Kim Wilson, R.Ac
“ I have been both intrigued and obsessed with the body for as long as I can remember, and on a daily basis I am blown away by its amazing potential and capabilities. After completing my Jin Shin Do acupressure, and Certified Massage certificates I knew I wanted to go deeper so continued on in a four year program and completed a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001.
From here I continued my education and used my athletic background to go deeper with the body through the genius modalities of Stott Pilates and Yoga. These two practices deepened my knowledge and understanding and continue to teach me daily.
The best part for me is that all of these disciplines/practices are a fusion that have the capacity to meld together in accessing the bodies willingness to heal. For me they meld into one, and I hope you can feel my enthusiasm for this in my treatments and in the way that I teach. I am humbled and excited by how much there is to learn about the body and how most practices continue into each other.
To me starting Thrive was about holding a container where health, fitness, safety, openness, community, knowledge, and positivity could all come together in one space. I believe that has happened and is felt at Thrive. I am very excited and grateful to see how Thrive continues to grow and change.“
Jude Torchuk graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1997. Her desire to help others began by studying psychology and sociology, but after experiencing severe whiplash when she was 17, she discovered the world of holistic health and massage therapy. After graduating, Jude deepened her knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and related structures by taking Neuromuscular Therapy, providing deeper and more specific work to the muscles and tendons. Continuing with her post-graduate training, she added Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to her skills, learning the same techniques that contributed to her own healing.
Jude completed her Advanced Craniosacral Therapy with Upledger Institute in 2011. She has experience working with head trauma (concussion), neck injuries, whiplash, insomnia and an overstimulated nervous system, fatigue, anxiety, stress, headaches, and general overuse, pain and tension within the body.
Providing a safe and compassionate space for her clients, she incorporates her massage therapy skills with techniques that enhance the body’s innate wisdom and natural ability to heal itself.
Her techniques and treatments include CranioSacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger-Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Unwinding & Positional Release.