Chrysalis Registered Massage Therapy

 

Megan Lazaruk, RMT   

Graduate of the Canadian College of Massage Therapy, Halifax NS, 2011.

Prior to being an RMT I provided massage and aromatherapy as a clinical Aromatherapist certified as a Natural Health Practitioner of Canada since 2003.

I have studied Eastern and Western health sciences, body-mind-spirit therapies, for 25 years and have certifications in various natural health modalities:

My continuing education focuses in:

MIPA - myofascial integration and postural alignment / structural integration; Zero Balancing - bone and energy alignment; Cranio Sacral therapy with the Upledger Institute - cerebral spinal fluid and cranio sacral bone techniques. I take ongoing courses with the International Myo Fascial Hub of Educators in the UK, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Institute in Maine USA, cadaver dissections with the LAB of Enlightenment in Colorado, Neuroscience and Clinical Trauma Healing with the NICABM National Institute of Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine. 

I have 10 years of formal education in anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology, exercise physiology, and therapeutic exercise from various study disciplines. I have done cadaver dissection and witnessed multiple dissections of every joint and tissue of the whole human body including the spine and brain. 

I am a Sivananda yoga teacher, have been practicing yoga all of my life, built my first yoga studio in the Kootenays, and use the wisdom of yoga knowledge when providing therapeutic exercise and home care.

I grew up training as a competitive figure skater, was awarded gold for Vancouver Island at age 9, went to Canadians with the Cowichan precision team twice. As an adult I have been an active outdoors person hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding, kayaking, and trained and hiked with the Kootenay Mountaineering Club. I have studied and practiced in various martial arts and hold a purple belt in Shotokan Karate. I use my understanding of health, motion, and energy to help others understand their body, health, function and healing. 

What led me to be a massage therapist?

I was in a car accident that damaged my spine and every joint of my body which led me to my own healing and a career in many fields of healing the body. Learning very deeply the recovery and maintenance of all of the tissues and structures of the body through my own injuries, this informs my practice and ability to help you.

Active member of the: 

CMTBC - College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia

RMTBC - Registered Massage Therapists of British Columbia

IMFC - International Myofascial Congress