Registered Massage Therapists
Since graduating from Kiné-Concept School of Massage Therapy in 2005, I have been following my passion in supporting, educating and caring for families and women during pregnancy, the postpartum period and generally throughout their childbearing years.
Techniques I use include:
- Body Support System to alleviate pressure points and support the growing belly in a prone position - YAY!
- Swedish massage which relieves muscle tension, improves circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
- Myofascial release works on the connective tissue which plays a large role in posture and how we move. For most women Myofascial restrictions lead to sway back, the waddle walk and hunched shoulders. This leads to low back pain, hip pain and instability, sciatic pain or nerve impingement, tight shoulders and likely headaches.
- Aromatherapy which has been used for ages to relax, stimulate and balance the mind and body.
Everyone has their own reason for seeking massage therapy. It may be that you simply want to relax, take care of yourself and your baby or perhaps you’ve got serious and acute symptoms. I would like to support, educate and help you through this journey of pregnancy and post-partum.
Carla Hardman RMT graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, having completed the 3000 hour program in 2012. Working in many different clinical settings and spas has provided Carla with a broad experience of caring for people of all ages and needs.
Using trigger point therapy, stretching and deeper Swedish massage techniques Carla enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions. Carla particularly enjoys working with women and families during the childbearing years. She has taken additional training in pregnancy, postpartum and infant massage.
When Carla's not massaging you can find her running around Shawnigan Lake with her dog Callie and daughters Grace and Maddison tagging along. Or you'll find her lacing up her skates to play some ice hockey.
Robyn graduated from the WCCMT in April 2010 and has been practicing Massage Therapy in Victoria ever since. She is passionate about health, fitness and self care for herself and her clients.
Robyn uses a variety of techniques including; swedish massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization techniques, stretching, trigger-point release, and homecare education into her Massage Therapy treatments.
She has a special interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women and has taken specific courses in Massage Therapy during the Childbearing Year to help her insure the best care possible to women during this time.
In addition to Massage Therapy, Robyn is also a level 1 certified CrossFit instructor, and coaches at Taranis Athletics part time. Robyn believes that nutrition, exercise, sleep and mindfulness are crucial to overall health and wellbeing. Robyn and her husband recently had their first baby, Cohen, and is loving the journey of parenthood.
Andrea is a graduate of Victoria's West Coast College of Massage therapy and finds her happiness in a practice that is designed to nurture the nurturers. With a strong background in luxurious 5-star-spa customer service, Andrea takes pride in helping her patients find deep relaxation during times of intense and healing therapeutic massage. She enjoys working with expecting and soon-to-be expecting mothers to help their bodies adjust, as well as prevention of postural imbalances and pain they may face.
She uses a combination of myofascial release, relaxing Swedish and deep tissue techniques to restore and maintain function of the body. Working together with the patient using frequent massage and regular home care, Andrea feels honor working in a career that helps people enjoy life more fully.
She plans her future education to be focused around Women's health needs such as fertility, dysmenorrhea and breast health and to add scientific research to the areas of Women's health and Massage therapy.