BodyWell Remedial Exercise & Registered Massage Therapy

Magic happens when we address what’s behind the symptom, and not just the symptom itself.

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Most people struggle to get the lasting relief they're looking for.

Getting symptom relief without actually addressing the underlying reasons behind your troubles will have you stuck on repeat. 

At BodyWell, we want to help you become aware of your body’s subtler signals, develop clarity about your symptom’s sources and learn how to effectively manage them. 

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Wait List

We do get late cancellation from time to time, especially in the day and age of Covid…. And sometimes we have no one to call!

That spot you were hoping for that was previously booked up may have just become available and you’re none the wiser!

Avoid this by getting on our wait list! 

When a spot opens up, anyone on the waitlist that day will get a notification from our system to let them know that an appointment became available. 

For one hour, ONLY the people on the waitlist will have the ability to book it! But it’s first come first serve!

After the hour is up, anyone who happens to check out our online booking could see it and book it… So take advantage of this feature!

We help you, help yourself

How Do We Get Started?

Step 1

We will assess your situation and discuss your goals

Step 2

We will create a custom strategy to meet your individual needs

Step 3

We can work together regularly to keep you on track

Our Therapists

Heather Green, Owner | RMT, CYT

Heather is a light hearted individual who loves to laugh and provide value to her clientele. 

She describes her hands on approach as ‘a flowing Swedish massage with strategically placed pressure and focus’. Her slow, broad massage strokes will address your problem areas and their surrounding tissues – everything is connected. 

Heather is happy to provide a soothing therapeutic massage in her cozy treatment room if that’s what someone needs to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality or get temporary relief from aches, pains and stiffness. She understands that sometimes, a break from constant discomfort can feel like a huge weight has been lifted – even if just for a few hours.

And for those who are ready to get to the roots of their symptoms, Heather has taken extensive training in gentle movement therapy and constructive rest in order to provide effective guidance and support. The truth is, massage provides fantastic relief, but the true medicine for persistent symptoms is movement. 

Even while working as an RMT, Heather’s approach to assessment and treatment is influenced by what she has learned as a certified yoga therapist (CYT). Gentle movement therapy and constructive rest can be used to teach others how they can treat themselves at home, anytime, for free.  

Helping people explore safe movement, breath and constructive rest allows them to create trust and safety within themselves and no longer fear movement or see themselves as ‘broken’. It’s liberating. 

Heather opened BodyWell in November of 2016 when she found herself craving a space where she could pursue movement therapy. She has a Facebook page where she shares relevant information when she can, as well as updates regarding her associates. She also has a YouTube channel where she posts gentle movement practices and recorded Yoga Nidras for anyone to enjoy. Heather will send the occasional email to those interested, providing clinic updates, interesting and helpful information, and self-care tools and pre-recorded videos. If you would like to participate in any of these ways of following Heather and the clinic, all links are available in the footer of the webpage.

Lorraine Robinson | RMT

Since graduating from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2006, Lorraine has been practicing with the highest standard of massage therapy, remedial exercise and hydrotherapy.

Best known for her deep tissue therapy, Lorraine likes to assess and treat the body as a whole, as her philosophy is that the majority of pain can be traced back to postural faults. She is interested in osteopathy and fascial work, and takes courses in them to further her education.

Recently transplanted from Vancouver, Lorraine enjoys hiking with her dog, reading the classics and learning to play the piano, ukulele and mandolin.

Alison Nowak | RMT

Alison might seem like a free spirit but when it comes to massage therapy she is all business. It’s not uncommon to find Alison on the floor demonstrating a particular stretch or exercise. She strongly believes in preventative therapy and encourages an active lifestyle. Alison leads by example; you’ll often find her on the mountain, in a yoga class, or stretching in a doorframe.

Gina DiMenna | RMT

We are please to announce that Gina DiMenna will be joining BodyWell while Alison is on maternity leave!

MASK POLICY: Please note during your treatments with Gina, you will be asked to keep your mask on in the treatment room. Gina will always be wearing a mask throughout your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Gina’s approach to massage is to put the clients needs first, to meet them where they are in their health journey. She will use a variety of techniques from light relaxation to deeper tissue treatment depending on individual needs and tolerance to treatment. She uses movement, active release work and stretching when appropriate. 

She believes that open communication, education and body awareness can be key to recovery.

Heather Green RMT, IAYT
Lorraine Robinson RMT
Alison Nowak RMT

Massage Therapy

A massage therapist’s scope of practice is the assessment, treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury and pain in soft tissues using movement, remedial exercise and manual techniques. 

Massage calms the nervous system, decreases muscular guarding and lessens symptom intensity so you can move with more freedom and better practice self-care. 

Explore your Movement

Here’s a video demonstrating how you can take a bigger movement and break it down into component pieces. 

Take the time to notice how the different parts of your body work together or against each other. Notice the sensations you feel throughout your body.

Learn your body’s language!


Develop a deeper awareness
of your body.

I want you to experience more than just
temporary relief.

Each body responds to demand differently and comes up with unique coping mechanisms that usually go unnoticed – for a while.

But if you are experiencing pain and movement restrictions, you need to learn how your body is moving well, how it isn’t, and what you can do about it.

I can teach you how to use constructive rest, breath and mindful mobility to guide yourself away from pain.

I have completed extensive training in applying yoga therapeutically and I incorporate this into my massage therapy appointments. 

Exploring your unique mobility needs serves as assessment, active therapy and home care education within the context of an RMT appointment. It also lays the foundation for a safe and varied yoga practice, if that is something you desire.

I am happy to spend as little or as much time as you would like on mobility work, depending on your preferences, goals and needs. We can even spend an entire appointment focusing on just mobility training – but this is not billable as massage therapy for insurance purposes. 

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Our Rates

Contact

Have any questions?

We're always happy to have a chat

Online booking is the quickest and easiest way to hold your spot. If you have any specific questions you’d like to discuss before booking, you can contact us directly. We’ll always do our best to answer you promptly!

Email us at GetBodyWell@gmail.com

Have any questions?

We're always happy to have a chat

Online booking is the quickest and easiest way to hold your spot. If you have any specific questions you’d like to discuss before booking, you can contact us directly. We’ll always do our best to answer you promptly!

Where: We are located up stairs at 1507D McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, BC, directly across the street from Courtenay Elementary School.

Parking: We have two designated parking spots 6 spaces back against the chainlink fence beside the building. Street parking available if both are in use.

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