Acupuncture appt's available Jan 2021

Please read below for important guidelines about making appointments

We have been given interim guidelines from the CMTBC, RMTBC and WCB on how to reopen in a safe manner.

If you have had any air travel, or been to another province we ask that you wait 14 days before coming in for an appointment.
Please do not arrive prior to 5 minutes before your appointment start time.
The waiting room will have a sign posted on the limit of how many people can be waiting at one time, please observe and follow what is requested. If the door is locked, your therapist will let you in when they are ready to.
You will be required to immediately go wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds upon your arrival.
We have strict cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing protocols in place and have increased the time between appointments to ensure adequate time to do so.

We request that you wear a mask or covering at all times while in the clinic.
It is mandatory to wear a mask or covering while at the front desk and face up during your treatment.
If you do not have a mask or covering, one will be provided to you for the cost of $1.
Refusal to wear a mask or covering in the mandatory areas will result in asking you to leave the premises.

Existing and new clients will have to fill out a new informed consent form, this must be filled out prior to starting your appointment. This will be emailed to you.
New Patients please fill out an online Medical History Form.

An additional email will be sent to you once you book your appointment with a link to fill out the intake form. If you do not see it in your inbox, it could be in your spam folder. Please note that if you have been to the southwest Main and 16th clinic, you will need to fill out another form. The records for both clinics will be separate. If you are booking a Beauty Room appointment, the intake form does not need to be filled.

Please note that while the booking system does confirm and remind you of your appointment, it is the ultimate responsibility of the client to keep track of their appointment. Not receiving a reminder email is not a valid reason for missing an appointment.
Please be advised that a minimum notice of one (1) full day is required for any cancellation. In the event that you must reschedule or cancel with notice less than 24 hours, you will be responsible for the full cost of that time slot.

Thank you,
Mount Pleasant Massage Therapy
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Available via online booking at 3140 and 3223 Main St.

I have been practicing since 2016, graduating from the inaugural Registered Massage Therapy program at Langara college in December 2015.
I enjoy working with a diverse patient population. I apply a variety of methods to help treat my clients including: soft tissue manipulation, myofascial techniques, as well as traditional Swedish massage.
I will work with each person to treat their tension and discomforts. I strongly believe in the practice of massage therapy as a means of helping the body recover and stay healthy. I am grateful to be able to help my clients, and better the health of the Mount Pleasant community.

Stephanie does not bill directly with ICBC or MSP.
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Kian is a graduate of the Langara College Massage Therapy Program.

Kian incorporates a variety of techniques in his treatments including Swedish techniques, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, and stretches to address soft-tissue limitations. However, he firmly believes in active therapy for long-lasting results and educates patients on load management and exercise options. he strives to provide his patients with the knowledge and support they need to stay active in their own health care.

Kian's style is best described as a combination of dynamic movement, muscle stripping, compressions, broad strokes, and joint mobilizations. He is always happy to provide rehab exercises and active care strategies at the end of treatment.
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Yuen Sun RMT graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and has been practicing massage therapy since 2008. His massage style incorporates myofascial techniques, osteopathic manipulations and deep tissue work. Within his practice he has focused on addressing shoulder and pelvic dysfunction as well as alignment issues.
Does not direct bill ICBC or Worksafe.
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Jeff Gabert is a graduate of the inaugural massage therapy program at Langara College. Throughout the program he was fortunate to work with diverse populations and benefitted from the knowledge shared by fantastic teachers and fellow RMT’s. Jeff has a special interest in treating chronic pain and fatigue, particularly those dealing with arthritis. He regularly leads talks and workshops for the Arthritis Society dealing with coping skills and tips for pain management. Another area of interest for Jeff is sports massage and injury rehabilitation. He will be spending a week this summer travelling and working on the competitors of the BC Bike race, keeping them in riding shape. Jeff seeks to aid the body in its natural healing process and help clients implement a homecare program that will facilitate their recovery. By employing a variety of massage techniques including: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilizations and muscle energy; Jeff creates a unique and client centred massage treatment.
Outside of massage, Jeff enjoys cycling the seawall, weight training, playing music and a weekly trivia night. “I look forward to meeting you and working together.”
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Sarah is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy who has always been interested in healing and has previously
studied herbal medicine, nutrition and ayurveda. Sarah combines therapeutic massage techniques and relaxation massage to create a massage therapy session which is both relaxing and effective. This helps patients recover from acute, chronic and postural issues
while at the same time relaxing the body to reduce stress, which further aids the healing process. Sarah’s approach to massage therapy stems from an in depth understanding of the musculoskeletal system and an enthusiasm to educate the patient in the cultivation
of their wellness. Her joyful attitude and inquisitive nature allow her to develop customized treatment plans based on individual needs so that the patient may achieve and maintain their health goals. She particularly enjoys treating postural imbalances, headaches/migraines,
myofascial trigger points, chronic pain, acute injuries, neurological conditions, and stress-related concerns. In addition, she provides home care exercises to enhance the effectiveness of the massage treatment results, and encourage the patient to take an
active role in their wellness. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, yoga, and exploring her creative side through painting and drawing.
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Tyler was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and graduated with his diploma in registered massage therapy from Langara College. He became a massage therapist following his intrigue with the science of human anatomy and his desire to help others feel better.
He has experience working with patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal cord injuries and musculoskeletal injuries and uses a variety of manual therapy modalities that range from Swedish to myofascial and joint mobilization techniques. His ultimate aim is to work with his patients to create a goal that they can work towards to feel happier and healthier by getting back to what they love to do. To accomplish that Tyler completes assessments as part of each treatment to customize every massage to each patients individual needs.
In his spare time Tyler enjoys getting outdoors; jogging, hiking, snowshoeing or canoeing; and has recently acquired a new interest in cooking and loves experimenting with new recipes, especially if it involves using his cast iron skillet. Tyler enjoys watching films and is ashamed to admit that he probably spends a tad too much time on Netflix (but only on rainy days).

E-mail: tcarreirarmt@gmail.com
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Bradley is passionate about providing Massage Therapy designed to address the complaints of his patients.

Conditions such as...

- Tension Headaches and Postural issues related to computer use or office work
- Repetitive stress injuries for athletes and new mothers
- Nerve pain caused by tight tissues
- Physical tension brought on by stress and anxiety

He offers an array of modalities from gentle swedish to deep trigger point release, depending on the needs of the patient.

He strives to create a therapeutic space where all patients feel heard and respected.
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Heidi was fascinated and inspired by her massage therapist and treatments when she was in her early 20s while working at a high stressed level job in a medical centre and intensely training for sports events. She was amazed and grateful how massage therapy helped her relieve many of her symptoms and regained some balance in her life.

A few years later, courage led her back to studying and graduated from Utopia Academy in 2009. Her passion since has been creating a supportive space for her clients to understand and heal their bodies.

She sees each person as a completely unique case and will come up with a specific treatment through attentive and deep listening, assessment and palpation. By doing that, she hopes to help her clients to achieve a healthier and pain free lifestyle.

Heidi likes to treat all ages using modalities including Swedish, Trigger Point Release, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Active Release, Joint Mobilization, Active and Passive Stretching, and home care exercises.

The common conditions she treats include:
Acute injury
Chronic pain/fatigue
Pre and post-natal massage
Sports massage
Stress related symptoms

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 3 young children either in a trail, up on a mountain, or traveling and exploring this beautiful world. At home she likes cooking, gardening, and playing board games with her kids. For exercise and focus training, she is currently working on her red belt in Karate.

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Elizabeth will be starting at Mount Pleasant Massage Therapy on August 20, 2013. She will be working Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoons.

Elizabeth (Liz) Anne Sun, RMT graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and has been practicing since 2008. She has been building a practice fueled by her passion for restorative massage and its provision of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She welcomes patients with various conditions such as stress, whiplash, back/neck pain, tension headaches, overuse and sports injuries. She tends to address these issues using myofascial and progressive deep tissue techniques. She specializes in prenatal and postnatal massage and is a practicing birth Doula. Elizabeth strongly believes that Massage Therapy is complementary to all levels of healing.
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Starting in 2021

Jacob believes that injuries and pain are a natural consequence of life, which create opportunities for change. He believes our behavior in response to pain ultimately shapes our outcome. When we have an issue with our tissues, it’s because of a decreased local ecology in some parts of the body: usually involving excessive inflammation, insufficient functional capacity, and insufficient nutrition. His goal as a massage therapist is to help you overcome these problems by providing manual techniques to reduce your discomfort as well as effective tools and educational resources to empower you in the process of building resiliency. He is practiced in myofascial release, Swedish deep tissue massage, neuromuscular techniques, active and passive stretching, and joint mobilization. A typical session includes a combination of these techniques aimed at addressing your specific complaint(s). Home care exercises will be provided, intended to improve specific functional capacities, and consist of select effective and sustainable practices to incorporate into your life 10-30 minutes a day.



Jacob’s higher education began in 2012 at UBC with a bachelors degree in biology. In 2015 he completed a 200hr yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, and while he was there decided to forgo the pursuit of a career in science. At the time he had been recovering from bilateral meniscus injuries and found a calling for guiding others through the process of physical rehabilitation. He completed his study of massage therapy at Langara College in 2018 and has since continued to develop his toolkit and approach to treatment. Currently, he studies under the guidance of Ido Portal and his team, constantly learning and practicing a diverse physical education.
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To book a 45 or 90 minute treatment with Sarah, please email her at sarah@sarahwurmt.ca

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays

Direct billing: Pacific Blue Cross, Manulife, Sun Life, Canada Life, Green Shield

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It wasn’t long after Sarah first started seeing a massage therapist before she knew that massage therapy was the career for her. Her massage therapist not only treated her symptoms, but also took the time to learn more about Sarah, her habits and history to try to figure out the root cause. Her RMT explained how the biomechanics worked and that appealed to her engineering background. She also taught her preventative measures and home care to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment and to minimize the chances of re-injury. That is the type of massage therapist Sarah strives to be.

Sarah is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, Ontario with continuing education in manual lymphatic drainage and pre/post-natal care.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys rock climbing, hiking, CrossFit and yoga.
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Ben will be at the 3223 location for Tuesdays from 10 to 2. Ben's schedule at 3140 Main St will be on Mondays and Fridays.

I have been practicing for over 15 years now in the Mount Pleasant community. I worked previously at the Massage and Therapy Center and Brentwood Chiropractic and Sports Rehab Center. I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005.

I enjoy what I do because each person is different and I use my knowledge to help each one. I use a variety of techniques which I tailor to treat each person to how I think they can improve. From myofascial release, deep tissue, structural balancing and mobilizations, I will try to unwind tension and imbalances one may be experiencing. Whether it is from an injury, motor vehicle accident, or daily stressors I will do my best to help.
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TO BOOK WEDNESDAYS, go back to the home page and select my profile at MPMT East Main + 16th

Lindsay uses myofascial techniques, trigger point release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and gentle joint adjustments to help create space for your body’s own healing.

Certification:
*West Coast College of Massage Therapy: 3,000-hour RMT Graduate, August 2009
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Peace in the mind, love and compassion in the heart bring the scattered world into one reality. -Baba Hari Dass

Heather Brown, R.Ac., is a graduate of the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

I have been practising acupuncture for several years in the neighbourhood, and I am very happy to join the Mt. Pleasant Massage Therapy team!

I grew up in Powell River, on the B.C. coast. The original peoples of the Tla'amin Nation, as well as many other residents from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, had a profound impact on my life. The biggest lesson being that there are many ways to relate to the natural world, as well as to each other. I am deeply grateful to them all.

I have a strong interest in the relationship between psychological and physical ailments, within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have seen my own health improve from regular acupuncture, healthy diet, and exercise.

TCM views mental and physical health as intrinsically connected, and acupuncture can treat both simultaneously.
Working with my patients to achieve their health goals and to have a happy life, brings me great joy.

For testimonials or more info go to:
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