Massage therapy can be the best make up you will ever experience. Try it the day before your wedding, the morning of your big date, or keep your healthcare regime fresh with a weekly vitalizing and tissue-toning massage. 

 

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In October, TOFINO MASSAGE THERAPY welcomed Shaina Loos, RMT and Megan Rivard, RMT into the practice - we are thrilled to have them-it's important to have massage offerings 7 days a week and in Tofino we strive for it!!!  

 

Amanda will be in paramedic school October til December 2016 so we invited a Locum to come help us offer Massage Therapy 7 days a week.  Shaina grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon and has had a life long fascination with health and wellness.  She was educated at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and has been in practice in Vancouver since 2013.  Shaina is also a yoga teacher and has experienced first hand the profound effects of both massage and yoga in healing her own chronic back pain. She wants to inspire you on your journey to become more vital and pain-free.We hope she stays because we LOVE getting treated by her and seeing the sparkle we see in the eyes of those she massages!

Shaina approaches massage therapy as a co-creative healing journey. She listens deeply to the body and encourages clients to be empowered in communicating during the massage. She utilizes a gentle, yet, powerful combination of Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Release, Myofacsial Release, assisted stretching, and Somatics. 

 

What is Somatic work? In the past two years, Shaina has immersed herself in the study of Somatic Experiencing, which is a gentle method of bringing the autonomic nervous system back into balance.  The Somatic portion of the treatment involves slowing down and tuning in, paying attention to subtle movements, sensations, and breath, with the aid of gentle touch.  Somatic work is especially useful for recovering from car accidents, surgeries, and other overwhelming experiences, as well as chronic stress and tension.  


Shaina enjoys working with people who are curious to learn more about their bodies, including prenatal and postnatal moms, those with chronic pain, yogis, and people dealing with anxiety or depression.