Stephanie Langlais is a registered massage therapist who graduated from the 3 year program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002. She has been in full time private practice since 2002, and is currently practicing in North Vancouver.
She is a member of the College of Massage Therapy of BC and was previously a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta and British Columbia. Stephanie has several years of practical training in the management of chronic diseases and acute injuries, and the effects of long-term stress on the body.
The primary goal for each treatment is to decrease pain, discomfort and stress. Subsequent treatments are also geared towards increasing body awareness and addressing postural dysfunction for the prevention of re-injury.
Specific programs and treatment approaches are designed for each individual, developing postural realignment, restoring balance to the body, and changing long term patterns of tension.
Stephanie takes a holistic approach to massage therapy, which means the whole body is considered in each treatment. Better results are obtained by examining and correcting the source of the pain and dysfunction rather than treating the symptoms.
This holistic approach allows for balance in the body. Stephanie will not only do the manual therapy. She will recommend self care tips and home care exercises.
Stephanie’s practice is diversified. Her training and experience enables her to treat all clients, from infants to the elderly. To begin your wellness journey, book an appointment today.
Marianna Silant’eva is a graduate from Utopia Academy in Vancouver, where she completed the 3000-hour Massage and Hydrotherapy RMT program in 2011.
Her training included over 550 hours or clinical experience. She has participated in numerous outreach programs, providing massage in rehabilitation and hospital facilities for pre- and postnatal women, the elderly and people with special needs.
Marianna likes to take an individual approach in her treatments, and her focus is to find the right balance in addressing both her patient’s needs and wants. She sees herself as a health care professional who strives to guide her clients towards a happier and pain-free lifestyle, directly through the application of massage therapy and indirectly by encouraging and educating them on how to improve their health and wellness on a daily basis.
Marianna utilizes techniques such as osteopathic approach, visceral manipulation, trigger point release, joint mobilizations and manual lymph drainage. She also believes in the body’s natural healing abilities and facilitates this process by incorporating myofascial release and cranio-sacral therapy in her treatments.
During her spare time Marianna likes to practice yoga, read and explore beautiful British Columbia with her family and friends.
Marla Pickering graduated from the 3000 hour program from West Coast College of Massage therapy in 2010. Through continuing education she has expanded her knowledge in Myofascial Release, Osteopathic Techniques and has become a Cranio-Sacral Therapist.
To help achieve your goals and to help your symptoms treatments may include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, cranio-sacral therapy and different forms of stretching. With a combination of these therapies and a personally developed home care system Marla can bring back balance to the body, relief to the mind and healing to the soul. You can find out more about Marla’s practice at www.touchheals.ca