Karen Docksteader, Registered Massage Therapist

Massage is the study of anatomy in braille.

      ~Jack Meagher          

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

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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
  • fibromyalgia
  • sciatica
  • thoracic outlet syndrome and nerve impingement
  • pregnancy (pre and post natal care)
  • whiplash and MVA pain management
  • stress reduction and anxiety
  • insomnia
  • 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.

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