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.
Joey Lattanzio RMT
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.
Lissy Salt, RMT, BA
Therapia would like to introduce and welcome Lissy Salt RMT.
Originally from the UK, Lissy graduated with honors from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2018. She became interested in the massage therapy after sustaining a sports related injury. Through treatment and recovery, she was able to see first-hand the benefits of massage therapy, and this motivated her to switch careers from working in the film and tv industry to massage therapy.
Lissy is passionate about helping people and believes all patients are unique and no two conditions or injuries are the same. She likes to adapt her treatments to her patient’s needs and help them work towards their goals, and improve their quality of life. She uses a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, therapist assisted stretching, trigger point release, neuromuscular therapy, dynamic release and other various swedish and deep tissue techniques.
In the past she has treated individuals with tendonitis, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, pregnancy, respiratory disorders, strains and sprains and headaches.
Lissy is always looking to improve and develop her knowledge and skills further as an RMT and is currently working towards her certification at the Dr Vodder School as a manual lymphatic drainage therapist, which she hopes to bring into her practice and treatments in the near future.
When not treating Lissy spends most of her free time writing, going on hikes, camping, cycling and running around the seawall. Although she doesn’t ski in the winter she can be found snow-shoeing through the wilderness and exploring all that BC has to offer.
*Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage Basic – May 2018
*Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy 1 – April 2019
*Massage During the Childbearing Year. -Part 1 Pregnancy – Dec 2019
*Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy (SDTT) taking course in January 2020
Adam Slim RMT
Therapia would like to introduce and welcome Adam Slim RMT
Adam graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2012 with a passion for helping others to get well.
Massage therapy is an essential tool to self-healing and Adam’s path to being effective involves helping people to understand their pains and injuries in order to facilitate better healing.
Adam believes that collaborative, multidisciplinary care is necessary for the best outcome. He uses a combination of swedish, trigger point release, joint mobilization and myofascial release in his treatments. The goal is to provide a safe and effective treatment that is tailored to the individual needs of his patients. Each massage begins with a short assessment to identify the chief issue, and ends with instructions for home care designed to be easy and effective to ensure longer lasting results.
This is a beautiful city and when not working Adam is riding his bicycle, spending time with his family, hiking the trails or just enjoying a moment with a cup of tea on a patio.
Karim Karim R.Ac
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.