Stephanie Langlais is a registered massage therapist who graduated from the 3 year massage therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002. She has been in full time private practice since 2002, and is the owner/director of Quanta integrated Health in North Vancouver (formerly Soma Massage Therapy in North Vancouver). Stephanie is passionate about health and wellness and also became a Holistic Health Coach in 2014.
She is a member of the College of Massage Therapy of BC and was previously a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta and British Columbia. Stephanie has several years of practical training in the management of chronic diseases and acute injuries, and the effects of long-term stress on the body.
The primary goal for each treatment is to decrease pain, discomfort and stress. Subsequent treatments are also geared towards increasing body awareness and addressing postural dysfunction for the prevention of re-injury.
Specific programs and treatment approaches are designed for each individual, developing postural realignment, restoring balance to the body, and changing long term patterns of tension.
Stephanie takes a holistic approach to massage therapy, which means the whole body is considered in each treatment. Better results are obtained by examining and correcting the source of the pain and dysfunction rather than treating the symptoms.
This holistic approach allows for balance in the body. Stephanie will not only do the manual therapy but she will also recommend self care tips and home care exercises.
Stephanie’s practice is diversified. Her training and experience enables her to treat all clients, from infants to the elderly. She blends various techniques into each treatment session depending on the goals of the treatment and the needs of the patient. Her treatments generally include myofascial release, swedish massage techniques, cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, and other osteopathic techniques. She is also does reflexology, hot stone massage and manual lymphatic drainage. To begin your wellness journey, book an appointment today.
Marianna Silant’eva is a registered massage therapist that graduated from Utopia Academy in Vancouver, where she completed the 3000-hour Massage and Hydrotherapy RMT program in 2011.
Marianna likes to take an individual approach in her treatments, and her focus is to find the right balance in addressing both her patient’s needs and wants. She sees herself as a health care professional who strives to guide her clients towards a happier and pain-free lifestyle, directly through the application of massage therapy and indirectly by encouraging and educating them on how to improve their health and wellness on a daily basis.
Marianna utilizes techniques such as myofascial release, cranial-sacral therapy (advanced cranial), visceral manipulation, manual lymph drainage, trigger point release, muscle energy and swedish massage. She also believes in the body’s natural healing abilities and facilitates this process by incorporating myofascial release and cranio-sacral therapy in her treatments.
During her spare time Marianna likes to practice yoga, read and explore beautiful British Columbia with her family and friends. Start your wellness journey by booking today.
Kara Richards is a registered massage therapist that graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002. She has been in private practice since 2002. She has a very diversified style of massage and can create a therapeutic treatment that will address your concerns and help you to achieve your health and wellness goals. After a thorough patient history Kara uses a blend of massage therapy techniques best suited for the individual. Kara’s massage therapy practice includes a special focus on cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation and myofascial release. She also uses the following techniques: trigger point therapy, musculotendinous attachment release, muscle stripping, joint mobilization and swedish massage techniques.
Sharon Pannu is a Registered Massage therapist that graduated from the 3000 hour RMT program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Over the course of her training, she has gained exposure to treating a variety of orthopaedic, neurologic and systemic conditions. Her main goal is to work with you to assess and create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Based on this, she will tailor her approach by utilizing a range of modalities that can aide in pain management, relaxation, and optimal function during activities of daily living. Some techniques may include guided breathing, myofascial release, Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, attachment release, ischemic compression, gentle joint mobilizations, as well as passive or active stretching. She will also incorporate patient education and home care strategies into each session, in order to allow you to maintain progress outside of the treatment room. Most importantly, Sharon is dedicated to building a therapeutic relationship that provides you with an environment that is safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental. In her spare time, Sharon can be found enjoying all of the beauty Vancouver has to offer with her furry golden retriever friend by her side.
Ali Aghasardar TCM R.Ac is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist who graduated from the 5 year Doctorate program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). He subsequently completed extensive training and certification in the advanced program of Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Acupuncture in China. Ali has a particular interest in treating pain, cosmetic and rejuvenation, anxiety, stress and fatique. He uses acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, trigger point release, cupping, moxibustion and Gua Sha, along with lifestyle and dietary consultation, to help his patients achieve and maintain optimal health. Ali truly enjoys working with his patients to achieve realistic health goals through a positive and competent approach. He believes working with individuals to achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness is a privilege. Your health is your greatest gift, treasure it.If you want to experience the benefits of acupuncture you can simply click to book an appointment.