Our Team

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson , RMT

Gary’s main interest and focus in his practice is to help patients toward their goals, which may include rehabilitation, performance, pain relief and/or stress management.

Gary’s current practice is informed by continuing education with an emphasis on biomechanics and pain science. Beyond hands-on treatment, he seeks to gain understanding through discussion and assessment, and to make sure patients have self-care tools to take control of their needs between treatments. Gary graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2012.

Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and family and pursuing his latest interests in vegetable gardening and strength training. Every year he takes some vacation time to visit family in the Kootenays and whenever possible goes on camping trips with his wife.

Gary is well received by patients who enjoy medium to deep pressure and specific work in their massage therapy sessions. His focus is mainly to increase mobility of restricted areas and decrease sensitivity of painful or uncomfortable areas in a relaxed way, knowing that he is treating the whole person. The majority of treatment experience with Gary is what many expect of massage, and also incorporates some movement and changes in position to be more effective. Some of his techniques people may not associate with massage such as low grade joint mobilizing and muscle energy technique, for example. Often he provides off-the-table assessment, treatment and home exercise examples (clothing you can move in is helpful). Gary wants his patients to be as comfortable as possible, minimizes chat for those that need introversion, encourages open communication, and works well with people who prefer to stay clothed for treatment. He gives feedback on preventing symptoms, planning future treatments, and when to see other healthcare professionals.

Gary graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2012 and has been with Equilibrium since 2013. He was a strong student and 1st place recipient of the student case study award for his class. Currently he is working toward a Bachelor of Health Science and recently completed the Selective Functional Movement Assessment level 1 certification.