Nicole’s love for Vancouver Island led her to Victoria where she studied and graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. In addition to her studies in massage therapy, Nicole previously completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, Athletic Therapy and went on to complete a post-graduate degree in Mental Health and Disability Management. Nicole has also completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Nicole’s previous education and work experience has allowed her the opportunity to work with a variety of body conditions, at various stages of injury and healing times, both in a clinical and on-field setting. Nicole seeks to understand the underlying cause of each condition presented in the treatment room, while prioritizing the needs and goals of the individual at hand.
Nicole’s involvement in various sports have ultimately led to her interest in biomechanics, functional movement, performance and athletics. Nicole has had to take an active role in her own injury prevention and rehabilitation care through the years and uses her combined knowledge, experience, and skills to not only treat effectively but to inspire her clients to also take part in their own health and well-being.
Whether you are a youth athlete, a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or using massage to find a moment of rest and relaxation, Nicole will utilize the most appropriate modalities during treatment, including but not limited to; active and passive stretching, trigger point release, sport massage, myofascial release, general swedish massage and relaxation techniques. Nicole also uses techniques to support post-concussion symptoms, TMJ pain and dysfunction, and facial massage.
Nicole has found that practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist allows for her to utilize all of her educational background while encouraging a mind-body connection to create an empowering environment for each individual’s healing capabilities, leading to a well-balanced life.
When Nicole is not in the treatment room, she can be found out on the trails, in the mountains, looking for a friendly wave to catch, on her yoga mat, or reading a good book.