About Me

Katerina Gill is a certified registered massage therapist (RMT), graduate from Vancouver Career College where she completed their rigorous 2800 hour massage therapy program at the end of spring 2017. She is licensed to practice in British Columbia, Canada.

Katerina's interests gleam towards orthopedic rehabilitation, such as sports and fitness injuries as well as preventative treatment, motor vehicle accidents (MVA's), and neurological conditions (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, Sciatica, etc). Her educational plans involve continuing to pursue a Bachelors of Health Science degree in Neuroscience, with focus on disease processes and treatment.

In her personal life, Katerina focuses on holistic/alternative approaches in medicine and lifestyle to improve health and wellness, striving to nurture and sustain a harmonious mind-body-spirit connection. Her leisurely activities include reading endless books, date nights with her partner, Angel, going for hikes or running, powerlifting, arts, and crafts including painting with watercolors and creating portrait sketches and spending time with her cats.

Techniques Used

  • Swedish Massage - A Swedish massage is a technique which is normally used as a precursor to treatment, and it promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.
  • Deep Tissue Massage - A deep tissue massage which uses slow movements and stronger pressure than a Swedish massage to treat the deeper layer of muscles and the fascia (connective tissues) that intertwine with the muscles.
  • Myofascial Release - A treatment of the fascial connective tissues, this treatment will help to restore a reduced range of motion in patients who are restricted due to connective tissue injuries.
  • Trigger Point Release - A deep pressure treatment that focuses on releasing specific muscle knots or irritated nodules in the muscle belly.
  • Joint Mobilization - A gentle, usually pain-free, technique used to improve overall joint health and increase an active pain-free range of motion.
  • Muscle Energy Techniques - An active form of stretching designed to target muscles that have reduced elasticity or muscles that are difficult to stretch alone.