Gary is well received by patients who enjoy medium to deep pressure and specific work in their massage therapy sessions. His focus is mainly to increase mobility of restricted areas and decrease sensitivity of painful or uncomfortable areas in a relaxed way, knowing that he is treating the whole person. The majority of treatment experience with Gary is what many expect of massage, and also incorporates some movement and changes in position to be more effective. Some of his techniques people may not associate with massage such as low grade joint mobilizing and muscle energy technique, for example. Often he provides off-the-table assessment, treatment and home exercise examples (clothing you can move in is helpful). Gary wants his patients to be as comfortable as possible, minimizes chat for those that need introversion, encourages open communication, and works well with people who prefer to stay clothed for treatment. He gives feedback on preventing symptoms, planning future treatments, and when to see other healthcare professionals.
Gary graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2012 and has been with Equilibrium since 2013. He was a strong student and 1st place recipient of the student case study award for his class. Currently he is working toward a Bachelor of Health Science and recently completed the Selective Functional Movement Assessment level 1 certification.
Before he was an RMT Gary worked 5 or 6 years installing landscapes and irrigation. He enjoys physical fitness with a minimalist home gym, outdoor recreation and is a bit of a homemaker for his wife who is a busy teacher. Every year he takes some vacation time to visit family in the Kootenays.