Meet Karen Docksteader, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Hi, Karen here. My journey as an RMT spans over two decades: I originally graduated from the Westcoast College of Massage Therapy in December, 1996. But prior to sitting my board exams, I suffered some personal tragedies that left me completely blind. As a result, I had to learn to live again. Bodywork helped me do this. After coming to terms with my blindness and doing some upgrading, I successfully passed the formal RMT board exams in 2016.
I love what I do. One of the things I love most about massage therapy is helping my patients achieve their health goals by bringing them back to normal function.
Having worked as a body worker for more than 20 years, I have developed a broad tool kit in physical medicine. The various modalities I use work together to help me restore normal function for my patients.
I incorporate the following modalities into my practice:
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Swedish massage
- Neuro-meningeal manipulation
- Somato-emotional release
- Fascial release therapy
- Trigger point therapy
- and many many more!
When you come to see me at the clinic you will meet a beautiful yellow lab named Zoom, who is my partner in life. He will greet you and help you feel right at home. We hope to see you soon!
~ Karen and Zoom
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, most extended health packages provide coverage for RMT services up to a yearly maximum. For details of your specific plan, please contact your extended health care provider.
Massage therapy has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of health concerns including
- muscle pain and spasms
- thoracic outlet syndrome and nerve impingement
- pregnancy (pre and post natal care)
- whiplash and MVA pain management
- stress reduction and anxiety
- and much much more!
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle form of bodywork that supports the central nervous system in the following ways:
- deep relaxation
- pain releif
- enhancement of the body’s healing ability
- migraine / headache relief
- alignment of the spinal cord
- fascial tissue support
Massage Services Menu
60 minute massage $125
Please note: Missed visits without 24 hours notice are subject to the full visit fee.