Maximizing quality of life and
maintaining functional independence
HORSESHOE BAY REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
We believe in treating the whole being by addressing the mind/body connection.
We recognize how imbalance and stress on all levels can manifest in our physical bodies through misalignment, pain, and physical disorders or dysfunction.
Manual therapists perceive themselves as patient educators, facilitators of change and motivators. Through active, collaborative rehabilitation and TEAM integration we will…
Teach you where and why change is needed
Enable you to facilitate the change through therapy and exercises
Advocate with other practitioners to help with underlying issues
Motivate you towards return to function and an active recovery
To book an appointment please use our convenient online Jane Booking Tool or call 778-772-1599
The more efficient we are the more appointments we can offer!
90 minute treatment – $175
60 minute treatment – $115
45 minute treatment – $95
30 minute treatment -$70
Rates shown include GST
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cheque and cash.
Please note the clinic requires that you kindly give 24 hours’ notice if you must cancel or change an appointment.
If you have coverage for massage therapy a receipt will be issued for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
MSP pays $23 per visit for massage therapy for a maximum of 10 appointments per year for those with premium assistance with no doctor referral required.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Free 15 minute initial assessment at your first appointment to do an extra thorough postural exam.
Bring sport bottoms and a sport bra or yoga pants as you will be required to have an unrestricted range of motion.
After you filled in an intake form, we will briefly discuss your health history and current concern
Assessments will be used to differentially diagnose your condition and rule out contraindications to our treatment
We will begin your massage! Treatments will always be performed in a pain free manner under your informed consent
The last few minutes of your session will be used to suggest therapeutic exercises, and any ADL changes that you can do at home, to further enhance the benefits of the treatment.
A post massage hydrotherapy application ritual will also be explained to you. This will be especially important after a deep tissue massage because your muscles and lymph system need the help to flush out toxins and help replenish fresh nutrients and oxygen to aid with tissue recuperation.
Meditation can be one of the most rewarding things in your life if practiced regularly. Many benefits can be gained from meditation including stress relief and improved sleep.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming meditation sessions.
Owner Horseshoe Bay RMT
After years of care-giving and personal family experience with childhood oncology Don naturally progressed into the manual therapy field in 2009. While training at Vancouver Community College in the Occupational Physical Therapist Assistant (OPTA) program, Don worked with the physiotherapy teams on the Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) units at both Lions Gate and Vancouver General hospitals. He also completed occupational therapy placements at Royal Colombian and the Colony Farms Forensic Psychiatric Hospital working with traumatic brain injured and stroke patients.
Due to chronic relapses with his oldest son Owens leukemia, Don moved on to working in the Burnaby school board as an educational assistant for children with special needs. This allowed Don and Owen the freedom to travel for multiple trials and treatments at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MA. While there he was further introduced to the profession of Registered Massage Therapy.
On returning to Canada, Don decided to supplement his skill set with formal training in the field of RMT, where he graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy with the Achievement Award for his class. His life and work experience over the last 13 years has left Don well versed in a wide range of health conditions and rehabilitative areas.
GETTING OUT AND GIVING BACK
Giving Back is another MAJOR INITIATIVE we strongly support. The Owezy Corps is a fund created by and in Honour of Owen “The Warrior” Barrett. Feel free to visit www.OwezyCorps.com to meet Owen and hear his message.
Please DONATE GENEROUSLY. We thank you in advance.
This is a special BC Children’s Hospital fund specifically dedicated to supporting Oncology Patient Services. All proceeds are distributed by the Oncology social work team to patients requiring chemo-therapies and medications not covered by medicare, travel costs to medical trials and food gift cards. These gift cards are distributed by the Wonderful Ladies that volunteer with the family support team on the wards and are one of the small reliefs many of the Kids are allotted while staying on ward for sometimes months at a time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY?
The purpose of Registered Massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, leading to treatment for the prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. This is accomplished by manual and physical methods that develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, to relieve pain and promote health.
WHY IS AN RMT DESIGNATION IMPORTANT?
Registered Massage Therapists in BC are trained in the assessment and differential diagnosis of muscle, nerve and joint dysfunction as well as the treatment and prevention of a variety of orthopedic and systemic conditions.
Registered Massage Therapists have completed 3000 hours of College level education. The basis of the educational curriculum is centered around evidence informed solutions to soft tissue and joint problems. In addition to having minimum (75%) passing grades all registrants have successfully passed rigorous Provincial exams based on academic knowledge and practical hands on skills. The profession has evolved to become a primary health care modality in many Canadian Provinces.
The importance of this to the client is the assurance that any health care professional with the RMT designation has the proven ability to provide safe and effective health care for your soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
WHAT THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES DO YOU PROVIDE?
We aim to address underlying causes like ineffective posture and lifestyle habits to help alleviate your symptoms, and to prevent your symptoms from returning. Our goal is to restore and/or maintain functional movement with pain free range of motion through safe, effective treatments using therapeutic approaches such as:
- Swedish (Petrissage)
- Stress reduction massage
- Myofascial release therapy
- Neuromuscular therapy (NMT)
- Deep tissue therapy
- Trigger point therapy
- Deep relaxation massage
- Gentle joint manipulation
- Passive or Active range of motion
- Sports massage
- Postural re-education and training
- Home care exercises
- Lifestyle management
WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?
Massage therapy can be helpful in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic muscle tension
- Neck, back and knee pain
- Muscle spasms or strains
- Post accident pain (whiplash)
- Post surgical / injury scar tissue
- Tendonitis (golfer’s and tennis elbow, Achilles)
- Repetitive strain injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
- Postural problems
- Respiratory problems
- Sports injuries
- Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
- Pregnancy related symptoms or discomfort
- Anxiety & Stress
- Chronic pain (fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis)
- Digestive concerns
Sunday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm