Registered Massage Therapy in British Columbia

RMT’s (Registered Massage Therapist) are regulated by a publicly appointed board that is formulated for your protection (CMT).


  • RMT’s are accountable and must adhere to strict ethics and bylaws of the health professions act of British Columbia.
  • RMT’s are required to keep their skills current through a structured professional development schedule.
  • RMT’s must hold malpractice insurance
  • Education (3 years) is the highest standard for North America
  • Treatment plans are formulated based on assessment
  • RMT’s are covered by most extended health plans


One common concern for new patients to massage therapy is draping and what parts of their body are exposed to the therapist. If you are self-conscious/uncomfortable your therapist can work through clothing if you wish.

You are only asked to disrobe to what you feel is comfortable and the area being treated is the only area exposed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter your therapist will be happy to accommodate you in any way they can.

Typical massage treatment from start to finish Upon your initial visit:


  1. You will be asked specific questions regarding your area of concern.
  2. Your therapist will then take you through diagnostic testing
  3. Massage Therapy Treatment
  4. follow up testing and suggestions for exercises/stretching/hydrotherapy


Acupuncture is a centuries old form of health care. It utilizes fine needles inserted into specific points. The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and establish homeostasis within the body. Although Acupuncture needles are the primary tool of this system, other methods can be incorporated such as cupping, moxabustion, gua sha, tai qi, and diet therapy.

Yes, when administered by a licensed Acupuncturist it is exceptionally safe. In BC, all practitioners are well trained to ensure that your wellbeing and safety are never compromised. Patients may experience slight bruising, temporary numbness in certain areas, or light-headedness. The needles used for acupuncture are single use only meaning that after one use the needles are disposed of safely.

No, the sensation from acupuncture needles is very different from the sensation you feel when you get a flu shot. The reason for this is the needles used for acupuncture are incredibly fine and are not hollow like hospital needles. Having said this, acupuncture is not totally sensationless. Often patients feel heaviness or an awareness of warmth. When done well acupuncture relaxes the mind and body leaving the patient much more calm and relaxed.

Acupuncture in itself is complete system and is a great adjunct to other forms of medicine. Although it is most well-known to treat pain, it can also be effective for many different conditions including but not limited to:

  • Addictions
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Chronic pain
  • Constipation/Diarhea
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • PMS
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Stress management
  • Stroke
  • Weak immunity
Treatment length will vary depending on many factors, and is quite unique to each person. Recommended length is 5-10 treatments once or twice a week. Some patients will see results in one or two treatments while others will see slow steady progress.

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