Edgemont Massage Therapy

OUR STAFF

Susan Stewart BA

Susan is the owner/founder of Edgemont Massage Therapy. She obtained her degree in Psychology at UBC before attending the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and she has never looked back. PLEASE NOTE THAT SUSAN IS NO LONGER AN RMT.  Susan has been helping people heal for over 30 years.

Susan’s focus is to get to the problem as quickly as possible and work towards the best outcome in an efficient and strategic manner. Susan’s approach is specific but also holistic, taking into account the whole body’s involvement in any particular issue. Susan is known for her deep tissue work as well as her love of doing deeply relaxing massage which restores the nervous system and supports healing in a profound way. 

She is passionate about the outdoors and when she is not working or hanging out with her kids, you can find her on the tennis court, downhill mountain biking, horse back riding, skiing, hiking, golfing or just about anything else that involves being active outside. 

 

Ryan Kim R. Ac.

Ryan is a Registered Acupuncturist with CTCMA in the Province of BC. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Vancouver, BC. He is currently finishing a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Program and plans to continue his study through Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2023 to further his knowledge in TCM.

Ryan believes that if we treat the body as a whole we can see amazing results. He loves ho Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be an appropriate means of treatment for just about anything and has experience treating a wide range of individuals seeking support for conditions such as : stress/anxiety/depression, sports related injuries, musculoskeletal conditions like frozen shoulder or back/hip pain, digestive or sleep disturvances, autoimmune conditions, hormonal health, pre and post natal support and general wellbeing.

You can expect a unique combination of treatment modalities from acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, at home exercise suggestions and diet advice based on TCM to treat each unique individual’s needs.

Ryan is a not only a Registered Acupuncturist but also a Manual Osteopathic Therapist (for Osteopathy) and a Registered Massage Therapist. He offers each discipline separately as individual treatments and only one appointment of any type can be booked in a day.

OFFERING DIRECT BILLING TO MANY EXTENDED HEALTH COMPANIES

Dave Veenstra RMT

I’m David Veenstra, a Registered Massage Therapist. I’ve been treating for close to 20 years, helping active individuals like yourself stay outside, where they want to be. I’ve been out there myself for as long as I can remember; competitive volleyball, amateur body building, biking across Canada, lake swimming and most recently, crossfit. Ironman’s on my bucket list. My main focus is in Sports and Deep Tissue Massage and take seriously your passion to move! 

Testimonial: “The weekend of my first massage with him, I ended up having the fastest bike split by almost a minute and a half in the North Shore Sprint. After that I was sold. I went to see Dave the week before every race last season and also saw him after my big training weekends. Aside from giving a really good sport specific massage, I have also found Dave to be a very useful source of information. I’ve asked him about how to deal with different aches and pains and he was always able to provide me with some great insight and methods on how to address them.” ~ Dylan Gleeson | Triathlete “He consistently asked for feedback on the pressure. He asked appropriate questions, gave advice that fell within his knowledge parameters and delivered a perfect massage which achieved the goal I had for it. He did more listening than talking and when he spoke, he spoke about things he was qualified to speak about. He did the exact job he was hired for. Bravo.” ~ Meyrick Jones | ParaTriathlete, ParaCyclist, and Para Nordic athlete.

Carla Wiseman DTCM, R. Ac.

Dr. Carla Wiseman first began her career in health as an RMT. She quickly moved on to attending school for her Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine which she has practiced for over two decades now. Carla’s main approach to treatment now is a technique called NeuroIntegrative System, which she uses to treat a wide variety of issues like pain, infertility, chronic systemic conditions, autism, premature baldness, autoimmune diseases, digestive diseases and more.  Her sessions often include acupuncture but not always. Carla works Tuesday mornings at Edgemont Massage Therapy and can be found Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays at her Vancouver location. 

To book with Carla, go to www.carlawiseman.com.  

Warren Hatch RMT

Warren became an RMT after graduating from UBC where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree. Warren uses Trigger Point Therapy,  Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue therapy in his approach to treatment to achieve excellent results. He has studied post graduate Low Back and Shoulder Injury Rehabilitation. Warren was also a running coach and has worked with both athletes and non athletes. He combines both a structural approach as well as a deeply relaxing treatment to create the ultimate combination in therapy.

As an athlete, Warren and understands complex injuries and both acute and chronic pain. You can find Warren running the trails, hiking with his dog and paddle boarding. OFFERING DIRECT BILLING TO ICBC, BLUE CROSS AND MANY OTHER EXTENDED HEALTH COMPANIES.

Connor Son RMT

Connor has always been a curious learner in the healing arts and believes that healing occurs by bringing in the ‘active’ components of movement.

This brought him to study Structural Integration, Neurokinetic Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Block Therapy and Fluid Isometrics as therapeutic approaches. As an integrated athlete and ‘mover’ himself, he has also studied Martial Arts, PIlates, Yoga, animal flow, FRC and Crossfit.

Connor’s goals are to bring his experience to his role as an RMT by creating space in the fascia, inflating space with proper diaphragmatic breathing and maintaining space through an integrated movement system. Connor also believes that bringing awareness of treating the cause of the issue which is often the front and side of the body, which allows for the back areas to release. Many of his sessions include work to the ribs, diaphragm and lateral aspects of the body if clinically appropriate. 

Connor graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto. He has provided massage therapy in the 2016 Olympic Trials Sports massage therapy to the Richmond Rapid Men’s National Swim Team  in 2016 – 2017

Some of his certifications include:

Craniosacral Therapy, Chapman’s Reflexes, Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1, Adaptive Bodywork Structural Integration,  Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IAST) and Kinesiology Taping.

To learn more about Connor Son RMT, go to www.supermuscle.ca

OFFERING DIRECT BILLING TO MANY EXTENDED HEALTH COMPANIES

Ryan Kim RMT

Ryan is a Registered Massage Therapist registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

Ryan believes in a holistic approach to health and patient centered care. He is interested in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain and discomfort caused by busy urban lifestyles as well as soft tissue and joint injuries caused by sports activities or motor vehicle accidents. He often integrates hot stone therapy in his treatments to relieve muscular tension more effectively with the heat from the stone.

It is vital for Ryan to keep up to date with his education and knowledge with the latest treatment protocols. He enjoys learning about the latest research and is excited to put his theory into practice. Ryan is always focusing on his continual professional development by fulfilling courses such as:  Myofascial Remodelling, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization , Wellness for Cancer and Concussion: Prevention, Detection and Management and Concussion: prevention, detection and management. 

Ryan holds a second level black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys taking dance classes in his free time.

Ryan is a Registered Acupuncturist in BC as well as a Manual Osteopathic Therapist (for Osteopathy). He offers each discipline separately as individual treatments. Only one appointment of any type can be booked in a day.

OFFERING DIRECT BILLING TO MANY EXTENDED HEALTH COMPANIES

Ryan Kim Acupuncturist

Ryan Kim is now a Registered Acupuncturist and is studying for his DTCM. Please see his profile under Ryan Kim RMT.

Brian Arthur DC

In 2015, Dr. Arthur received the Award of Excellence by the British Columbia Chiropractic Association. Dr. Arthur obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1979 from the University of Saskatchewan and his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1983 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto. Additionally, he trained as an External Resident in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, 1984-85, where he received 18 months of extra training under an internationally renowned spine surgeon, one of 40 Chiropractors in Canada, out of 7000, to have received training.

In 2009, he completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of London, UK. Since 2010, he has been a Research Associate at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) at the University of British Columbia and a Non-Medical Allied Staff Member of Vancouver General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Spine.

He is Past-President (2000-2003) and a Director of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association from 1996 to 2005.

Dr. Arthur has been in private practice in Vancouver since 1990. To book online at his Vancouver location or view his CV and research publications, go to: www.kerrisdalechiropractic.com.