Please note that receipts for RMT massages are not available. While Amanda is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist from Australia, her qualifications have not been transferred to BC.
Amanda takes a unique approach to both personal training and massage therapy through using her ability to “read” the body. When a client is on the table, in conjunction with their movement patterns and heath history, Amanda is able to tell which areas are weak or “not firing correctly” and which areas are overcompensating. She has developed this special capability over many years of work and research; nothing hones abilities like 1000s of hands-on massage hours!
Through careful and thorough assessment, Amanda is able to provide beneficial massage treatments and tailor an individualised home care treatment plan for her clients. By following the treatment plan, which will include mobility exercises, clients are able to learn how to release the overactive areas of their body. Specific strength training is then recommended to show and educate the client on how to ‘teach’ their weaker muscles to do their jobs properly— with the ultimate aim of moving and feeling better.
Our body is a unique and amazing machine. However, occasionally it can develop habits that enable it to still perform a function, regardless of pain, injury or weakness.
We call these compensation patterns.
If a muscle, or muscle group is performing an action that it was not designed to do, potentially picking up ‘the slack’ of an injured area. It will slowly become overworked and can result in further injury or more compensation patterns, like a domino effect.
Compensation patterns can develop over months or over years, but can be rehabilitated with specific strength training, mobility and soft tissue therapy.