Manual Therapy with an Osteopathic Approach 

Massage Therapy

 

Is your body hurting?
Are you suffering from pain, stiffness, lack of mobility, joint and muscle aches, fatigue, weakness or headaches? 
Have you had tried other types of treatments with only limited success? 
We can help. 

 

Erin Chaba

Originally from Alberta, Erin studied Psychosomatics, Massage Therapy and Yoga Teacher Training in Australia in 2011 and then returned to Canada to work as a Registered Massage Therapist at the Banff Springs Willow Stream Spa and teach yoga at Rocky Mountain Yoga. 

Now living and working in Nanaimo, B.C., Erin offers manual therapy with an osteopathic approach.  She is a 5th year student of Osteopathic Studies specializing in exploring Global Osteopathic Techniques and its effect on anxiety. 

You can often find Erin recharging in nature or contributing to her community.  

 

James Boyce

James graduated in 2010 from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Ontario. His ongoing interest in personal and professional growth inspired him to take a 300 hour yoga teacher training in Banff Alberta, and then to dive into the 7 year diploma program of Manual Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Vancouver, B.C., where he is currently in his 3rd year. 

Over the years, James has worked in spa’s, clinics and remote Heli Ski lodges (he loves to ski) and is now loving living and working in Nanaimo, B.C.   

Massage Therapy

Regular massage can be an important part of your self-care.  Our approach to massage is different. 

We want to help you feel better in your body.  We work to help your body create alignment for healthy biomechanics, muscle re-patterning & re-education and myofascial enhancement. This style of massage emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system for health. Taking into consideration the entire body, this gentle hands on approach of treatment gently mobilizes bones, muscles and joint utilizing the craniosacral system.

Depending on the goal of treatment clients can be fully clothed or undressed and covered by sheets. Treatments begin with a thorough biomechanic and functional movement assessment. Re-checking the body and movement throughout the treatment allows us to focus on the cause of the pain or imbalance. The goal is to find and treat the cause of the pain, not just the manifestations. Each client is sent home with home care to supported treatment.

 

 

Manual Therapy with an Osteopathic Approach

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. It is particularly helpful if you:
 
  • suffer from old injuries that have not completely recovered, chronic and nagging aches and discomfort.
  • are actively involved in managing chronic health issues 
  • have sustained an injury while playing a sport or being physically active.
  • not have found relief with conventional physiotherapy, chiropractic or other forms of treatment and want to try a different approach.

Manual therapy with an osteopathic approach can help you discover and treat the underlying cause of discomfort relieve symptoms of chronic discomfort, healing though sports injuries, increase joint mobility, reduce discomfort and stiffness in muscles and joints, Increase range of motion in the joints, relieve chronic discomfort, decrease stress on the joints, rebalance your posture and heal soft tissue injuries.