When I graduated from massage therapy school in 2005 I had already completed my bachelor of science and felt very comfortable in my knowledge and abilities to become a great therapist. It became very evident to me over the ensuing years that there was a lot more I needed to know and understand in […]
About Eric Purves
Eric has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006 and is the co-owner of Achieve Health Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. His area of therapeutic and research interest is in the treatment and management of persistent pain. He currently sits on the executive of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia’s (RMTBC’s) professional practice group in pain management. The groups’ mandate is to provide education and evidence-based practice guidelines for massage therapists in the treatment and management for those who live in persistent pain. He authored and instructs a continuing education course, Introduction to Pain Science: Pain Management Strategies for Effective Massage Therapy Practice. Because of a desire to advance the profession of massage therapy, in September 2015, Eric began his Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences at UBC. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is the key to well being. When not at work, studying, or spending time with his young family, he is a passionate soccer player, runner and cyclist and spent many years training in a variety of martial arts.