Tanya Skipor - Non-Registered Massage Provider (Bodyworker)
Hi, My name is Tanya and I am obsessed with helping people to achieve a healthy, strong and beautiful body, along with better mental health and well-being.
My journey as a massage therapist began many years ago when I was 20 years old. Back then I suffered from daily headaches, fatigue, and I wasn't confident with my body appearance. I realized that our body is a very sophisticated and complicated mechanism and I need to understand how it works in order to maintain health and well-being. My first step was learning the essential oils and aromatherapy. It helped me a lot with stress management, anxiety, and sleep disorders, and improved my skin condition. However, I never planned to use this knowledge to help other people until I moved to Canada in 2016.
I decided to continue my journey in aromatherapy and enrolled in a 1-year aromatherapy program at Langara college. There I learned a relaxation massage as a method of application of essential oils. Only after that, did I realize that I have a desire to share my knowledge and help other people. I worked as a bodyworker for 2 years performing facial massages, full body relaxation massages, and reflexology. During this course of time, I continued improving my knowledge and skills in massage learning from other massage therapists and taking additional courses in different kinds of massage.
Currently, I am enrolled in a 2-year registered massage therapy program at Vancouver College of massage therapists and my goal is to continue working with athletes, sportsmen, and other people with traumas or injuries after MVA or other kinds of conditions after my graduation in 3 months. Currently, I can treat people with sprains/strains, bursitis, tendonitis or other types of overuse injuries, and people suffering from tension headaches related to postural imbalances or muscle tension after an intense workout. In a few months, I will be able to work with pregnant women, helping them with edema, or muscle stiffness related to pregnancy.
My philosophy is to constantly obtain new knowledge and improve my massage skills in order to become an expert in massage therapy.