Isabelle Cheng, RMT
- M8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- W2:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- S2:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- S8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Isabelle Cheng is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who completed her 2800-hour practical training at Vancouver Career College in 2018. Before entering the massage therapy program, Isabelle completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A. Psychology) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Isabelle is particularly passionate in working with patients who are involved in motor vehicle accidents (MVA) because she too, has gone through several herself. During her first year of University, she experienced a major car accident. While she was studying for her finals, she found it extremely difficult to concentrate on her studies with the additional physical and emotional stress. From then, she was seeking various therapies to assist her through her physical rehabilitation.
Massage therapy gave her that comfort and pain relief she needed. She wants to make that difference for others. Not only did massage improve her physical state, but massage also restored her faith in returning to her activities of daily living. While Isabelle was in the RMT program, she completed her case study report on chronic whiplash, which gave her additional insight on this pathology from the perspective of a health care professional.
Even though this is one of Isabelle’s interests, she also welcomes anyone who is experiencing physical pain and discomfort in their daily lives to her practice. She is devoted to improving her patients’ general quality of life.
Through her practical clinic and outreach experiences, Isabelle has treated many different local and systemic conditions ranging from pregnancy, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sprains, strains, slipped disc, whiplash, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and many more. She also has worked with office workers, adolescents, seniors, runners, cyclists, nurses, and teachers.
Depending on the patient’s best interest, Isabelle utilizes various massage techniques throughout her treatments such as relaxation and deep tissue massage, myofascial release (MFR), joint mobilizations, Swedish massage, trigger point release (TrP release), active release, and neuromuscular techniques.
After attending her outreach at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, Isabelle discovered her interest in working with pregnant patients from their first trimester to postpartum. Through this practical experience, she hopes to expand her knowledge by taking continuing education courses on prenatal and postnatal massage techniques.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, videography, photography, running, hiking, and attending the gym with her partner, Tyler. Isabelle also loves meditating because she believes that taking care of her mental health is just as important as her physical health. Eventually, Isabelle aspires to either pursue counselling or osteopathy.