Alexis Penner graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in August 2014. Before doing the RMT program she worked as a bodyworker, having graduated from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2011. Bodywork proved a great “foot in the door” to registered massage therapy as it gave her a hunger to learn more and a desire to be able to provide more for her patients. It also taught her about the emotional body; how our emotions connect to our physical body and the impact that they can have, something Alexis finds particularly important in massage treatments. Alexis was drawn to massage therapy due to her love of helping others, and also by her fascination, as an artist, with the human body and anatomy. When she’s not at work treating her patients, Alexis likes to hike, camp, trail run, and paint.
Alexis uses a lot of myofascial, trigger point therapy, stretching, joint mobilizations, deep tissue and Swedish in her treatments. Like most RMTs, Alexis has experience working with any number of conditions, such as headaches, TMJ disorders, and strains and sprains.