MEET MEAGAN- MASSAGE AND OSTEOPATHY
The body is a complete system, and therefore health and wellness are found when treating the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. The body is fully capable of healing, self regulation and health maintenance. Are you providing the environment your body needs to thrive and supporting your health? What about your diet, stress coping mechanisms, sleep, family history, and psychosocial aspects?
I am interested in everything that makes you you, including the past, present and your future goals. Structure effects function and vice versa, and wherever the structure is deteriorated or deformed, the function in that area of the body will be affected. Osteopathic treatments aim to restore the body structure wherever possible, including musculoskeletal, fascial, fluid and visceral considerations. The rule of the artery is supreme, and we aim to reduce impingement on fluid movement when considering the fascia, viscera, muscle, cranial or sacral and involuntary mechanisms in the body.
Want to learn more about Meagan? check out her YouTube channel @MyislandMO
2008-2009– Social Work Diploma Program Mount Royal University (Not completed)
2012-2013– Meagan graduated with honors from the Alberta College of Massage Therapists’ 2200-hour diploma program in 2013.
2016– EMR- Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, member of the Alberta College of Paramedics for 1 year.
2019-2020- Graduated with honors from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada’s 1180-hour program in September 2020.
Meagan Dick established Island Manual Osteopathic Therapies to share her knowledge and experience after completing her training with the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada and relocating to Duncan with her partner. Prior to studying osteopathy, Meagan was a Registered Massage Therapist for over 9 years in Alberta. Due to the move to British Columbia, she can no longer identify as a Registered Massage Therapist, despite flying to and attempting Newfoundland’s Massage Therapy College entrance exam which, during Covid, was her best chance to transfer credit under Canada’s strict rules between provinces.
She passed the written, but lost vital points on the practical portion of the exam– which was an eye-opener. Nonetheless, Meagan relies on a long list of clients who would argue that she does in fact take great care and continues to make effective changes in their health. Meagan researches massage and osteo practices daily and consistently goes over and above her Continuous Education Credits (CECs).
The major impact of the arbitrary testing system is that her clients in British Columbia seeking reimbursement for massage therapy will not receive it, but Albertans with the SAME insurance will. Rather than waste money and time trying to prove her capability as an MT, she now must identify as a Registered Spa Practitioner. So, her efforts go towards Osteopathic medicine, a profession that she will work to ensure NEVER regulates as long as she’s a practitioner.
In an effort to support Alberta’s pursuit of public safety, Meagan served as Secretary and President of the Canadian Massage & Osteopathic Therapists Association for a four-year term, and she also served two years on the College of Massage Therapists of Alberta’s Transitional Council, but to be clear, she no longer supports the regulation of massage therapy in Alberta after serving the BOD of CMMOTA. Meagan participated voluntarily in the Covid 19 Protocol enforcement and she continues to maintain strict hygiene and facility cleanliness, but does not believe there is a one size fits all to anyone’s health and that Canada should have a ZERO medical mandate policy.
It is up to the individual to protect their own health which should always prioritize enough vitamin D and sun support, magnesium and supplementation should eb and flow as requirements change seasonally, exercise at least 3 x weekly, spend at least 1 hour a day in nature, unless you are busy, in which case 2 hours. The human needs movement, minimal stress, social support, good sleep hygiene, a fresh health diet to combat ANY DISEASE! Ask Meagan how she can support any organ of concern (unless contraindications identified) with visceral manipulation, and see how the body is absolutely capable!
Meagan believes it is critical to provide clients with healthcare and pain-management options that are low-risk. By embracing the client as an informed and capable person, and by committing to rigorous assessment, Meagan supports people to make appropriate lifestyle and activity changes. Anyone can find disease, but the object is to find solutions.
“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”
― Andrew Taylor Still
Areas of Practice
Prenatal and Postnatal Care
Advanced Sports/ Relaxation/Deep Tissue Massage
Advanced Orthopedic shoulder/Anterior neck Training
Muscle Energy Techniques
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Somatic Teacher Training Levels 1 and 2
What People Say
“I feel like bread”Mike
“Absolutely top notch service. Very knowledgable and experienced. Would definately recommend.”Rob
“Meagan is a real pro and has helped me immensly.”Cal