Therapeutic, deep tissue/sport massage, myofascial release and relaxation
McKenzie was born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. McKenzie grew up downhill ski racing, trail running, mountain biking and has always loved outdoor sports. While attending University in Kelowna, she fell in love with rock climbing. McKenzie is excited about using massage therapy for sports injury recovery and prevention and believes that massage therapy, including myofascial release can help improve performance in sport.
How would you describe your Style of Massage/modalities, techniques?
McKenzie tailors treatments specifically to her client’s needs and believes that a combination of therapeutic and relaxation techniques is often a very effective approach. Specific styles include: therapeutic, deep tissue/sport massage, myofascial release and relaxation.
What do you do when you aren’t massaging?
McKenzie enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, trail running and backcountry skiing.
What made you decide to become a massage therapist?
I’ve had a lot of personal success treating sport- and work-related injuries using massage therapy. I always knew I wanted to work in a health-related profession; I initially became interested in massage after a combination of stress, prolonged sitting at a desk, and overuse at the gym led to persistent neck pain that wouldn’t go away. I decided to see a massage therapist and was blown away at how much their therapeutic-focused treatment helped relieve my pain. Since then I’ve used massage to treat personal climbing-related shoulder injuries, and work-related elbow pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. In 2019, I decided to enroll in a 2200hr remedial massage therapy program in Calgary, and I’m so happy I did. I look forward to sharing the knowledge I’ve gained with clients!