Marie Arcand, BFA, RMT

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At the heart of Marie’s massage therapy practice is her comprehension and appreciation for the human body’s ability to rejuvenate and heal. Creating  a supportive space and tailoring each treatment session to encourage these processes are her goals.

Through listening, assessment and evaluation of their particular conditions, Marie develops a treatment plan for each client. Her treatment sessions include a combination of manual techniques :
muscle energy technique, swedish, myofascial release, passive stretching, joint mobilization, neuromuscular technique; continuous re-evaluation through palpation, passive range of motion, landmarking and muscle length test; techniques that encourage the reduction of stress (emotional, physical) and relaxation of the nervous system; complementary home-care advise, postural education, stretch/strengthen exercises and hydrotherapy.

Marie’s education, experience and commitment constitute the base of her work to which she adds her friendly demeanour and compassionate care; she welcomes clients of all ages. Her life is rich in her experiences as a mother, teacher, visual artist, organic gardener, yoga practitioner and outdoors seeker with a constant curiosity for natural healing, healthy lifestyle and body-mind-spirit balance.

As well as a general practice in a multidisciplinary clinic, Marie has developed special interests in:
• treating women before, during and after pregnancy
• providing massage therapy and labour support during birth
• treatment of TMJ, neck pain, headaches; back

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1999   Graduation at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (3000 hrs)
1999-present    Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of BC
Active Member of the Massage Therapists’ Association of BC

Continuing Education :
• Muscle Energy Technique (MET for low back I/II, ribs, neck & upper T- spine)
• Massage Therapy and the Childbearing year (Pregnancy and the complicated pregnancy, Labour, Birth, Postpartum)
• Advanced breast care training for manual therapists
• TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) (M.Dixon/S.Anderson, J. Cory, N.Rao)
• Connective tissue system (Willem Fourie)
• Pediatric Massage Therapy
• Massage in Schools Programme, Instructor
• Workshops on postural analysis, core stabilization exercise, body-ball exercise, yoga
• LaStone therapy (hot and cold stones hydrotherapy)
• Fascial Integration Series, I to VIII  (Natale Rao)

Marie Arcand, RMT is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (9:30am-7:30pm), and is currently welcoming new clients.