philosophy/why can't a treatment be both therapeutic and relaxing?
Every Registered Massage Therapist is a medically trained professional; we instinctively find troubled areas to focus on while prioritizing patient goals and symptom improvement.  That being said, there are countless ways to approach healing and ours is one of a comprehensive experience.
Your comfort is our priority - we've selected colours, scents, sounds and lighting to help you unwind from the moment of your arrival. 
We believe that if you are kind to your body it will, in turn, be kind back.  Deep tissue techniques are applied sparingly and only when necessary, in order to prevent a pain response from the nervous system.  Patients are encouraged to limit conversation.  With the exception of providing feedback, please allow your mind to be quiet and connect with your body.  This allows the patient to tune into themselves while the therapist is able to focus on what's happening under her hands.
 
Finding the right therapist is key to getting the most out of your massage therapy treatments.  If this approach doesn't resonate with your preferences, feel free to reach out and we can try to make an appropriate referral.
disconnect to reconnect
meet your therapist/after spending several years in the spa industry, Alexandra moved to Victoria and attended the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.  Following graduation in 2015, she went straight to work in her hometown of Abbotsford.  She chose to serve the community in a clinical setting and quickly developed a rhythmic and intuitive treatment style.  She's detail oriented and honed her skills to offer patients a results-driven but relaxing experience for which there is a growing demand.

"I'm really passionate about combining therapeutic and effective techniques in a relaxation-style treatment.  These treatments are still goal-oriented but focus on working with the body instead of forcing it into submission.  We're so overstimulated day to day, I love offering a space where patients can slow down - even if only for an hour."
the space/the recoup studio is a small, boutique-style treatment space that perfectly marries simple refinement with welcoming comfort.  We strive to create a warm and inviting, calm space where you can leave the days' stresses at the door.  There are no errands to run, no laundry to fold - this is time for you to focus on yourself and disconnect from all that.

Seeing as the studio is in a private residence, exact location and directions will be provided upon booking.  There is ample street parking available, a flat and stairless path to the private entrance and signage to ensure you're in the right place.

The studio is only occupied by one therapist at a time so you won't be disturbed by people coming and going.  For this reason, we also ask that you arrive no more than 5 minutes before your treatment (10 minutes for first-time patients) and leave promptly following your visit.
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