Registered Massage Therapy -RMT
Tara graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1999. Born and raised in Vancouver area, she spent all her spare time either up the mountain looking for powder or searching for new mountain bike trails to ride.
Tara moved to Whistler at the first opportunity, working as an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) locally for several years. Her travels around the world have led her to running her own Spa in the Rockies, working extensively in the yachting industry, and now back to her love and passion; providing mobile massage to the locals and visitors of Whistler BC with her business Whistler Massage Therapy.
She brings a deeply intuitive approach to therapeutic massage and is fascinated by the healing power of the body. She is particularly drawn to sports massage, chronic injury and pre and post natal massage.
Yoga – RYT
Tara found yoga in the late 90’s before she took her first Iyengar class and believes this alignment based yoga system is a great way to start. She explored many different yoga styles and while in Whistler, she found Neoalpine Yoga and Patrick Kreelman who loved to weave stories and themes into his heated yoga series.
In 2005, Tara spent 2 months at an ashram in California doing her first training with IYT (Integral Yoga Training), realizing that this was just an entry point into a lifelong study of yoga. She found Anusara yoga and loved the way its principles of alignment spoke to her deep love and intuitive knowledge of anatomy, which she uses to help her students safely deeper into a pose or to offer a gentler, sweeter experience of it.
Although massage therapy is her main focus, she continues to teach Hatha Yoga privately focusing on creating body awareness, reducing muscle tightness and restoring ease. Yoga sessions can easily be added to your massage appointments at the time of booking.
Tara has been my therapist for several years now and I’m a lifer. She strikes the perfect balance between deep and relaxing. I’ve never had such deep tissue work without the pain that normally goes along with it. Every treatment Tara has something new to try on me – How does she have the time to continually be learning something new?! The hour I am with Tara Passes by like mere moments – and I am already looking forward to the next appointment before I even leave the treatment room! She is truly a master in her field
Tara is a therapist who you want to know. She gets results and will illuminate areas of your body that no therapist has ever even touched. Furthermore her ability to go deep with a gentle approach is so important to me! After my first session I realized that deep work is so healing and necessary when done properly! If you’re looking to heal and love your body on a deep level, or be able to offer this type of healing to your clients, visit Tara!
Through Tara’s teaching, I have rediscovered poses I’ve been doing for years. She has this wonderful way of explaining body alignment while including philosophical teachings. Her visualizations are helpful in becoming more conscious of the self. You leave her classes feeling completely energized!