CARRIE ALLEN: MUSCLE Therapist at the Purple Hemp Co
Carrie Allen’s passion for optimal nutrition, physical fitness & mental well-being have led her towards a lifestyle, education and career centered around health and wellness. A competitor on the Varsity Rowing Team at the University of Waterloo, Carrie graduated with a psychology degree and social work diploma. It was through sports training and sustaining a back injury that she was introduced to a number of manual therapies including massage therapy. Carrie was so impressed by it’s benefits that upon completing university she enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto.
For ten years Carrie worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in Calgary and Canmore, specializing in sports massage with clients who were highly competitive athletes – including members of the Canadian National Biathlon Team. The births of her two children inspired Carrie to also specialize in Prenatal Massage and continue her education in Maternity Care.
In further studies she completed the Registered Nurse Degree at UBC Vancouver followed by a nursing specialty in Labour & Delivery. Since beginning her career as an RN, Carrie has continued to practice massage on a casual basis. Currently she is a Registered Nurse and NOT a REGISTERED Massage Therapist in the province of BC.
Carrie is fortunate to share her passion for health through these two professions and in her work as a nutrition rep and as a prenatal instructor. Combining these different but related health care interests allows her to be present in each discipline that serves her clients and patients well.
Carrie truly enjoys the challenge of working with people to address various physical musculoskeletal ailments. She is involved in various sports including cross-fit, running, cycling, mountain biking, alpine skiing and nordic skiing giving her valuable insight into the specific needs of the athletes she works with. Similarly her experience as a mother and her work as an RN has provided her a vast knowledge base that is highly beneficial to treating prenatal clients. Carrie strongly believes in the health benefits of remedial massage and uses deep tissue techniques including trigger point and myofascial therapies. She welcomes the opportunity to assist clients to meet personal health and wellness goals by addressing their specific pain and mobility issues. Carrie is passionate about encouraging individuals to live healthy lifestyles as they personally define them and believes that mindset is crucial to optimal health and enjoys being a part of her client’s journeys towards these goals. “If the mind can spin it, the body can win it!”
For appointments with Carrie Allen please text or call 778-214-7838