Britta Calabrigo, Registered Massage Therapist
"Suffering from chronic back pain, I went looking for a massage therapist. Living south of Commercial Drive, I wanted a place I could walk to. I had looked online to see how other message therapist clinics compared on the Drive, and there was an overwhelming non-comparison to Tonume Integrated Health.
I made an appointment with Britta, and of course there are far too few adjectives to describe her professionalism and skill as a message therapist, and she genuinely concerns herself with your well being, providing her clients (me) with exercises and stretches to do at home to prevent tense muscles or alleviate pain".
Since graduating from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in July, 2002 I have immensely enjoyed my career as a RMT . Over the past 11 years, I have treated a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and have learned greatly from a wide variety of clients.
The main focus of my practice has been working with anxiety and stress related disorders. In today's fast paced world, stress and anxiety seems to be of epidemic proportion. All to often, we tend to toss stress aside inorder to satisfy other's needs. Many people suffer from insomnia, tension headaches and a host of other conditions. Many of which may be alleviated by Massage Therapy. It is extremely rewarding to me when clients are finally able to let go of their worries and leave a new person. My practice has also been focused toward prenatal care, work related injuries, back pain, and plantar fasciitis. To ensure the best results, I like to work with you to develop a treatment and home care plan that best suits you. Techniques often included are: Swedish Massage, Fascial Therapy, Myofascial Trigger Point work, Joint Play and Passive Stretching.
For the past 5 years, I was involved in mentoring massage therapy students in the student clinic at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. This too, was very rewarding. Seeing the students evolve from the beginning of their journey to graduation was amazing. Now I look forward to working along side them.
It has been a life long dream to open a clinic (Tonume) that offers the best of both worlds - a place of warmth and comfort, as well, as highly skilled professionals. I am so excited to share this experience with everyone.
Post Graduate Studies
Level 1 Craniosacral Therapy - Upledger Institute
Basic Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Dr Vodder
Level 1 Manual Lympathic Drainage - Dr Vodder
Level 2 Manual Lympathic Drainage - Dr Vodder
Level 3 Manual Lympathic Drainage - Dr Vodder
Sunday 7:30 - 12:30
Tuesday 7:30 - 1:30
Wednesday 5:00 - 8:45