Massage Therapy Professionals in Burnaby

Robert Hemsworth

Robert Hemsworth

During university, Robert Hemsworth (BPE, Bed, MRSC, RMT) developed a fascination with the human body; specifically how it is built, functions and breaks down. As a result Rob has devoted his working career to developing effective ways of restoring optimal function to the injured. Massage therapy has been the best medium for Rob to pursue this endeavour. Every day, Rob witnesses the complex nature of the body and has come to appreciate how different each patient is, both anatomically and functionally.


Over the last 15 years, Robert has established a successful, evidence-based practice which meets the specific demands of each individual patient while striving to ensure they obtain maximal health benefit. Rob currently enjoys dividing his time among clinical work, instructional work at West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and as a student at the University of British Columbia.


If you seek a positive lifestyle change, Robert looks forward to maximizing your functional potential with his drug-free treatment approach and rehabilitative exercises.


Rob’s therapeutic interests include the following:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Sports massage
  • Posture re-education
  • Muscle balancing


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Dr. Hafeez Merani, Chiropractor

Dr. Hafeez Merani, Chiropractor

Born in Coquitlam, Dr. Hafeez Merani (BKin, DC, CSCS) graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) as Class Valedictorian with Clinical Honours. Hafeez also displayed exemplary leadership abilities, as he completed his final and clinical year as Students’ Council President. Over his tenure at CMCC, Hafeez was bestowed with numerous accolades, including the Board of Governors’ Chair’s Award and Marilyn Phillips award, both recognizing leadership and service to the student body, in addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic.


Dr. Merani’s post-secondary education began at the University of British Columbia where he completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. Throughout his University career, Hafeez was a member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists and worked as a personal trainer at numerous gyms. Dr. Merani now holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, based out of Colorado. Although Hafeez thoroughly enjoyed working with his clients, he often recalls how useful chiropractic was to him when he injured his back while playing soccer as a teenager, and this incident served as motivation to continue his graduate studies to become a chiropractor.


Dr. Merani believes that community engagement is fundamental. Hence, Hafeez worked for Simon Fraser University’s Men’s Hockey Team as their Chiropractor from 2012 – 2014 and currently with the Canadian Chiropractic Examination Board. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia School of Medicine in their Doctor, Patient, and Society (DPAS) Class.


Dr. Merani is a certified Full Body Functional Anatomical Palpation (FAP) Provider, has his M1 Training under the Graston Technique, and did his internship under both clinical and sports residents, giving him the versatility to treat myriad conditions. Hafeez spends time with his patients, ensuring that they understand rehab exercises and can heal to their maximal potential. Please click here to view Dr. Merani’s curriculum vitae.


Dr. Moe Baloo, Chiropractor

Dr. Moe Baloo, Chiropractor

Dr. Baloo (BSc, DC, MHA) obtained a Bachelor of Science in human biology from the University of Winnipeg and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2011, he completed the Master of Health Administration program at the University of British Columbia and currently serves as vice-chair for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.


After practicing full time for nearly 15 years, Dr. Baloo recently joined Providence Health Care as a Project Lead at St. Paul’s Hospital. Outside of work, Moe enjoys volunteering for a variety of local charities and organizations, such as the World Partnership Walk, the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and Alumni UBC.



Natasha Ignjatovic, Office Manager

Natasha Ignjatovic, Office Manager

Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Natasha moved to Canada with her husband, Ivan over 20 years ago. They settled in Burnaby and are proud parents of Ana and Nikola.


Natasha’s educational background includes of an economics degree in Finance/Banking, and she has many years of experience in accounting and management. She and her husband have used these skills to establish a very successful company, Canforce Pest Control.


Natasha has a passion for community involvement, and has served on the Board of Directors at her church. In her spare time she enjoys dancing in a Serbian folk ensemble, as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.


Natasha has worked at Metrotown Massage Therapy as office manager for more than 10 years. She comes to work every day with a smile and ensures that each patient feels welcome and comfortable.

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