Nicola Way has been massaging animals for over 17 years providing relief from torn and over-used muscles, trapped nerves, degenerative conditions, herniated discs, neurological deficiencies, arthritis, postural complaints, stress, anxiety, digestive disorders, and more. She is trained in deep tissue massage through the Northwest School of Animal Massage and is accredited in functional indirect techniques including cranio-sacral and osteopathic modalities, as well as utilizing Tellington Touch methods, manual ligament therapy, myofascial trigger point therapy and acupressure.
Nicola gives workshops and has been a speaker at seminars in Canada, the US and the UK; most notably she was invited by Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick as one of five guest speakers to participate at his FORWARD symposium in Britain in 2017.
In 2015 she became a FitPAWS(R) Master Trainer using the specialized equipment to aid in rehabilitation as well as for fitness and conditioning, and she qualified as a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer in 2017.
As an adjunct to massage, she also uses a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy unit which stimulates cellular repair. This is particularly effective for soft tissue and bone degeneration and trauma. Veterinarians in North America became the first health professionals to use PEMF therapy to heal fractured bones in race horses, and it is FDA approved. Health Canada also granted a class II medical device license to the iMRS (from Swiss Bionic) which is the product that Nicola uses.
All these modalities enable Nicola to provide a comprehensive range of massage and rehabilitation services specific to each canine and feline client.
All sessions are carried out in the client’s own home to maximize relaxation and minimize stress for the pet.
Nicola is based in Vancouver and her client base ranges from Westside to Eastside, North Vancouver to the Fraser River.
She is a proud member of the BC Association of Animal Massage and BodyWork Professionals