To our valued patients,

We first would like to wish you and your family good health during this time.

We will have new procedures in place to provide safety to all our patients and staff. Please familiarize yourself with the information below:

  1. We ask that all patients complete the online Therapia Pre-treatment Covid 19 Screening questionnaire.
  2. When you arrive at our clinic the door will be locked. Your therapist will open the door when they are ready to take you directly into the treatment room with no possible interactions with other patients.
  3. We ask that upon entry to the clinic you will utilize our hand sanitizing station prior to treatment and upon your departure. If your hands are visibly soiled, we ask that you use a wipe, then the alcohol-based hand rub prior to moving to the treatment room. Hand-washing protocols will be posted visibly in reception area and at sinks.
  4. If you prefer to wear a mask you are welcome to bring your own mask for the treatment..
  5. During the treatment physical distancing is not possible but we will demonstrate physical distancing in the waiting room.
  6. If payment occurs in the reception area, a wireless point of sale system with tap feature may be used or arrange e-transfer for payment. Receipt is emailed to patient. Cash is not preferred but may be handled provided that anyone doing so washes their hands immediately afterwards. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
  7. We have implemented a late cancellation policy. All appointments cancelled within 24 hours will be charged full price for the treatment.

Kindest regards,

The team at Therapia

To contact Genevieve directly please email

Genevieve offers direct billing to most insurance companies - please note she DOES NOT BILL TO ICBC, WSBC OR MSP

Genevieve grew up in New Zealand where her love for water sports 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 injury prevention.

In her practice she utilises a variety of techniques with a strong interest in myofascial release, joint mobilisations and active techniques. She aims to work slowly and mindfully to bring calm to the nervous system whilst including therapeutic and functional techniques. Her training in clinical Pilates influences her treatment plans and how she approaches injury recovery.

Genevieve has experience working with a variety of clients including athletes, pre/postnatal women, individuals recovering from accidents or surgery and those experiencing chronic pain. Her aim is to help others develop body awareness and learn to use movement to decrease pain and increase mobility to continue doing 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.

Genevieve has a strong interest in treating the following:

  • Chronic back pain

  • Chronic neck pain

  • Hip impingement

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Arthritis

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Sports injuries

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Movement disorders

  • Decreased mobility

Courses and experience:

  • 3200 hour Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy

  • Certificates in Biodynamic Myofascial release

  • Certificate in Dynamic Therapies Simply TMJ

  • Clinical pilates instructor training via Polestar Pilates

  • Experience working with Vancouver Rugby 7s

  • Experience working with local swimming teams

  • Experience volunteering with pre/post natal clients, hospice care and with triathletes and trail runners

  • 10 years training and competing as a professional athlete

To contact Genevieve directly please email Genevieve offers direct b... Read More

To book with Karim email him directly at or if your preferred time is unavailable online or have any questions.

Alternately, you can text or call 604 724 4986. To learn more about my practice, please visit my website I look forward helping you at Therapia; rest assured you, your health and your well-being are in good hands.

Hello, my name is Karim. I’m a Registered Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. My passion for healing and helping others has driven me to train and combine several disciplines including, but not limited to, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Massage and Medicine, as well as Injection Therapy and Vitamin Booster shots, to achieve beneficial results for those in my care.

As an ex-dancer, and someone who has led a physically active life, I know what it’s like living with pain on a daily basis. “The show must go on”. Maybe you feel the same way? Dealing with pain on a constant basis but not knowing how to get relief. That’s where I can help.

I welcome all - males, females, trans*, and non-binary folks - who are on the journey to their optimum health. My commitment to learning about and understanding the individual needs of my patients is what, in my opinion, makes my practice unique. I am available to help with any of your health concerns; pain, fertility, stress, menstrual issues, general health, or other more specific concerns whether body or mind.

My past dance career took me to many countries, and during that time I discovered my other true passion, the healing arts. It started first with the practice and teaching of Yoga, which lead me to the study and work in Ayurvedic Medicine, and eventually to graduate with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma in Vancouver. I subsequently received my Registered Acupuncture licence from the College of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture (CTCMA). Now I offer my support to those who are looking to resolve their health discomforts or concerns to have a more productive and happy life. Our bodies go through many events and transitions during our lives - from conception to birth through to aging. Our bodies record our stories and remember our joys and pains. I can help your body find peace with its past and its present, and help it step into your future.

Did you know that Acupuncture is covered by most insurance plans and ICBC claims? Check with your provider to see if you are covered.

To book with Karim email him directly at or if your preferred time is unavailab... Read More

Community style acupuncture will be provided by Karim

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To book in with Lissy email her on

** LISSY IS NO LONGER TAKING ICBC CLAIMS: If you have an ICBC claim and require treatment please email me on the above address before you book an appointment**

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 traveling with her husband. 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

*Clinical Applications of Pain Science: Manual Therapy, Exercise and Rehabilitation Principals for RMT’s - June 2021

*RMTBC Rehabilitation Conference 2022

To book in with Lissy email her on ** LISSY IS NO LONGER TAKING ICBC... Read More

You may reach Jonathan (he/him/his) directly by visiting

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 excited to join the team at Therapia in Yaletown since November, 2022.

You may reach Jonathan (he/him/his) directly by visiting Direct Billing: A... Read More

Contact Jess at with any questions or for booking issues Please note: Jess does not direct bill or do ICBC or MSP claims.

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, walking around Stanley Park, 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.

Contact Jess at with any questions or for booking issues Please note: Jess ... Read More

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.

Adam graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2012 with a passion for helping o... Read More

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