Meet Your Metrotown Massage Therapy Team
Since 2001, the Metrotown Massage Therapy team has been highly recommended by countless patients in and around Burnaby, B.C. for their professional and effective health treatment options to help you feel better sooner.
Time and time again people tell us how much they love how friendly and excellent our customer service is to all of our patients.
We take great pride in making sure you feel comfortable from your very first visit to your ongoing after care, and you will always know that we truly care about you and your health.
Rob Hemsworth graduated from the University of Manitoba with Bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education (BPE) and Education (BEd) before moving to Vancouver BC, where he completed a three-year massage therapy diploma to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
Metrotown Massage Therapy was founded in 2001 with the mission to restore and maintain optimal health for all patients. As a college instructor since 2003, Rob has applied his educational background to stay up-to-date and develop the minds and skills of future RMTs.
Since completing a Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) at the University of British Columbia in 2017, Rob has worked for the research department of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC (RMTBC) to further advance research within the profession.
Rob’s personal interests include pursuing an active lifestyle and spending quality time taking road trips with his wife and two French Bulldogs.
Dr. Hafeez Merani
Dr. Hafeez Merani (BKin, DC) graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and subsequently from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with Clinical Honours.
Throughout his university career, Hafeez was a member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Hafeez is a certified Full Body Functional Anatomical Palpation (FAP) Provider, and has his M1 Training under the Graston Technique.
Hafeez believes strongly in community service, having worked for Simon Fraser University’s Men’s Hockey Team and lecturing students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine on the importance of collaboration between family physicians and chiropractors.
He has also spoken at both the Best Buy and Translink head offices on the importance of ergonomics and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.
Hafeez was a board member for the Chiropractic College of British Columbia from 2017-2020 whose principal mandate is to protect the public.
In his spare time, he enjoys weight training and mountain biking. Hafeez currently lives in Port Moody with his wife Hasina and two daughters, Lyla and Rayna.
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Liz has previous experiences working with collegiate athletes and those with chronic health conditions, and her many years of customer service and volunteer work has granted her the ability to connect with a variety of people from many walks of life.
Having received a Bachelors degree in kinesiology from the University of British Columbia, Liz continues to have a strong interest in the mechanics of the human body and is keen to pursue a career in physiotherapy. In her time away from work, Liz enjoys hiking, cooking, and baking.
Adriana joined the clinic in September 2020. She graduated
from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Adriana
aspires to find a career in the health field and believes in patient-centered
She has a bright and cheerful personality, and is more than happy to help
if you have any questions or concerns. Outside of work, Adriana likes to spend
her time with family and friends. She also enjoys the fine arts, such as
drawing and painting.
Tiffany joined the clinic in January 2020. Tiffany completed her undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University with double major in Finance and Operations Management.
Upon graduation, Tiffany will continue to pursue higher education in the Master of Business Administration program.
In her previous work experience, Tiffany obtained extensive experience in customer service; her warm compassion makes clients feel welcomed in the clinic.
Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family. She is a gourmand who loves to explore new restaurants and is constantly in search of new food adventures.
Maddy De La Rama
Madelyn is an undergraduate kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
She strives to find a fulfilling career helping others. When not at work, Madelyn volunteers at the SFU Physiotherapist clinic as a clinic assistant for student athletes.
Over time she has developed a passion for dance; She continues to share her knowledge and love through the SFU Hip Hop Club.
Since joining at the clinic in January 2020, her ambition is to provide excellent service while developing meaningful connections with patients, and to maintain the welcoming environment.