Meet Our Massage Therapists

Keri Mikkelsen, Owner/Registered Massage Therapist

Keri has been a registered massage therapist since 2008. She graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, and then went to work at Hillside Health in Kamloops from 2008-2013. In 2013, Keri opened Clay Bank Massage Therapy in Kamloops, hoping the move to Valleyview would fill a need in the Eastern area of the city.

Keri’s goal in massage therapy is to provide pain relief while ensuring ease of movement and optimal health for soft tissue structures in the body. She understands, from years of active rodeo competition, that injuries and muscular pain need to be addressed at a deep tissue level to get you healthy and back to living your life fully and pain free.

Jen Laviolette, Registered Massage Therapist

Jen Laviolette was born and raised in Richmond, BC. She graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2004 and began practicing massage therapy in 2005. Before joining Clay Bank Massage, Jen practiced in multidisciplinary clinics in Kamloops, Grande Prairie and Richmond.

Jen’s goal as a massage therapist is to help reduce pain caused by muscular tension, injury, poor posture and other muscular and skeletal conditions. She also enjoys treating people who are committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health through massage therapy. She accomplishes this by providing a therapeutic treatment consisting of myofascial release and deep tissue massage as well as other massage techniques. She creates an individual treatment plan for each person based on her assessment and their symptoms.

Amy (Gobin) Lenius, Registered Massage Therapist

Amy Lenius is originally from Kamloops, BC. She began her journey into healthcare by moving to Victoria and becoming a registered massage therapist in 2011 at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Happy to be home, Amy looks forward to settling into her career as a healthcare professional in Kamloops.

She has her basic level training in manual lymphatic drainage and enjoys using a variety of different treatment methods to help reduce muscle imbalances created by everyday life. Amy has a special interest in treatments involving jaw pain, pelvic and spinal joint dysfunction, headaches, and pre/postnatal care for women and their babies.

Amy has already begun to deepen her knowledge and skills in a variety of different modalities that will continue to benefit her individual patients’ needs. Keeping with the requirements of continuing education, she has been focusing on courses to further her practice in such techniques as cranial sacral therapy and muscle energy technique for the spine and pelvis, and she is also a DONA International trained doula.

Yanna Hall, Registered Massage Therapist

Yanna graduated from the esteemed Okanagan Valley college of Massage Therapy. She is also an experienced personal fitness trainer and certified spin instructor. Yanna has always had a passion for health, healing and an interest in the human body, culitvated while growing up in the Shuswap with her parents who taught her the importance of looking at the body as a whole with every element being connected. At the age of 12 she completed her level 1 Touch for Health course, laying the ground work for her future career.  In 2006, after working as a fitness instructor for some time, she attended Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist ever since. Yanna is very enthusiastic to work with people who may be looking to find balance within themselves, rehabilitate from injuries, maternity clients and all people who are looking to maintain and enhance their general health and well being.

 

Haley Cooper, Registered Massage Therapist

Haley was born and raised in Merritt, BC where her passion for massage began. Having played many sports throughout the years Haley frequently received treatment which opened her eyes to the many benefits of Massage Therapy. Moving to Vernon to pursue her career, Haley graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2015, and soon after moved to Kamloops, and has now been in practice in Kamloops for one year.

Haley’s goal with massage is to return her patients to a pain free and fully functional lifestyle. Focusing on injury rehabilitation, pain management and pre-natal, Haley uses a multitude of techniques including Deep Tissue, Fascial Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Techniques. On her off time, Haley can be found hiking the local trails, competing in a rodeo, reading a good book or off on a new adventure .