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 the owner/director of Soma Massage Therapy in North Vancouver. Stephanie has a keen interest in health and wellness and also became a Holistic Health Coach in 2014.
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. She blends various techniques into each treatment session depending on the goals of the treatment and the needs of the patient. Her treatments generally include myo-fascial techniques, Swedish, joint mobilization, visceral work, crania-sacral and other osteopathic techniques. She is also does reflexology, hot stone massage and lymphatic drainage. To begin your wellness journey, book an appointment today.
Marianna Silant’eva is a registered massage therapist that graduated from Utopia Academy in Vancouver, where she completed the 3000-hour Massage and Hydrotherapy RMT program in 2011.
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. Start your wellness journey by booking today.
Chris is a Registered Acupuncturist who graduated from the PCU College of Holistic Medicine. She has post graduate training in infertility, stress and anxiety management, pain management and addiction, trigger point injection for muscle pain, sports medicine and digestive disorders. She incorporates traditional acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture, esoteric acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture ,trigger point injection and iridology into her practise. She provides quality care in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine for the integration of body, mind and spirit and strives to empower patients with education to promote longevity and well being.