Massage Therapy

We treat the underlying cause of your pain to deliver quick and long-lasting pain relief.

Massage Therapy

We treat the underlying cause of your pain to deliver quick and long-lasting pain relief.

At Optimal Performance Clinic we use our experience from working with professional athletes and teams to quickly and effectively help busy professionals, active Vancouverites, and other elite athletes restore their health.

1 ON 1 TREATMENTS

Some clinics treat multiple patients at the same time. We only treat 1 patient at a time to ensure optimal results.

IN BUSINESS SINCE 2006

We've been in business since 2006 and have helped thousands of Vancouverites eliminate their pain.

QUICKER RECOVERY

Our extensive initial assessment, team approach, and 1 on 1 care result in significantly shorter recovery times.

AWARD WINNING

Our patients love us! We're an award winning clinic with great reviews online.

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About RMT (Registered Massage Therapy)

The health care profession of Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is far more advanced than typical body work or relaxation massage. There is a misconception that Massage Therapy is purely a feel good stress relief treatment. Although there are Registered Massage Therapy professionals who work with stress related issues this represents a small percentage of treatments.

The ultimate goal of Massage Therapy is to improve soft tissue and joint health through the manual manipulation of soft tissue, connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons coupled with therapeutic exercise. There are numerous evidence informed techniques employed with the ultimate goal of reducing pain, speeding up injury recovery, and improving movement performance.

The registered massage therapists at Optimal Performance Clinic are focused on pain relief, injury recovery, and movement performance.

  • “When I was working on the sidelines of a football field, I was only given minutes to get the athlete back on the field. It's no different at my Clinic - we focus on QUICKLY restoring the body's proper movement, which in turn alleviates pain for the busy professionals, active Vancouverites and elite athletes.” 

    Dr. Elna Johnson

    Dr. Elna Johnson Clinic Owner

Contact Us

We always warmly welcome new patients into our office! Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions or book an appointment directly online!

Phone: 604-558-1250
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  • “Thanks for not only getting me healthy but keeping me healthy during a long season. See you this summer!”

    Willie Mitchell
    Willie Mitchell LA Kings, NHL
  • “Thanks for all your work!”

    Geroy Simon
    Geroy Simon CFL MVP, BC Lions
  • “I’m going to throw my back out just to come see you… YOU’RE THE BEST! Thanks for everything.”

    John Cusack
    John Cusack Actor, Producer

More about Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

What is Massage Therapy and what conditions can it help with? 

Massage therapy is a treatment aimed to restore and maintain optimal health and pain-free function of the body. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) use a variety of hands on techniques together with patient education and stretching/exercising to reduce pain, improve overall function, and help with injury prevention. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.

What Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) Do

  • RMTs are trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for complete patient care.
  • RMTs provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions.
  • RMTs act upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve health.

BC’s Registered Massage Therapists also:

  • have the highest training standards in North America
  • have mandatory continuing education and upgrading
  • are linking research to practice, including providing evidence-based patient education and remedial exercise
  • have a specialized program at an accredited college
  • have completed the BC registration exams set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC), and must continue with post-graduate studies to maintain registration
  • honour a strict code of ethics set by the CMTBC, which ensures that patients receive safe, competent, and ethical care

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Medical History & Assessment

  • Your initial visit will consist of a consultation of your medical history, as well as a thorough assessment (examination) of your current condition or injury.
  • These are vital steps in your treatment as your therapist uses this information to make an educated decision on the best approach to treatment for you. It is very important that you do not leave anything out, as things that may not seem immediately relevant could actually have great influence on the risks and benefits of the treatment chosen for you.
  • Remember, massage “therapy” is much more than just a massage, and it is in your best interest that your therapist gathers as much information as they need to provide you the most effective treatment possible. Our goal is to not only in helping to relieve your symptoms, but preventing them from recurring in the future as well (promoting good health, and saving you precious time and money in the long-term).

Treatment

  • It is the therapist’s goal to provide some hands-on treatment (manual therapy) at the first visit but please be prepared that this may not happen in rare situations.
  • ICBC, Worksafe appointments, and complicated or chronic conditions often require longer examination time and therefore may affect treatment time.
  • During any hands-on portion of the treatment your therapist will check with you to make sure you are comfortable with both the environment and with the pressure being used.
  • You will be properly draped (covered) for privacy if any area of the body needs to be exposed for effective treatment.
  • It is common for your therapist to take a moderate approach at the first visit in order to determine response & reaction, and then to adjust the treatment as necessary in the following visits. Be sure to let your therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, or you simply have any questions about the treatment provided.

Prevention

  • Towards the end of your visit your therapist will take some time to discuss his/her findings and their recommendations. In addition to the examination and treatment, another important part of your care is patient education and remedial exercise (self-care).
  • Often exercises & home care will be given at a later appointment (after your therapist has become familiar with your condition and has been able to assess your response to treatment) but be prepared that basic home care or instructions may be given at your first appointment

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