Services

Massage & Addons

“Your Body will Thank You”

Whether after work, after a work-out, or time to relax, choose a session to suit your needs. There are many benefits to be gained in booking regular massage sessions.

At Home Treatments

“Have table will travel”

If you have the space we have the time, bringing the massage experience to your hotel room or front room. Clients have mentioned at the end of their massage session, as they are leaving, they wish they could be magically teleported home.

Corporate Wellness

“Valued employees are Motivated employees”

Successful companies realize that their most important resource is their employees. Today’s challenge for most companies and employees is finding the perfect work/life balance.

MISSION STATEMENT

To be able to provide a healing touch with confidence and empathy; to create an environment for relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation.

Allowing my clients the space to be at ease , to re-align and balance mind, body and spirit.

Ed Lemieux (CBP)

Ed is a Certified Bodywork Practitioner (CBP) and has graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (VSBM).

Ed’s treatments are tailored specifically to each person for individual care and attention, to ensure today’s concerns are being addressed. He uses a fusion of techniques including; Swedish, deep tissue, joint play, myofascial release, pressure point therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology and Indian head massage, all with the intention of restoring balance to the body, mind and spirit.

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Ed is passionate about helping with pain reduction, re-balancing the body and holding space so clients can focus on self-healing and improve overall well being. Self-healing and self-care is very important in our busy modern lives. Something as simple as focused breathing, body mechanics, attention to posture are the basics in self-care. Our workday bodies locked in static poses or repetitive routines can also contribute to structural misalignment. These basics can be used to alter the effects of our technology dependent lifestyles; our daily overuse of smart phones & computers, causing chronic patterns of tension and pain.

Ed is committed to further training, education and building on his current foundation of skills as a certified bodywork practitioner. To that end, Ed has successfully completed the Deep Flow curriculum ( Intro & Deep Flow Level 1 ). Deep Flow is a progressive approach to wellbeing; drawing on manual therapy, breath-work, the anatomy of movement and mindfulness principles, this alignment-based approach works with the integrity of the body in order to promote and balance structural, emotional and spiritual growth.

In Ed’s spare time he enjoys a variety of activities; tennis, cycling, visiting and supporting the Vancouver Art Gallery (member since 2009), spending time at the Vancouver Public Library reading for enjoyment and self-directed learning.

RELAX RESET REVIVE

Well Being for Every Body

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Massage

When muscles are overworked, waste products can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.
Is this part of your day to day, part of your “new normal” ?
Encouraging news is bodywork & massage improves circulation, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues, which assists in the elimination of waste products, speeds healing after injury, chronic pain, and enhances recovery from disease. In addition, massage therapy can be very relaxing, promotes general well-being, self-esteem, and boosts the circulatory and immune systems to benefit the whole body.

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Using BOOK NOW ( being directed to Schedulicity ).

When selecting service you will be re-directed to the Schedulicity website to create and account prior to booking your massage services ( only required once for initial account setup ).
You will be prompted for First & Last Name , Email , Phone # & (new) password. Your information will not be used for any other purposes.
Once you’ve scheduled your Service / Date / Time – you will be sent a confirmation email.

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Gratuities and Taxes

In appreciation for outstanding service, gratuities may be offered at your discretion. Gift cards do not include gratuities, unless otherwise specified. All treatments are priced with GST included. Payment types accepted: your choice of credit card (VISA/MasterCard), Interac or cash.

When should I arrive for my session?

We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your session time. This will allow you the full benefit of your session and allow you time to prepare for your appointment, using the washroom, turn off your phone etc. Arriving late will simply limit the time for your session, lessening its effectiveness and your pleasure. Your session will end on time so that the next appointment is respected, regardless of how late you start. However the full price of your session will be charged.

What if I have special health considerations?

Please notify us if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, other physical ailments, or if you have any allergies, e.g. nuts etc. If you have any concerns regarding your health or body please indicate on the intake form to let us know. We recommend that food or alcohol not be consumed before or immediately after your treatments.

Intake Form

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

We understand that sometimes you may need to change your schedule. Because your appointments are reserved especially for you, we kindly ask that you give us a minimum of twenty-four hours (24 hours) notice to re-schedule or cancel your appointment. You will be responsible for all missed appointments without prior notice and the full price will be charged to your credit card.

Appointment

Use BOOK ME link for online booking. When booking by telephone, clients may be asked to provide a valid credit card number to hold a reservation or use the credit card on file for regular customers. No charges will be transacted until your service is completed and you’ll be able to pay for your services with your choice of credit card, Interac or cash.

24 Hour Cancellation Notice Required

Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice (and no-shows) results in inconvenience to others. We will charge the full amount of the scheduled services (or the equivalent deduction from gift certificates) to those who cancel appointments or do not show for their scheduled appointment at all. This is standard policy with most services and we sincerely hope that you understand why this policy is required and why we cannot make exceptions to it. If you need to cancel your scheduled appointment, simply call us at (604) 837-9040 with at least 24 hours advance notice. No emails please.

Your Privacy

We value your trust in us and we appreciate it. We collect your contact information and use it only to contact you and will not share it with anyone, for whatever reason.

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Modalities

Deep Flow

Deep Flow is a progressive approach drawing on manual therapy, breath-work, the anatomy of movement and mindfulness principles. (See DeepFlow.ca ) This alignment-based approach works with the integrity of the body in order to promote and balance structural, emotional and spiritual growth.
This approach invites people to break free from self-limiting patterns and help them experience their body at a true potential. Practitioners and clients both value the interactive element of Deep Flow describing this approach as inspiring, effective, and life altering.

Deep Flow is for anyone looking to open more possibilities in their body, mind & spirit and to improve their overall quality of life

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the modality or technique that comes to mind when people think of massage. It is the basic & best known type of bodywork performed in spas & clinics worldwide; the goal being relaxation for the entire body. Swedish massage uses a variety of strokes; slow, long , gliding strokes, short strokes where tissue is kneaded, squeezed or pushed, percussion-like tapping with finger tips or cupping with cupped hands, also using stretching and vigorous jostling movements. But Swedish massage therapy, while relaxing, can also be beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility. Depending on the rate and depth of these strokes this technique can have a relaxing or stimulating effect.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is regarded as a complementary treatment in where blends of essential oils and carrier oils are used in massage for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing. Two basic mechanisms are offered to explain the benefits of aromatherapy; one is the influence aroma has on the brain, especially the limbic area of the olfactory system; the other is the direct pharmacological effects of essential oils. A few benefits include stress and anxiety reduction, enhancement of short-term memory and senses, overall calming and relaxation effects. Studies have shown this to be true doing test with essential oils & placebos and then comparing the overall results with cognitive ability testing. For more info go to: Touch Research Institute website www6.miami.edu ( research abstracts ).

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What are Essential Oils:

Essential oils are the result of steam distillation of aromatic plants and trees. They have been used for thousands of years to make incense, perfumes and have always played a role in religion and ritual. All essential oils used have been purchased from Essential Aura Aromatics on Vancouver Island from farms near Cobble Hill B.C

Myofascial Release

Fascia surrounds and wraps all the body’s structures; it is a connective tissue forming web-like netting structures around all organs, tissues and muscle through out the entire body from head to toe. Sedentary, static postures in our work lives or daily routines can influence fascia, creating holding patterns within the body’s tissues. Myofascial release has been known to be an effective and recommended treatment for most muscular/ tendon / ligament dysfunction. For more info go to: Healthline.com ( chronic pain> myofascial release )

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Reflexology

Reflexology is the method of applying pressure to the feet with the intention of restoring and balancing the body back towards equilibrium. Reflexology focuses on the fact that healing happens through communication in the nervous system, necessitating that all the body’s systems work in balance and harmony. Because we are all unique, our bodies may differ in response to reflexology, in its attempt to re-balance its systems. The ultimate goal (holistic objective) is to regain a state of calm & relaxation, allowing the body to naturally move back into functional balance and overall equilibrium. For more info go to: the medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com (reflexology).

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Contact Us

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Text Message - 604-837-9040

Email - ed@intouchspatherapy.com

Testimonials

I have been seeing R.M.T.'s for years and suffer with multiple health issues that affect my muscles and can leave me quite debilitated for weeks. After my massage with Ed, I stood straighter and my back felt like it was sighing in relief for the rest of the day. In combination with relaxing music and earthy scented oils, this was the most satisfying massage experience I've had to date. I would recommend Ed to anyone looking for relief from pain or just a soothing escape from their daily stress.

Greg T.