Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

RMT is a treatment technique in which a certified medical professional manipulate soft tissues using various amount of pressure and movement. These targeted soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissus and skin.

Registered Massage Therapy is increasingly being adopted along standard treatments for acute and chronically painful conditions. It is considered a part of complementary and integrative medicine. In BC, a registered massage therapist (RMT) is a health professional regulated by CMTBC.

Some of the areas RMTs can help you with are:
  • Whiplash from Sports or ICBC related injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • S.I. Joint
  • Overall Back Injuries
  • Hip Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Poor Posture
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fascia Therapy
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Postural Assessment
  • PNF Stretching
  • Pregnancy
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Release
  • Nerve Injuries/Autoimmune Disorders

RMT Rates:

Our RMTs focus on improving patient’s health through their expertise and experience. RMT sessions are covered through most Extended Health Benefits. In addition, ICBC covers 100% of RMT sessions.

ICBC
Services
(Fully Covered by ICBC)
Rates
(Before Tax)
45 Minutes ICBC Initial Treatment
Pre-approved
30 Minutes ICBC Subsequent TreatmentPre-approved

 

 

Regular Sessions
ServicesRates
(Before Tax)
20 Minutes RMT$55
30 Minutes RMT$70
45 Minutes RMT$95
60 Minutes RMT$124
90 Minutes RMT$188
Corporate RMT Sessions
Time (minutes)# of StaffRates
(Before Tax)
30Up to 15$79
 Up to 20$77
 25+$75
15Up to 15$38
 Up to 20$36
 25+$34

Our RMTs

Arian Asgari, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Founder

Arian Asgari

Founder | RMT

Arian is the Owner and Founder of Locus Health Centre Inc. He started Locus Health Centre with a great passion to help those who need. Arian developed his passion for Massage Therapy after years of sports related injuries and rehab, personal training and education in Sports Science. He then pursued a career in this field and shortly after receiving his RMT designation, gratefully as he describes, he started practicing with Professional athletes in NHL, MLS, Varsity, Body Builders, Semi-Professional and Amatuer athletes from some Sports such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Football, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling, Bowling, Golf, Ulmtimate Frisbee, Climbing, Figure Skating, Ski and Snowboard which all together led him gain a vast majority of his professional experience.

On the side from RMT, Arian used to play Soccer semi-professionally for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC youth teams and coach Soccer from ages 3-18. In addition, he did Personal Training from 2011 to 2016 and holds the CSEP-CPT certification.

Given the athletic background, Arian enjoys treating sports related injuries and help the athletes recover and maintain an overall health to pursue their sports. He also enjoys paying it forward to the community by sponsoring local Soccer teams for kids and adults.

Natasha Wilkie

RMT

Natasha has been passionate about massage therapy since a young age. After many years of customer service and sales, she was finally ready to pursue her dreams of being an RMT. She studied basic anatomy and physiology at Langara in 2018 and went on to study at WCCMT for 2 years and recently graduated in December of 2021.
She has knowledge and experience in a variety of different conditions, some main conditions she likes to focus on are tension headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis and TMJ dysfunction. She hope one day to further study more TMJ & intra-oral massage therapy as well as craniosacral and reflexology. Natasha strives to help her patients achieve a full relaxation experience by incorporating diaphragmatic breathing, and deep specific work within her treatment plans.
On her free time she loves to hang out with family and friends. Some activities they enjoy together are Sports, board games, BBQs, listening to music, and swimming.

Cedric Dela Cruz, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Cedric Dela Cruz

RMT

Cedric is passionate about his work and takes pride in quality. As a therapist and as a person, He is very meticulous and curious with finding and treating the cause of your concerns. He’s worked with various patients and therapists over the course of learning his practice, from working with athletes to working with seniors. His patient-centered care revolves around this experience—adapting to each individual patient, making sure you feel as comfortable as possible while still performing a safe and effective treatment.

Growing up playing various sports, Cedric is well-acquainted with recovering from strenuous activities and/or minor injuries. Inversely, since he was young (and even now), he’s also been on the computer for hours on end, sitting in the same position all day. After studying the art of massage, he’s gotten to know his body better and what he can do to maintain my health. As a therapist now, he wants to share this wealth through his treatments—treatments that not only include mending soft tissue injuries, but also include helping patients eliminate bad habits or providing some tips that may help with daily living. Cedric give patients homecare , so that patient-care goes beyond the appointments. Cedric does his best to bring you back to your best through knowledge and empathy. He is available Mondays and Wednesdays. He provides services in both English and Tagalog.

Hanah Cardenas

RMT

Hanah is a new graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (New Westminster) and recently passed her board examination. A little background about Hanah before she started her massage therapy journey is that she was studying to become a physiotherapist in the Philippines before moving to Canada. While she was in university, Hanah was a track and field athlete and competed to represent her department of Health Sciences. Shortly after arriving in Vancouver, she decided to pursue massage therapy and studied at WCCMT.

Throughout her years of schooling Hanah has acquired valuable experience treating neurological and musculoskeletal conditions such as sprain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, headaches/migraine, fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet syndrome, gastrointestinal concerns such as constipation, geriatric and general day-to-day muscle tensions. She believes that effective treatment and optimum healing requires open and clear communication and a team-oriented approach. Hanah adheres to the motto “teamwork makes the dream work!”.

As an RMT, her approach to effective treatment is to work with the patient’s goals while providing therapeutic and relaxing treatments and customized homecare plans for her patients on their journey towards a pain-free lifestyle! Some of the techniques that she utilizes for treatments are General Swedish massage (deep tissue or relaxing massage), myofascial release, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, pin and stretch technique, PNF techniques and more as she is driven to learn new techniques in the future to further help her patients. In her spare time, Hanah enjoys working out, biking, jogging, hiking and going on “food adventures” with friends and family.

Maysam Tarameshloo

RMT

Maysam Tarameshloo provides Registered Massage Therapy to reduce your pain, discomfort and promoting overall wellness.

He has 9 years of experiences in rehabilitation as an Occupational Therapist in Iran. Maysam believes RMT gives him a broader perspective which he can share with patients to improve and maintain their health.

Maysam believes his experience will lead to great treatment and patient satisfaction. He focuses on Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy.

Pooneh Jahandari

RMT

Pooneh obtained her diploma from Vancouver Career College in 2021. Her focus is to listen and work with the patient, making her approach and treatment plan unique to the patient’s condition.
Pooneh loves that massage therapy gives her the opportunity to work with a variety of patients and to assist them to achieve their optimum wellness goal.

To meet each patient’s individual needs, she uses variety of techniques and modalities including: a detailed assessment specific to patient condition, swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point myotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release (MFR), joint mobilization technique, and muscle energy techniques (MET).

Pooneh looks forward to meeting you soon and assisting you with your healthcare goals.

Shayla Shabkhiz

RMT

Shayla holds a dual license of Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) and Registered Kinesiology. Shayla graduated from Simon Fraser University with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.  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. She is currently accepting patients for RMT and Kinesiology.

Rodrigo Zimmermann

RMT

Rodrigo Zimmermann joins us after graduating from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and is currently accepting new patients. He is passionate about caring for others and participating with patients in the process of improving their mobility and overall wellness.

 

He loves Martial Arts and gymnastics and has already practiced Karate and Kung fu in his life. Through the practice of martial arts, he grew an interest in how movement intrinsically affects our whole body and how our nervous system plays a role in it.

 

He believes the body is a vehicle that shapes our experience of life and as a massage therapy student, he had the opportunity to observe how complex and intrinsic our body is, from its atomic level of organization to its human organism level in which, marvelously, all body systems intertwine with each other to keep this vehicle in balance, alive and in movement.

 

Rodrigo learned an array of techniques, such as Swedish, Myofascial release, Orthopedic & Sports Massage, and other Neuromuscular techniques, which have enabled him to contribute to the process of helping his patients find physical, mental and emotional balance. His treatment style focuses on putting the patient in a parasympathetic state so that the body can rest from and digest all the challenges, pain and anxiety of daily life.

 

Kevin Wong

RMT

Kevin is a Graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and has a previous background in the field of Kinesiology. He discovered his interest in how the human body works during his time playing high level hockey from a young age, needing to see several health care professionals for rehabilitation from injuries.

Throughout the course of his RMT education he got the opportunity to work with a wide array of patients including sports injury, neurological pathologies, general massage, relaxation, and more. Kevin’s treatment style is centred on achieving client goals with current scientific literature in mind, using efficient and relaxing techniques.

In his spare time Kevin enjoys working out at the gym, playing video-games, and spending time with his friends.

Maggie Deng

RMT

Maggie graduated from Vancouver Career College in 2017. She has experience in treating acute and chronic overuse injuries and injuries incurred from poor posture or long hours desk work by using Deep tissue, Myofascial and Trigger point release. Maggie is taking full time Acupuncture program now, which will be finished next year. She hopes to use the most suitable way to help patients back to their optimal health. When she is not working, Maggie enjoys ballroom, salsa dancing, piano, Chinese Harp and hiking.