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 Vancouver clients
  • Check for availability when booking for either Vancouver, Victoria and Duncan 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 Mitchell née Salt, RMT, BA

Therapia would like to introduce and welcome Lissy Salt RMT.

To book in with Lissy email her on

Originally from the UK, Lissy graduated with honours 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 taking a number of continuing education courses.

Lissy’s areas of interest are Women’s Health, Migraines and Headaches and Sports related injuries.

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.

Courses Taken

*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.

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

Jessica Rose RMT

Originally from Ottawa, Jess graduated from the Algonquin College Massage Therapy program in 2008. After working at a clinic in Ottawa for a year, she decided to move west. She has been registered in BC and practicing in downtown Vancouver since July 2009.

An avid long distance runner and soccer player growing up, she always knew she was destined for a career in health care helping people recover from injuries. Jess works with her clients to improve range of motion and general function of their muscles and joints. She believes every body is different and responds differently to treatment. Each treatment is tailored to the individual client’s specific needs and goals.

Jess enjoys hanging out at the beach, doing yoga and playing video games in her spare time. She looks forward to helping each client keep their body in proper functioning order so they can enjoy their favorite hobbies pain-free also.

To cancel an appointment that has been booked with Jess please email

Genevieve Armstrong RMT

Genevieve grew up in New Zealand where her love for water sports and an active lifestyle led her to compete internationally as part of the New Zealand Rowing team. As an athlete she found massage therapy to be an integral part of supporting optimal movement and mobility. In 2015 she moved to Canada to study registered massage therapy at Langara College.

In her practice she likes to utilise a variety of techniques based on the individual needs of each patient. She has a strong interest in myofascial release, joint mobilisations and active techniques. Genevieve’s training in clinical Pilates influences her treatment plans.

Genevieve has experience working with a wide variety of clients including athletes, pre/postnatal women, individuals recovering from car accidents or surgery and those experiencing chronic pain. Her aim is to help others optimise their movement to be able to continue to do the things they love.

Genevieve is passionate about movement and is never far from the outdoors either hiking, running, surfing or optimising her own movement in the gym or with Pilates.

Jonathan Paez RMT

You may reach Jonathan (he/him/his) directly at

Direct Billing: Available for Pacific Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross, Sun Life, Green Shield, and Telus eClaims (incl. Canada Life, Manulife, and more). MSP Supplementary Benefits reimbursement possible via mail.

Jonathan has been studying the human body since the early 2000s, first with a degree in kinesiology followed by a degree in education. He became a registered massage therapist in 2018 and is presently completing a master of arts in counselling psychology, with plans to also practice as a registered clinical counsellor in the near future.  

When working with Jonathan, you can expect myofascial release, active techniques, instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM), and cranial sacral therapy. He works at an adaptable, moderate level of intensity and welcomes all forms of input in order to tailor his treatments to clients’ needs.

To better support his clients, Jonathan completed a 12-month cranial sacral therapy mentorship program. Cranial sacral therapy requires attention to detail when working with the cranium (skull), spine, and sacrum (tail bone) as well as the face, sinuses, jaw, and throat.  Jonathan has also completed education in order to be a trauma-informed practitioner.

Jonathan’s holistic approach means that clients can expect ongoing assessments of the entire body throughout their treatments to enable an evolving awareness of what is occurring and what may be contributing factors.

When possible, please arrive with loose clothing you can comfortably wear during your treatment.  

Jonathan Paez is delighted to be a part of the team at Therapia in Yaletown since November, 2022.

Emily Vostrel RMT

Emily is a graduate from the Langara Registered Massage Therapy Program, where she honed her skills in alleviating musculoskeletal pain and addressing diverse health conditions. Her passion lies in helping individuals achieve optimal wellness and providing relief through therapeutic touch. Emily utilizes various massage modalities including Swedish massage, targeted myofascial release, precise trigger point therapy, and engaging joint play techniques to enhance mobility and functionality. Outside of work Emily enjoys her social time with close friends, spending time with dogs, and enjoying peaceful walking in nature. These experiences recharge her so that she is ready to bring a compassionate approach to each session and prioritize your wellbeing.  
Thanks, Emily

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