Cascade Massage Therapy - Natural relief from pain  

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I can help you find natural pain relief from:

Are you sick and tired
of living life in chronic pain?

If you are looking for natural pain relief,
massage therapy can help!

Do you relate to any of the following:

  • aching muscles, sharp pain and stiff joints that stop you from doing the things you enjoy
  • irritability, anxiety, depression and a sense of defeat due to ongoing pain
  • limited relief and unwanted side effects from pain medication 
  • decreased productivity in your work due to pain - or having had to stop work due to pain
  • digestive problems or headaches that make it difficult for you to function in your day
  • sleeplessness and feeling like you can’t go on anymore in this state of exhaustion

Chronic pain disrupts all aspects of life

If you can identify with any of the above symptoms,
then you have come to the right place.

I can help you overcome your pain. Massage therapy provides natural pain relief!

“When I first went to see Sonja, my main complaint was the Osteoarthritis in my hip that seemed to cause sharp pain in my low back and thigh.  Sitting for any length of time was very painful, getting up from a chair was painful, turning in bed was difficult and I couldn’t walk for long without pain in my low back, hips and legs.

After only 4 sessions with Sonja, I am happy to report that my movements are easier and the intense pain is gone! I am able to do my daily activities without pain and have learned how to adjust some of the awkward postures that I have been in for so long. I had the pleasure of a leisurely shopping date with a friend today, and we did a lot of walking – I was surprised and delighted to find that I noticed only a little aching in my low back at the end of our visit – a month ago that would not have been possible!”

D.F., 69 years old, semi-retired, office cleaner

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Chronic pain usually creeps up slowly, maybe after an accident, physical injury or emotional trauma. Often the pain is happening because of a variety and combination of causes. You might have experienced repetitive strain from work. Maybe you’ve played hard at sports, and eventually the wear and tear has caught up with your body. 

Possibly you have been diagnosed with one or more medical conditions.

All of these things and more can overlap and cause chronic pain because problems that may seem unrelated are actually interwoven in the machine of the human body. Your body is constantly working to achieve an internal state of balance so that you can maintain overall wellness.  Unfortunately, once the pain cycle has begun, a ripple effect can occur, and you may become stuck in a chronic pain state where relief feels unreachable. 

The daily activities that used to be easy to do, suddenly feel so hard.  Perhaps even getting up in the morning has become a challenge because you have had such a terribly restless sleep.  

Then when you do finally drag yourself out of bed, your joints feel stiff and unusable… but regardless of how you feel, you must find a way to get up and moving so that you can start your day. 

Perhaps as you try to wash your hair in the shower, you find it difficult to raise your arms above your head and you wonder why they feel so heavy and uncoordinated? Why does this simple task cause your neck to hurt? 

Finally you complete your morning routine and are ready to leave the house. While driving, you are soon reminded of the discomfort that sitting for any length of time brings. As your hips and knees feel the drive beginning to wear on them, you notice a headache is starting. Yes, this is only the start of the day, and it seems very long already.     
Chronic health conditions can take their toll on your body, mind and spirit, putting you in a state of imbalance that is very difficult to overcome alone. 

The good news: It is possible to break the pain cycle!

Yes, chronic pain relief is possible and I can help you achieve and maintain overall wellness. I am a registered massage therapist trained in the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and in the treatment of injury, pain and physical disorders.

Benefits of Massage Therapy with me:

  • experience chronic pain relief without side effects
  • release muscle tightness so that your body can move freely and regain strength 
  • ease joint stiffness to achieve healthy, full movements and improved posture
  • enhance circulation and lymphatic drainage to support a healthy immune system
  • learn how your daily activities affect your pain and what you can do about it  
  • receive education and resources to help eliminate the mystery of your condition so that you are empowered to make the best choices in order to heal
  • enjoy personalized home care and exercise plans that are appropriate for your unique situation and that progress and evolve with your healing
  • enjoy reduced levels of stress through balancing of the nervous system
  • improve your body awareness so that you recognize when you need to nurture yourself in order to maintain wellness

You can experience natural pain relief and achieve a balanced, comfortable body.

“Even though I am an active woman, I had been living with chronic neck pain ever since a whiplash injury 26 years ago. The neck pain was so severe that I was unable to extend my head to look up without holding my neck to ease the pain. To make matters worse, I also had a fall a few years ago that resulted in a bruise so bad that my entire leg was discolored for 2 years! I then began experiencing regular low back pain, which was worse at night and prevented me from having a good nights sleep. After my doctor diagnosed that I have degenerative joints in my neck and a blocked carotid artery, I resigned to live in pain. 

After my first session with Sonja I was pleasantly surprised that it eased some of my pain. I have received regular sessions in the last few months, and I am now sleeping more peacefully because turning in bed is not painful anymore. When I’m physically active, I can move my body more comfortably now and turn my head further from side to side. There are many daily activities that I can now do that bothered me before - for instance, when my son and daughter-in-law moved, I was able to help them and wash their walls without neck pain for the first time in 26 years!”

MN, 83 years old, retired nurse

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Once you break the pain cycle, your world opens up again, and your dreams are revisited. Perhaps the nature walks that you once loved to take through the park are now a pleasure, not a pain. Playing with the children in your life is a joyful experience because you have the energy to participate in their games. Travel becomes an option because you aren’t busy worrying about pain, and instead are focused on what you need to do to stay pain-free – planning a trip is a fun experience as you embrace life and all it has to offer.

Though your job and duties at home may still require you to do repetitive activities, you now have the resources and knowledge needed to be able to care for your body and stay strong enough to manage your work. 

Vulnerable places within your old aches and pains are quieter. You know when to slow down and you know how to strengthen the areas of your body that need some extra TLC. You may decide to take up a sport that you have always wanted to try, and you will surprise yourself with your abilities! 

Internal balance is obvious when the gift of sleep becomes restful, when your digestion occurs happily, and your daily anxiety is diminished. 

All of this is possible with my help as a Registered Massage Therapist. If you have a desire to be well and a willingness to be proactive in your healthcare, then I can help you break the pain cycle!

Research indicates that massage therapy is helpful for chronic pain.

 “I have had injuries too numerous to mention… but after having a discectomy surgery to my low back 1½ years ago, the constant pain was too much even for me to ignore anymore. 

My chiropractor suggested that I begin massage therapy with Sonja, and though I was hesitant and skeptical, I thought I’d give it a try. When I came to see Sonja my leg was numb and painful. I wasn’t getting much sleep, my headaches were too irritating to ignore and my digestive problems were getting worse as well. I had to stop doing my sports because of the pain in my low back, and I like to be able to keep up to my kids, so I was willing to try anything that might help! 

Much to my surprise, after my first massage therapy session my leg pain went away completely!  My headache also dulled to a tolerable level, and I thought that maybe there was something to this massage therapy business! So, now I have had a few sessions, and the pain is lessening more and more each day. After each session I am becoming more and more conscious of what is happening in my body – up until now, I had simply become numb in order to deal with the pain. Things have improved so much so, that my daughter and I pulled our bicycles out last week, and enjoyed a competitive ride on the hills! I am thrilled to be free of constant pain for the first time since my surgery!”

SB, 37 years old, Mother, Wife, Labourer - AKA Clydesdale

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What makes me different from other massage therapists who provide natural pain relief?

I bring over 15 years of bodywork experience and education to the massage table! I offer you diverse and comprehensive massage therapy sessions. Your treatment goals are foremost - whether you need assistance to aid a speedy recovery from an injury, chronic pain relief from old aches and pains or some relaxation time - your needs will be heard and addressed

I am thorough in my assessment of your situation, will listen closely to your needs and create a personalized treatment plan (no cookie cutter massages!). I integrate traditional and alternative techniques into each session and include homecare programs and exercise options that evolve with your individual healing process

I believe that prolonged stress, whether environmental, physical or emotional is a primary factor in dis-ease and a true obstacle to healing.  Therefore, I encourage you to take an active role in your recovery as you find your cascade to wellness. I welcome you to a peace-filled and relaxing environment to experience your massage therapy treatments.

What’s the next step?

  1. Sign up for my free newsletter.
  2. Call me at 250-550-4727 for a free 10 minute phone consultation, and together we will decide if I may be able to help you find chronic pain relief. If you have already decided that you would like to receive massage therapy, you are welcome to book an appointment online by clicking here!

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Office located in Vernon, BC, Canada. Serving Vernon, Coldstream,
Lavington, Armstrong, Lumby, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase,
Falkland, Kelowna and the rest of the Okanagan.