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Melanie Swithin-Jones, B.Sc., D.O. (Can) Massage therapy north Vancouver

Osteopathic Practitioner, Massage Therapist

Having been badly injured in a car accident when I was six years old, I am no stranger to ongoing and debilitating pain. As a young adult, I set out to find a drug-free way to manage pain reduction though a variety of available therapies. Eventually, I was introduced to Osteopathy that was,for me, the beginning of a new era in pain management.

After obtaining my Bachelors Degree in (Human) Biology, my interest in manual therapy continued to grow and I decided I wanted to help others the way I had been helped. I felt a much more rewarding career path beckoned and I pursued my studies in Osteopathy, gaining my D.O. in Montreal in 1999.

As the health field is constantly changing, I believe that practitioners should always be seeking to gain further knowledge. To this end, I have just completed my studies in massage therapy in my desire to add to my abilities. I will be writing my board exams in March, 2018 and looking forward to being licensed in both disciplines.

Osteopathy and massage therapy are two modalities that interrelate very well with one another and this has given me, I believe, an even greater insight into effective and in-depth treatment, through manual therapy.

I utilize muscle energy techniques, and myofascial release to ease back, neck and joint problems. My main focus lies in Muscle Chains to further release structural or postural pathologies in a non-invasive manner. I also often incorporate elements of cranial therapy, aimed at readjusting the cranial sutures, along with visceral manipulation, designed to rebalance organ function, because I believe the body needs to function as a whole.

I am also certified in an Osteopathic Concussion protocol, which I look forward to incorporating into the Complete Concussion program that already exists at The Foundation for Integrated Health.

I am exciting to join the team here and look forward to helping you achieve your health goals.

Melanie

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