Alicia Harrison, born and raised in BC, obtained her massage therapy diploma from the 3000 hour program at OVCMT in Vernon. Her passion for massage was driven by a desire to help others. Recognizing stress and chronic pain in those around her, while facing her own migraines, tension headaches and sporting injuries over the years, she realized how important it is to take care of our bodies, remain active and seek alternative health care for optimal balance and performance.
After graduating college she attended the Dr. Vodder School in Victoria and obtained her full certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in order to work with a broader spectrum of patients. Alicia then returned to the wonderful Okanagan to set down roots and start her massage therapy practice.
Alicia's treatment style is based on Swedish massage, incorporating myofascial, deep tissue and instrument assisted techniques, trigger point release and neuromuscular therapy. Alicia loves working with a varied clientele and welcomes new patients from all walks of life into her practice. Every individual is so unique and that keeps things interesting!
Her goal is to educate clients on postural awareness and uses of hydrotherapy (hot and cold) she also enjoys taking the time to incorporate therapeutic exercises for clients to assist in their own healing.
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Alyssa graduated from OVCMT’s 3,000hr program in 2009 and moved to Chilliwack where she started her career as an RMT in a multidisciplinary clinic treating patients with many different acute and chronic conditions. Once children came along, she moved her practice to a home-based business where she was able to grow a successful business. In this setting, she learned how to quickly gain a deeper trust from her clients which made all the difference in her treatments and the clients overall wellness.
Trust and comfort are key as well as ensuring each treatment is tailored to the individuals needs. Techniques primarily include trigger point therapy and myofascial release interspersed with Swedish massage and a goal to educate the client on what they can do to correct their condition.
In her spare time, Alyssa loves trail running, hiking, skiing and camping because to put it simply, it’s better outside!