Tasha is a graduate of the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program (WCCMT 2001), the 1900 hour Acupuncture diploma program (TCICTCM 2020), & is currently furthering her studies in TCM herbal medicine.
Tasha has enjoyed a full Registered Massage Therapy practice serving at UBC, Synergy Massage Therapy, as well as within the dance community where she has had the opportunity to work with a great number of gifted individuals. The variety of patient and tissue presentations she has encountered have prompted her to further develop her training in a number of post-graduate techniques. When a question has arisen in practice, she has looked 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 relational 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, 1000+ hours study of Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong, & Daoism. She is also a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as is further developing her studies in TCM herbal therapy. These have allowed her to further enhance wellness on a personal and professional level, something which she endeavours to pass along to her patients.
Tasha has experience with sport related injuries and provides athletic support at the recreational and professional levels, pre/postnatal care, rehabilitation on various levels, pain & stress management 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 within an RMT treatment session may 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.
Some techniques within an Acupuncture session may include: Acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion (not available at Synergy), ear seeds.
Please note that RMT & Acupuncture treatments are specific to their modalities & scopes of practice, & are therefore scheduled, treated, & billed individually of each other. These treatments are not combined.