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GIROUX

As a born-and-raised Vancouverite with a passion for health and wellness, I have developed a fondness for yoga and a deep respect for resistance training. Years of yoga practice have taught me the benefits of mobility, mindfulness, and relaxation, while over a decade of strength training and powerlifting have taught me a fluency with fitness styles to help my patients with rehabilitation. Combining these experiences with my RMT training, I often focus on developing strategies with patients for symptom management and injury prevention while still delivering an effective and relaxing massage.

 

Having graduated from Langara College’s 3200 hour Registered Massage Therapy program and returned to Langara as an educator in the program, I have enjoyed spending time with students and staying current with modern research. With advanced classes in spinal and regional orthopedics, myofascial techniques, cadaver labs, and sports rehab, I have become fascinated with the intricacies of the problems our bodies face. My training has taught me how the breath, posture, nervous system, and even the immune system all play a critical role with one another. Through a personalized assessment and treatment plan, I aim to help you achieve your goals by treating the body as a whole, using techniques to address these systems as needed.

 

I want to empower my patients so they are not solely dependent on a therapist, but instead have the ability to progress with a skill set of their own to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

  • Diploma of Registered Massage Therapy - Langara College, Vancouver

I graduated top of my class from Langara College in August, 2016. Along with the fundamentals, the program offered advanced classes in spinal/regional orthopedics, myofascial techniques, sports rehab, cadaver labs, and additional supplementary courses for a more well-rounded knowledge base. At 3200 hours, it also has the most classroom time of any currently available RMT program in BC. For these reasons, I feel this program offered me the best foundation to build my practice on.

  • Active Registrant with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia

After passing my board exams in the fall of 2016, I have been an active registrant in good standing with the CMTBC. In British-Columbia, RMTs are mandated to continually expand their knowledge with courses on manual modalities and professionalism, which I abide by with enthusiasm and diligence.

  • Clinic Supervisor at Langara College's RMT Program

Pairing my clinical practice with working back at the school I graduated from has been tremendously fun and rewarding. Being able to give back and help the students in their Massage Therapy Student Clinic not only helps the students, but it gives me the opportunity to stay sharp with my skills and knowledge.

We are always looking for new patients at the Student Clinic and prices range from $40 to FREE! Located at Broadway and Ash, find more info HERE.