Courtney Barnes RMT

Embrace Your Health

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is one of the most commonly used therapies for musculoskeletal issues. As a primary health practitioner, thorough assessment, treatment and follow-up is utilized to treat a whole range of injuries and illnesses. Registered Massage Therapists are regulated by the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia to ensure the public receives safe and effective Massage Therapy treatments. The Health Professions Act is:


"massage therapy" is the health profession in which a person provides, for the purposes of developing, maintaining, rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of

(a) assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, and

(b) treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of soft tissue and joints of the body by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.

[am. B.C. Reg. 58/2015, s. 1.]


Conditions Massage Therapy can help with:

Autoimmune Rheumatic Disorders 

• Raynaurd’s Disease

• Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Bursa, Muscle & Tendon Disorders

• Bursitis

• Fibromyalgia

• Muscle Cramps

• Tendinopathies (tendonosis)

• Contusions

• Muscle Tension/Spasm

• Sprains

• Strains

Foot and Ankle Disorders

• Medial Plantar Nerve Entrapment

• Metatarsalgia

• Plantar Fasciosis

Joint Disorders

• Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

• Osteoarthritis (OA)

Neck and Back Pain

• Sciatica

• Degenerative Disc Disease (slipped disc)

• Facet pain

• Whiplash and associated disorders

• Scoliosis

• Thoracic outlet syndrome

Hand Disorders

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

• Osteoarthritis of the Hand

• Dupuytrens’ Contracture

Shoulder & Elbow Conditions • Frozen Shoulder

• Golfers/tennis elbow (tendonopathy)

Headaches

• Tension

• Migraine

• TMJ dysfunction


Hip, Leg & Knee Disorders

• Illiotibial Band Impingement Syndrome

• Patellar Tracking Dysfunction

• Shin splints (compartment syndrome)

• Ligament tear

Psychological Disorders

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Cancer Care

• Post Mastectomy Care

• Nausea

• Pain

• Lymphoedema

Female Health

• Pregnancy (Pre and Post Care)

• Labour Care

• Pelvic Pain

Paediatrics 

• Colic

• Infant massage

Neurological disorders

• Multiple sclerosis

• Spastic paralysis

• Stroke

• Parkinsons

Respiratory care

• Asthma

• COPD

• Emphysema