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Jil Forbes

Registered Massage Therapist, Registered yoga teacher and Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Located in Kamloops, Jil has experience treating those suffering from conditions due to repetitive strain injuries, such as low back pain and sciatica. She treats whiplash as well as athletic injuries from weekend warriors to competitive athletes.

Jil grew up in Kamloops and completed her training with the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Upon graduation, she lived and worked on the west coast of the island, where she fell in love with surfing and the ocean. She then moved to Sun Peaks, BC to work with ski racers and weekend warriors. After a season of skiing and ski touring, Jil had the opportunity to work in a mentorship program with a renowned RMT at Rebound Health Services in the lower mainland. She then went on to study internationally to become a STECCO Fascial Manipulation practitioner and is one of the only practitioners in Kamloops with this certification. With her mentorship ending and a new set of skills, Jil decided to move back to Kamloops and start her own practice. She has also completed her 200 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher training followed by Prenatal Yoga training to bring a holistic element into her massage therapy practice. Jil has also completed the Graston Technique using the Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques to further assess and treat the fascial system.

Jil continues to swim competitively with the Kamloops Classics Masters Swim Team, practices yoga, is a member at Diverse Xtreme Training Center, weight trains at NXL Athletics and skis cross country, downhill and back-country throughout the winter season. In the spring / summer she runs half marathons, various distance Triathlons and Swims open water events.

Jil has experience treating conditions such as:

Low back pain, Whiplash, Sciatica, Motor Vehicle Accidents (ICBC)
Frozen Shoulder, Jaw dysfunction (TMJ), Carpal Tunnel, Plantar Fasciitis, Headaches, Disc injuries, Hip and ITB pain, Sprains and Strains and Postural imbalances

Jil’s treatments include:

  • History, clinical assessment and palpation

  • Stecco fascial manipulation

  • Myofascial manipulation

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Active stretching

  • Muscle energy techniques

  • Graston Technique

Jil’s Continuing Education

Stecco Fascial Manipulation Level 1 and 2

Graston Technique Therapy (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

Exercise Physiology in Human Kinetics

Prenatal Yoga Teaching Certificate

200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training