination of both relaxation driven techniques with specific focal point work to create unified treatments for the body and mind. Stephanie’s education and manual skills include, but are not limited to, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilizations, Muscle Energy Techniques and Stretching.
Jessika offers a holistic approach to Registered Massage Threapy. After graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005, she began her post graduate studies with the intention of creating a gentle full body treatment style inclusive to the nervous, fascial, skeletal, muscular, visceral, and circulatory systems. Her treatments are tailored to her individual patients and include everything from chronic pain management, female pelvic issues, digestive disorders to the trigger points and tension created by repetitive office work and traditional massage therapy techniques. The continual journey towards finding her own state of balance and well being means that her practice is constantly evolving and deepening - there is nothing she enjoys more than working with others on their own path.
Barbara Anne is passionate about movement, connection, health and a balanced lifestyle. She works with each client’s individual needs to help them continue to perform activities that bring them joy and purpose to their everyday life. With her strong background in classical ballet and the daily practice of yoga you can expect that you will be talking about how to incorporate this type of movement practice to your massage therapy routine, creating more freedom of movement, less pain and a greater sense of body awareness.
Barbara Anne graduated from Vancouver’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1996. Over the course of her career she has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients dealing with both chronic and acute conditions from the young athlete to the elderly.
Her passion lies in working with individuals who are willing to take control of their health and well being. She believes in patient centered care and strives to provide a treatment that meets each patients individual goals and needs both through rehabilitative and relaxation treatments.
Jennifer graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2011. Jennifer's focus is to facilitate a connection between the patients mind and body; to relieve the patient pain with specific learned techniques and education of management tools. As a Therapist, she is committed to meeting the needs and goals of the patient. Jennifer enjoys the challenge of working to increase the quality of life for patients with a wide range of conditions including terminal patients.
Techniques that are used in her practice are:
Muscle Energy Techniques
Pre/Post Natal Care
Active Release Techniques
Ryzanne Laroco graduated from the 3000 program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2014 and since that time she has practiced in both a spa and clinical environment. Formerly beginning her practice in a spa, she has built the vision in creating a relaxing and warm establishment made specifically for those seeking a calming ambiance with the benefits of therapeutic touch. White Oaks Massage & Wellness has given this realm crafted for Ryzanne to focus on delivering a customized massage session in order to meet your needs and goals.
Her focus is to treat and prevent physical dysfunction, injury, manage pain and disorders of soft tissue and joints through manual therapy. She believes RMTs are a part of your wellness journey and bringing relief throughout all physical endeavors is a lifelong commitment.
For those who are injured, stressed, experience headaches, anxiety, PTSD, troubles sleeping, in chronic pain, or in need of relaxation Ryzanne will incorporate techniques but not limited to: Traditional Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release & Myofascial Trigger Point Release, Fascial Movement Taping, Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation and Postural Restoration. With the right combination of therapeutic modalities she believes her caring and nurturing approach will help bring you relaxation, relief and restore balance.
Amber graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program in 2017. She enjoys working with patients in creating effective treatment plans based on individual needs and priorities, and educating patients in how to be active agents in their own wellness. Amber uses a variety of techniques to facilitate relief and relaxation while restoring function, freedom of movement, and balance. An educator with passion for holistic health & mind-body wellness, Amber is committed to ongoing learning. She is actively furthering her education in the areas of: Visceral and Neural Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation), and Lymphatic Drainage.
Amber welcomes patients and treats a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Myofascial Pain/Trigger Points
Voula graduated from the 3000 hour program at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008 and has been a practicing RMT in good standing ever since. Voula understands that there are many influences on the body and she creates a Massage Therapy treatment plan that is specific to her patient’s needs and priorities.
Her preferred area of practice includes (but is not limited to) treating individuals with neurological disorders, chronic systemic diseases, depression, post traumatic stress, and pre and post natal care.
As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP), Julia follows a holistic and functional approach to health, nutrition and wellness. NTPs are trained to look at the body as a whole, rather than its parts and use a foundational approach to get to the underlying cause, roots of dysfunction and symptoms to allow for individualized long-term health and wellness success. Julia has specific tools for assessing the body’s nutritional deficiencies and dysfunction using the body’s innate intelligence and teaches how to address those weaknesses through properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods diet, supplementation, mindset and lifestyle support. NTPs respect bio-individuality, there is no one size fits all when it comes to diet and supplementation and therefore you will get a very personalized, custom designed program to best suit your unique needs, interests and goals. Besides her education, Julia has learned a lot through her own health challenges and dealing with chronic illness. As a result, she can connect, relate and empathize with clients on a more personal level. Julia’s passions are, but not limited to gut and digestive health (SIBO, IBS, dysbiosis), healing & specialty diets (GAPS, SCD, AIP, Paleo, low histamine, low FODMAP etc), auto-immune, cancer, balancing blood sugar and hormones, adrenal health, allergies and sensitivities, chronic fatigue, joint pain, skin issues, longevity and mental health. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when given the proper support. Julia would love to help guide and support you in achieving your optimal health and wellness goals.
Having worked in inner city schools for 21 years, Carmen brings extensive experience dealing with people of all ages. She wants to ensure everyone's experience at White Oaks Massage & Wellness is a positive and memorable one.
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