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.
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.
Anthony Florio, RMT
Anthony graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017 where he was awarded the Joe Koscak Leadership Award "for exemplifying integrity, passion, perseverance, a passionate heart and a caring soul.”
He was motivated to pursue massage therapy as a career because of his love for sports and an intuitive understanding of body mechanics. His strong desire to help others improve their wellness has become a cornerstone of his practice.
Relationships are at the center of Anthony's practice. He always wants to meet patients where they are at and approaches each treatment differently depending on the needs of the patient by utilizing deep tissue massage, trigger point release, neuromuscular techniques, myofascial work, and active release to target problem areas and get to the root of the issue. Anthony is transparent with his patients and strives to help them understand what he is doing and why it will help. No matter the issue - from chronic pain to acute sports injuries - working with the patient to provide and facilitate a treatment plan that works for their specific goals.
Anthony spends his time with his wife, son, and dog, often exploring the beautiful wilderness that the Slocan Valley has to offer. He enjoys playing any and every sport, as well as mountain biking and hiking and in down-time, he loves playing board games and growing food in his garden.
Taumi McCreight, RMT pending registration 2021
Zoe Purvis RMT
Taumi graduated from the 3000+ hour registered massage therapy program at Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences in August 2020. She is very passionate about massage therapy and helping others on their healing journey.
Taumi incorporates a variety of techniques including muscle energy, myofascial release, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. Combining these techniques makes for an effective massage to relieve tight muscles from everyday use or injuries.
In her spare time she can be found spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, and staying active. She is very excited to continue her massage journey and looks forward to working with current and new clients
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.