Our Team

Meet Our Team

Taylor McKechnie RMT

 

Taylor graduated from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC in 2009, after which she made the move back to her hometown of Squamish BC. In 2013 she completed a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from Thompson Rivers University.

Taylor views massage therapy as an integral part of a patient’s overall emotional and physical health, and she is focused on treatment plans and goals that are customized to fit each patient. She believes in not only providing her patients with immediate relief from specific symptoms, but also treatment of the root of the problem to render long term resolutions. While she has a special interest in the treatment of headaches and repetitive strain injuries, Taylor incorporates a wide range of modalities, including deep tissue massage, trigger point release, craniosacral therapy, muscle energy techniques and myofascial release to tackle any issues her clients may have.

Outside of the clinic Taylor enjoys travelling, playing outside either in the mountains or on the water, and stretching her brain with new challenges.

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Daniel Porcino RMT

Daniel brings an innovative approach to massage therapy, supporting clients with a passion for his work that enables them to reconnect with the activities they love. He brings to his clients a true zeal for addressing issues and conditions that have been resistant to previous treatments, a style that has brought many clients great relief and satisfaction. He focuses on getting to the root of the issue rather than solely dealing with the symptoms.

His treatment style is informed by his ongoing studies with the Canadian School of Osteopathy, providing him with a continually refreshed and updated “tool kit” as he learns new techniques.

Daniel may incorporate a variety of techniques into a treatment such as swedish massage, muscle energy, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, and joint play.

Daniel became a registered massage therapist after working for more than a decade as a carpenter in Vancouver. He was inspired to make this career change after becoming fascinated by fascial systems and anatomy, and experiencing first hand the physical changes that can be made by a dedicated therapist. He is a graduate of the 3000 hr program from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.

In his free time Daniel enjoys hiking with his girlfriend, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, drawing and playing music.

Days: Wednesday-Sunday.

Vanessa Senecal RMT

Vanessa’s approachable expertise and calm, dependable care will help you find the relief that you need. With over 10 yrs of experience, Vanessa uses techniques including Swedish massage, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, and Craniosacral Therapy. In addition to her hands on treatments, she provides accessible homecare and exercise suggestions in order to help you get the results you want faster.

Vanessa has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from the 3000 hour program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2005. She also has a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Before joining Sea to Sky Massage Therapy she has worked at clinics in Trail, BC and in Vancouver.

Having a diverse practice, Vanessa enjoys working with a variety of clients including adult and youth athletes, seniors, individuals with chronic pain, and women in the childbearing year.

Vanessa’s experience as an RMT includes advanced training and years of working with clients in Prenatal Massage, Postpartum Massage, Massage for the Complicated Pregnancy, and Post-Cesarean Massage. She is also trained as a birth and postpartum doula.

Her post-graduate courses also include training in Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy.

When not working at the job she loves, Vanessa enjoy singing in a community choir, volunteering on skis at Whistler Blackcomb, hiking the trails of Squamish, and baking a mean Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillow.

Days: Tuesday-Saturday.

Taryn Matson, RMT

Taryn, an avid equestrian, was inspired by the powers of massage at a young age. After watching the effects massage therapy had on her horse, the difference in his movement and athletic ability, she was inspired to learn more.

She completed her diploma in Ontario in 2004 followed by her B.C certification under the 3000 hour program from West Coast Massage Therapy in 2005. She is accustomed to working with a wide variety of clients and focuses on providing specific treatments tailored to each individuals’ needs.

She has  just recently moved to Squamish from Tsawwassen where she built a successful practice over the past 12 years where she was known for her ability to provide postural realignment treatments, headache relief and treatment of chronic pain conditions.  She has taken post graduate studies in myofasical release, deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations and Kinesio taping. Passionate about her patients’ health, both physically and mentally, she welcomes the opportunity to work with new people like you!

Days:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Darra Flanagan BSc, RMT

 

Darra has called the Sea to Sky corridor home for over 15 years but is originally from Dublin, Ireland.  He received his RMT diploma from Langara College in Vancouver and RMT license for medical receipts from the College of Massage therapist of British Columbia.

Since his youth he has been avidly involved in outdoor sports, including mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, and XC running. Having sustained many injuries through these activities, he began to understand the challenges of pain and decreased functionality, and became interested in therapeutic techniques. He first learned about the benefits of massage therapy while completing a certificate in Injury Management and Fitness in Sports from University College Dublin (UCD). He then used this knowledge over many years in a professional capacity as Wilderness / Climbing Guide and Outdoor Education Teacher, before pursuing further training to become a RMT with Langara College.

Using an evidence-based and scientific approach, Darra works with the individual to determine what the best treatment needs are. He is trained in Sports/ Deep tissue massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point release, Neuromuscular Techniques and Joint Play.  He believes strongly in sharing his observations with clients so that they learn more about their bodies and are active participants in the healing process.

In his free time Darra can be found climbing, mountain biking or ski touring around the Sea to Sky area with his girlfriend. He practices yoga and meditation and incorporates mindfulness techniques into his treatment

Days:  Monday, Thursday and Sundays

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