Have a Climbing Injury?

Climbing is increasing in popularity, both in the competitive scene as climbing enters the Olympic stage, but also outdoors. As the nature of climbing changes, so do the injuries presented. We’ve seen a change in the type of injuries climbers present with in the last few years, as climbing competitions become more dynamic and parkour based adding additional stress on our joints.

Here in Squamish, climbers often seek Massage Therapy for muscle imbalances or weaknesses, strains, sprains, soreness, and heel hooking injuries. Most commonly seen are rotator cuff strains, elbow tendinitis, and finger pulley or tendon injuries.

Common Injuries

•  Rotator Cuff Strain•  Shoulder Impingement •  Golfers Elbow•  Tennis Elbow•  Climbers Elbow•  Finger Injuries - Pulley and Flexor Tendons •  Hamstring Strain •  Knee Pain - MCL / ACL / Meniscus •  Muscle Imbalances

Squamish Massage Therapy

Why See a Climbing RMT?

With over 20 years of high-level climbing and competition experience, Marieta has been through many of the common climbing injuries. Through her own challenges with injuries, Marieta has seen the value that a climbing specific Massage Therapist can bring. The climbing community single handedly pushed Marieta to the Sports Massage Therapist she is today.

Climbing injuries are quite complex in nature as the sport is non-linear and each move stresses our bodies in different ways, decreasing the standard approach that can be seen in some other sports. Marieta is one of Canada’s most accomplished female climbers both competitively and outdoors.


•  Canadian Bouldering Champion•  3rd Canadian Woman to climb 5.14b •  3x Canadian Youth Champion•  Former Canadian Climbing Team Member•  Canadian Climbing Team Massage Therapist - 2015 Bouldering World Cup in Toronto

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Climber Evaluation

Marieta will assess your mobility and muscle strengths / weaknesses to give you an understanding of your body’s ability and dysfunctions, identifying the imbalances. With the use of Massage Therapy, mobility and corrective exercises, she will work with you to rehabilitate and prevent injuries from holding you back from climbing as hard as you can. Often times movement retraining and strengthening of the small antagonistic muscles is necessary to decrease inflammation and tissue overload, increase mobility and decrease your pain.


The underlying source of your problem is discovered through a physical assessment and you are provided treatments so that you can return to your previous level of climbing.

Injury Prevention

Your movement imbalances and weaknesses are identified and explained to you. Patient education is key for any pre-habilitation program to be effective.


A custom exercise program is suggested for your active recovery to get you back to climbing at your optimal level.