Maple Ridge Massage Therapist – Bethany Quinn – RMT

Bethany is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) New Westminster 2200 hour program. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC. Bethany also completed training in Swedish Massage Therapy at the Alberta Massage Training Institute in Grande Prairie, Alberta, graduating in 2007.

Bethany believes massage therapy is a fundamental in an individual’s lifestyle, good health and overall well-being. Her treatments focus on deep tissue massage, including trigger point therapy and myofascial release and passive and active stretches. Each treatment is tailored for the individual.
Bethany is passionate about treating all conditions, including; acute and chronic pain, stress, prenatal complaints, headaches, migraines, over-use injuries, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, as well as doing preventative, rehabilitative and maintenance care.

Maple Ridge Massage Therapist – Kelly Tansley B.Kin, RMT

Kelly is a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) 2200 hour program. During her time at WCCMT she gained extensive experience working in the student clinic treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Kelly also gained experience through an array of school outreach and inreach programs, where she had the opportunity to work with children with developmental disabilities, women with high risk pregnancies, as well as people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons. Prior to massage therapy, Kelly received her bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), and worked as a Kinesiologist implementing exercise programs for patients before returning back to school. Kelly has also been very active in the athletic community having worked with the Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team, as well as the Langley Thunder Sr. A Lacrosse team.

Kelly strives to individualize treatment plans to help patients achieve their specific treatment goals and get them back to doing the things they love. She believes that a combination of massage therapy and a good homecare program can help improve the patients condition and also allow the patient to be actively involved in their healing process. Kelly is proficient in performing deep tissue massage and incorporates many different techniques into treatment some of which include trigger point therapy, active and passive stretching, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations

Massage Therapy Services

  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Plantarfascitis
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Asthma
  • Constipation/IBS
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Headaches/Migranes
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Pre/Post-Natal
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Facet Lock
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Ilitibial Band (ITB) Contracture
  • Edema
  • Disc Herniation
  • Infant Massage
  • Inflammation and Pain
Swedish Massage Therapy is the most common and well known modality used in massage treatments; typically involving treatment with slower, longer, flowing strokes to the body. This type of therapy is mainly used as an introductory technique for a more specific treatment, or for general relaxation treatments. Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial in improving overall blood circulation, decreasing muscle tension, and reducing stress. Deep Tissue Massage Therapy is similar to Swedish Massage, but involves deeper strokes to the muscles.
Fascia is the tough connective tissue that encloses most structures in the human body, providing support and protection. The fascia may become restricted from injury, trauma, inactivity, or overuse. This will result in pain, postural dysfunction, and reduce blood flow to the area.

Myofascial Release works directly or indirectly with the fascial system. This modality involves applying a gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial restrictions. The technique is held until a tissue release is felt. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that eliminates pain and restores motion.

A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot in the tight bands of a muscle. These trigger points (knots) are known to cause pain, dysfunction, and decreased range of motion. In the majority of cases, pain will be felt in a different area than the knotted muscle; this is known as referred pain.
Trigger Point Therapy involves applying direct, alternating pressure and release to the affected trigger point. The patient works with the therapist in explaining any referred pain felt, in order to help make the treatment more effective.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a type of osteopathic manipulative technique used to treat somatic dysfunction, including pain, muscle tightness, and reduced range of motion. MET is a direct and active technique in which the patient contracts a specific muscle group (depending on the area of dysfunction). The contraction is held momentarily, which causes an inhibition, or relaxation, of the opposing muscle (the dysfunctioning muscle). As the patient relaxes, the opposing muscle remains inhibited, allowing the joint to be moved further into the restricted range.
Joint Mobilization is defined as the passive movement of a skeletal joint. Mobilization performed by massage therapists is different from the high-velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrust joint manipulation employed by chiropractors, as there is no crack or pop involved. This gentle technique breaks up scar tissue in the joint capsule, and retrains the nervous system to allow for smoother, freer movement. Joint Mobilizations are beneficial in increasing range of motion in a joint, decreasing surrounding joint muscle spasm, and reducing pain and inflammation.