Meet Our Team
Lara Boucher, RMT
Much of Lara's child, and young-adult hood was spent in a dance studio. Starting from a young age, Lara spent 20 years in the studio as a student, youth company member, independent artist and instructor. Lara spent time as a member of both Dancestreams Youth Dance Company, and the Arts Umbrella Senior Dance Company, and was honoured to be named the winner of the Senior Ballet category at the BC Provincial Festival of the Arts. Anatomy and manual therapy play a large part in one's life as a dancer, and as such, seemed a natural career choice to transition into when she decided to leave the dance world behind.
A graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, Lara spent time during her practicum working with the UBC Cross Country running team, at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and in the pre and post natal units at BC Women's Hospital. One of the highlights of Lara's career to date, is spending four summers as a member of the BC Bike Race Wellness Team; helping mountain bikers from around the world complete a grueling seven day stage race.
Whether it's working with athletes to aid in injury prevention or recovery, providing symptomatic relief for chronic conditions, or simply to help your body deal with your daily life stresses, Lara's goal is to get you back doing what you love!
Matthew Halverson, RMT
Matt’s passion for health and athletics led him to pursue Paramedics, Personal Training, and Registered Massage Therapy. Through this diverse education, Matt acquired a strong understanding of both the mechanism and physiological response to injury and rehabilitation.
He has worked with active patients ranging from weekend warriors to professional and national level athletes, highlighted by his work with the BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps, Maple Ridge Burrards, Team Canada Ballhockey, the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and the Cayman Islands National Team.
Matt was also a respected member of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy faculty for 4 years where, while teaching courses in anatomy, kinesiology, assessment, pathology, orthopedics and neurology, he helped aspiring massage therapy students to improve their practical massage skills as well as develop their assessment and clinical reasoning.
Through this experience, he believes active rehabilitation, including exercise, and stretching along with manual and massage techniques are crucial pieces to a successful and complete recovery. Matt’s focus is to not only reduce your pain, but to also get you back to enjoying the activities that currently give you discomfort.
Matt joined the Campbell River Storm in 2019 as their athletic trainer / manual therapist.
Julie van Kampen, RMT
Julie received her massage therapy training in Kitchener, Ontario at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. A few months after graduating in 2001, she packed up and moved to the West Coast, landing in Whistler "for one season" and has never looked back! Since then, Julie helped clients at Vida Spa in Whistler before making the move to Squamish Integrated Health in 2017.
Through her years of practice and experience, Julie appreciates each patient's experiences of their own body, and understands that everybody’s pain and ailments are uniquely their own. Each treatment is customized to suit the patient's needs and she is wholly dedicated to empowering them on their health and wellness journey. Understanding the importance of addressing not only the body, but also the mind, she treats each person with a deep level of respect and compassion to help facilitate the body’s natural healing process.
Julie has always had a passion to help people. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care whether your goal is preventative care, maintaining good health, rehabilitating an injury, treating a chronic condition, or decreasing stress and tension. She also has a keen interest in supporting pregnant and postpartum patients, and in assisting those battling with anxiety and depression.