Who We Are 2018-09-19T18:42:07+00:00

Why Choose an RMT?

Did you know that in Canada, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Ontario hold the highest standards of professional practice in Massage Therapy?

This means that all of our Registered Massage Therapists complete an extensive 3000hr. Massage Therapy Program and Certified Board Exam, which designates them as Primary Healthcare Practitioners. This also means that they are governed and regulated by the CMTBC to ensure that they deliver safe, ethical, and effective care. For more information about Registered Massage Therapists please visit, www.cmtbc.ca.

Registered Massage Therapists extensive education qualifies them as an expert in manual therapy, injury rehabilitation and prevention. As an integral part of our health care system, MSP, WCB, ICBC, and private insurers cover the cost of Registered Massage Therapy treatment. Please visit our Rates page for more information.

 

Our Team

We are compassionate team of RMT’s that pride ourselves on sharing our passion for movement, strength, health, and wellness. Meet the team that fuels the patient centered experience at Restore Massage Therapy:

Luke Cockwell, RMT/Owner

Graduating from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2005, Luke immediately immersed himself in his career as an RMT at Life Mark Health. Over the course of his 9 years at Life Mark Health Luke was surrounded by an influential team of successful physiotherapists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists, sports med physicians, and sports psychologists that solidified and strengthened his knowledge and techniques in assessment and manual therapy.

Luke’s biggest passion is helping people by sharing his love for health and fitness. His personal goal is to inspire every patient to be the healthiest version of his or her self. Luke opened RESTORE as he wanted to share his vision of personable rehabilitation in a refreshing and beautiful space leaving every patient feeling rejuvenated and physically restored.

When Luke is not in the clinic you’ll find him spending time with his wife and son Avery Rain. He is happily awaiting the arrival of another baby.

Ashley Swanson, RMT

Ashley is a 2013 graduate from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. Ashley has been a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC since 2013, when she started to build her path as an RMT in Kelowna, BC. Her interest in massage therapy stems from a love of working with people, and a strong belief in a natural approach to relieving pain.

Throughout Ashley’s career she has developed a strong skill set in many different types of massage therapy. She enjoys treating acute injuries, and watching the progress of each patient as they work towards pain relief. Through massage therapy and assigned exercises she has personally selected a tailored plan for each individual. She commonly uses trigger point therapy, myofascial technique, deep tissue, and other practices to specifically benefit each client’s unique needs. Ashley has also treated many women throughout their pregnancy to assist them in their most comfortable pregnancy and help alleviate discomfort and stress along the way. Ashley believes prenatal massage brings a unique, exclusive diversity to her practice.

In Ashley’s every day routine she strives for a healthy and balanced lifestyle in which she loves to incorporate movement, laughter, and fresh air. She enjoys any activity that gets her outside in the Okanagan sunshine, and she loves connecting with people. She enjoys gardening, cruiser bike rides, hiking, cooking, and a good visit. Ashley loves to travel, her most recent trip being to Iceland.

Michael Sokalski, RMT

Michael graduated from Algonquin College Ottawa, in 2010, and specializes in therapeutic massage. Michael has skills in Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Technique, TMJ treatments and general Swedish Massage. He also has experience with many other techniques and modalities which may be included, such as Hydrotherapies, Superficial and Deep Scar Work and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. His treatment style is focused & deep. Michael offers an open and proactive approach to discovering preventative measures to ensure more lasting results, involving the client as much as possible in the healing process. Michael feels that through postural awareness and home-care, learning to avoid repetitive muscular stresses can be the key.

Lola Cockwell, Pet Therapist

Lola is our very own highly qualified Pet Therapist. She has 7 years of first-“paw” experience in her field. As a caring canine she has the natural ability to ease stress, tension, and pain. Lola takes great pride in greeting every patient as soon as they enter the clinic with love and attention.

You will often find Lola begging for treats and asking to sit on your lap. She enjoys a vigorous massage at the end of her day, which is a perk to being apart of the Restore team. In her spare time you will find her playing fetch and enjoying the Okanagan sunshine.