Tasha Stewart is a graduate of the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program (WCCMT 2001). She has since been in full-time practice with the majority having served at UBC where she has had the opportunity to work with a great number of gifted individuals. The variety of patient and tissue presentations have prompted her to further develop her training in a number of post-graduate techniques. When a question has arisen in practice, Tasha has endeavoured to find an answer.
Drawing on an extensive dance history and general love of all things active, Tasha utilizes her knowledge of functional movement and posture to further enhance treatment. She is always keen to explore what activities of daily life and bio-mechanical approaches may be either supporting or hindering a person’s function and presentation. On another level, Tasha recognizes the holistic aspects of being and health, and has thus completed 240 hours of Yoga Teacher training and studied Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong to a Master’s level. These have been to further enhance wellness on a personal and professional level.
Tasha works with ICBC patients and is an ICBC provider. She also treats sport’s related injuries and provides athletic support at the recreational and professional levels, provides pre/postnatal support, rehabilitation on various levels, oncological support as indicated, and works with acute and chronic pain presentations for example: tension headaches, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances, thoracic outlet compression symptoms, post-concussion syndrome, and such things as may be indicated by fascial, visceral, and cranial treatment approaches. Tasha often works with what presents as joint pain and utilizes a number of techniques to help to bring balance to the body.
Some techniques include: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique, Craniosacral & Visceral Therapy, Neuro-Meningeal Manipulation, neuromuscular approaches such as Muscle Attachment Release, as well as joint mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique, Swedish Massage, and Osteopathic techniques.