BC’s Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are regulated health care professionals that are legislated by the government under the BC Health Professions Act. BC RMT’s have highest training standards in North America, as well are mandated to go through continuing education and professional development courses.
Registered Massage Therapists in BC are encouraged to grow and develop into their innate niche, therefore there is diversity within the profession of the skills and interests that each individual therapist brings to their practice.
Conditions and aliments that Registered Massage Therapy can help with:
- Recovering from a motor vehicle accident
- Chronic pain
- Lower back pain
- Digestive issues, e.g., irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)
- Shallow breathing, or difficulty with breathing
- Recovering from an injury, e.g. sprains, fractures
- Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Foggy mind or difficulty with concentration
- Poor ergonomics at work
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Poor circulation
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc Herniation
- Scar tissue and fibrotic tissue
On April 3rd 2017, Pamela successfully completed her 5th year exams for Manual Osteopathy training with the British Columbia School of Manual Osteopathy. Pamela is preparing to begin her thesis process for her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice DO(MP).
Pamela began her journey into Manual Therapy in 2006 with the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT). When treating clients, Pamela combines her training, interest and experience from both schools of thought, and tailors her treatment plan to what will best suit each individual client’s needs. The focus of Pamela’s practice is on assessing and treating the cause of dysfunction, as opposed to just alleviating symptoms.
MODALITIES AND TECHNIQUES THAT PAMELA USES:
• Myofascial Release for the soft tissues
• Muscle Energy
• Cranial Osteopathy
• Joint Mobilizations
• Visceral Manipulation
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SESSION WITH PAMELA:
To make it easier to access your tissues and body for assessment and treatment, please be sure to wear shorts, or bring a pair with you that you can change into. For the ladies, please wear a sports bra or tank-top/camisole.
Please note, even though Pamela is a RMT, she often does not do massage, she practices holistic & dynamic techniques.
During your initial session, Pamela gathers a thorough history of your symptoms, physical injuries & surgeries in order to gain an understanding of the particulars of your individual case; therefore if you have medical imaging results that you believe would be of significance, please bring them along.