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Naturopathic Doctor: 250-426-5228 ext.4 Chiropractor: 250-489-3200 ext. 2 Massage: 250-489-3200 ext.3
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Massage Therapy

Nikki McElwee, RMT
Troy McFadzen, RMT
Ryan Shortridge, RMT
Heidi Wood, NHPC 
Heather Fischbuch NHPC (www.flourishwellness.ca)

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are licensed and regulated health care professionals who are committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.

Amy, Troy, Ryan, Norm, Heidi and Morganne are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.

Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.

Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in B.C. This can be attributed to higher educational standards, research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and an overall increase in public demand for non-surgical and drug-free treatment options. 

Today, RMTs use a blend of modern science and ancient philosophies, utilizing specific techniques and modalities to treat many conditions.  In British Columbia, over 75 percent of medical physicians regularly refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) - and they make these referrals because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patients' conditions. 

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