About Laura: Registered Massage Therapist
Laura Meikle is a 2003 graduate of Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OVCMT) in Vernon, BC, Canada from BC’s 3000-hr program, the highest training available in North America that sets BC RMTs among the top in the profession worldwide. She has been practicing since 2003 earning 98% on the oral practical exam, and opening private practice Body Vitàl Massage Therapy
In 2010, Laura’s Sacred Healing Space was created and her private practice made its home there
Techniques: deep tissue massage to get down to the deeper structures,
Subtle, yet profound gentle applications such as Craniosacral and Healing Touch, so patients who are too inflamed, injured, or sensitive to tolerate deeper massage have equal opportunity for gains and healing by way of these subtle modalities that are less invasive but at least as effective.
For Craniosacral Therapy, Laura resonates with Biodynamic Craniosacral and finds remarkable results from its application. She draws from being a certified Healing Touch Practitioner to add to the subtle modalities she uses that have profound results.
Certified LaStone Therapist offering Original Hot/Cold Stone Massage, and Access Bars Practitioner
Qualifications: Member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of B.C., as Registered Massage Therapist. Undergrad studies in Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Postgrad studies including evidence-based research on low back disorders and back pain, including studying findings of renowned low back researcher and professor/chair Kinesiology Department University of Waterloo: Dr. Stuart McGill.
A member of the Research Committee for the Massage Therapists’ Association of B.C., therapist for OVCMT’s pilot study on osteoarthritis for the hip, & in Research Development for evidence-based studies to rehab specific pathologies, injuries & pain.
Passions in: Healing, Nutrition and Fitness
Variety of sports from Dance to Martial Arts
Massage Therapy Modalities Laura uses:
Craniosacral (also called Cranial Sacral) Therapy , Healing Touch, Deep Tissue and Systemic Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Technique, Swedish/ Relaxation Massage, Stress Management, Certified LaStone Hot & Cold Stone Massage, Pregnancy & Infant Massage, Maintenance Programs for Optimal Health & Wellness, Preventative/ Proactive Care, Rehab/Therapeutic Massage for accelerated healing of work/sport/motor-vehicle/recreation injuries and chronic and acute pain management with any of the above and the following techniques: Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release , Muscle Energy, Sports Massage (enhancing athletic performance, and injury prevention), Therapeutic Exercise (incl. postural realignment, strengthening/ stretching & advanced stretching), Low Back Disorder Assessment/ Recovery & Prevention, Chronic Pain Management, Joint Play, Visceral, Strain-Counterstrain, Ergonomic Training, Hydrotherapy, Manual Lymph Drainage.