Meagan Ciona, RMT
After careers in both travel and retail, I decided it was time to start my own business in healthcare as a Massage Therapist. My passion for helping people and an interest in alternative health made massage therapy a great fit. I graduated from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2005 and have the equivalency of 2200 hours of massage training. Since graduating, I have continued to upgrade my skills and have taken several Professional Development courses including:
Active Release Techniques (ART) Upper, Lower, and Spine
TMJ Dysfunction and Articular Disc Displacement
Biodynamic Myofascial Mobilization of the Lumbosacral and Pelvis Region
Anatomy Trains Fascial Release Series: Intrinsic Muscles of the Pelvis
Anatomy Train Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest & Breath
Clinical Applications of Pain Science: Manual Therapy, Exercise and Rehabilitation Principles
The training that I received during my Active Release Techniques (ART) courses, coupled with my clinical experience, has been instrumental in my approach to massage. By treating patients in 3D and getting to the “root cause”, I am able to resolve the issue much faster than if I just focused on the areas that are painful.
After my initial assessment, I use a variety of different techniques in order to obtain the desired outcome of symmetry within the body. Movement, either active or passive, is the key to obtaining long lasting results and I include as much movement into the treatment as possible. Providing you with evidence-based mobility and strengthening exercises as well as tips on ergonomics, sleeping positions and postural changes allows you to become an active participant in your overall health. I also work closely with other health practitioners in order to provide you with the best care possible.
My first-hand knowledge of injuries and discomfort has been invaluable to me. It has allowed me to become a better therapist as I am able to share my experience with the patient and pass on to them my insights. I love the challenges and problem solving processes that come with injury rehabilitation and I am extremely passionate about the work that I do.
When I'm not at the clinic, I spend my time on my SUP as well as hiking, cycling, gardening, camping and travelling. I also practice Yoga, meditation and photography and have an interest in natural health products and essential oils that I use as part of my self-care routine.