Why Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is safe, effective, non-surgical, and drug-free therapy. Contemporary therapeutic massage is a skillful blend of modern science and ancient philosophies, combining the best of both worlds.

Massage therapy is unique in that it is delivered so very specifically, with a highly-skilled practitioner engaged in a form of physical dialog with the client’s tissue.

Put yourself in good hands

British Columbia has the highest standards for massage therapist education and training in North America, second in the world only to Germany. To become a Registered Massage Therapist in BC one must:

  • graduate from an accredited 3,000 hour massage therapy program, achieving a minimum mark of 70% in all courses
  • pass provincially regulated board examinations which involves one nine-hour day of written examinations (science, clinical science and jurisprudence) and a lengthy, comprehensive practical exam
  • abide by regulations set out by the College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • stay current on developments in the field and maintain registration status by fulfilling continuing education requirements

Conditions Treated

Below is a partial list of some of the many ailments effectively treated or managed by massage therapy, some of the conditions may surprise you!

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • High stress levels
  • Pregnancy
  • Muscle spasm
  • Muscle strains
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Scar tissue
  • Contusions (bruising)
  • Ligament sprains
  • Joint injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Torticollis (“kinked neck”)
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fascial and muscular imbalances
  • Iliotibial band contracture
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Hyperlordosis/ Hyperkyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Peripheral nerve lesions
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes – Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Thoracic Outlet syndrome, Piriformis syndrome etc.
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

*Want to know if massage therapy might be a good fit for you? We’d love to hear from you! To find out more about massage therapy for your specific considerations, please feel free to send an email with your questions to Megan@ koitreatmentcentre.com or call the clinic at (250) 472-3629 to book a complimentary 20-minute consultation with Megan Fredheim, RMT.

“Take good care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”- Jim Rohn

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