About Our Therapists
Brenda Wilkinson, co-owner of Four Winds has been a BC Registered Massage Therapist since 1984. Besides the standard massage therapy treatments, her post-graduate training includes many years of studying craniosacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy and trigger point therapy.
B.C. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are recognized internationally for the extent of their training and skill. The intensive three year program qualifies them to provide the finest treatments available in B.C. We endeavour to use B.C. RMT’s when ever possible.
Brigitte Rahn has been a BC Registered Massage Therapist since 1994 and is a graduate of WCCMT, Vancouver. Over the years, she has enjoyed running her own massage studios in Victoria, Saturna Island and the Comox Valley. She has also worked in diverse massage environs throughout BC - from multidisciplinary sports & rehab clinics to remote luxury resorts to community wellness centres.
She is a certified yoga therapist with additional training in fitness leadership, Thai massage & foot reflexology, aromatherapy and water massage.
In 2005 she began teaching anatomy and massage related classes. She has since trained as an adult educator, developed and taught her own courses as well as teaching numerous courses at WCCMT, Victoria.
Prior to massage, her first love was the theatre. She has a BFA from York University and worked in stage management at the Shaw Festival & Young People's Theatre in Ontario.
Note: Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) can provide receipts for services that can be claimed on many employee extended health plans.
Advance booking is recommended as Four Winds is also a local practice for our community. Please call Brigitte at 604 885 3144.Schedule a Treatment
BC Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are recognized internationally for the extent of their training and skill. The intensive three year program qualifies them to provide the finest treatments available in BC.
Note: BC Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) can provide receipts for services that can be claimed on many employee extended health plans.
MASSAGE THERAPY- 60 MINUTES
- with RMT $105 CDN
A treatment plan will be made according to the client's presenting conditions. Therapy could include a combination of standard massage therapy, neuromuscular therapy and/or trigger point therapy.
A gentle touch to activate blood circulation and ease tensions.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE:
A stronger and deeper touch relaxes soft tissue and tense muscles.
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Spa Policy & Gift Cards
Because of high demand, we recommend that you book your services in advance at book a massage or by calling 1.800.543.2989 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive a confirmation of your appointment from Clinic Sense - our online massage therapy booking system. Please fill in the health history provided before you attend at your appointment. As some treatments are not appropriate with certain conditions, it is essential that your therapist know this information.
To accommodate our guests and our practitioners’ needs, we respectfully require a 24-hour cancellation notice for individual services. Appointments not honored will be charged the full value of the services booked.
We want you to be completely comfortable during your treatment. Our Spa room overlooks the Strait of Georgia and is separate from the guest rooms. If you do not want to completely disrobe, you can wear your undergarments or a bathing suit. Keep in mind that our therapists are trained to drape you discreetly with linens and will protect your privacy at all times. You will feel secure and comfortable if you choose to disrobe entirely for your treatments and this will avoid getting oils on your clothing.
Gift Certificates may be purchased for any of the following:
- A dollar amount from $50 and up for accommodation or spa service.
- You may purchase a gift certificate for any spa or massage treatment.
All prices are subject to 5% GST and accommodation has an additional 10% PST and MDRT
Minimum stays required on weekends. Standard cancellation policy applies.Schedule a Treatment
WHAT'S A BC REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST?
British Columbia’s Registered Massage Therapists
British Columbia’s Registered Massage Therapists are the most highly trained in North America & arguably, in the world. Not surprising if one only checks the standards set out to become a Registered Massage Therapist in B.C.:
Graduate from an accredited school, meaning the completion of a 3000-hour program (the equivalent of seven university semesters)
Obtain at least 70% on a rigorous two-day examination
Obtain First Aid certification
Supply three letters of reference for personal character
Pay a hefty fee
Have a Solemn Declaration notarized
Once the applicant is accepted & becomes a Registered Massage Therapist, to remain Registered he/she must abide by:
The Health Professions Act
The Human Rights Act
The Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act
And the regulations & bylaws of the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. Which among other important points include the following:
The Registrant must act in the best interest of a patient
Only provide a treatment if the Registrant has a reasonable expectation that it will be of benefit to the patient
A Registrant shall maintain confidentiality of patient information
This is a serious commitment on the part of each Registered Massage Therapist. As well, serious protection for the public on the part of the College of Massage Therapists of B.C.
Unregistered body-worker/masseuses/masseurs do not have the appropriate education for anything beyond a relaxation massage. Furthermore, their receipts are invalid for tax purposes & many extended health care companies will not honour them either.
So, if you’re going to spend the time, & pay the fee to have a massage, it just makes sense to ensure that you go to a Registered Massage Therapist.
From the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. Website
The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia is the regulatory body for massage therapy in British Columbia:
It is the duty of the College at all times:
· To serve and protect the public
· To exercise its powers and discharge its responsibilities under all enactments in the public interest.
The College of Massage Therapists of BC serves and protects the public by regulating the profession of massage therapy in BC in accordance with the duties and objects set out in the Health Professions Act. We believe in personal integrity, administrative fairness and professional accountability.
So, if you’ve had a difficult experience with a massage from someone unregistered (or Registered for that matter) don’t hesitate to contact the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. in writing,
By email: email@example.com
By mail: #103-1089 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 1E5
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