Kinesiology and Active Rehab
Massage Therapy


Non-Registered Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a treatment technique in which a therapist manipulates soft tissues using various amount of pressure and movement. These targeted soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissus and skin. Some of the areas massage therapy can help are:

  • tension induced headaches and muscle aches
  • sport injuries
  • work injuries
  • motor vehicle accident recovery

We provide Non-Registered Massage Therapy as an option to those that want to receive quality treatment but do not have insurance coverage. The treatment rates are lower but they are not covered by any insurance or extended health benefits. In general, our non-registered therapists are current students or recent graduates of school of massage therapy and in the process of obtaining their RMT designations.

Some of our Non-Registered Massage Therapy services include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Fascia Therapy
  • Myofascial Contractile Release (Similar to Active Release)
  • Postural Assessment
  • PNF Stretching
  • Pregnancy
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Release

Non-RMT Rates:

Our Non-RMTs focus on improving patient's health through their expertise and experience. Please note that our Non-RMT sessions are not covered by Extended Health Benefits or ICBC.

New prices below are in effect from November 1, 2020.

Regular Sessions
(Before Tax)
30 Minutes Non-RMT$50
45 Minutes Non-RMT$60
60 Minutes Non-RMT$70
90 Minutes Non-RMT$110


Our Non-RMTs (Non-Registered Massage Therapists):

Shayla Shabkhiz
Kinesiologist, non-RMT

Shayla graduated from Simon Fraser University with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She specializes in active physical rehabilitation and ergonomics. Shayla’s previous experience includes her time as a Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer at the Vancouver General Hospital. She also spent time leading and developing physical activity programming for older adults with severe mobility limitations and chronic health conditions.

Her experiences and passion for exercise and physical activity, and lifelong participation in team sports, have been the catalyst for her career in active rehabilitation. Shayla relishes all aspects of rehabilitation, ranging from resistance training, fitness programs, and active/passive stretching programs.

She believes in a client-centered approach and co-involvement between the client and the health professional. Shayla is constantly learning new techniques and continuing her education in active rehabilitation science to further benefit her clients. When Shayla isn’t working or studying, she likes to spend her time hiking, running, and playing basketball.