Eric Purves, MSc RMT

Massage Therapist in Victoria, BC

I am a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher based in Victoria, BC, Canada. My clinical and educational focus is on the application of research evidence to inform best practices for the treatment and management of persistent pain and musculoskeletal concerns. I have been a faculty member with PainBC since 2016 and I also run my own online and in-person continuing education company. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world teaching courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for massage, manual and movement therapists.

In 2019 I received my master of rehabilitation science through UBC.  My graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system and how to use evidence-based strategies to enhance the utilization of research evidence in curriculum development and education delivery.


  • University of Victoria (2001)
    Bachelor of Science.
  • WCCMT Victoria (2006)
    Registered Massage Therapist.
  • University of British Columbia (2019)
    Master of Rehabilitation Science

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