Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Amie Leonard, RMT
Amie is a Registered Massage Therapist certified with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. She completed the 3,000 hour Massage Therapy program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2010.
She incorporates a variety of techniques including neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue and passive release technique, gentle stretching and strengthening. All combined to relieve stress, muscular dysfunction and decrease pain.
In her spare time Amie enjoys spending time outdoors, paddle boarding, camping, hiking and snowshoeing.
Amie's practice is centered on stress relief, injury rehabilitation and pain management. She believes in therapeutic treatment that respects the needs of every patient because each patient and injury is unique.
Alex Ross, RMT
Alex is a Registered Massage Therapist Certified with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. He is a recent graduate of the new 3,000-hour massage therapy program at Kootenay Columbia College of Integrated Health Sciences in Nelson. Alex’s background in playing competitive sports and training coupled with his enjoyment of helping others led him on the path to becoming a massage therapist.
Alex integrates myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques, deep tissue massage and trigger point release, along with a thorough assessment in each of his treatments to best suit each of his patient's individual needs. This approach allows him to work together with each client to meet their wellness goals.
Recreationally, Alex enjoys spending time participating in outdoor sports and playing hockey. He grew up in the Kootenays and loves to take advantage of our amazing home in the mountains.
Zoe Purvis RMT
Zoe Purvis graduated from the 3000 hour RMT program at OVCMT in 2012. Having just relocated to Castlegar, she is excited to share her knowledge and healing modalities with you. With a passion for whole-body wellness, Zoe’s treatments are designed to treat each individual's specific needs. Using modalities ranging from Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, Pre and Postnatal Massage, and Deep tissue, each treatment will be tailored to suit you and your body. Zoe has recently completed her 200 HR Yoga teacher training and enjoys incorporating a variety of beneficial stretches, and mind-body connection for her clients to use at home to increase and improve their healing time, and their general well being.
When she is not at work, Zoe loves to spend her free time outdoors. Her love of sports and exercise has helped her appreciate the body and how it functions, which has led her to a career in helping others find balance, pain relief, and general wellness in their day to day lives.