Meet Kim Goetzinger, RMT
Kim Goetzinger was born and raised in Haida Gwaii and has spent most of her life here. She is proud of her ancestry and her Haida Gwaii heritage and feels very connected to the land, from the whales that breed just outside her window overlooking the ocean to the magnificent sunrises almost every morning. One of the ways that she stays connected to nature is by getting outside and being active. Her favourite ways to do this are swimming in the ocean and riding her bike around the islands.
Kim understands how important activity is to a healthy lifestyle, and her passion for massage therapy was born out of this. It’s hard to be active when you’re dealing with pain, injury, gait issues and imbalances, and Kim works hard to educate people about the importance of wellness and how massage and stretching can help maintain ongoing well-being and make activity easier and more enjoyable. She feels privileged to be able to help people move better and manage pain and stress in a way that is natural and healthy.
Living in a place like Skidegate brings with it a greater sense of trust that can’t always be established when living in a city. People depend on each other and are quick to help each other. They are also apt to spread the word when they receive great service and products from local businesses, and this has helped Kim grow her business. In fact, she says, there are many fabulous small businesses on the island that do a great job. And though the island has seen its share of challenges, Kim remains positive about the future for business, noting that “working hard is the key” to staying successful.
Soothing. Caring. Relaxing.
Kim Goetzinger Massage Therapy Clinic provides hands-on treatment that will get you moving and keep you healthy. Kim Goetzinger, RMT graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April 2007 and has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist on Haida Gwaii since then. She has over 3,000 hours of training and 10,000 hours of practical experience, including an internship at Aerie Resort and Spa. Her skilled hands treat a variety of conditions including muscle pain and stiffness and soft-tissue injuries. In addition to professional Registered Massage Therapy, Kim Goetzinger Massage Therapy Clinic provides a variety of other services designed to keep your body moving without pain in a full-range of motion, such as gait analysis and chair massage.
The clinic also offers various outreach programs and classes as well as community education, including stretching classes. Her practice includes any combination of Manual Skills Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Muscle Energy, Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Clinical Assessment, Myofascial Release, Active and Passive Stretching, Contact Relax Techniques and Acupressure. Kim also works closely with the local physicians and nurse practitioners in the area to support her clients.
Kim is happy to accept Great West Life, DIA, SunLife, Manulife, ICBC, WCB, First Nations Health, MSP, RCMP Health, Blue Cross and others.
Pain should not be your “norm,” and Kim Goetzinger Massage Therapy Clinic can help you manage pain and move more freely so you can enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.
Kim Goetzinger is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC. She has received clinical hours from Nigel House, Elk Lake Rowing Club/National Rowing Team, Saanich Commonwealth / National Swim Team, Mount St. Mary’s, Luther Court, QC Hospital, Aerie Resort and Spa, Canadian Strongman Competition, Times Colonist 10K – Marathons, Dragon Boat Races and Adult Day Program.
Contact + Hours
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
- 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
- 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Closed Friday and Saturday
- By Appointment Only.
- Accepting New Patients.
- Methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Cheques/Cash and e-tran
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