Monthly Archives: July 2011

Toncho Delchev


Toncho Delchev

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: tony@moveo.ca

 

Tony graduated from the WCCMT 3000 hour massage therapy program in 2010. He developed a strong interest in working with individuals who need specific work and focus via variety of techniques applied in moderate to deep pressure. Tony’s massage expertise integrates from several modalities including Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Rehabilitation Injury, Postural Assessment, End Range Loading and MET. He graduated as a physiotherapist from a Medical University in Bulgaria in 1995 and gained his experience in rehabilitation hospital in Bulgaria( focused in orthopedic and sports injury rehab), and private clinic in Munich, Germany.

 

His focus is to provide the best possible treatment utilizing a variety of techniques, along with the consideration of the individual needs of each person, is what provides the satisfaction that comes with developing and implementing safe and effective treatment planning.

 

“I strongly believe in the positive effects of massage therapy in injury prevention and post injury related rehabilitation. Massage therapy can play a key role in many joint and muscle pain, sport injury and chronic conditions.”

 

 

Carol Espino


Carol Espino

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: carol@moveo.ca

 

Carol Espino is an experienced registered massage therapist, has recently completed five years study in manual osteopathy and will be conducting further research studies with The Canadian College of Osteopathy.

 

Carol has experience with treating patients with a variety of conditions.  She has had success with patients experiencing lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and digestive dysfunctions. Carol is passionate about, aiding an individuals with an active lifestyle, but also has experience with prenatal and postnatal care, helping with symptomatic pain during pregnancy and return to athletic routines and normal activities after the pregnancy.

By taking a global approach to the person, assessing current symptoms and analyzing factors that may be contributing from past medical history Carol tries to determine key factors related to the problem. Carol aspires to work as a team with her patients in order to reach their health goals by providing a safe space for healing and self-exploration.

 

 

Alana Harris


Alana Harris

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: alana@moveo.ca

 

Alana enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy after a determined search to find a career where she could utilize her ever growing interest in health and the human body to help others achieve a higher quality of life. She graduated from the 3000 hour program in November 2013 and soon after became registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

 

She has found great success by allowing herself to adapt to each patient’s individual needs, no matter what their reason for seeking massage therapy may be. During a treatment with Alana you can expect her to work as deep into tissue as necessary to relieve tension, break down adhesions, promote healing, and increase mobility. She knows from experience the important role that correct posture, stretching, and body awareness plays in the ability to function at your greatest capacity and always educates her patients on how to do the same.

 

A north shore girl through and through, Alana loves the outdoors and enjoys all the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. She spends her free time running and hiking through the north shore trails, enjoying the snow on the local mountains, surfing in Tofino, and practicing yoga.

 

 

Christina Larigakis


Christina Larigakis

RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: christina@moveo.ca

 

Christina graduated from the 3000 hour RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009. Since then taken courses in Fascial Release and Visceral Manipulation; in other words, she’s learned how to release connective tissue that has bound itself around your muscles, joints, and organs preventing them from moving properly and ultimately causing you reduced mobility, pain, and discomfort. Christina’s treatment style is Deep Tissue Therapy, where she thoroughly works through all the affected layers of muscle and soft tissue to fully relieve the problem area.

 

Christina herself has been receiving massage therapy since the age of thirteen. She was quite athletic growing up, and her RMT helped me recover from quite a few injuries. Often his treatments were very deep, but the hurt brought healing. She’s personally experienced what it feels like to have someone wrap their hands around a screaming neck spasm, or sink their fingers down into a knot that throbs up into the head. She’s had to will herself to relax as her RMT went elbow deep into tight relentless gluteals, and she’s sighed in relief as the pain and tension she had been carrying around finally dispersed. Christina has been there herself, many times, therefore can’t help but empathize with her patients. Christina prides herself on her ability to treat as deeply as needed without causing patients unnecessary pain or discomfort. She works only as deeply as your tissues will allow, with the goal of taking you to the threshold of what you can tolerate, without surpassing it, to achieve maximum efficiency in your recovery.

 

 

Katrina Milette


Katrina Milette

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: katrina@moveo.ca

 

Katrina has been working as an RMT at Movéo Sport & Rehabilitation since graduating from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and Biology from the University of Alberta. She has completed 240 hours of yoga teacher training at VSBM (now VOSHA) and is working toward becoming a designated Sports Massage Therapist.

Katrina has experience treating a plethora of ailments such as headaches, tendonitis, strains and sprains, sciatica, TOS, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, TMJD, motor vehicle based injuries, etc. Expect a problem solving approach as well as a sprinkling of honesty and humour during your time with Katrina.

 

 

Jaime Pasquette

Jaime Pasquette

Registered RMT

Email: jaime@moveo.ca

 

Jaime graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy program in 2014 and has been practising as an RMT since. She has an interest in treating headaches, posture related dysfunctions, pregnancy and sports related injuries. Her treatments often include the use of Swedish (relaxation) massage, trigger point release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, stretching and joint mobilizations. She is currently a Sports Massage Therapy Certificate Candidate and hopes to be fully registered in the next few years. In her spare time, Jaime can be found cooking, hiking and camping. Jaime grew up on the North Shore and is excited to be part of the Moveo team!

 

 

Mallory Riedlinger


Mallory Riedlinger
RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: mallory@moveo.ca

 

Mallory is a graduate from the Vancouver Collage of massage therapy (VCMT).

After a back injury while working at a fishing lodge in the Haida Gwaii, Mallory discovered massage therapy. Her love of people and her interest in human anatomy made massage therapy a perfect fit.

Mallory was born with a congenital heart defect, and before the age of 1 she had already underwent 2 open heart surgeries. These surgeries left large, deep and restricting scars on her body, which is why she is very passionate about both myofascial release techniques and working with scar tissue to help decrease any pain or restrictions they might cause.

Mallory is also a firm believer that the body heals best when it is in a state of relaxation, so her treatments incorporate a lot of flow and breathing techniques to help reduce any stress.

When she is not at work, you can find her at the beach, traveling, baking, and spending time with her family at their house in Christina Lake, BC.

 

 

Holly Samson


Holly Samson

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: holly@moveo.ca

 

Holly graduated from the 3000-hour massage therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2003 and went into private practice in Vancouver’s West End. In addition to her practice she also taught at the college during a portion of that time. Over the years, she came to the realization that a multidisciplinary team who both trusted and respected each other was what every patient needed in order to recover and be well. She joined the team at Movéo in 2008 and is happy to call the North Shore home.

 

Though she is known for treating deeply, she also knows how to modify the treatment when necessary. She likes that Movéo welcomes ALL patients and ALL bodies despite specializing in sports rehabilitation. Her treatment style includes (but is not limited to) a combination of swedish, trigger point, fascial and neuromuscular techniques with a more classic approach to clinical massage therapy. Holly has a special interest in temporomandibular (jaw) dysfunction and women’s health.

 

This mama of two has a background in competitive figure skating and is an avid volleyball player.

 

 

Andrenea Troyer

Andrenea Troyer

RMT

Email: andrenea@moveo.ca

Andrenea graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017, receiving her diploma for completing the 2500 hour, 20 month full time program. Having being a former client at Moveo, she is very excited to be on the other side as a member of the team!

At school she learned to treat a variety of conditions, such as tendinitis, strains, sprains, sciatica and much more! She believes in assessment before and after treatment so she can deliver an effective massage. Andrenea will work with you during your time to develop a plan so you can achieve your goals, whether thats increasing mobility, decreasing tension and pain, or breaking down adhesions among other things. To do this she uses many different techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, myofascial techniques and active and passive stretching. Andrenea is also a BCRPA personal trainer, and at one point was instructing 25 fitness classes a week, and playing soccer on the side so she is very familiar with sport injuries.

During her free time Andrenea loves weight training, running the trails on the North Shore and exploring National Parks by camping and hiking!