Marie Arcand, BFA, RMT, CIMT

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 massage, 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 of 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 :
• treating women before, during and after pregnancy
• providing massage therapy and labour support during birth
• teaching infant massage classes to parents and their new babies
• treatment of TMJ, neck pain, headaches; back 1999 • Graduation at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (3000 hrs) 1999-present
• Registration by the College of Massage Therapists of BC
• Active Member of the Registered 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)
• Certification Infant Massage Teacher, CIMT (Tina Allan/Liddlekidz Foundation)• Baby Massage Therapy Training program (C. Sutherland)
• International Association of Infant Massage, training
• 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) currently, 2013-4-5

Marie Arcand, RMT is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (9:30am-7:30pm), and is currently welcoming new clients. For any last minute changes with your appointments please email or call Marie at 778.321.7712.