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Melanie Rodrigues | Registered Massage Therapist
Melanie has been practicing Massage Therapy here in Vernon since 2011. She focuses her practice on keeping individuals healthy naturally. Melanie believe’s in the body’s ability to heal itself, and that massage therapy is one of many paths to restoring health and wellness in the body. She is a strong supporter of self care and preventative maintenance, and believe’s that together with patients she can help them achieve their health goals.
Kevin C Breiter RMT, SMT (cc), PPG Sport
Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist certification candidate, RMTBC Professional Practice Group Sport Member
A self-proclaimed “everything and everybody” registered massage therapist, Kevin Breiter started his RMT career in 2008 as a team trainer with The Abbotsford Women’s Rugby (divisions 1 and 2) and within the spa and resort industry
“I have always wanted to find the patient prospective that the clinical/ therapeutic world couldn’t provide,” he says.
He has continued working within the industry for the last 5 years, focusing on in-depth studies of sport related injuries, hydro-therapies, conditions related to everyday life activity, and trauma injuries from motor vehicle accidents.
Working within resorts such as Harrison Hot Springs, Sparkling Hill Resort and Silver Star Mountain Resort, he soon found himself supervising part-time at the local OVCMT College, in classes for Clinical Practice, Hydrotherapy, Assessment and Maturity. He also spent his time heading various sport outreach clinics within the Thompson Okanagan.
“Supervising and being around the next generation of our profession is a blast,” he says. “They have the best questions regarding all subjects of the trade and life that I have grown to love.”
Now, he has finally found a clinic he values as home.
Bill Richardson| Registered Massage Therapist
Bill Richardson believes there are many aspects to a healthy lifestyle, his focus is helping people increase their personal well-being through massage. His passion for fitness can help you with yours. He has run the Ottawa marathon and routinely trains for a anual half marathon distance. Finding ways to train safely, and keep his people progressing is important to him.
Bill’s 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” and the other is the “protagonist”. He works to balance these pairs, and create healthy body mechanics.
“Lets see what i can do for you!”
Sheila Hobbs| Registered Massage Therapist
Sheila has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 14 years. She trained here in Vernon at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in the 3000 hour program and she is happy to be back in Vernon after many years in Victoria, BC. She is excited to be joining such a large team of great professional at Arise Chiropractic and Wellness
Sheila has a wide range of experience with a variety of conditions and enjoys the process of building ongoing relationships with clients to improve their long term wellness. Sheila has a special interest in scar release, headache treatment and jaw work. She has worked on a wide-range of surgical scarring but her most extensive training and experience is working with post-mastectomy patients to relieve scarring – patients have reported decreased pain along with increased movement and sensation.