Meet the Massage Therapists


Alia Ridley, RMT Massage therapy north Vancouver

Registered Massage Therapist

I believe having a healthy mind, body and soul is the best way to achieve optimal health and performance. The interconnected aspects of what makes us a complete healthy person ate often challenged by the everyday stressors in life.

Growing up I was introduced to various kinds of therapeutic modalities from chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, naturopathic medicine, homeopathy and the value of physical exercise in my life. All of my early experiences helped me in developing a sense of how a “whole body” attitude and natural healing improves and enhances my being both mentally and physically.

I became interested in massage therapy because I truly believe that it is a wonderful way to reconnect yourself to your body and decrease the stress and other physical ailments that life may be presenting to you. I have always had a passion for helping others and massage therapy has become a great outlet to help fulfill this passion.

After spending a year at Quest University in Squamish pursuing a liberal arts and sciences degree my interest in healing arts called out to me. This shift enabled me to realize that massage therapy would be a great profession for me. With this in mind, I decided to attend the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and graduated April, 2016. I will be writing my board exams in September 2016 for my Registered License.

I am very excited to begin my career and look forward to learning and furthering my skills as I work with my clients to enhance and assist them in improving their health and lives.

Alia Ridley


Madeleine (Mally) Westlake, RMT Massage therapy north Vancouver

Registered Massage Therapist

I am truly passionate about filling my life to the brim with passion, kindness and happiness. As it so happens, massage therapy fills those categories for me as a career in a very fulfilling and rewarding way.

I have been drawn to massage my entire life, though my deep interest in people and their health, and by means of my upbringing in a nurturing home on Vancouver Island. My mother introduced me to massage upon which it soon became a staple of our household that we’d trade (and still do) among the two of us. Once I had made this realization, the decision to pursue Massage Therapy as a career seemed natural and fitting.

After completing the 3000-hour program here in Vancouver and passing my board exams, I have been focusing on growing my practice and skills and am so thrilled to have found such a wonderful calling.

I truly enjoy working with each person I see to help them towards their personal health and wellness goals and I feel there is a strong connection between a thriving physical and mental well-being that massage therapy can help obtain.

My style of treatment tends to incorporate varying massage therapy techniques such as: trigger point therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, stretches, and more, based on the patient’s goals, needs, and preferences. I also incorporate a slow and flowing type of Swedish massage of varying depth so as to assist with muscular relaxation and support a healthy nervous system. Prior to every treatment I do a careful assessment to create the best treatment plan and ensure personalized homecare advice post treatment that focuses on his or her specific needs.

I look forward to meeting and helping you towards your health, fitness and wellness goals in the future.

Madeleine (Mally)


Mallory Reidlinger, RMTMassage therapy north Vancouver

Registered Massage Therapist

I was born and raised in North Vancouver, and graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) in 2015. Since graduating, I have had the opportunity to work in both spa and clinical atmospheres. Though I love the relaxing atmosphere of the spa, I found my passion for helping people better suited a clinical practice.

After a back injury while working as a cook in a fishing lodge in the Haida Gwaii, I discovered the benefits of massage therapy, and how massage helps people recover from pain that I thought at the time was just a normal part of life! I had always been interested in human anatomy and how the body functions, so combined with my desire have a career working with people, massage therapy seemed like the perfect fit.

When I was a baby I had to undergo surgery, which left me with scars, and since beginning my practice I have been interested in scar tissue and how it affects the body. I’ve taken courses on how to treat scars post surgically, and learned that the best way to treat adhesions in the body is to prevent them from forming in the first place. With this knowledge I can help patients heal post surgically while preventing debilitating restrictions in the body.

I am also a believer that the body heals best when it is in a state of relaxation, so I try to incorporate a lot of flow and rhythm to help reduce any stress.

When I am not at work, you can find me relaxing at the beach, traveling, cooking and baking, and spending time with my family at our house in Christina Lake, BC.

Mallory


Bryce Adams, RMTMassage therapy north Vancouver

Registered Massage Therapist

Having lived an active lifestyle my entire life, it has been inevitable that various injuries are something I’ve dealt with. I have experienced success in getting better and back to my activities through various manual therapies and was drawn to massage therapy. What I like about massage specifically is the hands-on time and the ability to affect real change in the quality of life for my clients.

After taking a few years off after high school to travel, volunteer, & work in customer service (mainly in the coffee industry), I went on to study Registered Massage therapy at Langara College and acquired my RMT designation in 2019.

My treatment style involves a variety of techniques with a focus on Swedish, trigger point therapy, active/assisted stretching techniques, and a focus on home care to empower the client in their healing process and work towards their goals.

In my own sports endeavours, I have played various sports including hockey and soccer competitively and currently pursue long distance trail and road running competitively. When not at work, I can be found either running the North Shore trails, on my road bike, or exploring one of Vancouver’s many third-wave coffee shops.

Bryce