their recent upgrade from a tent to motorhome). In the winter, she can be found curled up with a good book. It’s all about finding a balance, which she also promotes with her clients.
For Bell, an appealing aspect of massage therapy is working with people one-onone in a quiet and relaxing environment. For a therapist, the work combines both an interpersonal element with being active; delivering massage can be quite physically demanding depending on the different types of muscle tissue being treated. Bell enjoys seeing her regular clients – who make up about 75% of her schedule – as well as meeting new people. She enthuses, “People that come to our office are happy when they arrive and feel great when they leave. It’s a very pleasant environment.” Registered Massage Therapists receive ongoing continuing education, which elaborates on different massage techniques and provides updated information. The clinic offers a wide variety of styles including attachment release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, myofascial release, Swedish massage, and active stretching. All the therapists are experienced in multiple treatment forms to help their clients achieve and maintain whole-body health.
Whether you are plagued by migraines, sciatica, fatigue, or an injury, it’s a relief to know that you can treat those aches and pains. At Massage Therapy on Dunbar, you’ll find a great group of therapists. Bell is pleased that the clinic’s clients always leave happy and feeling better. Her plunge into starting a new business has paid off. “Things have reached a point where everyone is settled, busy, and the office is running smoothly,” she explains. Despite the busy schedule, there are appointments available every week. Times are posted on the front door, and it may be possible to get a same-day massage. Generally, it is best to call and book ahead; the clinic’s daily phone message lists all the availability for the week. Massage Therapy on Dunbar 4192 Dunbar Street Vancouver BC V6S 2E7 Telephone 604-733-3376 www.massagetherapyondunbar.com
With their commitment to overall wellness, it’s no surprise that Bell and her team also stay busy outside the office. With personal interests ranging from hiking, yoga, snowshoeing, and rock-climbing, there’s never a dull moment. Bell particularly likes to head out camping throughout the summer, along with her husband and adventurous cat (who appreciates 16
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