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  • Diploma of Massage Therapy, WCCMT, 2000
  • Registered Massage Therapist, CMTBC, 2000
Services:
  • Clinical & Therapeutic Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Scar Tissue Release
  • Level 1 Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
  • Self-Care & Remedial Exercise

I am passionate about empowering my clients to live their best life possible through treatments and education.

Vera Giovannitti

Vera Giovannitti

Experience & Background

After graduating from Vancouver’s WCCMT, 3-year, 3,000-hour massage programme – the most comprehensive in Canada, I have been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) since 2000.

My treatment approach, over the last 20 years, has been influenced through my own personal experience with sporting injuries and surgeries. I have first-hand knowledge of how restrictions through scar tissue and adhesions can impact movement patterns and performance of activities, which can then lead to pain and overuse injuries.  This led me to pursue continuing education in Intensive Integral Anatomy to see first-hand and better understand the connection between the fascia and its structures and how it impacts posture, alignment and its important relationship with function. 

I use a variety of treatment modalities including myofascial and trigger point release, joint mobilisations and muscle energy techniques. When the body responds to treatment with increased mobility, it allows for improved strength building and pain-free performance in activities of daily living, exercise and sport. 

Clinical Interests

Being part of a multi-disciplinary team and working towards achieving the best possible outcome for each individual client.  The road to wellness is multi-faceted and multi-factorial, therefore, it is important to listen carefully and learn each individual client’s story to ascertain what the best path forward may be to help them return to optimal health and well being.  Aside from using my own treatment approach and modalities, I enjoy working with other professionals, from physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and other fields,  whose skills and talents in their discipline will also benefit the client to achieve their wellness goals.

Personal Interests

I enjoy various sports and outdoor activities.  I have competed in several adventure races locally, in the Himalayas, and the Gobi Desert.  I also enjoy cooking and exploring the relationship between nutrition and optimal health for maintenance, healing and performance.

Future Aims

Continue learning everyday from whatever comes our way.  Whether it’s a professional interest in learning more about certain conditions and how to expand the treatment toolkit, or just to learn from what life throws at us – seize the opportunity to learn what and when we can!

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