Kelowna Registered Massage Therapy

Direct billing ~ evening & weekend appointments ~ online booking

“massage therapy” means the health profession in which a person provides, for the purposes of developing, maintaining, rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of
(a) assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, and
(b) treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of soft tissue and joints of the body by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.

[Massage Therapists Regulation, BC Reg 280/2008, s. 1.  Retrieved from http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/lc/statreg/280_2008]

Conditions Treated

BC Registered Massage Therapists are extensively trained in assessing and treating many conditions and pathologies, including but not limited to the following:

  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Disc Disorders
  • Facet Joint Irritation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Inflammatory Arthritides
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Compression / Lesions
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Peripheral Joint Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Postural Strain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress Related Disorders
  • Tendinitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash
Donna Thorne, RMT/Owner

Donna Thorne, RMT/Owner

Donna graduated in 2012 from the 3 year Massage Therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT). Donna is a treatment oriented therapist who provides a tailored approach by working with her patients, through discussion and assessment, to find and treat the root cause of the pain or dysfunction. She utilizes a combination of techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations and sports massage to facilitate her patient’s return to optimal function and mobility.

Donna is experienced in treating patients with a wide variety of conditions, including athletic and overuse injuries, headaches and migraines, whiplash, tendinitischronic pain and neurological pathologies.

As a recreational hockey player and skier, Donna knows about injury rehabilitation and how to treat the misalignments that life brings. She has advanced training in fascial techniques and also worked as a Clinic Instructor for the RMT program at the Kelowna campus of Vancouver Career College.

Donna is pleased to offer direct billing to ICBC, plus most insurers for extended health plans.

Jordy Babcock, RMT

Jordy Babcock, RMT

Jordy grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to the Okanagan in 2015 and is happy to call Kelowna his home. He graduated in 2018 from the 2 year Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College, Kelowna campus.

Jordy is passionate about helping his patients feel and function the best they can. He likes to try to find the root cause of pain and dysfunction within the body, and aim his treatment at correcting it. He uses a variety of techniques, including fascial release, Swedish massage, neuromuscular stimulation techniques, as well as others. He incorporates his knowledge in a variety of sports to make homecare plans to help all his patients continue to improve outside of the treatment room.

When Jordy’s not at work, you can find him coaching or training at a martial arts gym here in the Okanagan or outdoors with his two dogs, enjoying the Okanagan Valley.

Caroline Braun, RMT

Caroline Braun, RMT

Caroline is a graduate of the 2-year Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College in Kelowna. Having worked in a behind the scenes capacity in health care over the last 10 years, Caroline decided to change careers so that she was taking a more proactive, hands on approach to both her career and her own health.

As someone who suffers from chronic headaches, Caroline found that massage had an incredible impact on both their occurrence and severity. Massage had such a profound impact in her life that she wanted to be able to share that with others. Through hands on time, education, and the importance of self-care using both therapeutic exercise and stretching, Caroline’s focus is to get her clients to be able to live their lives to the fullest with as little pain as possible.

In her free time, Caroline loves to spend time being creative, reading and walking with her dogs, exploring this beautiful valley we live in.

Rates

30 Minutes

$65

    45 minutes

    $90

      60 minutes

      $110

        75 minutes

        $135

          90 Minutes

          $160

            * All rates are inclusive of GST.

            **  Appointment time includes a discussion about your health history, assessment, treatment and homecare recommendations.

            We accept payment by visa, mastercard, visa debit & cash.

            24 hours notice is required for change or cancellation of appointments. If insufficient notice is given and we can not fill the appointment or you miss your appointment, you will be responsible for full payment.

            Massage therapy is covered by most extended health care plans. Direct billing is available for the following insurers (*please check your plan for eligibility):

            • Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance
            • CINUP
            • Cowan
            • Desjardins Insurance
            • First Canadian
            • Great-West Life
            • Green Shield Canada
            • Johnson Inc
            • Johnston Group Inc
            • Manulife Financial
            • Maximum Benefit
            • Medavie Blue Cross (RCMP & DVA)
            • Pacific Blue Cross
            • RWAM
            • Sun Life Financial

            Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer direct billing to MSP.  Patients on MSP premium assistance will be required to pay the full amount for the treatment and will be issued a receipt which can then be submitted for the reimbursement of the eligible amount.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding MSP claims.

            Contact

            We are conveniently located in the Lower Mission area of Kelowna, just across the street from Save-On Foods, on the 3rd floor of the Lakeshore Professional Building. The entrance to the building can be found on Lakeshore Road.

            There are a small number of visitor parking stalls located at the back of the building, accessible from both Lakeshore Rd and Lanfranco Rd.  Please only park in the stalls with the sign “Visitor Parking for Lakeshore Professional Building”.  Alternatively, there is always ample street parking on Lanfranco Road (free after 5pm, on weekends & holidays). Thank you.

            Alliance Therapeutics

            Unit 302 (3rd floor)
            3295 Lakeshore Rd
            Kelowna, BC

            778-484-4848
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