About Josh Borlase

Josh wants to heal the world through positive touch. In a high-tech world that cuts people off from one another, our bodies often lack this primary form of connection and healing. Did you know that babies that never receive touch will die? Touch has also been shown to decrease stress;a major contributor to some of the leading chronic health conditions. From musical theatre to tech support, Josh has run a sinuous route through life prior to graduating from the prestigious West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Canada’s leading massage therapy school. Josh understands the importance of getting to the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, and uses a systematic approach to tackling your problems, whether it be healing from injury or having optimal function for high level athletics. Josh wants to help you recover from injury and chronic pain, respiratory disorders, chronic headaches, limited range of motion and postural imbalance. He can also help you with adaptive ergonomics, post-operative rehabilitation, and exercise regimens.

RMT can help with Plantar Fasciitis

By |2018-12-16T19:58:33-07:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Plantar Fasciitis is clearly known by that burning, tearing, hot, painful feeling on the bottom of the foot, typically starting on the heel and sometimes travelling into the arches of the feet. The pain is at its worst in the morning getting out of bed to stand as well as after a long day at work. ...

Massage Therapy helps with Poor Posture

By |2018-12-16T19:59:16-07:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Ask any RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, and hands down the most common type of “issues” we treat are posture related issues, due to poor posture. This type of person typically spends 8 or more hours a day sitting in front of computer, followed by their commute home whether it be sitting down on the bus ...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |2017-12-22T22:48:28-07:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

If you ask any sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, most will agree that this can be quite a nasty and debilitating condition. People who commonly acquire Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically work in fields which over-use their forearm muscles and wrist: line-work manufacturers, chefs, butchers, sewers, office workers etc. It can also occur during pregnancy due ...

The myth of deep tissue massage

By |2018-12-16T20:00:20-07:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

What is Deep Tissue Massage? When I entered massage therapy practice a few years ago I started hearing a very puzzling term from advertising and from clients: deep tissue. Never in my two years of intensive study had I heard this term before. At first I just brushed it off as marketing. Boil that down, ...

How to Talk to Your Therapist

By |2017-12-23T11:01:31-07:00April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , , |

When we seek help professional help with our problems, especially in health fields such as Massage Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine, finding the right way to communicate of all of the relevant information can be difficult. You may want to give a timeline of how your experiences or injuries/ailments have progressed.  Or tell your clinician about how you ...