MASSAGE & MYOFASCIAL CUPPING
Every body is different, and Leah does her best to customize each session using traditional/swedish and deep tissue massage (or not, if that's your preference!). Myofascial cupping can be incorporated into sessions if desired (this is included with your treatment at no extra cost). Cupping uses negative pressure/suction on the skin in order to draw up skin and superficial muscle tissue/fascia inside the cup. Fascia is connective tissue that covers the entire body and is wrapped around tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, blood vessels, organs, nerves and body systems. Cupping helps lift and separate the fascia, which can lose it’s flexibility, becoming tight and restrictive due to overuse, poor posture, injury or repetitive strains. If you're new to cupping please note that it temporarily discolours the skin (reddish or purplish) for as long as a few minutes to weeks.
Member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada
*Not BC Registered*
Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Fernie BC, Leah completed a 2 Year (2200 hour) diploma of Massage Therapy at the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2007. She started working at LifeMark Physical Therapy in Edmonton, AB., primarily treating MVA whiplash. After a few years and some travelling around Leah transitioned to working part time at home doing Massage Therapy and part time as an Assistant at the U of A inpatient Hospital Pharmacy. Since getting married and having two little ones, Leah and her husband Daryl decided to move back to the mountains and family. They've called Kimberley home for five happy years and counting. Since her teenage years Leah has been interested in health and wellness, mind-body connection, doing less harm and more good, biology, hands-on work, and these interests are what made her start her career in Massage therapy. She loves to have a space for people to unwind, creating space within themselves. Whether the reason is tight IT bands, being so tired you're sore (shout out to parents or anyone who is a human in this century!), or needing that extra boost for your mental and physical health - come
u n w i n d .