Massage Therapy & Reiki
Kierra is a fully-trained massage practitioner with an advanced massage diploma. Although she was a registered therapist in Alberta, she is not registered in BC at this time, and therefore cannot be claimed under benefits. However, she is capable of performing both therapeutic and relaxation techniques and is on the same skill-level as a registered therapist.
Kierra was raised in Calgary, Alberta, and it was there that she received her 3000-hour Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma. She practiced there for five years, earning her certificate in Infant Massage Instruction, completing her Birth Doula Training, and learning the practice of Reiki healing. In 2017, she chose to pursue her dream of island living and moved out to Victoria. Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Victoria, she has chosen to continue her massage career while she chases her academic goals. She enjoys both relaxation and therapeutic work and specializes in pre and post-natal massage. She aspires to create a judgement-free, safe space where one can arrive and begin their journey towards healing. She cannot wait to begin treating the Emerald Spa clientele!
30 minutes - $35
60 minutes - $65
1 hour - $55
What we do:
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body to augment physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. Massage therapists will incorporate a variety of techniques into each massage to give each patient a unique and individualized treatment. Some techniques that massage therapists use are:
- Swedish Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Pre/post natal
- Strains, sprains and tendinitis
Massage has numerous health benefits:
- Helping athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve circulation
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
- Reduce spasms and cramping
- Relax injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Decrease anxiety
- Enhance sleep quality
- Decrease blood pressure
What to expect:
For your first visit your therapist will complete an initial assessment, the length of which will be determined by your reason for visiting. This will help your therapist determine which areas of the body require treatment. It is common for your therapist to take a moderate approach at the first visit in order to determine response & reaction, and then to adjust the treatment as necessary in the following visits. Be sure to let your therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, or you simply have any questions about the treatment provided. Remember this is your treatment and your therapist can make modifications to make the massage as comfortable as possible for you.
Before the treatment your therapist will inform you of how to lie on the table and which items of clothing to leave on or remove. During the massage your therapist will only undrape (uncover) the areas that are going to be treated.
Often exercises and home care will be given at a later appointment (after your therapist has become familiar with your condition and has been able to assess your response to treatment) but be prepared that basic home care or instructions may be given at your first appointment.