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Alicia Willems, RMT

Alicia is owner and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at Abby Massage Collective in Abbotsford, BC. Alicia graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014. It was her fascination with the human body and its complexities, as well as her desire to help people, that eventually led her into massage therapy. Alicia has several years of experience working in a clinic setting, alongside chiropractors and other health care practitioners.

She uses a combination of techniques such as Swedish massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, passive and active stretching and joint mobilizations to address her client's individual needs. Alicia strives to build strong, therapeutic relationships with her clients, in order to maximize the trust and communication with one another.

In her spare time, Alicia enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, cooking and attending concerts. She has also recently caught a bad case of the travel bug and is usually planning or dreaming of her next trip.

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Christine Toews, RMT

Christine graduated from West Coast of Massage Therapy in 2014, and has since gained experience working in both clinical and spa settings. Christine was introduced to massage after dealing with injuries sustained running track and field in high school, and remained interested in the profession thereafter.

Christine treats using a combination of massage therapy techniques, including Swedish massage, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, myofascial release, active & passive stretching, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Her clients appreciate her passion for massage therapy, her sports knowledge, and her excellent scalp massages.

In her spare time, Christine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dogs, kicking up her feet with a good book, or planning the next adventure with her husband and son.

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Tara Ottosen, RMT

Since graduating from the 3000 hour program at WCCMT in 2013, Tara has been working as an RMT in Abbotsford, BC. She is passionate about the benefits of massage therapy and helping others reach their health goals. Her passion stems from her own injury recovery experience, with Massage Therapy playing a significant role. There is nothing more rewarding to Tara than helping others achieve their optimal health.

Tara takes the time to listen carefully and create a treatment plan that is well thought out to meet each patient's needs. Tara's techniques may include a combination of Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Joint Mobilization, Active and Passive Stretching.

Tara has experience treating a variety of conditions, which include:

Sciatica, Pregnancy, General Muscle Tension, Muscle Strains, Sprains, Tension Headaches and Migraines, Temporomandibular Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Tendonopathy's, Low Back Pain, Dislocated Shoulder, Postural Dysfunction, amongst many others.

Being a stay-at-home mom of two doesn't allow Tara much spare time, but when she has some, she will spend it catching up with a friend over coffee or going for long walks or hikes in nature.

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Mckenzie Poirier, RMT

Mckenzie is a new graduate from WCCMT in 2018! She has always wanted a fulfilling career where she can use a hands on approach while working with her clients to help better their life, health and wellbeing in every way she can.

Mckenzie uses a number of techniques and modalities from Swedish Massage, myofascial and trigger point release to joint mobilizations and a variety of stretching techniques. Her approach is to use soft tissue manipulations during treatments combined with excellent stretching and strengthening recommendations as homecare to achieve optimal therapeutic effect.

In her spare time, Mckenzie enjoys going to the gym, hiking and walking and will try almost any activity thrown at her, at least twice. She loves exploring new things, whether that's going to a new place or trying new food, she is always up for an adventure.

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Lexi Nickel, RMT

Lexi graduated from CDI College in South Surrey in 2017 and has a passion for health and wellness. Through her schooling, she discovered her love of anatomy and desire to help people feel their best. Lexi was a competitive dancer for 12 years and it provided her with an interest in injuries and the healing process. She utilizes her dance background and massage training to integrate a well rounded approach to therapy and recovery.

Lexi strives to work together with her clients, to discover the root cause of pain and discomfort. She uses her training in techniques such as myofascial release, active and passive stretching, trigger point release, postural awareness and joint mobilizations to address each clients individual needs.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing games, watching movies and sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows.

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Brittany Penzer, RMT

Brittany graduated the 3000 hour program from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014. Her interest in the profession came from receiving treatment herself for sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries and suffering motor vehicle accident injuries. Always knowing she wanted to be in a profession designed to help an individual's physical and mental well being, she enrolled to see if massage was the right fit. After falling in love with the intricate workings of the human anatomy and working with her hands, she knew this was the profession for her.

Brittany started working as an RMT in South Surrey, BC. She uses a combination of Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, trigger point release, contractile myofascial release and stretching techniques to help achieve optimal wellbeing determined by the patients individual needs.

In her spare time, she likes to be outdoors skiing, swimming, golfing, hiking and biking. She has a passion for music, often at concerts or playing music with friends and family. Sometimes it's just simply being cozy at home drawing or painting.