MEET OUR MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY, & OSTEOPATHY TEAM

Chiropractic Vernon BC Full Massage Team

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

Chiropractic Vernon BC Bill Richardson Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Bill Richardson RMT

I believe that there are many aspects to a healthy lifestyle. My focus is on helping people increase their personal well-being through massage. My passion for fitness can help you with yours. I have run the Ottawa marathon and routinely train for annual half-marathon distances. Helping my patients train safely and keep progressing with their fitness and wellness goals is very important to me.

My main treatment techniques range from deep-tissue massage, trigger point work, Swedish massage, and the gentle approach of myofascial release. Muscles work in pairs—where one is the “antagonist,” the other is the “protagonist.” I work to balance these pairs, creating healthy body mechanics.

“Let’s see what I can do for you!”

Chiropractic Vernon BC Chris McDonald Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Chris McDonald RMT

My name is Chris McDonald and I am thrilled to be joining the multi-disciplinary team at Arise as I am a passionate advocate for the power of natural healing through massage. I am privileged to have recently purchased a home in the area with my wife Rachel and my two animated, adorable and sometimes cheeky young sons.

This is a magical part of BC and on weekends you will find me and my family taking full advantage of our great outdoor community; typically skiing, swimming, hiking or mountain biking.

My lifelong joy of movement has taught me to marvel at the capabilities of the human body and I truly believe that every client’s experience is unique. I am devoted to exploring and determining individualized pathways towards optimal healing and sustainable health and wellness. I achieve this by staying current on the latest research which allows me to provide thoughtful, caring and professional assessments followed by effective treatments for each client.

I am very excited to work in the community and I look forward to meeting you!

Chiropractic Vernon BC Amara Leeson Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Amara Leeson RMT

I always knew that I wanted a career that would allow me to utilize my empathy and compassion to help others. I recently graduated from OVCMT and am so excited to begin my passion as an RMT at Arise. I grew up with a grandfather who suffered from a severe brain injury before I was born. He taught me patience, compassion and understanding at a very young age.

My main goal as an RMT is to provide a safe and supportive space to promote healing, rehabilitation, and wellbeing.

Each of us are different, comprised of numerous and ever changing factors including genetics, injuries, habitual posture, likes and dislikes, etc. This is why I include a thorough interview and assessment with each treatment as it allows me to create a treatment plan best suited for your needs. Techniques I use in treatment include swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, neuromuscular therapy, joint mobilization and positional release. I plan to expand my knowledge on exercise rehabilitation and manual lymph drainage.

I was born and raised in the Okanagan and enjoy the outdoors; from hiking to snowshoeing, kayaking to snowboarding, and anything in between. Quieter hobbies such as drawing, painting and reading a good book are also core parts of who I am.

Chiropractic Vernon BC Mark Bourcet Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Mark Bourcet RMT

Hi everyone, my name is Mark Bourcet. I was born and raised here in Coldstream, BC. I've played sports my whole life, specifically hockey and football. Throughout my sports career, I've had pretty much every injury under the sun, from ankle sprains to ACL tears to concussions.

After tearing my ACL, I completely retooled how I trained, focusing on mobility and injury prevention. This led to a real passion for human performance and completing a degree in Kinesiology from UBCO. I figured out quickly that research wasn't for me. I needed something more hands-on, and I applied to OVCMT. I completed my RMT training and board exams in 2021. I absolutely love high quality movement and, as Gray Cook said, "Move well, then move often." My primary goal is to use my training and personal experience with injury to help people regain mobility, improve how they move, and hopefully to help them move well for as long as possible.

Chiropractic Vernon BC Rebecca Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist

Rebecca Rozema RMT

Hi, I'm Rebecca and I graduated from OVCMT here in Vernon. I have a passion for the human body as it functions and carries us through life. One can expect a thorough assessment and many various techniques in treatment with me; myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, scar tissue treatment, lymphatic drainage techniques, muscle energy techniques, and classical Swedish massage techniques.

I am committed to delivering very personalized treatments in order to best help you. You'll find me on the beach, hiking, or camping when I'm not at work! I look forward to establishing new connections through Arise and with the communities of people we care for.

Chiropractic Vernon BC Jenna Cliffe Meet The Team NEW
Registered Massage Therapist

Jenna Cliffe RMT

Hi, my name is Jenna. My focus is to create a wellness experience that is tailored to address your needs and goals. Whether you need relief from the daily grind or simply some relaxing "me-time", my goal is to make each session a unique and personalized experience.

When I'm not at the clinic, you'll find me out in nature, chasing the next great adventure. I'm an avid biker, camping enthusiast, and eager explorer who can't pass up a good view.

Chiropractic Vernon BC Allison Stewart Meet The Team
Registered Massage Therapist

Allison Stewart RMT

I'm Allison and I am thrilled to be an RMT here at Arise! I am fascinated about the human body and its amazing ways of rehabilitation and function. I will always be a strong advocate for health and wellness. I understand the demand that the every day, let alone our hobbies and recreational endeavours can have on our bodies.

I enjoy using a variety of techniques during my massages. Each treatment is tailored to each individual, and is always based on the patients goals and outcomes. With the skills and education I have learned over the course of the two-year program, I can provide treatment techniques such as; myofascial release, deep-tissue manipulation, and movement based therapy to name a few.

During my free time you can find me in the mountains, biking, skiing, horseback riding, or mountain biking with my partner Sam, and our dog Boone. If not in the mountains, you can find me playing soccer, basketball, or kicking it at the gym.

REFLEXOLOGY

Chiropractic Vernon BC Sabine Hagen Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Reflexology Therapist

Sabine Hagen RCRT

The Human body has always fascinated me, from its mobility to its ability to heal. Each part is connected and the systems support each other. It wants to be in balance. This fascination has lead me to become a Reflexology Therapist. Registered with the Reflexology Association of Canada. Offering Foot and Hand Treatments. I integrate the Manzaneres Method of Reflexology in my treatments.

Reflexology is the study of reflexes. Reflexes are clusters of nervous tissue located throughout the body, especially in the hand feet and ears. Reflex points are directly connected through the Peripheral Nervous System to specific parts, organs, and glands of the body. Stimulating reflex points relieves tension, improves circulation, and promotes balance to all the systems of the body. When not offering reflexology, you will find me teaching/practicing yoga, or playing in nature.

My offerings are:

  • Initial consultation and treatment: 1 1/2hr, $75
  • Foot Reflexology: 1hr, Working all reflexes of the foot for a full-body reset. Great for chronic and acute conditions $75
  • Hand Reflexology: 1hr, Working all the Reflexes and some acupressure points of the Hand for a full-body reset Great for chronic and acute conditions $75
    • Combo foot and hand treatment 1 1/2hrs $90
  • Manzanares Method: 1/2 hr, working only the specific reflexes related to the specific condition. Highly recommended for Acute Trauma, inflammation and tension.. $40.00

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Chiropractic Vernon BC Cael Dymond Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Cael Dymond M.OMSc

My name is Caelynne Dymond, but you can call me Cael (pronounced like the vegetable). I am so excited to be providing Manual Osteopathic treatments at Arise Wellness! I absolutely love helping people overcome their health concerns and see their bodies through a different lens. The body has a natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate.

The job of the Osteopath is to facilitate this by removing restrictions in motion so that all arteries, veins, lymphatics and nerves can do their job efficiently, free from obstruction. This positively impacts all systems, leading to a reduction in symptoms, increased energy, and overall better health! To accomplish this, gentle manipulations are used to coax the body back into its natural alignment so the body can perform its best. Osteopathic treatment can help with a wide variety of issues including poor mobility, aches and pains, digestive issues, migraines, and much more.

I hold an Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, as well as a Master in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. During my 4 years of Osteopathic education, I completed 4200 hours of training, including 1000 supervised clinical hours. I am a professional member of Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) which is recognized by Canadian insurance companies and covered under most extended health plans.

When I'm not in the clinic, you can find me somewhere outside snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, finding dogs to pet, or trying to survive in the wilderness. I look forward to helping you get back to you highest quality of life!

OFFICE HOURS

Monday
8:00am - 8:15pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 8:15pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 8:15pm


Thursday
8:00am - 8:15pm


Friday
8:00am - 8:15pm


Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm

Arise Chiropractic and Wellness
100 Kalamalka Lake Road #7
Vernon, BC V1T 9G1
Chiro / Massage:
(250) 275-7616
Fax:
(250) 275-7618