Kelowna Massage Therapist Rob Morgan

Meet Rob Morgan – Registered Massage Therapist

We are pleased to welcome Rob Morgan to the team at Kelowna Medical Massage. Rob is a registered massage therapist and has long had a passion for massage therapy. We couldn’t be happier that he’s now putting his considerable skill and dedication to the test here with us.

Rob first discovered massage therapy when he was a young martial arts athlete in his late teens. A friend introduced him to a practitioner of Rolfing Structural Integration at a wellness fair. Rob was very interested in how massage therapy helps correct dysfunction in the body and allows people to achieve their optimal balance and performance.

At the time Rob was unable to pursue an education in massage therapy and proceeded instead to earn his Red Seal Certification in carpentry. He worked for years in the industry and rose to become a journeyman carpenter. After a while, however, he noticed how the hard work and long hours he was doing was taking a toll on the health of his body, and this, combined with the instability of the construction industry, sparked him to reconsider his interest in becoming a massage therapist.

So what had started years earlier as a spark of interest now became a fully-fledged reality as Rob enrolled at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, where he became immersed in developing his career as a massage therapist. He was an extremely dedicated and attentive student and graduated from the 3000-hour program in 2013.

Outside of his career, Rob is a very active person. He enjoys pole exercise and continues to train in Mixed Martial Arts. He takes full advantage of the magnificent landscape of the Okanagan Valley by downhill mountain biking and skateboarding, and taking to the slopes in the winter to snowboard.

The most common reasons people come to see Rob are for back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain. Rob genuinely loves his job and enjoys nothing more than helping to relieve pain and correct any dysfunction his clients may be experiencing, whether from injury or from poor positioning.

Massage therapy can benefit you in so many ways. Let Rob help you get on track to regaining your optimal physical performance. Contact him today to learn more and set up an appointment.

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Meet Rietta Brisco – Registered Massage Therapist

Rietta Brisco is one of our registered massage therapists here at Kelowna Medical Massage. She is new to Kelowna and since moving here she has been enjoying exploring all that the sunny Okanagan has to offer. Rietta graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program in 2014, she practices in all areas of massage therapy including deep tissue massage, sports massage, myofascial release and more. Low back pain and hip pain are two very common problems she treats. Rietta particularly enjoys working with athletes since she herself has been a devoted athlete for most of her life and has experienced first hand the impact that massage therapy can have on athletic performance and recovery.

When Rietta was quite young, she participated in a lot of competitive biathlons. Her friend’s mother was a registered massage therapist who travelled with them to many of the races and would perform sports massage on the girls. Rietta noticed right away how much the massage positively impacted her performance, this was the first time she became interested in massage therapy. As she continued participating in everything from competitive horse back riding to running to ski racing she continued to use massage to recover faster after hard training sessions and events. Eventually she decided to become a registered massage therapist to turn her passion for health and her belief in massage therapy into a career.

Rietta treats a lot of clients who experience postural issues or chronic pain, as well as athletes who have experienced injury or are interested in integrating massage into their training programs. She finds it gratifying to work with clients who are pro-active in their treatment and she loves having a part in getting them back on their feet after an injury or helping them improve their performance. Her background in sports makes her the ideal RMT to help prevent and recover from sports injuries.

Rietta is a very active person and enjoys hiking and backpacking. Her favourite trip was a 4 day hike along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail on Vancouver Island. It was a 47-kilometre wilderness hike along the southwestern coast of the island which she says was absolutely beautiful. Her other favourite activity is stand up paddle boarding, she is patiently waiting for her father to make some finishing touches to the board he made for her so she can get out onto Okanagan lake as soon as possible.

The number one thing Rietta would like her clients to know is that their massage is tailored to them and that they should communicate with their therapist. Sometimes treatment can be a bit painful, but it should not be unbearable. Massage therapists are here to help you, they want you to have get the most benefit out of your treatment but they also want you to be comfortable and not feel like your appointments are something that simply must be endured. She also emphasizes the importance of following through with your home care as directed by your RMT. Following the instructions for home care are critical to your improvement!

Interested in connecting with Rietta to learn more about how massage therapy can help you? Contact us to set up an appointment.