Adele completed the 3000-hour program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2014 after experiencing years of chronic soft tissue pain from a car accident when another driver ran the red light and hit her in the driver’s side. She joined the health industry to better care for herself and others. She believes in the application of massage therapy modified for each person’s presentation, combining therapeutic and relaxation techniques to aid in tissue recovery and reducing stress. This can involve relaxing overworked muscles and strengthening weaker muscles with prescriptive exercises.
Adele has a particular interest in the biopsychosocial model of pain; treating myofascial trigger points, chronic pain, headaches and/or migraines, and has an empathetic understanding of today’s “desk warrior” suffering from back, neck, and shoulder soreness as she herself was also desk-bound for 10 years. In March 2017 she attended the “Mental Health and the Body” symposium to further explore how massage therapy can work with mental health as part of a whole mind and body approach. She welcomes you to work with her in assisting with your pain relief and stress reduction.
When not practicing RMT, Adele enjoys baking, checking out Vancouver’s foodie scene, playing on her beloved piano, walking or cycling around the Seawall, and looking up research articles.