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The Registered Massage Therapists at Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic:
               Loni Horsley, RMT     Brianne McCulloch, RMT
Heather Allen, RMT     Julia Dundass, RMT
Cheryl Gropp, RMT     Andrea (Andy) Francis, RMT
Abbie Larose, RMT     Casey Tyler, RMT
The Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic opened in Kamloops in 1999 as a solo RMT practice with the dream that other wonderful health care practitioners would support and enhance registered massage therapy as health care.

Now, we have some of the best Registered Massage Therapists that BC has to offer. There is a prerequisite for all RMTs working at the clinic to show a high level of dedication and integrity for the care of their patients.

We pledge that treatment received at Alive and Well will be competent, ethical and safe,
and also very high in quality of care and concern.

You are in good hands...
Loni Horsley, RMT (nee Dougherty) graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster in July 2001, and joined Alive and Well in 2007. She has also has advanced her training in Manual Lymph Drainage from the Vodder School (Victoria) and has been offering treatments with this focus since August 2004. More about MLD can be found by clicking here.

Loni values the stress-, tension-, and pain- reducing benefits that massage therapy can provide, especially when the patient can be confident in the intensive training program and accountability offered by a Registered Massage Therapist in BC. She sees the most success in her work when her patients take an active and positive role in being responsible for their own health and health care. She encourages people of all ages and levels of health to try the effective, ethical and safe nature of the variety of techniques Registered Massage Therapists have to offer.

Loni is happy to see any patients of the clinic. Regretfully, she is unable to see new patients requiring MLD treatments; we would be pleased to refer you to another clinic in Kamloops for MLD and Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema.

Brianne McCulloch, RMT graduated in 2008 from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. She moved to Kamloops in April 2009 and is very excited to be a member of the team of the health professionals at the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic.

Brianne's approach to massage therapy involves many layers - including assessment and patient education. She focuses on deep tissue therapy, however, she includes passive techniques with relaxing efects that allow clients to receive the maximum benefits of massage treatments. She also includes a variety of taping techniques when applicable for her patients.

Brianne is on maternity leave until January 2020.

Heather Allen, RMT joined the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic in August 2011.

We are very pleased to have Heather's excellent skills available to existing patients of the clinic.

Julia Dundass, RMT graduated in 1998 from a 2300 hour Massage Therapy Course at D'Arcey Lane School in London, Ontario and is now registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC as an RMT. She has been working full-time as a massage therapist in spas, clinics, heliski lodges and with sports teams, and she also worked for three years as the travel manager and massage therapist for the Canadian Rowing Team.

Julia's treatments include techniques that she's learned from the variety of bi-annual courses required as an RMT including LaStone Therapy, Structural Integration/Myofascial Release, CranialSacral therapies and lymphatic drainage.
Julia is also a qualified Stott Pilates Mat Instructor. She is dedicated to furthering her yoga practice, enjoys all mountain sports, and aspires to help people enjoy their lives pain- free!

Julia is happy to accept new and existing patients of the clinic into her practice, which includes Saturdays.

Cheryl Gropp, RMT joined the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic in the summer of 2014.

We are very pleased to have Cheryl at the clinic part-time for her patients.

Andrea (Andy) Francis, RMT transferred her practice to Alive and Well in the spring of 2018.

Alive and Well's approach to such transitions is to support patients' choice regarding their treatment location and therapist. In keeping with clinic policy, all of Andy's patients that followed her here will create new, confidential medical records at Alive and Well, and will join any new patients to the clinic with committment to continuity of good health care.

We are very pleased to have Andy at the clinic full-time for existing patients of the clinic.

Abbie Larose, RMT, a major advocate for movement in the outdoors, knows how valuable it is to be able to do the things we love in a pain-free manner. Massage can help with overall muscle tension and stress, rehabilitate injuries, augment physical function, and relieve chronic pain. Abbie's style of treatment is aimed at finding the source of the issue with a thorough assessment before she applies various modalities during treatment. She also believes it's crucial for her patients to take an active role in their well-being and will recommend homecare to help reach their wellness goals and prolong the benefits gained during treatment.

You can usually find Abbie in the mountains enjoying what BC has to offer when she isn't working at the clinic. As a trail runner, skier, biker, hiker, semi-yogi, soccer and volleyball player, massage therapy has helped her recover from all kinds of sporting and repetitive strain injuries, as well as the stresses of day to day life. Abbie is an honours graduate from the 2,900 hour program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She is new to Kamloops and is looking forward to returning a little bit of balance to your busy and active lives!

Abbie is happy to accept existing patients of the clinic and new patients, which includes some afternoon appointments.

Casey Tyler, RMT joined the Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic in the spring of 2019.

Casey is happy to accept existing patients of the clinic and new patients, which includes some afternoon appointments.
Jenn Johnson, RMT
As of April 2, 2019, Jenn Johnson RMT transferred her practice from Alive and Well to her new clinic, Resolve Health Kamloops, located at 1-1540 Springhill Drive.

Alive and Well's approach to such transitions is to support patients' choice regarding their treatment location and therapist. Jenn's patients are welcome to continue care at Alive and Well with one of the other skilled therapists here who will have access to your file. And if you chose to visit Jenn at Resolve Health, a new file will be started for you there.
Jenn wishes to thank her colleagues at Alive and Well for their heartfelt support of her new endeavor and all the clients who have sought treatment with her these past eight and half years.
Luz Meyer, RMT
Luz Meyer retired in May 2019!
I have celebrated 25 years of being an RMT and 20 years of Alive and Well and now it is time for me to spend my time playing.

It’s been a pleasure to work with my patients; Thank you for looking after yourselves and having me be a part of that over the years – it’s been a journey together through the land of massage therapy.

Alive and Well will continue in all its excellence. Please know that you are in good hands with any of the RMTs here.
Our articles on some of the specific types of massage offered at our clinic:
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Post-natal and Infant Massage

This page was updated Sept 18, 2019
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