Katerina Gill, RMT is a certified Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Vancouver Career College in the spring of 2017. She had completed a rigorous 2800 hour massage therapy program before she passed the board examination exams with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
As a mother, Katerina is very understanding of the physical, emotional and mental challenges of pregnancy, both during and for recovery. Her primary goal in her family practice is to support and empower those who go through the journey of parenthood and the steps it takes to get there.
- M2:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- T8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- S2:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hobbies and Personal Interests
In her personal life, Katerina focuses on holistic/alternative approaches in medicine and lifestyle to improve health and wellness. Thus, she strives to nurture and sustain a harmonious mind-body-spirit connection for both herself and her family.
Her leisurely activities include reading, going for hikes or running, powerlifting, crafts including painting and portrait sketches, and spending time with her daughter and cats.
Additionally, Katerina works to meet each patient with compassion and respect, to see them as a whole person, rather than their condition. She welcomes you into her practice.
Women’s Health – Massage Treatments
Katerina has extensive knowledge in related to Women’s and Childbearing health, which includes:
- Pre-natal and Post-Partum care, including c-section rehabilitation,
- Breast treatment (during pregnancy, breastfeeding, pre- and post- mastectomy’s, augmentation/reduction/removal, etc…).
Pediatric Massage Therapy
In addition, Katerina’s training includes providing mobile massage therapy support for women during the labour and birth process.
- Infant/Child massage, ranging from 0 to 12 years.
- She also has a line of training in
- Orthopedic rehabilitation, such as sports and fitness injuries as well as preventative treatment,
- Motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s),
- Neurological conditions (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, Sciatica, etc.).
• 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.