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ACUPUNCTURE |TCM |
MASSAGE THERAPY |
OSTEOPATHY

Edgemont Village in North Vancouver

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MEET RYAN KIM

Registered Acupuncturist | Registered Massage Therapist | Manual Osteopathic Therapist

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Ryan Kim as Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Ryan is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.) with CTCMA in the province of BC. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Vancouver, BC. He is studying in a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program to further his knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

 

Ryan believes that if we treat the body as a whole we see amazing results. He loves how acupuncture, herbal formulas based on TCM and Traditional Chinese Medicine are appropriate means of treatment for just about anything and has experience treating a wide range of individuals seeking support for stress/anxiety/depression, sports related injuries, musculoskeletal conditions like frozen shoulder or back/hip pain, digestive or sleep disturbances, autoimmune conditions, hormonal health, pre and post natal support, to general wellbeing.

 

You can expect a unique combination of treatment modalities from acupuncture, cupping, gua sha (scraping), TCM herbal formulas at-home care suggestions such as diet advice based on TCM to treat each unique individual's needs.

 

Ryan Kim as Registered Massage Therapist 

 

Ryan is an RMT registered with College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. 

He believes in a holistic approach to health and patient-centred care. He is interested in treating soft tissue and joint injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents or sports activities and chronic musculoskeletal discomfort and pain caused by busy urban lifestyles.

Ryan often integrate hot stone massage during his massage therapy treatment. 

Ryan Kim as Manual Osteopathic Therapist 

 

Ryan completed his manual osteopathy education at Manual Osteopathic College of Canada (MOCC) in Vancouver where he received an honours with distinction diploma of osteopathic manual practice. 

Ryan uses a wholistic approach to address numerous body dysfunctions. Manual osteopathic therapists are trained in myofascial techniques, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, osteo-articulation techniques and much more. Ryan offers personalized treatments that include injury assessment , movement analysis, diverse osteopathic techniques. 

 

 

Ryan is a Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Acupuncturist and Manual Osteopathic Therapist. You will be treated within the scope and the principles of massage therapy when you book massage therapy. You will be treated under the scope and principles of acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medicine if you booked acupuncture. The same goes with osteopathy. 

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COVID-19 PROTOCOL

  • Use hand sanitizer upon your arrival and departure of the clinic.

  • Wearing a mask is not required but recommended.

REGISTERED
MASSAGE THERAPY (RMT)

BC Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) have one of the highest education standards in North America, and are highly qualified at orthopedic assessment and treatment, but most importantly, we help you take charge of your health.

Massage therapy is an effective and safe treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Muscle pain and spasms

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Headaches (sinus, migraine, or tension)

  • Tendonitis (Tennis or Golfer’s elbow)

  • Back and neck pain

  • Whiplash and MVA pain management

  • Pregnancy (pre and post natal)

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Temporomandibular joint pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Sciatic pain and piriformis syndrome

​Not only is massage therapy effective for both injury management and rehabilitation, but also as part of a preventative care program. Current research has demonstrated a direct link between our physical health and emotional state, which can positively be affected by massage therapy.

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OSTEOPATHY

What is Osteopathy? 

Osteopathy is a gentle-manual manipulation that addressed a variety of body dysfunctions that can be the cause of pain and discomfort. Osteopathic manual therapists believe that abnormal functioning of one area of the body can cause symptoms to present elsewhere in the body. This is the theory of “Tensegrity” presented by Andrew Still, the founder of Osteopathy. Imbalances found are gently treated with manual techniques that engage the dysfunctional tissue until return to normal function. Changes can be felt immediately or shortly after the treatment.

Approaches include:

Visceral manipulation
Visceral manipulation to treat organs and viscera of the body such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, pancreas, intestines, bladder, and uterus are useful to improve mobility of an organ, improve blood flow and organ function. 

Osteoarticular techniques
Joint mobilizations are performed with gentle muscle-resisted techniques to restore mobility. The result will help to reduce muscle spasms, ease neurological irritations around a joint, to reduce pain and discomfort. The spine will be assessed and treat with a global to a focal method. 

Cranio-Sacral therapy
The objective of craniosacral therapy is to balance the circulation of the blood and other body fluid from head to toe. Assessment and treatment of the mobility of the skull and its contents is perform with light manual touch. Treatments focus also on the spine, sacrum and other part of the body.

Fascial release techniques
Fascia tissue can be found in all parts of the body. It connects body’s superficial and deep structures. Manual osteopathic therapist are using soft tissue manipulation to assess the fascia to find areas of restriction, and will use treatment to maintain the length and tension for a balance body. Great for spasms, scars or chronic muscle and organs fascia tensions. 

Conditions that can benefit from Manual Osteopathy

  • Musculoskeletal conditions including (but not limited to): neck & back pain, knee pain, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

  • Sleeping disorders

  • Concussion and Whiplash

  • Constipation

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Asthma

  • Anxiety

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Chronic pain and swelling

  • Scoliosis and posture dysfunction

  • Abdominal pain and irritable bowl syndrome

  • Menstrual cramps

  • and many more!

Do my medical benefits cover osteopathic services? 

You will be surprise but many insurances company are covering osteopathy in Canada. Check your benefit coverage (Direct billing is not available for osteopathy). 

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ICBC TREATMENT
MASSAGE THERAPY |ACUPUNCTURE 

DIRECT BILLING TO ICBC | 

USER FEES ($12) for Subsequent Massage Therapy |

 NO USER FEES for Acupuncture  

Motor vehicle accidents are generally horrific experiences; even when the damage to the car may not be severe. In addition to the chaos and emotional stresses, in some cases car accidents cause physical issues/injuries. Many crash victims don’t feel the full extent of their injuries until hours or even days after the accident and everyone reacts differently to a crash.

 

Some common symptoms that may appear after a crash are headaches, neck and shoulder pain/stiffness, back pain, and possibly numbness and tingling. 

 

At Healing Sanctuary Health and Wellness, we direct bill ICBC for massage therapy and acupuncture treatments with an active claim.

 

ICBC automatically covers 12 massage therapy by a registered massage therapist and 12 acupuncture treatments by a registered acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner within the first 12 weeks after the date of the accident with every open claim.

Ryan accepts only a limited number of ICBC patients and if it's a new claim. Please email the claim number and the date of the accident to healingsanctuaryvancouver@gmail.com to book an appointment for treatments for ICBC claim. 

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RATES

GST included

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ACUPUNCTURE | TCM

Initial Treatment            130 

Subsequent Treatment     130

Herbal Consultation     80

Herbal Formula Refill/Dispensing  25

*Herbal formulas are charged separately.

 

ICBC Treatment 

for Acupuncture

 

Initial Treatment 

No Charge 

Subsequent Treatment 

No Charge

*Valid ICBC claim number required..

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

60 min            130 

 

30 min              80

45 min            110

75 min             160

90 min            190

 

ICBC Treatment 

for Massage Therapy

 

Initial Treatment

No Charge 

Subsequent Treatment

12

OSTEOPATHY

60 min            130

(Initial and Subsequent Visit)

45 min            110

(Subsequent Only)

Your appointment time is important to us, and is reserved for you. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to cancel online or provide this notice, we will charge you in full for the missed appointment. For missed appointments, we won't be able to bill to ICBC or your extended health benefit provider and you will be charged in full. 

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DIRECT BILLING |
EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFIT

Registered Massage Therapy and Acupuncture

 

Ryan offers direct billing for massage therapy and acupuncture to the following Extended Health Benefit Providers: Pacific Blue Cross (PBC), Canada Life (formerly known as Great West Life), Manulife and Equitable Life. By supplying us the policy and ID number we can set up a direct billing account for you. If there is an amount that your plan does not cover, you simply pay the difference at the time of the appointment and the plan will send us the remainder. If the claim doesn’t go through for any reasons (e.g. site maintenance, technical problems or pending status upon submission), you will be required to pay the fee and provided with the receipt. 

*Herbal consultation only appointments and herbal formulas, for Traditional Chinese Medicine practice, are not usually covered by Extended Health Benefit but some health/wellbeing spending accounts . Please check with your Extended Health Benefit or health/wellness spending account provider.

 

Osteopathy

Direct Billing is not available for osteopathy. The receipt will be issued upon payment. Please check your Extended Health Benefit provider for the coverage.

 

Following Extended Health Benefit providers recognize Ryan's osteopathy association:

Alberta Blue Cross, Canada Benefit Providers, Chamber of Commerce Insurance, CINUP, ClaimSecure, ClaimXchange, Desjardin Insurance, Equitable Life, Empire Life, Greenshield, GroupHEALTH, Group Medical Services (GMS), Group Source, Johnston Group, Manitoba Blue Cross, Manulife, Maximum Benefits, Medavie Blue Cross (not Veterans Affairs), NexGenRX, Pacific Blue Cross, People Corporation, SSQ Financial, Saskatchewan Blue Cross, Sunlife, The Co-Operators

ICBC Massage Therapy and Acupuncture Treatment

 

We direct bill ICBC for massage therapy treatments with an active claim. There will be a user fee ($15.50) for subsequent massage therapy treatments.

Healing Sanctuary Health and Wellness is located inside Edgemont Massage Therapy. Other massage therapists at Edgemont Massage Therapy may not offer ICBC direct billing. 

 

Cancellation Policy

Your appointment time is important to us, and is reserved for you. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to cancel online or provide this notice, we will charge you in full for the missed appointment. For missed appointments, we won't be able to bill to ICBC or your extended health benefit provider and you will be charged in full. 

Please note:

We are not able to determine when you have maxed out your individual benefits, so please be sure to stay on top of this by contacting your Extended Health  Benefit Provider directly for this information. Thank you.

 

How do I determine my extended healthcare benefits coverage?

  • Review your benefits package through your employer

  • Contact your extended healthcare company or visit their website

  • Talk to your human resources (HR) or extended health plan administrator

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TESTIMONIALS

Hear from out patients

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Laurel K

After days/weeks in the hospital with my mom, my body was broken. I put out a feeler on a FB massage therapist page I belong to and Ryan was suggested. Being a therapist myself for many years I am picky about who I spend my money on. Not only was Ryan able to accommodate my crazy schedule after typical business hours but this was the most thorough treatment I have ever received. Ryan was genuinely concerned about getting to the root of my issues and took the time to explore that.

CONTACT

8-3046 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC, V7R 2N4


2-hour free street parking is available in front of clinic. Parking in the residential area is also available with in a few blocks.

604-330-8707 (Text)

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