Registered Massage Therapist
Mark was drawn to massage therapy because of his own active lifestyle. A lifelong athlete and former semi-professional soccer player who loves to hike, mountain bike, run, and ski, Mark noticed how massage therapy and chiropractic helped keep his body moving when he was competing. His sporting background is largely what inspired him to pursue a career as an RMT upon arriving in Canada with his wife in 2007. He enjoys the challenge of working with clients who have been in car accidents, have chronic pain, or repetitive strain injuries as well as helping prevent and treat injuries in professional and amateur athletes.
Mark believes in drawing from both his education and his own injury management to specifically tailor each session to the needs of the client. However, he also believes that healing comes from within and everyone should make it a priority to help themselves with effective home care involving stretching and hydrotherapy. He encourages his clients to seek out many healthcare options to find the formula that works for them. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Mark had a successful career as an environmental scientist in his native Australia, including 7 years teaching in Australian universities. He took his 1st year of massage training at the Whistler School of Massage before completing a 2200 hour Massage Therapy diploma at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy, where he also currently serves as an instructor.