Marianne Hansen BPE RMT
Registered Massage Therapy serving Halfmoon Bay, Sechelt and Gibsons
Please note: I have moved locations, my practice is temporarily closed. Please check back here for updates
Marianne is a Registered Massage Therapist, she possesses a Bachelors degree in Physical Education with a major in Kinesiology.
Those she has treated have suffered from:
- motor vehicle accident trauma
- sports and work related injuries
- orthopaedic conditions
- neurological trauma and systemic disorders
- stress and chronic pain
- TMJ joint dysfunction
- pre/post natal pain and discomfort
Marianne continues to expand her scope of practice with continuing education in massage techniques and research in hydrotherapy. Her speciality is using her expertise combined with body, mind and spirit practices to promote well being both physically and mentally. She balances her work with yoga, gardening and outdoor activities. Her interest in Hydrotherapy led her to gain a certificate in LaStone Therapy, which utilizes hot and cold stones for contrast therapy treatments.
Marianne practices in her own clinic in Halfmoon Bay, BC. which is 15 minutes drive west of Sechelt. Her client base is Pender Harbour, Sechelt, Gibsons and beyond.
What is Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy in British Columbia has been a regulated health care profession since 1946 and is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of BC.
A Registered Massage Therapist has undergone extensive and rigorous training and has passed registration exams certified by the College of Massage Therapists. The standards set are some the highest in North America.
They are educated in the assessment, treatment and prevention of physical disorders and dysfunction, injury and pain.
Manual techniques are used to manipulate the soft tissue structures of the body, such as ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, muscles, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues.
Your First Visit
On your first visit please arrive a few minutes early in order to complete a Medical History form and read and sign an Informed Consent for Treatment Form.
Your personal information is confidential and is only used to make an educated decision on your personalized treatment.
There will be a consultation about your ailment and prescribed treatment before your session begins.
Depending on the techniques utilized, comfortable exercise wear is best for most sessions. Please be assured that therapy can be administered effectively through clothing.
During the treatment you will be asked about your level of comfort with the environment and the techniques being used. Be sure to communicate if anything is uncomfortable or painful so the treatment can be adjusted accordingly.
Your session will be assessed when finished. There will be recommendations to reduce the chances of further injury and pain. This will include exercises, postural adjustments, preventive measures and follow ups if necessary. Questions are encouraged and welcome.