Connie Klotz, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) grew up in the Cowichan Valley. After graduating in 1993 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy she worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, and Banff CMH (Canadian Mountain Holidays). She then headed off to Germany where she worked as a Massage Therapist out of a Physiotherapy clinic.
When Connie is not doing the work that she loves, you may find her out hiking, biking,Nordic Walking, playing baseball, football (woman’s touch football) . She also enjoys spending time with her family.
Connie has provided Massage Therapy for a number of conditions including muscle spasms and strains, insomnia, stress relief, arthritis, back pain and headaches/migraines. She has experience with sports injuries, acute or chronic conditions, Fibromyalgia, whiplash related disorders, and Manual Lymph Drainage.
Her skills include:
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Trigger Point Release
Manual lymph drainage
What is Manual Lymph Drainage (M.L.D)
Manual Lymph Drainage is a specialized massage technique that is performed by a Lymphoedema Therapist.
Lymphoedema is better known to most people as “swelling”. The lymphatic system is supposed to reduce the fluid that leaks out of the blood vessels. However, sometimes the lymphatic system is not working properly. This can be seen post trauma (ankle sprains), surgery (mastectomies where lymph nodes are removed), and after cancer radiation treatments that can affect the lymph nodes.
When there is swelling in an area of the body, blood flow can be reduced and pressure can be placed on nerves creating sensations of pins and needles, aching, throbbing, pain. Often you will see an indentation from a sock or shoe or jewellery. The range of motion of joints can be restricted. The skin is often stretched tightly and there is a feeling of heaviness. The skin can also become dry.
MLD is a gentle form of massage that is used to encourage movement of lymph away from areas of swelling. It can be used in the face, breast, abdomen as well as the limbs.
Connie’s primary goal as a Massage Therapist is to work with you the customer to help improve your overall health and well being and live a better quality of life.