Our Massage Team

Our Massage Team

Karen Otsig is a life long North Shore resident and loves working in North Vancouver. She has established a very solid client base at the Bloom Family Wellness Centre over the last 10 years! She greets everyone she meets with a smile and her warm and welcoming personality can be felt the minute you walk into our office!

She is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and is registered wth the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Karen has also completed the Douglas College Doula Training Course and is a member of the Doula Services Association.

Karen’s massage therapy practice includes treatment of a wide variety of conditions including overuse injuries, pain and stress, headaches, postural imbalances, digestive and respiratory disorders and PMS to name just a few. Karen welcomes anyone who is interested in receiving the many and varied benefits that massage therapy has to offer.

Karen has a special interest in health issues that affect women and part of her practice includes working with pregnant women both pre- and postnatal. Karen has spent considerable time researching and studying the many and varied benefits that massage has to offer women in the childbearing year. Karen is a busy mom to one son and is also an part-time instructor at The Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.

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Sommer Setterstrom graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in June 2005 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and a member of the Massage Therapy Association of BC. Sommer also has taken courses in Cranial Sacral Therapy, myofascial release and visceral manipulation.

Sommer’s therapeutic goal with each client is to seek the source of injury – rather than treating the symptoms – by using a variety of techniques including deep tissue, muscle energy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and hydrotherapy. Her clients range from pre/post natal as well as children and infants to national competitive athletes and triathletes (including the weekend warrior!) Sommer also teaches infant massage at Pomegranite Community Midwife Centre in Vancouver and is an Indoor Cycling Instructor at Yoga in Vancouver.

Outside the clinic, Sommer is a busy mom to two girls,  trains for triathlons, and is an adventure racer who loves yoga and spending time outdoors. She recently accomplished her lifelong dream and completed her first Ironman Canada in the summer of 2015!

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Ashley Ardagh, RMT

 

Ashley graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in December 2016 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia. Her approach to massage therapy treatment is to locate and treat the source of the pain while also treating the symptoms that are currently present.

Born and raised in North Vancouver, she is a great admirer of the North Shore Mountains where she spends her free time hiking with her two pups and mountain biking with her friends. She will also never say no to a good game of beach volleyball. She is excited to join the Bloom team and looks forward to meeting you!

 

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Elise Bradwell, RMT

 

Elise is a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. Injuries endured from a motor vehicle accident peaked her interest in the human body, and ultimately lead her to a career in massage therapy helping others. Elise is passionate about helping every patient that walks in the door. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques based on orthopedic assessment, and believes in taking a proactive approach to health, and helping patients take their health in their own hands. In her spare time, Elise enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking and camping and has a passion for travel and meeting new people.

 

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Bridget Wrench, RMT