A space centered around kindness, knowledge and connection.
Previously Discovery Passage Massage Therapy, we opened the doors in 1990 on a little street that is now where the Seymour Pacific building stands. The clinic was started by Cheryl Hebb and boasted “Deep Tissue Massage”. 6 years later, the business moved the the basement studio in Cheryl’s house at 171 Alder street. In 2010, though Cheryl loved Campbell River and it’s residents, she decided to move to Halifax to be closer to her father. Lindsay Dennis took over the practice in February of 2010 right out of school. Lindsay, like Cheryl, practice with a deeper pressure with the addition of manual, orthopaedic adjustments and remedial exercise. In 2013 we welcomed Rob Marrison, who also shared our deep muscular, orthopaedic adjustment and remedial exercise treatment style.
It became clear mid way through 2018 that we were going to need more space to expand our growing practice and were fortunate to be able to expand into the neighbouring suite. With this expansion, we’ve added acupuncture and welcomed Laura Heslin to the menu to round out our offerings and touch on musculoskeletal and whole body treatments from a new angle.
With this newfound space, we quickly realized that we had an opportunity to create a space where we could offer yoga as a form of remedial exercise. We often recommend it to patients as a way to strengthen and create flexibility and now we can streamline what’s offered. But we’re not only offering yoga. We’re able to offer a controlled menu of classes that appeal to the various musculoskeletal injuries, syndromes, and ailments that the clinic has been treating for the last 28 (almost 29) years. We’ve focused on offering classes tailored to the dynamic in the room, so that the classes are truly focused on what the needs of the participants are, as well as the classic classes that Campbell Riverites have become accustomed to, with a twist..
Many of our instructors have other designations on top of 200-800 hours of yoga instruction. We have RMT’s, Neuro Occupational Therapists and Kinesiologists and instructors specifically trained in Somatics (functional movement).
Our hope is to provide a welcoming space to those who have injuries and musculoskeletal issues to utilize yoga in a setting that caters to their specific needs, as well as a place for seasoned yogis to expand on their practices and learn about how their body moves and safe and effective ways to heighten their yoga experience.
We decided to change our name to Form. Wellness+Studio to better reflect what the clinic is about and what we now offer to the community.
We are excited to meet you!