Jessie Given graduated from OVCMT in Dec 2015. Since then she has studied with the Barral Institute for visceral manipulation and has completed workshops on treating cranial nerves. The technique for visceral that she uses is more direct than most visceral techniques. She is very excited to continue her massage education throughout her years as a massage therapist. Currently she is enrolled to take her diploma for Osteopathic therapy.
You can expect her treatments to include techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Swedish massage, and visceral massage.
Her goal is finding the perfect balance of therapeutic and relaxation massage to benefit your musculoskeletal system as well as your nervous system for lasting results. Jessica believes that she is there to facilitate your body healing itself, by listening to the body and having open communication with the client.
Jessie Given has been living in the Okanagan for 14 years. Before becoming a RMT she was a successful wine consultant. She has loved raising her family in the Okanagan and enjoying music events, hiking, and the outdoors with her family.
Massage Therapy involves manipulating the tissues of the body with pressure or motion. Target tissues can include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Our therapists primarily use Swedish and Deep Tissue Techniques during the course of a treatment.
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is beneficial for those who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, or have sustained physical injury.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. This type of massage has shown to be helpful in improving circulation, inducing relaxation, reducing pain and joint stiffness, improving function in patients with osteoarthritis, and reducing the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Peer-reviewed medical research has also shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state anxiety.
In Canada only three provinces regulate massage therapy, they are British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to become a Registered Massage Therapist in these provinces, therapists must have 2200 hours of training and pass a provincial board exam. Our therapists have 3000 hours of training.