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As a Registered Massage Therapist Allison has a passion for treating the whole body. She has a blended and integrative style of massage therapy for fostering a healthy mind/body connection. Allison treats with traditional massage techniques as well as with CranioSacral Therapy. Enhancing quality of life, felt-sense of well-being, relaxation decreased muscle pain and increased mobility are just some of the benefits of this approach.
Allison has a ‘Therapeutic Relaxation’ style of massage treatment. It is both gently therapeutic while deeply relaxing and releasing. She uses Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique (MET), and joint mobilization and Visceral Manipulation. CranioSacral Therapy is a light hands on modality which works with the craniosacral system. It helps to balance the fluid environment within the central nervous system, bringing about improvements with motor, sensory and neurological conditions.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI), whiplash, tension headaches, jaw pain (TMJD), migraines, low/back hip pain, and sciatica are commonly treated by massage techniques and CST. Allison also has an interest in working with patients with neurological conditions including Post Concussion Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme Disease and Stroke. Stress and trauma related disorders like anxiety, stress and PTSD are another area of focus.
Allison really enjoys being apart of the Integrative Health team at Acacia. It provides clients with a unique opportunity to draw upon vast and diversified skill sets to optimize their healthcare needs. As part of this team, Allison helps to facilitate her client’s own innate abilities to self-heal. She provides a non-judgemental healing space for patients to access and perform their own healing and integration process.
In 2011 Allison graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Victoria, 3000 hour program. Since graduating she has had the pleasure of practicing at Acacia. During the winters of 2011-15 Allison also practiced massage therapy at a helicopter ski lodge in BC.