Elysse has had a life-long interest in biology and physiology, Her training at VCMT provided her with the skills and knowledge to assess and treat a wide variety of orthopedic conditions/injuries, and a wide breadth of insight into hundreds of neurologic and systemic pathologies.
Her approach to massage therapy is holistic: her treatment plans are grounded in orthopedics, anatomy, and current research, while also deeply valuing the simple power of attentive and present touch.
Communication, collaboration, and consent are crucial for success in the therapeutic process.
When she is not at the clinic, Elysse is working in- or supporting live theatre, She is a hiker, mid-distance runner, a year-round commuter-cyclist, and a passionate amateur vegetable gardener. Elysse has training in dance (contemporary, ballet), and has recently fallen in love with climbing. She has two dogs who accompany her on long walks every day.
Elysse (she/her) is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy's 3000-hour training program. She has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist since receiving her license in Spring 2022.
Elysse arrived at Massage Therapy after nearly a decade of work in the arts as a theatre director, writer, performer, and facilitator. She views her work in the arts and as an RMT as creative and collaborative pursuits; she approaches both with a curiosity of how internal and external worlds inform one another, and how our personal/social/generational histories show up in bodies and impact how we move through the world.