Alysha Connor, RMT

Growing up on the North Shore, I participated in many sports and active hobbies. From soccer and volleyball to running and hiking. Throughout my life I have had several different injuries and have had the opportunity to experience many different forms of rehabilitation. I have found that every modality benefited me and helped with my rehabilitation in different ways. Being able to experience the benefits of manual and active therapies for myself has encouraged a passion in me to pursue a career in this area. I was drawn to massage therapy and its ability to help heal through the combination of relaxation and therapeutic treatments.

I graduated in 2019 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology. I worked as a Kinesiologist for two years before I began my journey at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in January 2021. I graduated from VCMT in August of 2022 and after completing my registration exams, I became a Registered Massage Therapist in November 2022.

During the past few years I have had the privilege to work in several different therapeutic environments such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, active rehab and chiropractic care. But I have felt drawn to the area of Massage Therapy in the way that it allows a focused and hands-on relationship between patient and therapist and the ability to encourage a holistic approach to rehabilitation. I enjoy being able to incorporate my active rehab background into my massage treatments. As an RMT, my treatments include a variety of techniques such as Swedish-relaxation massage, myofascial & neuromuscular techniques, stretching and active rehabilitation.

When I am not treating patients, you can find me running, hiking the North Shore mountains, playing soccer or reading a good book.

I look forward to being able to apply my skills to help you achieve your health goals.

Bryce Adams, RMT

Having lived an active lifestyle my entire life, it has been inevitable that various injuries are something I’ve dealt with. I have experienced success in getting better and back to my activities through various manual therapies and was drawn to massage therapy. What I like about massage specifically is the hands-on time and the ability to affect real change in the quality of life for my clients.

After taking a few years off after high school to travel, volunteer, & work in customer service (mainly in the coffee industry), I went on to study Registered Massage therapy at Langara College and acquired my RMT designation in 2019.

My treatment style involves a variety of techniques with a focus on Swedish, trigger point therapy, active/assisted stretching techniques, and a focus on home care to empower the client in their healing process and work towards their goals.

In my own sports endeavours, I have played various sports including hockey and soccer competitively and currently pursue long distance trail and road running competitively. When not at work, I can be found either running the North Shore trails, on my road bike, or exploring one of Vancouver’s many third-wave coffee shops.

Alia Ridley, RMT

I have always believed that having a healthy mind, body and spirit is the best way to achieve optimal health and performance. These interconnected aspects of what makes us a complete healthy person however are often challenged by the everyday stressors we can experience in life. I have found massage therapy to be an extremely beneficial modality to help navigate and even help alleviate these stressors by allowing us to reconnect to our bodies.

Growing up I was introduced to various types of therapeutic modalities from Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture and the value of physical exercise in my life. My early experiences helped me in developing a sense of how a “whole body” holistic approach improves and enhances my being both mentally and physically.

After spending a year at Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia pursuing a liberal arts and sciences degree my interest in the healing arts called out to me. With this in mind, I decided to attend the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and completed it’s rigorous 3000 hour program in April 2016. I wrote my provincial board examinations in September 2016 for my Registered License and passed on my first attempt.

I was drawn to massage therapy in particular because I truly believe that it is a wonderful way to reconnect yourself to your body, decrease stress, and help aid in the recovery of other physical ailments. In addition, I have always had a passion for helping others and massage therapy has become a great outlet to help fulfill this passion.

My treatment style includes many different techniques such as myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, gentle joint mobilizations, stretching, and more depending on each patient’s specific needs and how their body is presenting. My pace is usually slow and rhythmic as I use Swedish Massage techniques to help induce relaxation and support patient’s into the parasympathetic nervous system. This allows patients to fully rest and unwind while also keeping the massage effective.

I sincerely hope to be of service and support you through your health and wellness journey!