About MOTUS RMT
My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. – Terri Guillemets
About Motus RMT
Motus offers RMT Massage and Clinical Yoga & Pilates (Balanced Motion Therapy.) You will find me in Guisachan Village on the corner of Gordon Drive and Guisachan Road.
My goals for you:
- Empower you to own your healing journey through the best care I know how to provide.
- When you come into my treatment room or exercise area, I want you to know that I am here for you and committed to your care. You are not alone. You are supported.
About Naomi Friesen
BA, RMT, ERYT200
To move and feel better in your body and life – this is my goal for you. Through Clinical Yoga & Pilates (Balanced Motion Therapy) and Massage Therapy, let’s enjoy the journey together. I am humbled and honoured to serve you in your wellness goals!
For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep curiosity and love for how the body moves best. I dare say, it is my passion. I am a deep believer in community – community with other humans, community of the heart, community within our own bodies! Our whole cannot be well if one part is neglected.
My treatment approach is a unique blend of reminding your musculoskeletal system and nervous system to work together to move in a more balanced way –– through Balanced Motion Therapy, let’s coax your body towards full potential. With a variety of massage techniques, we will relieve pain, discomfort and restriction. My aim is to guide you back to function, and get you back to moving with freedom and ease.
My massage style incorporates Myofascia Release, passive range of motion & active range of motion while releasing the restricted tissue, Trigger Point Pressure Release, General Swedish Massage and joint mobilization. I use a moderate to deep pressure, but do not go deep just for the sake of sensation. I see tissue manipulation as a conversation, not an edict to be pronounced on the body! We will get the job done. I look forward to working with you on your health and wellness journey!
Health and Wellness Career History
In 1996, I earned my credentials as a Personal Trainer, and opened a studio where I focused on rehabilitative, one on one training and lifestyle / weight management. I created and taught a 12 week lifestyle and weight management course and book which paved the path for many of my clients to achieve the fitness and health they desired.
In 1999, I achieved certification as a STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor. In 2007, I added Yoga Instructor to my education roster.
The decades of experience gained by teaching students how to move and feel better in their bodies lead me to my studies to become an RMT in 2014. Upon passing the College Board Exam, I opened my practice on Vancouver Island. I had the privilege of growing the clinic I founded and owned, Eden Therapy, into a thriving practice which serves the Comox Valley still. Eden Therapy received the “Best of Comox Valley” award for massage therapy clinics in 2020. In the fall of 2021, I sold Eden Therapy and moved to beautiful Kelowna to live near family. Gosh, I love it here! The arid climate reminds me of my university years in Southern California and feels like home.
Thank you for considering me as a member of your health care team.
About Celina Lai
Celina’s interest in the human body began at a young age after experiencing manual therapy and all it’s benefits due to various major injuries stemming from a competitive hockey career.
She believes in treatment that embodies a holistic approach and has an interest in pain and client’s lived experiences and how that affects their day to day functioning. She welcomes a wide variety of clients – whether or not you need a treatment to decompress or have an injury – she’s here to provide you care!
Originally from Vancouver, Celina has since relocated to Kelowna and is excited to explore all that the Okanagan has to offer! Outside of the clinic, you can find Celina rock climbing, on a mountain somewhere or cuddling her two cats!