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.
Claire Kim’s passion for massage therapy began when she started providing massage for clients as an esthetician. Being able to help find others find relief from pain and contribute to their well being was extremely fulfilling for her.
Claire graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program at Vancouver Career College and is a member of the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia.
Claire is extremely dedicated to her profession and is always eager to incorporate new skills and research knowledge into her repertoire as a registered massage therapist. She understands that no two people are the same and every person requires a different approach that works for them. She is experienced with techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue release, effleurage, and active stretching. She enjoys creating home care plans to help patients effectively attain their goal after treatments.
Claire understands that while it is important to treat symptoms, helping patients find the underlying causes of their physical issues is more effective in the long term. Claire incorporates a rounded approach to massage therapy that includes massage techniques, education, homecare, exercise and lifestyle changes to help patients achieve their health goals and relief.
Claire lives in Vancouver, BC. Originally from South Korea, Claire also holds a Bachelor of Tourism from Jeju Tourism University. She believes that health is a balance of both the body and the mind. To maintain her fitness and mental health, Claire practices yoga, Pilates, dance, and enjoys hiking.
Zach is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Functional Range Release (FR) practitioner, and FRC Mobility Specialist.
Zach is passionate about working with clients to help them perform at their best utilizing effective techniques and education.
Having worked alongside athletes for over 7 years, as well as competing in junior-provincial weightlifting, Zach understands the recovery methods required to stay functioning at your best.
Zach’s approach focuses on the importance of daily movement and recovery methods as a cornerstone activities to living a healthy life.
His approach is individually tailored to each client’s needs – both in the moment and for their overall treatment goals.
With a passion for learning, Zach draws on different techniques, ranging from relaxation and breathwork, to sports massage, and active rehabilitation.
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.
To visit Dr. Hafeez Merani’s website, please click on the following link: www.metrotownchiropractic.com