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The Registered Massage Therapists at Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic:

Luz Meyer, RMT    
Loni Horsley, RMT
Erin Fennell, RMT     Brianne McCulloch, RMT
Jenn Johnson, RMT     Heather Allen, RMT
Julia Dundass, RMT     Cheryl Gropp, RMT
Our articles on some of the specific types of massage offered at our clinic:
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Post-natal and Infant Massage
The Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic opened in Kamloops in 1999 as a solo practice by Luz Meyer, RMT. She always had a dream that other wonderful health care practitioners would join her, people who would support and enhance her vision of health care.

Now, Luz has the honour of working with some of the best Registered Massage Therapists that BC has to offer. There is a prerequisite for all RMTs working at the clinic to excel in their field and show a high level of dedication and integrity for the care of their patients.

We pledge that treatment received at Alive and Well will be competent, ethical and safe, and also very high in quality of care and concern.

You are in good hands...
Luz Meyer, RMT
Luz graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1994 and has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist ever since. She opened the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic in Kamloops in 1999 and has loved every minute of it.

Luz feels lucky to enjoy her work. And to have others enjoy her work (well, not always while on the table, but at some point in the healing process). It’s incredibly rewarding to her that every person she touches leaves feeling better than when they came in. What a wonderful opportunity.

Luz uses a wide variety of techniques accrued over many years of practice. Her philosophy is to treat the tissue as it presents with whatever will work to move into its optimal health and structure. Movement is life and life is movement and this definitely applies at the myofascial and musculoskeletal level. Our well-being is dependent on many factors and it’s wonderful for Luz to be part of the process of healing and optimizing. Not just alive, but alive and well.

Regretfully, Luz is not accepting new patients at this time. Her schedule is full and she would like to honour the commitment to care that she has made to her existing patients. However, she highly recommends a treatment with any one of the other Alive and Well RMTs.
Loni Horsley, RMT
Loni Horsley (nee Dougherty) graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster in July 2001, and joined Alive and Well in 2007. She has also has advanced her training in Manual Lymph Drainage® from the Vodder School (Victoria) and has been offering treatments with this focus since August 2004. More about MLD® can be found by clicking here.

Loni values the stress-, tension-, and pain- reducing benefits that massage therapy can provide, especially when the patient can be confident in the intensive training program and accountability offered by a Registered Massage Therapist in BC. She sees the most success in her work when her patients take an active and positive role in being responsible for their own health and health care. She encourages people of all ages and levels of health to try the effective, ethical and safe nature of the variety of techniques Registered Massage Therapists have to offer.

Loni is happy to see past and present patients of the clinic in her very part-time schedule. Regretfully, she is unable to see new clients requiring frequent MLD® treatments, we would be pleased to refer you to another clinic in Kamloops for MLD and Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema.

Erin Fennell, RMT
Erin Fennell is a longtime local with many personal connections to the people of Kamloops, and she appreciates the opportunity to strengthen those connections through her work. She is grateful to practice in a calm, co-operative environment among excellent therapists at Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic, and believes it is the ideal place to promote healing and positive outcomes!

Erin is committed to meeting the needs of every individual, bringing in diverse treatment techniques, essential oils, remedial exercise in the form of stretching and strengthening, and breathing and relaxation techniques as needed. She empowers patients to ask questions and initiate discussions about their health in a comfortable environment, and is happy to pass on the education and resources within herscope of practice to add lasting value to treatments.

Erin believes in using the least invasive methods to relax, restore, and heal the body. As a drug-free path to better health, massage therapy unites extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology with an understanding of the profound effects of the mental and emotional aspects of well-being. While Registered Massage Therapists provide proven therapeutic treatments for patients with a wide range of injuries and pathologies, Erin believes that life’s daily physical and mental stresses make us all excellent candidates to benefit from massage therapy. Relaxation is, in itself, a goal. Pursuing relaxation is being proactive in the pursuit of better health.

Erin believes in balance, and hopes that encouraging patients’ physical health and mental clarity will stimulate positive effects in every area of their lives.

Erin is pleased to accept new and existing patients of the clinic into her practice.

Brianne McCulloch, RMT
Brianne McCulloch graduated in 2008 from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. She moved to Kamloops in April 2009 and is very excited to be a member of the team of the health professionals at the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic.

Brianne's approach to massage therapy involves many layers - including assessment and patient education. She focuses on deep tissue therapy, however, she includes passive techniques with relaxing efects that allow clients to receive the maximum benefits of massage treatments. She also includes a variety of taping techniques when applicable for her patients.

Brianne is happy to accept new patients and existing patients of the clinic into her part-time practice.

Jenn Johnson, RMT
Jenn Johnson graduated from the three year program at OVCMT in Vernon in 2010 and has been working as an RMT in Kamloops ever since. She has taken post graduate work in deep tissue treatment, but endeavours to cater to the needs of the client whether they are seeking deep tissue work, relaxation massage, or something in between.

She loves working with a diverse set of clients from pre- and postnatal patients to athletes and those recovering from accidents and injuries. She is also happy to accept young patients in her practice and often works with kids.

Jenn is happy to accept new patients and existing patients of the clinic into her practice.

Julia Dundass, RMT
Julia Dundass graduated in 1998 from a 2300 hour Massage Therapy Course at D'Arcey Lane School in London, Ontario and is now registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC as an RMT. She has been working full-time as a massage therapist in spas, clinics, heliski lodges and with sports teams, and she also worked for three years as the travel manager and massage therapist for the Canadian Rowing Team.

Julia's treatments include techniques that she's learned from the variety of bi-annual courses required as an RMT including LaStone Therapy, Structural Integration/Myofascial Release, ART, CranialSacral therapies and lymphatic drainage.
Julia is also a qualified Stott Pilates Mat Instructor. She is dedicated to furthering her yoga practice, enjoys all mountain sports, and aspires to help people enjoy their lives pain- free!

Julia is happy to accept new and existing patients of the clinic into her practice, which includes Saturdays.

Heather Allen, RMT
Heather Allen joined the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic in August 2011.

We are very pleased to have Heather's excellent skills available to new and existing patients of the clinic.

Cheryl Gropp, RMT
Cheryl Gropp joined the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic in the summer of 2014.

We are very pleased to have Cheryl at the clinic, part-time including some early evenings, for new and existing patients of the clinic.

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