Meet The Ladies & Lads

Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Alisha Antisin RMT - Nov 2021
ALISHA ANTISIN

Owner & RMT

Alisha graduated from OVCMT in 2014, and has always been passionate about health and wellness as well helping people decrease pain in their daily lives. She has taken multiple courses to expand her knowledge in myofasical manipulation, visceral (organ) release, as well as a kinesiotaping course to encourage the muscles to release even after the massage session is complete. Alisha also uses deep tissue and relaxation techniques to be effective but also help calm the body systems. When not at the clinic, Alisha enjoys hanging in her garden, hiking with her boyfriend, Aaron, and their crazy pups (Porter & Joey) as well as camping.

Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Layla Drzimotta - Nov 2021
LAYLA DRZIMOTTA

RMT

Layla graduated from OVCMT in 2018. She is excited to cater to a wide variety of injuries with focus on treating migraines/headaches, whiplash and sports injuries, using a combination of Swedish, deep tissue and fascial techniques. Layla’s newest technique that she is super excited to offer is the Graston technique. She uses a variety of stainless steel instruments to loosen the tissue to help heal faster.

Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Janna Fortino - Nov 2021
JANNA FORTINO

RMT

Janna graduated as her class representative and co-valedictorian in December of 2018 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s New Westminster campus. Janna has a calm and inquisitive nature, as well as confident communication and hands-on skills. She strives to find the source of pain and discomfort in those seeking her help and does her best to ensure each person receives the most appropriate treatment WEBSITE UPDATES possible to reach their massage therapy goals. Janna uses a combination of Swedish massage, fascial techniques, facilitates stretching and deeper neuromuscular techniques as needed, as well as utilizes joint mobilizations. In her spare time Janna keeps busy with her husband, son, dog and reptiles while still finding time to have a regular yoga practice.  

 
Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Michelle Goodman - Nov 2021
MICHELLE GOODMAN

RMT

Michelle obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics in 2015 at TWU and then continued on to receive her massage diploma from OVCMT in 2018. Michelle is passionate about health and wellness. She understands the demand that every day life and sports have on our bodies. She enjoys learning new things about the human body on a daily basis and strives to find the root cause of pain. Michelle uses a variety of techniques and loves incorporating deep tissue and myofascial release into her treatments. Recently she took the k-taping course and finds it to be a great addition at the end of a treatment! In her free time she enjoys going for hikes, exploring lakes in the area and spending time at the barn or on the road with her horse heading to barrel races.   

Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Cole McColl - Nov 2021
COLE MCCOLL

RMT

Cole has been practicing as a massage therapist since 2020 after completing his schooling at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapists in late 2019. He has found massage therapy to be useful in aiding in injury prevention and building a strong mind-body connection. He is committed to providing great care and education to his clients in a supportive environment. He uses a variety of techniques in his treatments. His down time, Cole enjoys doing yoga and playing chess in his spare time and wants to get into rock climbing in the upcoming months. During the winter months he enjoys skiing and snowshoeing with friends and family. Cole is a friendly and supportive therapist and enjoys client interactions while using massage as a tool to facilitate good health.  

Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Julie Mohy - Nov 2021
JULIE MOHY

RMT

Julie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Adventure and Tourism in 2012. She enjoys a very active lifestyle. She guided outdoor trips for several years. Always in movement, Julie wanted to get a better understanding of human anatomy and physiology. She enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018. Julie graduated from the OVCMT massage therapy school in 2020. Passionate about health and self-care, she strives to offer massage treatment to help relieve pain to improve quality of life. She uses diverse techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue techniques and orthopedic assessments WEBSITE UPDATES to set and achieve goals for the treatment. Also using her yoga knowledge, utilizing the breath to calm down the nervous system for longer lasting massage benefits. In her free time, Julie can be found in the mountains, hiking, skiing or mountain biking. If not in the mountains she will be hanging out in her garden with friends, family, and her four chickens. 

Local Collective Therapy Center - Registered Massage and Yoga - Vernon BC - Meet The Team - Kristen Sims - Nov 2021
KRISTEN SIMS

OFFICE MANAGER

Kristen studied kinesiology at Mount Royal University, and has been working in a clinic environment for the last eight years. She moved to Vernon in 2018, and joined the team at Local Collective in 2020. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys pestering her husband and cuddling with her puppy as well as reading and watching the same television series and movies on repeat.

Joey B. - CPO (Chief Puppy Officer)
JOEY B.

C.P.O (Chief Puppy Officer)

Joey loves when humans come into his clinic. It makes him very happy, and when he is happy his tail wiggles and waggles. Joey loves balls, toys, bones, his humans and his big brother, Porter. He thinks walks are fun. He likes to run fast! He also likes to lick the oil off of your arms during a massage... He will see you soon!

About Us

Local Collective has been in the making for about 7 years. Ever since Alisha was in massage school she wanted to open her own massage clinic, with a really chill vibe, where people can come and de-stress from the stress of life. Most people talk about how busy their lives have gotten, and they think back to the “good old days” before kids, marriage, school, and jobs, … where life was easy. WELL Local Collective Therapy is just that, a sweet escape from THE GRIND, FROM LIFE, FROM “catering to everyone else except #1”! We offer massage therapy, yoga, saunas, etc to create a center that is focused on your wellness.

About Us

Local Collective has been in the making for about 7 years. Ever since Alisha was in massage school she wanted to open her own massage clinic, with a really chill vibe, where people can come and de-stress from the stress of life. Most people talk about how busy their lives have gotten, and they think back to the “good old days” before kids, marriage, school, and jobs, … where life was easy. WELL Local Collective Therapy is just that, a sweet escape from THE GRIND, FROM LIFE, FROM “catering to everyone else except #1”! We offer massage therapy, yoga, saunas, etc to create a center that is focused on your wellness.

*there are situations that we can not direct bill. If it is the first time using direct billing your insurance company sometimes needs a doctor’s note. We do our best to make it super easy to come and get a massage, with out breaking the bank.

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250-545-1108

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localcollectivetherapycenter@gmail.com

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Our Location

3503 30 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5E9

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Monday
12 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8 - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8 - 8:00 PM
Friday
8 - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8 - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10 - 7:00 PM

Hours may vary depending on therapists availability.
Reception hours may vary as well.