Stephanie Wilcott RMT
I graduated from WCCMT in 2001 and have been refining my massage therapy skills for the past 20 years. I started my career in East Van on Commercial Drive, then spent 9 years working in Lynn Valley on the North Shore. In March of 2019, Annie and I set up Sunrise Health Massage Therapy in our Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood. I am truly delighted to be returning to my home turf in East Van and am eager to reconnect with my community through my practice.
Over the years, a keen interest in perinatal massage has led me to take several courses in this area. My 2 boys were born at home with the help of my midwife. Something that isn’t for everyone, but something that I will always cherish. This is an exciting time with lots going on. I find that patients typically have a lot of questions. No matter who is delivering your baby or where you are birthing, my experience and professionalism will set your mind and body at ease so you can relax and get the care you deserve.
I am also a certified prenatal and postnatal exercise instructor. I feel that exercise is not only essential to a healthy pregnancy, but also to a good delivery and speedy recovery.
Of course, I treat many other conditions from acute injuries to chronic nagging ones. Preventing repetitive strain injuries whether from work or sports is of particular importance. Symptomatic relief can also be provided for systemic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, MS, migraines, osteoporosis, and many others.
I am committed to offering my patients evidence based massage therapy techniques specifically tailored to that individual along with homecare instructions and patient education. I strongly believe that maintenance and prevention are key to providing quality health care and I strive to achieve this with each patient.
At home, I enjoy spending time with my husband, energetic boys and new cat Louis. We delight in cycling to New Brighton, to the local farmer's markets and to the Whitecaps games. Tending to my flower, fruit and vegetable gardens is an ongoing passion. And a good hike in the woods always makes me smile.