I have seen over fifteen RMTs since returning to Canada in 2009 and Michelle is without a doubt the best RMT I have met to date. For the past three years I have had mystery shooting pain in my left glute which no one could work out, as in a handful of other RMTs, a chiropractor, a few physios and acupuncturists. Within 5 minutes Michelle worked out the issue, gave me great tips on how to address it and naturally, gave a great massage. Yesterday I went to my first vinyasa yoga class after a three year absence and it was pain free. Her tips also improved my whole yoga practice. I would without a doubt recommend everyone to Michelle. Thank you, Michelle!
Just great, I've had a sore neck and back for over a year now, and within 3 sessions with Alison, it has felt better than it has in a very long time, very pleased so far.
I have seen many different massage therapists in Vancouver, and never really been sure exactly what I was looking for to keep me coming back to the same person. Instead, I'd book appointments based on the time-slot that worked best for me, regardless of who the therapist was. With Michelle, my ambivalence is gone. Michelle is adept at building rapport and nurturing a relationship with her client. She uses that bond of trust to get to the root of what is going on for me physically, involving me in the process and educating me about her assessment of my pain and strain. Michelle is professional yet personable, sensitive to my mood and needs at any particular appointment. She is also extremely knowledgeable and eager to share that knowledge, designing a treatment plan that extends out of the session into exercises and suggestions for everyday life. At the same time, she is never disapproving or judgemental when I don't get around to doing the exercises she's prescribed! During a session, she skillfully uses a variety of techniques and is always happy to answer questions about the treatment. Whether I need a gentle session or something more intense to soften a really stubborn and painful spot, I always leave feeling a that a weight has literally been lifted off my shoulders. Since I started seeing Michelle a few months ago, the pain and stiffness I have been dealing with for over ten years has improved to the point that it's unusual for me to feel it at all, rather than the other way around. I cannot recommend her highly enough as a massage therapist.
I'd describe my appointment as absolutely great and fill fabulous after second treatment. Thank you very much for your help and great work .
I'd describe my appointment as...very nourishing in mind and body. Michelle has helped me find lasting relief from the many aches and pains in my body, not only through massage but also through home care and constant learning. She likes to teach you about how to better take care of your body so your treatment does not only end in the treatment room but continues on in your daily life. Her instruction is very easy to understand and it always feels like a respectful environment. I always look forward to her sessions.
I'd describe my appointment as enjoyable. Alison did a quick assessment of my alignment, She delivered the intensity that I had asked for. She highlighted a couple areas for attention and sent me away with a stretching exercise.
I'd describe my appointment as... A healing and learning experience. Michelle was (and has been from the beginning) a wonderful massage therapist, but more importantly a good teacher. I like that I can go for a massage, which ultimately makes me and my muscles feel better, and also receive advice on how to prevent the same future problems. She described the problem in terms that I could understand, while still describing the anatomy of the muscle, joints, tendons, etc. and the relationship between them. I learned a lot, she is very knowledgable! I also like that she makes suggestions of stretches to do, exercises to gain strength, and general everyday fixes (like the best ways to sit at work, how often breaks are needed to stand and stretch, and to check my posture every once in a while when sitting). Further, she is kind and easy to talk to. She pays great attention to your needs and has a good system for not wanting any of the massage techniques to push past a point of really hurting. Ultimately, she is great and I keep going back.
I'd describe my appointment as...amazing.. both to reduce stress and to get rid of the awful body pain I had from my muscles being so tight.
I'd describe my appointment as... freaking amazing!!! I have spent years going for massage therapy. Brooke has the strongest, yet most gentle fingers. She got to the meat of the issues (my ropy back, tight pecs, uneven hips) and massaged until I felt release. I am so happy I have found her. I am going back and am recommending her to anyone who values their health.
I've been to several RMTs in the city, with varying results, but stopped searching after my first session with Brooke. She helped alleviate my chronic back pains, allowing me to work free from aches and stiffness. She's an amazing massage therapist. I can't highly recommend her enough.
I'd describe my appointment as... wow. Amazing deep tissue massage... this girl is strong. The kind that let's you know why you needed a massage even more than you thought you wanted one.
Worker of miracles! I normally self-heal reasonably quickly but this back injury just seem to last. Felt an immediate improvement after just the first session; and two more sessions fixed what was previously a tenacious injury. Highly recommended.
I'd describe my appointment as...Restorative! Brooke's attention to detail makes the difference. I always have the sense of counting. When Brooke isn't available, all of the staff at Rebound are at the same high standard. Thank you Brooke and the whole team!