An Evidence Based Approach to Massage Therapy (Kelowna)

TPN course

An Evidence Based Approach to Massage Therapy (Kelowna)

First College, 532 Leon Ave, 2nd Floor V1Y 6J6

This is not another pain science course!  Course can be taken live in person or via Zoom.

The focus of this 2 day workshop will be to explore touch and movement modification within an evidence based framework.  Participants will gain the confidence and skills to embrace curiosity, explore different touch and movements in a non-structured way that can optimise the comfort of both clinician and patient while enhancing therapeutic outcomes. Every popular course needs a good acronym!  We jokingly call this TPN (Touch People Nicely).

We want to challenge the status quo because massage therapy does not need to be complicated!  Our desire is for participants to gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to realize that massage therapy can be the leading profession in MSK treatment and rehabilitation.


Through the incorporation of an established evidence base, we aim to simplify the application of a biopsychosocial conceptual framework into massage therapy practice. This includes both robust philosophical and scientific frameworks. Participants explore and practice implementing the knowledge of current MSK science and person centred care best practices.  This is emphasised throughout the weekend to maximize massage therapy outcomes.

Participants will learn to conceptualise massage therapy within a framework supported by robust evidence. Participants will learn how to adapt their current practice and be more comfortable in their patient communication and applications of various massage therapy techniques.

We want learners to be comfortable with the uncertainty of clinical practice while understanding the complexity of the current evidence base of MSK treatments.

This workshop will be heavily practical.  The majority of the time will be spent working in partners and/or small groups.

learning Objectives
  • Appreciate the complexity of pain and become comfortable with its uncertainty
  • Understand and describe the role of touch, movement and the clinical environment in the massage therapy context
  • Provide evidence based narratives to those who seek your care
  • Practice and demonstrate therapeutic touch that feels amazing!
  • Practice and demonstrate therapeutic movement that feels amazing!
  • Feel empowered about the legitimacy of massage therapy as an effective MSK treatment for acute and persistent pain problems

Refund policy:  Cancellations within 30 days of course will not be eligible for a full refund, but the credit may be applied to another course date and location. All refunds will be subject to a $75 admin fee.

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Approved for 14 PE CMTBC credits.


Jun 25 - 26 2022


9:00 am - 4:30 pm




First College
532 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC, Canada
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