Registered Massage Therapists in Vancouver
Dorit Hoffman – downtown Vancouver Massage Therapist
I am an experienced and compassionate therapist and have been working in this field for more than 28 years, combining massage therapy with my physiotherapy background. Continuously taking courses and workshops, I like to focus on prevention and rehabilitation. The greatest reward is seeing patients/clients improve and feel better.
After 13 years as practicing physiotherapist in Germany I moved to Vancouver, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) and, for the past 12 years, have been working in Vancouver’s gorgeous West End and Downtown. I’m also providing in-office massages. My many years of experience have proven everyone is unique and the whole person needs to be addressed with a holistic massage therapy approach, individually designed to you.
My interest and advanced training on the TMJ (temporo-mandibular joints or jaw) provide me with special ‘tools’ to deal with jaw pain, clicking or locking jaw, Trigeminal Neuralgia, headaches, migraines and neck pain. Those techniques also greatly complement the performance of professional singers and speakers. CST (CranioSacral Therapy) is another modality I have been intrigued by; this very, very gentle touch can have such amazing results effecting the whole body, and it seems to work especially well in combination with TMJ treatments for shoulder, neck, head and face and for headaches, and many more conditions and troubles.
I played basketball on a national level and am very familiar with sports injuries and treatments (even better – prevention). Knowing the challenges desk jobs put on our bodies and the postural imbalances and muscle strains they cause, I am able to provide little tricks to make it more comfortable and give input on ergonomics.
I strongly believe massage therapy, exercises and awareness, stress reduction and energy balancing, can minimize and prevent those effects and improve your feeling of health and well-being.
Having the chance to be a facilitator on your journey to health and wellness makes my job one of the best ever!
Chris Angerer – RMT
His first experience with massage was when he was six years old and his dad asked him to massage his low back after a golf game. After that there was no turning back, Chris was massaging friends after sports, long days, or whenever anyone asked.
In 1982, Chris Started taking Chito-ryu Karate and earned his black belt in 1988. Traditional Karate develops a heightened state of body awareness and appreciation for what the body can do. This is an advantage that allows Chris to have a greater awareness of dysfunctions and injuries in other people through massage.
Being a “people” person, Chris will greet you with a friendly smile and make you feel at ease right away. During your first visit, Chris will listen to you and find out exactly what you are feeling. He will then assess you to find the root cause, this may involve some testing of your posture, strength and pain free range of motion. After this, he will tell you his treatment plan and then begin the massage. During the massage therapy treatment, feed back about the massage, pressure or any questions are welcome.