Massage Therapy is a service done by Registered Massage Therapist. This service offers all types of Massage from relaxation to deep tissue massages.
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Chloe Burlo is a graduate of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) and has her registration through the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Prior to attending VCMT she earned her Diploma in Human Kinetics from Capilano University. Chloe has had the opportunity to work with a variety of patients during her practicum including sports injuries, high-risk pregnancy, post-natal care, postural dysfunction, neurological conditions, geriatrics and a variety of other conditions. During her treatments, Chloe employs a variety of techniques including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, stretches and Swedish massage. She believes in working with her patients to develop both short-term and long-term treatment goals and finding the best treatment plan for individuals. Chloe is currently accepting new patients, and looks forward to working with you.
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I have been an RMT for several years. Have over 18 years experience as an RMT. I have worked in Multidisciplinary clinics here, as well as in US. Chiro, Acupuncture, Physio, Naturopathic MD, etc. I had a practice for a few years with Dr.Z Strauts MD. He was an MD who believed in alternative medicine. Have worked in various settings in my massage therapy career which include medical clinics, multi disciplinary clinics, spas etc. I have worked several events as a therapist- Sports events( Olympics, etc.) Musical festivals, re working on orchestras of musicians, etc. Corporate events- massage for stressed out ceo, executives etc. Treatment style •Deep tissue work. Fascial release, Trigger point, etc. •Have seen patients extensively re: post trauma Re: MVA, work in juries, sports injuries etc. •I am interested in working more with head injured and post concussion patients, as I have an appreciation and experience in this area. Having recovered from concussions and head trauma and can appreciate what a patient has to go through in the recovery process. •Have worked extensively on athletes in various settings and at the Olympics. •Volunteered in GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. •Rehabilitation work. Like to work on Whiplash patients, etc. Love to do neck and head treatments, shoulders, etc
Pursuing a long interest in health and wellness, Richard studied for his RMT accreditation at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Following graduation he has also studied Craniosacral Therapy, Management of TMJ (Jaw) Dysfunction, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Soft Tissue Release Technique. All of these have lead to a new curiosity around the underlying anatomy and physiology of the human body, that he has recently explored in cadaver lab courses. Richard has a passion for helping his clients get back to a healthy and full life.
Derek Sherk RMT has experience treating several sport and lifestyle related injuries. He uses a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release and deep tissue massage therapy. Derek puts a strong emphasis on teaching his patients exercises and self care to improve their overall health. If patients are being treated by a physio or chiro at avita, Derek will work with these health care professionals to develop a treatment plan best suited to the patients' needs.
Thomas Williams (%)
Thomas is a personable, positive, caring and genuine massage therapist, who is passionate about what he does. Thomas graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, achieving the Dean's List status every semester (achieving a 90% average or above) and receiving a scholarship for winning first place in a BC wide case study contest, post-graduation, for his case study paper on eye strain related headaches and Massage Therapy. He is a well-rounded RMT who knows how to accommodate the pressure and intensity of his massage to best suit an individual's needs. Working with patients who are in need of relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release alike and having great success treating for and reducing: muscle pain, limited range of motion, headaches, stress, strains and sprains, Thomas is a great choice to help you on your way to recovery.
Annie Ospina graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) and is registered through the College of Massage Therapists of BC. Before deciding to become an RMT, Annie graduated with a diploma in Motion Picture production from Capilano University. During her practical experience at WCCMT, Annie worked on sports injuries, postural dysfunctions, pre-and post-natal care, neurological and geriatric conditions. Annie incorporates many techniques into her treatments such as myofascial release, trigger point release, stretching, deep tissue, and joint mobilizations, as well as Swedish massage to encourage the healing process. On her free time Annie enjoys playing board games, knitting, doing yoga, watching movies, and travelling the world.
Marly has been working as an RMT since 2008 where she began her practice in Calgary, AB. Since graduation, she has been continuously expanding her knowledge by taking various related courses including Reflexology, CranioSacral therapy, and other alternative healthcare modalities. Over the years, Marly has been incorporating her skills through working with many clients with diverse complaints- ranging from acute injuries to chronic pain conditions. She is now a registered therapist in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and hopes to continue building her skills to successfully provide individualized treatments for each unique client that comes her way.
Patrick is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the highly regarded Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. He was awarded the prestigious Heart Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence. Patrick has a keen interest in uncovering the root cause of problems and addressing them at their source. He then empowers his patients with useful information on how to better manage their condition on their own, through effective homecare strategies.
: Marlo was inspired to become a Registered Massage Therapist through her own healing experiences with sport related injuries, and graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy's 20 month program. Looking at health and wellbeing through a holistic lense, she provides tailored treatments for each individual to help them achieve their goals. Employing techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, joint mobilizations and Swedish massage, Marlo believes in providing immediate relief, and also finding the root of the problem to provide a long-term solution from pain and dysfunction. Outside of work Marlo enjoys watching horse racing, being in nature with her dog Billie, playing board games, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Andrea is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT). Andrea's background includes working on the other side of the clinic as a Health Care Coordinator which has given her an established background on what makes a clinic work. It was in her studying at BCIT that she was introduced to the basics of Anatomy and Physiology and had decided that she wanted to know more and have a more hands on approach to healing. Growing up on the North Shore, Andrea competed in Figure skating for over 10 years and was always training off-ice in dance. She discovered her interest in health care and massage therapy after realising how much massage therapy helped her with the many injuries she succumbed to. Along with her own experience and managing injuries, Andrea's schooling has equipped her with the skills and knowledge to assess and treat many different conditions. She has been trained in techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, active and passive release and joint mobilizations. Many of these techniques can be applied to varying sports related injuries, overuse syndromes and postural dysfunctions.
Tanner became interested in a career as an RMT after working with many different practitioners while healing his own injuries. He is a Graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Tanner has a passion for helping people achieve pain free movement and an improved quality of life. He is a very active person himself, and draws from his own experience with injury as well as his schooling to succeed in helping his clients. Tanner offers a wide variety of therapeutic techniques, including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, joint mobilization, and active and passive techniques. During his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Mike's passion is helping people live an active and healthy lifestyle. He works best as part of a multidisciplinary team providing holistic healthcare. Mike has a BSc Kinesiology degree specializing in active health and rehabilitation, supplemented by certifications in Personal Training and Functional Movement Systems - Level 2. He has put his learning to use working with a wide variety of individuals including Active Rehab for ICBC clients, personal training for rehab/injury prevention, and overseeing the Heathy Hearts Program for cardiac rehab patients at the District of West Vancouver. Ideal clients are people with injuries who want to be actively engaged in their rehabilitation process and/or clients who want to prevent injuries. To accomplish his therapeutic goals, he utilizes specific techniques including active release, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and targeted stretches/exercises. In his free-time Mike enjoys hiking, rock climbing and playing soccer.
I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014 and have worked in a variety of different clinical, spa settings and Teacher Assistant in Vancouver Career College. I bring balance, awareness and knowledge to my patients. treatments are focused, effective and a good balance of therapeutic and relaxation. I believes that through regular massage therapy treatment one can alleviate pain, improve posture and increase an overall sense of well being. In addition to being RMT, I am an active individual with a personal passion for wellbeing and pursuing a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise gives me personal insight into the importance of living without pain, tension, or unnecessary stress. I aim to provide the kind of care for my patients that I would seek out for myself, in the event that pain or injury ever prevented me from enjoying the activities I love.
Bryce is a recent graduate of the Langara College Registered Massage Therapy program waiting to write his Provincial registration exams this coming fall. Bryce is able to treat as a non-registered massage therapist, not billable to extended plans or ICBC. He can provide full body relaxtion massage not theraputic massage until he writes his exam. He has a passion for sports, pursuing long distance trail/road running, hockey, and soccer at competitive levels.
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Erin graduated from the West Coast College of Massage therapy's 3000 hour massage diploma program in 2005. Her first exposure to alternative therapies began after being in a major car accident as a child. She learned then how effective they were at helping her regain function and reduce pain. She likes to work with people to attain their goals and is a huge believer in the mind-body connection when it comes to pain. She has experience with pregnancy massage, repetitive strain injuries, post motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Erin uses a combination of deep Swedish, myofascial and trigger point release, muscle energy technique, and joint play during her treatments.
Hi, my name is Myles Houtman. I am a recent graduate of the RMT program at Langara. College and am eager to learn, grow and provide care and knowledge in any way possible. As someone who enjoys outdoor activity and sports such as hockey and basketball I have received my fair share of injuries over the years and understand the difficulty and continuance behind the rehabilitation process. Along with sports injuries at a young age I endured a car accident leaving me with chronic neck pain and severe headaches through the course of my adolescence. Struggling to focus on daily activities and missing sporting events because of my pain was not something I was used to. Nor was something I wanted to become accustomed to. It was through the use of Massage Therapy in conjunction with Physiotherapy and Acupuncture that I found the relief I needed and the ability to continue doing the things I love. My neck and shoulder pain was at an all time low and headaches had diminished to the point where I no longer let my pain define me. I was finally at a point in my life where I had the ability and knowledge to maintain my own health and live the way I wanted to. The attentiveness, education and overall systemic approach to care that I received is what
As a registered massage therapist, Sean has experience working with a wide variety of patients, careful to tailor each treatment to the patients needs. Sean blends a variety of modalities including myofascial release, deep tissue trigger point therapy and dynamic stretching. He has a particular interest in runners and running related injuries. Outside of work, Sean is an avid athlete. With a history as a competitive swimmer and waterpolo player, and triathlete; gearing up for his first ultra marathon and IRONMAN in 2019, Sean truly understands the importance of effective rehabilitation and return to play.
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