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Registered Massage Therapy

KEVIN G. HEATH                                             
Registered Massage Therapist                               
604-881-1158                                        

                                                       

BODY FACT: Your muscles are the largest single organ in your body and account for 40% or more of your body weight.

Whether we are having a round of golf, working in our garden or working at a computer station, we are constantly using muscles to meet the needs of our daily requirements.  Sometimes we overdue it and experience muscles that feel fatigued, stiff and sore.  Our muscles are extremely subject to wear and tear from daily activities.  This can lead to an often neglected cause of pain and dysfunction that originates from your muscles.  Problems originating within the muscles may manifest as headaches, and shoulder or back pain.  Common ailments such as tendonitis, bursitis, or sciatica may be muscle related and can be treated by massage therapy.

Contrarily we may experience a sudden onset of pain due to accidental strain and injury from a fall, car accident or sports related injuries.  Examples include whiplash, muscle strains, shin splints and immobilized injuries such as broken bones.  These can also benefit from massage as a recovery therapy treatment.

Scientific research has well documented three physical effects of therapeutic massage as:
1. Releasing muscle tension
2. Increasing circulation
3. Eliciting a relaxation response.

These can benefit us by improving balance, coordination and mobility, promoting a more restful sleep, speed healing from injuries, increase energy, ease and deepen breathing, help release tension before it becomes a problem, and assist with conditions where stress is a factor, such as migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia and TMJ syndrome.




MASSAGE THERAPY.  WHAT IS IT??

Massage therapy by a Registered Massage Therapist is the assessment of the body's soft tissues and joints, and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints.  It is regulated by the Health Professions Act, which established the College of Massage Therapists of BC and is included in most extended health benefit plans. 

After assessing their patients, RMTs use hands-on techniques to help the body recover from injury or chronic problems caused by work, sports, disability, disease, poor posture, prolonged stress or other causes.  Massage therapy can help to relieve pain of the soft tissues and joints of the body.  RMTs also promote health by teaching patients therapeutic exercises and encouraging better postural habits for work, sport, leisure or sleep.
 

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Locations

Testimonials

  • "I had back pain for many years and now I rarely get back pain. The staff is amazing, everyone is so caring to the patients."
    Jeremy denOuden
  • "After Registered Massage Therapy I was able to return to work. It relieves my pain so I can get on with my life -- with my kids and my activities."
    Tracy V.
  • "I have less pain during everyday activities from chiropractic treatment and acupuncture helped with migraines and stomach issues."
    Leticia Ruzza
  • "Chiropractic helped me to get range of motion back and helped me manage my symptoms."
    Joanne Burton
  • "Chiropractic has allowed me to perform 100% in my sport. It's important to be consistent with your chiro health."
    David Kravenchenko
  • "Chiropractic has reduced my pain levels and improved energy levels. Acupuncture helped with headaches and digestive issues.
    Friendliest staff anywhere! We feel like we are truly known and cared for by Dr. Scott & the staff!"
    Holly denOuden
  • "I can do things now without the limitation of painful movement! Great treatment, great facility, nice touch with beverages in wait room, and awesome reception!"
    Jeanne R.
  • "Better movement and energy, less knee and back pain. Dr. Scott rocks!"
    Gerry T.
  • "My left leg was numb from the hip down. The numbness is gone. I have much better movement and feel 100% better. Very happy! I have gone to a Chiropractor monthly for years. Love the results I am getting with Dr. Scott."
    Lurinda Rinehart
  • "The lower back and hip relief was amazing. Being able to walk without pain and without a limp has greatly improved my life. Thank you."
    Edee Rumley
  • "Before: all normal activity was painful. Now: I don't have daily pain anymore."
    Jen Dawe
  • "Migraines have improved. Sleep has improved. Nerve pain has improved. All allow me to do my job better and all allow me to enjoy dancing more!"
    Carol C.
  • "Dr. Scott is a great personable chiropractor. You have great staff that are helpful and prompt plus friendly!"
    Athena Shumey
  • "I experience way less pain and better sleep, giving me more energy and outlook on the day, less fear anxiety of doing or trying activities. I would recommend this office to everyone looking to improve their day to day life. I like that I have learned more about my body and how to listen to it."
    Linda M.

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