My journey to learning effective communication started because I was pissed off and frustrated. I have always wanted to help people, it’s why I became a massage therapist. I define helping people as supporting and empowering them to be the best versions of themselves and the more I worked as an RMT the further […]
About Emily York
Emily graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014 and has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist since May 2015. Over the years and with the influence of new evidence and continuing education Emily’s practice has grown and morphed to where it is now. She has always operated under the idea that “you treat the patient, not the condition” and in the early years of her practice this placed a heavy emphasis on learning different massage techniques. This included numerous assessment courses, an introduction to visceral manipulation, and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation.
It was attending a low back and pelvic assessment course, in addition to the RMTBC’s “Mental Health and Massage Therapy” conference that introduced Emily to the Biopsychosocial model of treating patients. Furthermore, Emily completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and in 2019 started her Bachelor of Arts in Leadership at Trinity Western University.
In her personal life Emily spent several years volunteering in an addiction rehabilitation facility and has spent the last several years on a journey of self discovery which has resulted in uncovering her passion for food, art, weightlifting, running, hiking, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Emily’s vision in life is to support and empower the people around her to be the best versions of themselves and in her practice, this is evident through her commitment to an evidence-based practice and patient centered care. Emily is passionate about education, supporting people with persistent pain, and helping them understand when you are seen, heard, and validated we can create a treatment plan specific to you.
Emily works with patients experiencing prenatal and post-partum concerns, overuse injuries, persistent pelvic and low back pain, fatigue, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.