Born and raised in North Vancouver, Nicola is excited to be relocated to be working at Northview Health and Wellness Center. Nicola graduated in 2017 from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC. She holds a Bachelor in Human Kinetics (UBC- 2008), with a focus on Health and Fitness.
Prior to going back to school for Massage Therapy Nicola worked as a Personal Trainer and running coach. Not limiting herself to just one sport, Nicola played varsity basketball for Capilano College and received All-American accolades running track and field and cross country for UBC. It was early on in her running career that Nicola discovered Massage Therapy and it helped her recover from common overuse running injuries and later in prevention.
Nicola is passionate about helping other people reach their health and wellness goals and through continuing education is dedicated to advancing her knowledge to help serve her patients. Through proper assessments, Nicola takes it upon herself to figure out WHY her patients are experiencing dysfunction/pain and seek to correct muscle imbalances by prescribing therapeutic exercises.
To help her clients achieve pain free-functional movement, Nicola leans towards deep-tissue modalities, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and muscle energy techniques. Nicola is especially interested in furthering her knowledge in craniosacral therapy and osteopathic techniques.
Outside the clinic, Nicola is a competitive trail and road ultramarathon runner. Her biggest athletic accomplishments include wins at the Fat Dog 120mile, Tarawera 100k, Stormy 50mi, Knee Knacker 50k, Yakima 50k, Dirty Duo 50k and Sun Mountain 50k. She also holds the female Fastest Known Time on the 180k Sunshine Coast Trail. When she isn’t running, Nicola enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, ski touring and baking!