Hao (Michael) Ma, Registered Massage Therapist
Coming from China, speaking both English and Chinese (Mandarin), with a background in Physical Education, and completing the 2 year massage therapy program in Burnaby, I became a RMT.
Many years of training and involving with sports has given me a wisdom and insight that can only come with experience. I gradually realized that massage-- as an ancient manual therapy, is such an efficient tool for maintaining and improving people's health. Besides, formal school training makes me understand better why massage really matters for injury recovery. In my practice, I am always trying to combine what I learned from western massage essence, with Chinese massage wisdom such as whole-body balance principle, to help my clients get better. I practice Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point, lymphatic drainage, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, muscle energy, joint mobilizations, passive & active muscle stretching, hydro therapy and deep tissue therapy.
In my spare time, I love all kinds of sports, hiking, traveling, good rocks and spending time with my family.