Massage Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral and Myofascial Therapy

Kylie Parker, RMT
Beth Atkinson, B.HSc, RMT, MLD/CDT
Beth Atkinson, B.HSc, RMT, MLD/CDT

Our Massage Therapists

Kylie Parker RMT expresses a deep regard for her clients' continuedimprovement and challenges herself to learn more about the areas of health that she is passionate about.  Kylie is trained in Swedish Massage, Myofascial release, athletic/sports recovery and training massage.  One of Kylie's special interests right now is to expand on her already extensive knowledge of prenatal  massage

​​ Myths about Prenatal Massage

Can you get a massage when you're pregnant?
Absolutely! Massage during pregnancy can help to alleviate discomfort.
Can I lie on my stomach?
Yes!  Our therapists have specialized body pillows to make you comfortable in any position.


                              
Kristin Parker, RMT, values a collaborative approach to wellness. She is trained in injury recovery, chronic injury maintenance and sports ecovery. Since graduating she has furthered her massage practice with myofascial cupping and Kinesiotaping. Along with massage, self care plays a vital role in recovery. Kristin takes the time in advising proper mobilizing, stretching and strengthening to aid in the recovery process.
  
What Myofascial Cupping?
  
Mobile (Myofascial) Cupping involves massage oil being applied to the area prior to applying the cup. The cup can then be moved along the skin easily to treat the affected area. The effect is much like a reverse massage, meaning the skin and muscles aren’t compressed but rather pulled into the cup causing increased blood flow which in turns helps to nourish and deliver oxygen to the tissues and encouraging the healing process with the therapeutic aim of removing congestion and pain. Initially it may feel a little strange but it may subsequently induce relaxation… This method of cupping usually doesn’t leave any visible marks on the skin.
  
 Beth Atkinson, B.HSc, RMT, MLD/CDT brings an immense amount of experience to Parksville and really enjoys the multifaceted aspect of health.  Every treatment with Beth is a journey of discovery and she believes the client plays the most important role in being an active participant to reaching their goals.  Beth also has a special interest in treating people who have or are at risk for lymphedema. Other areas of strength are scar work and surgical recovery.

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is performed by trained therapists and is a light painless massage technique designed to gently stretch the skin which in turn will stimulate lymphatic flow.  When a client has an impaired lymphatic system our therapists will direct the flow of lymph towards more viable lymphatic pathways.  This will aid in removal of excess fluids and encourage the development of new lymphatic pathways.

Our College Standards

Registered Massage Therapists of British Columbia are required to complete rigorous training then complete provincial standard exams through the College of Massage Therapists of BC and must continue in good standing with their college for as long as they practise. This requires continuing education and understanding the changing applicable laws and legislations.

 Julie Weigel, RMT, CST, is recent transplant from Ontario.  She is excited to start her practice in beautiful Parksville.  Julie brings  wealth and knowledge of over twenty years. She has worked in the multi-disciplinary capacity and enjoys the balanced approach to delivering comprehensive care.  Along with therapeutic massage,  Julie also focuses on Craniosacral Therapy. 

What is Craniosacral Therapy

Cerebral spinal fluid surrounds the spine and brain to provide nutrients to the body. Dysfunction changes the flow of the system which is corrected by gentle adjustments to the head and body.