Joshua officially began his journey into the field of healing the human body by studying at the Institute of Human Anatomy (IHA). At IHA he gained an in-depth understanding of the musculoskeletal system while learning the benefits of bodywork in their cadaver lab. He then continued on to Aveda Institute Provo to learn massage therapy.
Joshua is passionate about helping others and is especially interested in helping clients with sports injuries. His technique is a gentle blend of trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, and myofascial techniques to aid in recovery and healing.
Larisa received her BA from Brigham Young University in English and Dance Education. Larisa taught for eight years and then took a break while her four children were young. Larisa did odd jobs, mostly in the public schools, until all her children were in full-time school.
Larisa’s interest in bodywork began with some Craniosacral Therapy classes she took in 2011 from Integrative Body Work Institute Inc. Larisa experienced the power of touch as an amazing healing tool and eventually decided to try massage school. Larisa graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in March of 2014. Larisa has worked in three different chiropractic offices and has been with Canyon Chiropractic since January 2015.
Her massage style changes depending on the needs and preferences of the client. Larisa has an excellent calming flow, but can also work deep into the muscles to relax knots and trigger points.
Larisa offers craniosacral sessions or can incorporate techniques from it into a more traditional massage. Larisa treats each client individually and intuitively to help assist in his or her healing.
Stephanie’s great joy in life is her family. She particularly enjoys being with them in nature: hiking, climbing, canyoneering, and skiing. After receiving a BA in English from BYU, Stephanie’s continued interest in holistic learning has led her into massage therapy at Provo College.
Over the past five years as a massage therapist, Stephanie has seen the blessings and benefits of therapeutic touch. She specializes in deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, cupping, and scraping.
After some significant life changes, Michelle decided to go into massage therapy because of her sister who herself is an excellent massage therapist. Michelle graduated from Healing Mountain Massage School in 2012 and went straight to work at a spa in Heber. For a time she also taught at the massage school but says she prefers doing rather than teaching. She has spent most of her career in spa settings but is really enjoying the comprehensive approach to healing the body offered here at Canyon Chiropractic.
Michelle loves bodywork and is especially proficient in reflexology, connective tissue massage, and hydrotherapy. She is also certified in Manual Lymph Drainage through the Vodder Institute. These approaches have deepened her understanding of the fascia and skin surrounding the muscles. She believes these additional studies have helped her better interpret more of what is going on with the body, rather than simply focusing on the muscles.