About Aspect Health

Located in a dedicated, cozy basement suite on the Saanich Peninsula just outside of Sidney BC, Aspect Health & Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is an ideal place for you to come and unwind. Reduce your stresses, help alleviate aches and pains; enable deeper relaxation and clarity of thought, and give yourself a hour or two to just be while we knead your muscles and work your tissues.

Owned by Chrystal Ladouceur, RMT, your registered massage therapy care is guaranteed individual, professional and aimed at making your life more livable.

Chrystal Ladouceur is a motivated, resourceful and intuitive Registered Massage Therapist who is on a mission to make you feel better. Using her clinical knowledge while drawing on her personal experience of chronic pain and discomfort, Chrystal aims to offer pain relief in addition to preservation or restoration of natural function, ultimately making your life more livable! Read More...

Testimonials

Absolutely the best RTM around. Chrystal is very much there for you and your needs. She wants to be sure you are comfortable throughout the entire session. Always asks questions, explains what she’s doing as she’s doing it. Will explain and show you what muscles/nerves run through the area of pain and explains what she […]

Belinda Michielin
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What is chronic pain and why is it hard to treat?

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort in the previous three months. Of these, approximately 50 million suffer from chronic or severe pain.

To put these numbers in perspective, 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, 14 million have cancer (this is all types of cancer combined) and 28 million have been diagnosed with heart disease in the U.S. In this light, the number of pain sufferers is stunning and indicates that it is a major epidemic. Continue reading

The Deep Tissue Confession

I have a confession to make…

I have been a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) since October 2014, so for about a year and half now. Before that, I spent six months cramming as much clinically relevant musculoskeletal information into my brain as possible as I prepared to take the licensing board exams. And before that, I spent 2-years attending the West Cost College of Massage Therapy in BC in order to earn my Massage Therapy Diploma. Continue reading

Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapy is the health profession in which a person provides for the purposes of developing, maintaining and rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of assessment of the soft tissues and joints on the body, and treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.