Lisa has always had a fascination with the human body. Being an elite athlete in high school, she understood from an early age the importance of feeling strong and happy in her body and was shown how different therapeutic modalities greatly aided her recovery from injury. This interest brought her to the University of Calgary where she completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology. With this degree, she worked alongside a physiotherapist developing treatment plans and teaching exercises to clients. Throughout the years, Lisa travelled through Asia and Latin America and experienced firsthand how health and wellness is understood in other cultures. She began practicing yoga, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness - realizing that there was much more to health than the physical body. Lisa prioritizes living a balanced life, where physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health must all be addressed equally.
Eager to learn more and get more hands on experience, Lisa attended the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2017. She loves massage therapy because she is able to build a relationship with her clients and educate them on how to take control of all aspects of their health. Her treatments focus on calming the nervous system and treating the body as a whole with swedish massage, myofascial release, muscle energy technique, trigger point release and dynamic stretching. Lisa likes to create a treatment plan that focuses on getting her client back to what they call their normal, whether it’s playing a sport at an elite level, walking their dog daily or playing with their grandchildren without pain. How we live our life and carry out our passions is important, and Lisa is here to help her clients get back to what makes them happy!
You can book a massage with Lisa online here:
Alison Peia Stadnyk
R.TCM.P, R.Ac, Dpl.Doctorate of TCM,
Owner of Pine & Needle Wellness
Registered practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, cupping, tui-na massage, and moxibustion. Also offers electro-acupuncture, acupressure, sound therapy and apitherapy.
During a session with Alison, we will go through a history of your own personal health and constitution, where we will discover patterns from a Chinese medicine based diagnosis which may be affecting your wellness. From here Alison will develop a treatment that is tailored to your own unique needs, utilizing acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, herbalism, tui-na massage, or any other TCM techniques that are indicated for your healing journey.
Alison also incorporates dietary counseling and Chinese herbal therapy as a support protocol for her patients when desired or necessary.
You can expect to leave your session feeling relaxed, aligned and empowered with tools to motivate you towards a lighter and healthier self.
Lisa Nosek, RMT
Lisa has been an active individual for most of her life, growing up playing soccer, rock climbing, skiing and hiking. Here is where she gained an appreciation of her body's innate capabilities and inspiration to learn more. This lead her to study Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and then Massage Therapy at Sutherland Chan in Toronto.
School gave her knowledge about the mechanics involved with the neuromuscular system, and the processes going on during various activities. She uses this information along with an understanding of how your body works together as a whole when in relation to its environment to best support your body's ability to get back into alignment.
Through a few years of experience, techniques such as trigger point therapy, facial work, functional movement patterns, dynamic stretching, rhythm, mindfulness and more have shown to be an effective way of relieving pain, increasing range of motion and allowing you to get back to the activities you love. Lisa enjoys treating a variety of ailments and is keen to work with you in order to find what works best for your body. By looking at how each muscle group plays a part in your postural alignment we can determine what type of stimulation it may need and provide the necessary self care and movement patterns to get you moving freely.
Lisa is passionate about working with you to help facilitate a calm nervous system and efficient movement patterns that will in turn expand your own awareness and ability to heal.
You can book an RMT massage with Lisa N. online here: