Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can play an important role in improving of quality of life, enhancing athletic performance, and chronic pain.

Paradigm Naturopathic is so very happy to have the expertise of RMT’s Kelsey Switzer and Richard Hoglund as part of our team.  Kelsey and Richart see patients on the yoga studio side of the clinic but we do ask that you come by and say Hi! at main reception at Unit #104 before heading in to see them. A little about Kelsey and Richard…

Kelsey Switzer RMT

Kelsey graduated from okanagan college of massage therapy in 2007.  Since graduation Kelsey has taken a variety of post graduation courses in both Canada and the United States.  She has a special interest in pre and postnatal massage.  Scar tissue rehabilitation including post c section work,  pelvic dysfunction, and chronic pain conditions.  Kelsey enjoys collaborating with other practitioners in the community to optimize patient care.  She strongly believes in a team approach and is excited to be apart of paradigm.  When not at work Kelsey loves chasing after her 2 year old daughter Brynn, hiking her dog Oakley, getting inspired with yoga and running.  

Richard Hoglund RMT

Richard graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1996.
After completing his training in Vancouver, Richard moved back to his hometown Vernon. Richard has taken a variety of post-graduate courses in orthopaedic assessment, myofascial release, joint mobilization and his latest in Active Release Techniques (ART).
The core benefit of ART is preventing and breaking up dense scar tissue, also called adhesions. Adhesions limit the normal range of motion of joints and muscles because they cause abnormal binding between muscle groups, are tough and are inflexible compared to healthy tissue.
Outside of the clinic Richard has pursued a career in teaching at the Okanagan College of Massage and now most recently post graduate courses around BC to registered massage therapists.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys playing hockey and playing with his daughter and dog.