Exercise and movement is a vital part of life and a healthy lifestyle. However, most activities can involve repetitive movements, or pattern overloads, which can lead to muscle and strength asymmetry, connective tissue adhesions, and compensation patterns in the rest of the body. All these factors can lead to pain, overuse injuries or accumulative strains.
Massage at ReAlignment Lab addresses these issues to help people have optimal function in performance and life.
In order to provide a specific and comprehensive treatment, all clients will need to book an initial treatment of 90mins which includes overall assessments, interview, treatment and home care. This will be offered at a discounted rate of $180.
A treatment care plan will then be designed moving forward. After that 60min, 90min or 120min treatments are available.
As a general guide, 60mins is suitable for one focus area (neck, or lower back), if you have two or more areas requiring attention, or wanting a full body massage, 90mins or 120mins is more suitable.
Please note that to help heal the body and break pain cycles or compensation patterns, a series of treatments are recommended. Usually 1-3 massages a week and then slowly spread out to 1-3 massages a month.
Schedule: 60mins, 90mins or 120mins
Price: $150, $200, $250 (+ GST)
Massages are offered in-suite, at no extra cost. 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 feels she has developed this special sense over her years of working and researching; nothing hones abilities like 1000s of hands-on massage hours!
The ability to look at and assess her client’s body in great detail allows Amanda to not only treat her clients appropriately but also to tailor an individualised care treatment plan for them. Following the treatment plan helps the client to learn how to release the over active areas of their body. Specific training is then undertaken to show/educate the client on how to ‘teach’ their weak muscles to do their jobs properly with the ultimate aim to have the client moving and feeling better
Katherine, also known to her friends as Kat, is ReAlignment Lab’s resident RMT.
Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, she spent a lot of her time enjoying competitive softball, volleyball, basketball and snowboarding in the winter. It was her interest in sports and athletics that pushed her into the health care industry. Originally showing an interest in Physiotherapy, Katherine completed her Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant diploma in 2008. After working with patients in the hospital, Katherine realised she wanted a more hands-on role and decided to try Massage Therapy.
In 2012 Katherine graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy from the MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Edmonton. She gained experience from working in multiple clinics treating patients with a variety of conditions including; chronic pain, postural dysfunction, sprain/strains, nerve entrapment and joint dysfunction, to name a few. It was through these experiences that Katherine realised she had found her passion.
Wanting to pursue an adventure lifestyle in the mountains, Katherine moved to Whistler in 2013 to merge her love of snowboarding with her dream career of an RMT. It was during her time in Whistler that she met Kyle and Amanda. Understanding and seeing the benefits of functional training to help support her body at work and on the mountain, Kat is a regular at KyleKamp and in LIFT Classes.
Katherine believes a whole-body approach is the key, instead of just focusing on what is painful. Katherine addresses the body’s dysfunction as a whole. She understands that every client is different and has individual needs and goals. Katherine uses a range of techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue and swedish massage to get people feeling and moving better, which is what ReAlignment Lab is all about.
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.