My name is Shanay Valk and I am a local RMT based out of the Langley community. I graduated from the 3200 hour program offered by Langara college in Vancouver. I have a background in spa and clinical work. My focus is to provide a strong therapeutic touch . I have worked with athletes in dance, soccer, rock climbing, hockey and I am interested in learning more. I have now worked with scoliosis, radial nerve lesions, ulnar nerve lesions, lower and upper body paralysis, forearm contractures, edema, fractures, hip dysplasia, knee replacements, hip replacements, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, arthritis, ankylosis spondylitis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, huntington’s disease, parkinson’s disease, myofascitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, strains, sprains, motor vehicle accidents, post stroke, hemiplegia, various types of cancer, palliative care, fascial release, pregnancy massage, chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, temporomandibular joint pain, headaches, as well as general muscle pain.
What is Ruca? Ruca is a name originating from India that means splendor. The antonymous for splendor are ordinariness, poorness, dullness and insignificance. These are all qualities I do not wish to embody in my practice or my life and that is how I adopted the name The Pink Ruca. Pink because it is my favourite color as it represents universal love of oneself and of others. I want to add a dash of pink to the clinic because massage is my passion and it is what I love.