Courtney Barnes, RMT
Courtney grew up in Kelowna and loves the Okanagan lifestyle. She loves gardening, camping, kayaking or anything to do with the outdoors and uses meditation, yoga and Ayurveda practices to maintain her personal healthcare. Upon graduating from KSS Courtney knew in her heart that she wanted a career in natural medicine. So she pursued her dreams and received her Holistic Practitioners Diploma at the Canadian Institute of Natural Health and Healing in 2011. This course changed her life and also introduced her to the wonderful world of massage. As her passion and curiosity for the human body grew stronger, she enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and graduated in August 2014. She is Registered with the College of Massage Therapy of BC and the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of BC.Courtney believes in looking at the body as a whole system, with postural alignment and a balanced nervous system being her main priorities. She finished her Craniosacral Therapy Diploma in 2017, at Body Intelligence Craniosacral Therapy Training, and has a whole new understanding about how the nervous system can affect our health. One of her favorite things to do is educate her clients on how they can help themselves and give them the tools they need to speed up the healing process and embrace their health. She uses assessment skills and gets to know their health history and habits to find the real source of the problem and customizes each treatment to the needs of the client. She likes to use various techniques, such as hydrotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy as needed and strives to make a relaxed and safe environment for each client.