Who We Are 2019-12-19T18:47:10-05:00

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.

Throughout Luke’s 15 year career he has completed a vast range of extensive training focusing on visceral, joint mobilization, cranial sacral, and myofascial therapy. He recently completed a 3 year advanced integrated myofascial release course with Natale Rao. He is also supervising the Sports Outreach program of OVCMT at UBCO treating the Okanagan Heat athletes.

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 Alena, and two sons Avery-Rain and Beckett Hayes.

Ashley Hariraj, RMT

Ashley graduated from Mohawk College in 2017 where she practiced as a RMT in Ontario before moving to Kelowna to join our team at RESTORE.

Ashley’s approach to therapy is a synergistic relationship between client and therapist. She believes the combined efforts produce the most effect long-term pain relief, and overall health and wellness of each client.

Her treatment integrates light to medium relaxation techniques with a deeper focus on myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Combining these different techniques makes for a relaxing, yet effective massage in relieving tight muscles from every day use or injury.

Ashley’s various treatment techniques include: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, General Swedish Massage, Joint Mobilization, PNF Stretching, Pre-natal Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage.

Collin Bishop, RMT

Collin’s motivation as an RMT was brought to life when a loved one was debilitated in an accident. After a drawn out recovery, and still left with chronic pain and limited mobility, it was working with an RMT and physiotherapist that restored their quality of life. Collin made the decision to become an RMT because of the profound impact this had on him and his family. Upon graduating from Vancouver Career College his passion and purpose were confirmed.

His treatments are scientific and outcome oriented with balanced objectivity and empathy. He believes in a well-researched approach to therapy with patients as active participants. Collin’s passion for life long learning leaves him with an expansive range of advanced techniques that contributes to his effective therapy. Together, with his focus and patient’s active involvement in care he wishes to leave every client feeling restored; and seeing physical and over wellness with each treatment.

Gagan Dhillion, RMT

Gaganpreet commonly known as “Gagan” by friends, family, and clients alike graduated from Mohawk College in 2017. Gagan not only considers massage therapy his profession, but his dream and passion. This is very apparent in his practice, as he provides the best treatment plan to his clients with thoroughness, patience, gentleness, and care.

Gagan’s passion lies in all aspects of massage therapy and enjoys working with adults and elderly alike. He is certified in Rock Taping and Rock Blading. He has extensive experience and interest in working with a wide variety of clients ranging from:

Motor Vehicle Accidents
Stress Related Issues
Post Injury
Postural Imbalances

Outside massage therapy he enjoys fitness, music, movies, writing, and cooking. Gagan is excited to meet the beautiful people of the Okanagan Valley.

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.