**PLEASE NOTE: Irina is currently on maternity leave until March 2018**
Irina’s interest in human anatomy and physiology as well as her passion for helping others led to her pursuing a career in massage therapy. Since graduation Irina has gained experience treating a variety of conditions including postural and pregnancy related muscle tension, sports, motor vehicle and work injuries, as well as providing treatments for general stress management. She has had success treating tension headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and working with clients with chronic muscle tension due to athletics or long hours of working at a desk.
In 2012 Irina travelled to Austria in order to complete her Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy training at the Vodder School and has since had experience treating patients undergoing cancer treatments, cosmetic surgery patients as well as managing primary and secondary lymphedema.
Irina is able to adapt her techniques and pressure and she customizes her approach in order to help her clients achieve their individual massage therapy goals. She continues to attend a variety of continuing education courses in order to add to her skills and best serve her clients.
Irina is looking forward to working with you in the clinic and providing you with a massage therapy plan and home care.
*Please note that manual lymph drainage is contraindicated in case of active cancer, active infection, undiagnosed tumours or lumps, bleeding, congestive heart failure, kidney failure and blood clots. If you are unsure whether manual lymph drainage is indicated for your condition please contact the clinic for more information.
Education & Training
- Vancouver College of Massage Therapy – Massage Therapy Diploma
- University of Waterloo – Bachelors of Arts
- Initial appointments are 60 minutes: $120
- Subsequent appointments are 60 minutes: $120
Techniques & Treatments
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Trigger point release
- Joint mobilizations
- Sports massage
- Therapeutic stretching
- Myofascial release
- Prenatal and postnatal massage
- MLD and CDT (Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy)
- Kinesio taping for bruising and edema