West Vancouver Massage Therapy Team

Port Moody Sport Massage Therapy

Danielle Mah

Registered Massage Therapist, Sport Massage Therapist (cc)


About:

Danielle graduated in 2008 from Westcoast College of Massage Therapy and has continued her education with a focus on sport massage and fascial integration. She is currently a level II Sport Massage Therapist with Canadian Sport Massage Association and is passionate about her increasing work in this field.

Techniques:

Danielle is also fully trained in Graston Techniques and Dynamic Taping which are both highly sought after by athletes from a recreational to professional level.

Impulse Experience:

Working at Impulse has given her opportunities to work with various athletes from runners to hockey players which has provided experience in a multitude of athletics.

She is also highly involved with the athletic community of Port Moody through events and sponsorship of the Panthers Junior B hockey!

Athletics:

Danielle has a personal athletic background in a variety of sports with a specific focus on Volleyball. Her involvement continues from a therapy standpoint with a multitude of events through Impulse and Volleyball BC.

Spare Time:

In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her dog Cooper and reading a great book. Danielle loves interacting with people and is committed to helping her patients achieve balance and health.

Physiological Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy:

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Prevention
  • Stress and Pain Reduction
  • Increased tissue permeability
  • Stretching
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Improve tissue elasticity
  • Opens micro-circulation
  • Pumping
  • Pain reduction
  • Relaxation

Psychological Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy:

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Invigorating

Bryson Drinovz

Registered Massage Therapist


About:
After graduating from WCCMT's 3000hr program in 2013, he spent two years working in Squamish, and then started splitting his time between squamish and Vancouver. Bryson's experience has largely come from working on sports related injuries. Because of this he tends toward a style involving more deep tissue work and active techniques in order to help people get more involved with their bodies and the rehabilitation process. Bryson can often be found hiking and paddle boarding among the mountains of the sea to sky corridor where he grew up. Above all Bryson is committed to ensuring a well rounded therapeutic experience by providing relaxation, pain relief and most importantly patient education.

Leah Davis

Registered Massage Therapist, Sport Massage Therapist (cc)


Education:

Leah graduated in 2004 from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and has continued her education in the areas of both athletics and fascial work/structural integration. Leah is currently completing her SportMassage Therapy program with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association.

Experience:

Leah’s expertise in sport has led to extensive involvement in both professional and recreational athletics. She is the Massage Therapist for Waterski/Wakeboard Canada and enjoys traveling with the team to various international competitions each year. She was also proud to be a part of the core medical team for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Beyond her personal practice, Leah is highly involved in business and is the owner/director of Impulse Sport Therapeutics in Port Moody and West Vancouver.

Inspiration:

Through her own health struggles, Leah has learned first hand that health and fitness is an integral part of life. She appreciates that through both Massage Therapy and ownership of innovative multidisciplinary clinics, she can help others to achieve their own health goals.

Michele Hanley

Registered Massage Therapist


Education:

Vancouver College of Massage Therapy

Experience:

A big advocate of working hard and playing harder, Michelle is all too familiar with the physiological effects of the ‘Weekend Warrior’ lifestyle. As a lifelong recreational athlete, she knows balance is key and that manual therapy can play a significant role in maintaining an active body. After a few injuries of her own, Michelle discovered the importance of total body awareness and the difference that active maintenance can make. She has since dedicated herself to educating and helping others through manual therapy.

Expertise:

Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Injury Prevention and Maintenance