Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Equine Massage Therapist
Mikaela Wallace (Schubkegel) recently moved to Kamloops with her husband from Sidney B.C.. Having spent most of her life on Vancouver Island, Mikaela decided it was time for a change. She is currently finishing her Bachelors of Health Sciences at Thompson Rivers University with ambitions to continue her schooling into physiotherapy. As a lover of hiking, she is very excited for the abundant outdoor adventures Kamloops has to offer!
Mikaela graduated from the 3000 hour RMT program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy Victoria campus and completed her registration exams in 2014. Her training includes an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pain and stress management, therapeutic exercise and treating over 70 different pathologies. Through continuing education courses she has obtained her level 2 in craniosacral therapy, and plans to pursue a level 1 visceral manipulation course this fall (2017). Mikaela uses a blend of techniques to try and give the most effective treatments for her clients. These techniques include myofascial release, general swedish massage, trigger point therapy, muscles energy techniques, passive and active stretching, joint mobilizations, craniosacral therapy and many others. Having worked in both a chiropractic clinic and a physiotherapy clinic, Mikaela has tried to absorb as much as she could from the experienced therapists surrounding her. Her clinical experience has taught her a lot about both chronic pain management and effective treatment for acute injuries. She believes that educating her clients and giving them appropriate exercises to perform at home is a key part of the treatment. Her goal is to support and work together with each client to make sure they receive a safe and effective treatment.
When Mikaela is not working with clients you will most likely find her working with horses. Horses have long been a passion throughout her life, so it seems only natural that her work and hobby overlap. Along with riding 2-3 days a week, she is also a certified equine massage therapist. Mikaela enjoys working together with both horse and rider to offer a balanced perspective and positively enhance their partnership.