TO HELP YOU → LIVE BETTER
Marieta has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 10 years. As one of Canada’s most accomplished rock climbers, Marieta has a special interest in treating climbing and other sports injuries. She's worked with many professional athletes from the NHL and NBA, and has consulted with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Marieta's goal is to get you feeling better, moving better, and living better, whether you have a sports injury or are experiencing aches and pains from daily living. Her unique treatment style is a cross-over between Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy and she can help you with your back, neck, shoulder, hip pain and much more.
Marieta can help YOU reach your health goals by relieving muscle tension, releasing joint restrictions, increasing joint mobility and strengthening supporting musculatures.
Marieta draws from her experience to identify and treat the root cause of your complaint, rather than just focusing on the symptoms.
Marieta's mission is to empower you by improving your movement capabilities through participating in active rehab to get you back to doing what you love. She believes that, if you take action in your own hands, you will not only recover, but you can change your movement pattern to prevent injuries.
Her approach is different from the conventional Massage Therapy method. Clients usually arrive in athletic clothing to allow for massage therapy, combined with movement on-and-off the table in order to work towards optimum performance.
• Health History | A discussion to understand the mechanism of injury or disfunction, your activities of daily living, medical history and your goals from the massage therapy session.
• Assessment | A thorough assessment of your joint mobility, strengths and weakness of your muscular system, movement patterns and neurological involvement to find the underlying cause of your discomfort.
• Soft Tissue Release | Massage Therapy incorporating numerous techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, ART, cupping and fascial stretching.
• Exercises | Integrating movement education to improve long-term movement patterns and train the brain through the newly acquired capabilities. Training the body to adapt to the newly acquired range of motion and strength gains conditions your body for further loading.
Marieta’s massages have helped hundreds of athletes improve athletic performance, rehabilitate and/or prevent injuries, and decrease pain. She is trusted by athletes from the NHL, NBA, MLB, elite climbers, kiteboarders, mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, runners and ironman athletes.
I Can Help You With
Living in Squamish it's hard to imagine many of us getting by without Massage Therapy. Whether you are recovering from an injury or needing a flush from the many activities these mountains and ocean provides us access to, I'm here to help you get back to doing what you love.
• Repetitive Strain• Shoulder Pain• Rotator Cuff• Tennis Elbow• Golfers Elbow• Whiplash• Knee Pain• Achilles Pain• Sprains / Strains
The ever so common aches and pains of daily life can take a physical, emotional and psychological toll on your body. I can help you with these and many other common conditions majority of us suffer with in some form or another.
• Headaches• Stress• Mobility• Pregnancy• Plantar Fasciitis• Hip Pain• Myofascial Tension• Flexibility
Are you experiencing discomfort from your job? Both physical jobs and sedentary jobs often leave our bodies imbalanced. Massage therapy has been proven to relieve common career aches and pains.
• Back Pain• Neck Pain• Carpal Tunnel• Thoracic Outlet• Sciatica• Concussion• Elbow Pain
Active Release Techniques®
ART ® is a soft tissue technique combining manipulation and movement that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. Most commonly used technique in professional athletes.
Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that allows for precise detection and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. Following the kinetic chain using Graston can target and specifically treat affected tissues utilizing specifically designed instruments.
Functional Range Conditioning®
FRC® is a system of joint health, and mobility training that involves increasing the end-range of a joint while simultaneously strengthening at those ranges. Mobility refers to the amount of USABLE motion that one possesses across a particular joint.
Fascial Stretch Therapy™
Fascial Stretch TherapyTM (FST) is a table-based assisted stretching system which focuses on the muscles, joints, and connective tissue as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance, and pain relief.
Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a suction on the skin/fascia using plastic cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin. It reduces adhesions in the fascia which increases blood flow to the surrounding areas.
Kinesiology & Athletic Taping
Therapeutic tape that’s applied strategically to the body to provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve performance. The tape changes the information your sensory nervous system is sending about pain and compression in your body.
What Athletes Are Saying
Steven Stamkos | NHL – Tampa Bay Lightning
As a professional hockey player, training is an essential part of my summer schedule. Taking care of my body pre-and post-workouts/skates is just as important. Marieta’s skills ensure that my body is ready to perform at an elite level all the time. Whether it was a pre-workout fascial stretch or a post-workout recovery massage / acupuncture session, my body always felt great. Her background as an athlete helps her understand the grind on your body as you prepare for an upcoming season. I look forward to working with Marieta again as I continue to strive to be the best athlete I can be.
Michael Lobel | Rock Climber
Marieta fixed me and I'm climbing again! I was suffering from a very internal lower back pain for months and I felt nobody could figure out what was wrong with me. Finally I went to see Marieta and she immediately understood how to treat this incredibly stubborn pain. After my first session I felt a huge relief from pain. The exercises she gave me had helped tremendously over the next few days. Then I saw another huge improvement after our second session. I can honestly say I'm healing now and feeling almost back to normal. Marieta really knows her stuff. I don't use words like miracle lightly, but that's exactly what I'd use to describe her ability to heal. Now I can put my climbing shoes back on!