Nicole has been growing her knowledge around holistic health for several years developing a well informed foundation for integrative therapy. After taking an interest in yoga and bodywork, she dove into study about the human body. She graduated as a Certified Bodywork Practitioner from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts and has achieved certifications in both Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Pain and Injury Prevention amongst many more. Nicole's approach with therapy is considered integrative and holistic with a broad wellness lens.
Living in beautiful British Columbia in the small coastal town of Tofino, she takes full advantage of the beautiful outdoors. Taking any opportunity she can to get the sailboat out into the wind, the board out for a surf, or to gathering any information she can get her hands on about natural medicines and holistic living. Her connection with yoga philosophies shines through in her treatments, and much of her style stems from a yogic background.
In treatments you can expect an integrative approach using a combination of modalities, allowing the ability to intuitively 'pick and choose' which techniques will best serve each individual and the needs of their body at a particular moment. Though, there is opportunity to stick to one modality and practice it throughout an entire treatment if preferred. It is all dependant on the needs of each individual.
A wonderful thing about these wellness offerings is that it not only works on a physical/physiological level but also creates a calm, safe space for thoughts and emotions to surface and process, benefitting the whole being. Her manual therapy style has been evolving and continues to evolve, though it remains that massage is particularly powerful in helping to restore the connection between body and mind. It works by increasing awareness of the parts of the body which are causing you pain. You then begin to realize, in everyday life, the things you are doing which causes that pain or makes it worse, for example your posture whilst sitting in a car. You can then begin to make small changes that will help relieve the stress on the body which might be causing the pain.