Our Team

Our team of registered massage therapists provide manual therapy based on current research and evidence in health care.  We take time to understand your individual health care needs and work with you to create a treatment plan that is based on your personal goals.

 

Our  therapists are professionally trained in a variety of treatment techniques.  While the specific techniques used will depend on your needs as well as the therapist’s skill set, ultimately, our approach to treatment is to identify and reduce or eliminate the cause of your symptoms.  We often recommend supportive exercises that are intended to help reduce your pain, improve your function and address any factors that may contribute to your symptoms.

Pamela Nonis, BSc., RMT

Pam has proudly been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist in Kelowna for 20 years and opened Core Performance Massage Therapy in 2012.

She is passionate about helping people and takes pride in providing individualized treatment plans that meet the specific needs of each patient. To that end, Pam stays current with new trends and research in healthcare and regularly attends post-graduate courses, particularly those which emphasize deep tissue therapy and manual treatment techniques.

Pam is an avid volunteer in the community and brings both a team and individual sport background to her practice. She enjoys a variety of activities including: swimming, cycling, running, volleyball and skiing and has completed several half marathons and triathlons including Ironman Canada and the ITU World Championships.

CARY COWAN, RMT

Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Cary earned a diploma in Marketing from BCIT. A successful management career in luxury hotels working in Kelowna, Vancouver, England, and California followed. While his work was rewarding, Cary wanted to have a greater impact on people’s lives and his penchant for science and working with his hands made massage therapy a natural choice!

Cary is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC. He discovered Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) during his studies and immediately recognized its ability to treat a wide variety of conditions traditional massage could not. After graduating, Cary attended post-graduate training and he is now a Dr. Vodder Certified MLD/CDT Therapist. Some conditions MLD is used to treat include: edema (post-surgical swelling, Lymphedema), traumatic injuries (hematomas, contusions, whiplash) and skin conditions (eczema, acne). Cary also uses traditional massage techniques and develops treatment plans to address the needs of each individual. He also feels patient education is key to maintaining long-term health and well-being.

Cary grew up in West Kelowna where he enjoyed the Okanagan lifestyle and a variety of sports year-round. When not working he enjoys fly-fishing, cycling, reading and cheering on his children at the soccer pitch.


CERTIFICATIONS:
- Dr. Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy
- Neurokinetic Therapy - Level 3
- Soft Tissue Release

ASHLEY SKERMER, BA, RMT

Ashley is trained in assessing and treating physical imbalances and unhealthy movement patterns, enabling her to resolve chronic injuries and prevent future difficulties.

Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Vancouver Island University, developing a comprehensive a knowledge of human anatomy and kinesiology prior to attending Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy to achieve her RMT designation.

Advanced training courses and mentorship with globally recognized expert in maternity massage, Carole Osborne, has given Ashley an education grounded with advanced technical skills in pre, peri, and postnatal massage. This has allowed Ashley to pursue her passion for helping women, with her focus being women’s health.

Building on her experience, Ashley became a Yoga Teacher through completing over 500 hours of Yoga Alliance approved training with Red Door Yoga School. She has also completed a comprehensive 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program, led by Teresa Campbell at Semperviva Yoga.

In Ashley’s free time she enjoys hiking with her family, enjoying the outdoors and practicing yoga. For more information please visit her website at: www.ashleyskermer.com

CERTIFICATIONS:
- Yoga Teacher training with Red Door Yoga School
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Semperviva Yoga
- Neurokinetic Therapy - Level 2
- Fascial Movement Taping with RockTape and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with RockBlade
- Pre & Perinatal Massage Therapy with Carole Osborne
- John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release

LEEANNA HAY, RMT

Leeanna is a graduate of the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and is also a Registered Yoga Instructor with 10 years of experience teaching yoga in the Okanagan Valley.

Her main objective is to understand your healthcare goals and assist in achieving optimal balance and function in your daily life and routine. Whether you are an elite athlete, recovering from injury or a new or expecting parent, she will address your needs with skill and patience.

Leeanna uses a combination of assessment, trigger point release and home care suggestions that are tailored to your unique needs and would love to meet with you and be a part of your recovery or maintenance program.

Leeanna is a mother of three and enjoys spending time with her kids, walking, reading and cooking. She also loves to play hockey, golf and enjoy everything that the beautiful area we live in has to offer.