Carlie always felt drawn to the healthcare field and pursued this passion by completing the 3000 hour Massage Therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC. Since then, Carlie has worked in a variety of settings including multidisciplinary clinics in Nelson and Victoria, backcountry ski lodges, and at a remote fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan. Carlie has also served as a board member for RISE Above Pain Society. This is a group that facilitates interdisciplinary chronic pain self-management programs for those living with chronic pain in the Kootenay region of BC.
Carlie is very passionate about health and strongly believes that wellbeing is dependent on the interconnectedness of both the physical body and the mind. She appreciates and admires the uniqueness of each body and the vastly diverse health care needs of each individual. Carlie incorporates a variety of modalities to achieve this goal such as myofascial release, Swedish massage, muscle energy technique, Manual Lymph Drainage, and therapeutic exercise. She is also a certified yoga teacher and integrates this knowledge into her treatments.
Carlie has completed her training with the Dr. Vodder International School and is a certified Manual Lymph Drainage practitioner. This allows her to treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions involving swelling, including the chronic condition lymphedema. This type of treatment uses a light massage technique that aims to reduce swelling by encouraging lymph flow. It also often incorporates a multi-layer bandaging system to maintain the effects of the massage depending on the nature of the condition. Please inquire if you have further questions about this type of therapy and if you have a condition that you think may benefit from this type of treatment.
When Carlie is not in the clinic you may find her up to some sort of activity or on an adventure. She loves hiking, biking, trail running, skiing, yoga, and eating.