Elizabeth Esposito, RMT provides various massage treatments including swedish massage, relaxation massage and post/pre natal massage. Serving Port Moody, British Columbia and the surrounding area's.
Port Moody clinic: # 11 - 2402 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC
Port Coquitlam clinic: 1530 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC (Fridays only)
Esposito Massage is owned and operated by Elizabeth Esposito, an experienced and licensed Registered Massage Therapist who is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of BC (MTABC) and the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC).
Elizabeth has been practicing massage therapy for the past 5 years. Originally practicing in Toronto and Yellowknife, she now practices in British Columbia, treating clients primarily in the Vancouver, Tricities and North Vancouver area.
She graduated from Centennial College's Massage Therapy Program, and has continued her interest in holistic therapy and has earned additional training in acupuncture from McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program in Ontario. Elizabeth is experienced in deep-tissue, chair and sports massage, as well as in pre- and post-natal massage.
Over the past 5 years, Elizabeth has treated a wide range of individuals. She has worked with the elderly, bi- and paraplegics, and provides treatments for headaches and TMJ dysfunction. In addition, she has experience working with students, infants and pregnant women, as well as in senior and palliative care outreach.
Elizabeth has also provided massage treatments and injury prevention & recovery to:
Elizabeth looks forward to working with you to help you attain your rehabilitation and health goals.
Rehabilitative massage focuses healing the injury. Techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue find points of tension, muscle spasm and scar tissue to help relieve symptoms. Easing of tension can trigger whole body improvement as supplementary and connected tissue and structures are no longer compensating for the injury.
Deep tissue massage aims to decrease chronic tension throughout muscles in the body. It is also known to help increase flexibility and range of motion and aid in improving posture. It is often uncomfortable, and the therapist should only work as deep as the client is comfortable with.
Swedish doctor, Per Henrik Ling developed Swedish massage in the 1700’s.
Its firm, yet calming pressure, characterizes Swedish massage. Five basic strokes gliding, kneading, vibrations, friction and hacking are all applied in the direction of the heart in order to encourage blood circulation and the disposal of bodily waste.
This massage technique is NOT designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort. It consists of medium pressure to the body, gently manipulating the tissue to promote relaxation. It also consists of gentle kneading and rubbing of the outer layers of the body tissue and covers a wide range of areas in the body including the back, legs, arms and neck.
Pre-natal massage is a modified version of Swedish massage. Therapists make sure that the baby is safe and that the mother is comfortable during the treatment. The treatment is modified as deep tissue work should not be attempted on pregnant women.
Post-natal massage focuses on working with the muscles as the readjust to pre-pregnancy positions.
Infant massage is a great way to enhance the parent-child interaction. It includes gentle stroking of your baby over different parts of the head, limbs and body.
As athletes train they almost always overuse their muscles, causing strains, tears and imbalances in the soft muscle tissue. Athletes, unfortunately ignore aces and pains until they turn into more serious injuries. The more it is ignored, the worse the strain or injury becomes.
Pre-event sports massage – usually an hour before a sporting event, lasts between 15-20 minutes long, brief and invigorating, and helps to warm up the muscles.
Post-event sports massage – more calming and relaxing compared to pre-event massage, decreases muscle pain and soreness and reduces inflammation, encourages blood and oxygen return, help to flush out metabolic waste products, generally between 15-20 minutes.
Tue12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thur 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Sun 10:00am - 2:00 pm
*Other evenings, weekends and holiday by appointment only. For Friday appointments contact us directly.
During May 7 – August 7:
Mondays: 2pm – 8pm
Wednesdays: 10am – 8pm
Fridays: 9am – 2pm
Saturdays: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: 9am – 3pm
The office will be closed on the following days:
May 31 - June 5