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Ian Goodman | RMT
he/him

I’m passionate about working with people experiencing pain.

Having studied the neurobiology of pain at a graduate level, I enjoy helping people learn about the surprising factors that can influence pain.

Upon request, I can include educational conversations about pain mechanisms and treatment implications, which have been shown to be an effective approach for managing chronic pain. I get to know each person’s preferences and goals to create treatments that are comfortable and relevant to them.

Recent Blog Posts


Top 5 Trauma-Informed Resources for Massage Therapists

Top 5 Trauma-Informed Resources for Massage Therapists

2 min read

Summary: Massage Therapists are increasingly recognizing the importance of providing trauma-informed care, however it’s not taught in most massage programs. This article lists our top 5 recommendations for learning about trauma-informed care and how to apply it in your practice. There is no regulation for using the phrase “trauma-informed”

Intent's website now has accessibility features

Intent's website now has accessibility features

2 min read

We value accessability and inclusivity in our clinic space, our massage therapy treatments and on our website. That's why we partnered with AccessiBe. Their mission is to make the internet accessible, inclusive & equitable. Website visitors can now click the icon on the bottom left corner of the website to select

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

2 min read

Massage therapy can reduce anxiety, depression, pain and improve quality and duration of sleep. Improvements in sleep, mood and pain levels can create windows of opportunity where you feel better and can move and socialize more.

With great respect and gratitude, we practice massage therapy on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples –Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) And Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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