Bobby Crudo RMT

Bobby graduated from the Okanagan College of Massage Therapy in 2003. After taking some post graduate courses, he soon turned his focused To Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy ® (SDTT).

Under the tutelage of his mentor and creator of SDTT, Armand Ayaltin, Bobby continues to learn about the intricacies of the human body and assists in teaching post-graduate workshops for other therapists.

In his first years as a therapist, Bobby had the opportunity to work abroad in Switzerland.  In his two years there, he gained invaluable experience treating professional athletes from a variety of different sports, including hockey players, soccer players, skiers/snow boarders, downhill bike racing (VTT), tennis players, runners and triathletes, and professional dancers.  Though the clinic was geared towards athletes, he also treated a variety of people, from kids to the elderly, assisting them with chronic and acute conditions, all while providing general maintenance and injury prevention.

Having seen athletes from such a broad variety of sports allowed him to see many different injuries both chronic and acute.

Using the philosophy and techniques learned in Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy ®  allowed him to achieve excellent results quickly. Having seen the results experienced from his limited knowledge (at the time) in Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy ®, he knew he needed to come back and continue studying under his mentor.

He is excited to have opened a new clinic in January 2014, and has excellent colleagues working together to create a friendly, caring, and therapeutic environment.

Bobby loves his current clientele, but is always accepting new clients by referral. He looks forward to helping you find and maintain your health.


  • Bobby is no longer taking new Vancouver clients
  • Check for availability when booking for either Vancouver or Victoria as Bobby splits his time between cities.

Luis Crudo RMT

Having graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Luis’ techniques are varied, employing many different modalities to achieve the desired results. He has completed the level 1 and 2 requirements for Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy (SDTT) and Soft Tissue Release (STR) Luis’ focus is also on athletics; helping runners, triathletes and athletically minded individuals to return to activity after injury or manage their aches and pains while they participate in the activities they enjoy.

Whether it’s running marathons, playing sports, or being able to work pain free, Luis will help you get there. He takes pride in identifying and targeting problem areas and muscle imbalances with deep therapeutic techniques while providing a relaxing, flowing massage to provide relief from a hectic everyday life. When he’s not working, Luis is usually hanging out with his wife and kids but also enjoys playing soccer, hockey and training at the gym.
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Jarris Bowman RMT

Jarris was born on Vancouver Island and as he grew up discovered he had a natural talent for working with his hands and a deep desire to help people; it was just a matter of time before he found massage therapy. He graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program in New Westminster.

Jarris has studied exclusively with Armand Ayaltin, DNM, RHT, RMT, the originator of the Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy®, in order to perfect his practice of this therapy. Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® focuses on changing holding patterns in the nervous system that have been learned and stored in the body due to living, stress, posture and injury.  It works within the framework of the body, treating three dimensionally to re-align the compensations at the route dysfunction rather than solely treating the prevailing symptoms that one may experience.  Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® is an effective system of all comprehensive musculo-skeletal-fascial therapy that helps the body to become optimally realigned which restores muscle tissue function, at any stage of pain (acute or chronic). As well, lifting skeletal pressure off internal organs thus improving overall body health.

Jarris has a strong passion for helping you with your goals and he is confident in his ability to provide an effective treatment plan just for you. He prizes himself on communication and understanding of your concerns, and is dedicated to creating positive therapeutic relationships with all his clients.

Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® is a Registered Trade Mark and intellectual property of Armand Ayaltin DNM, RHT, RMT.

Joey Lattanzio

Joey graduated from OVCMT in 2001.  Since that time, he has been practising in Vancouver working with numerous individuals and teams throughout his career.

An avid cyclist and hobbyist, Joey looks forward to assisting you with your health care needs.

Barb Tyers RMT

My name is Barb Tyers. I am enthusiastic about health and fitness and I love being a RMT! I come from a sports background and you will likely find me out running the mountain trails when I am not working.

Prior to earning my RMT certification, I was a personal trainer for 13 years and competed at the national level in field hockey and ice hockey. Before moving out west, I earned a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education with honours from University of Toronto. I attended the 3000 hour RMT program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT), where I now teach health science courses to future RMT’s. I have taken many continuing education courses in a variety of massage techniques, focusing a lot on Craniosacral techniques to help treat head and jaw issues.

I am available from the early mornings to late afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Therapia.

Karim Karim

Therapia would like to introduce and welcome Karim Karim of Shakti Qi to our team. In addition to being a Registered Acupuncturist, he is also trained in other healing disciplines including Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic massage and medicine, as well as Bio-puncture and vitamin booster shots, to achieve beneficial results.

As you may know, acupuncture is covered by most medical insurances, and if you are looking to deal with some of your health concerns like pain, male or female fertility issues, stress, menstrual issues, general health, or other more specific concerns you may have, you can use your health benefits towards your treatment.

Book online for your first consultation or email him directly at If you would like to know more you can also visit

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