Massage Therapy and Personal Training in Langley

The Body Smart Team is aligned to help you achieve maximum mobility and strength, pain-free and lifelong.  We deliver corrective massage therapy with Registered Massage Therapists, rehabilitation, personal training and group fitness classes led by our team of kinesiologists, and a fantastic gym that is clean, has quality equipment and a friendly atmosphere.

Body Smart Health Massage Therapy was started by RMTs John and Deanna Reimer in 2000.  The Health and Fitness Center was established in 1999.  In 2019 the Massage Therapy Clinic moved into a section of the gym space and brought together this incredible team.

 

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John Reimer Langley Massage Therapist

John Reimer, Director of Therapy and RMT
Founder, Body Smart Health & Fitness

Massage Therapy Langley BC

Education and Credentials

  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy (1998)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Certification I and II
  • Functional Movement Screen I and II
  • Canadian College of Osteopathy, (first year completed, ongoing)
  • Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (studies in progress)

Professional Associations

  • College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Registered Massage Therapists of BC
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance

John fixed my bad hip in a single treatment.  He also has done wonders to help my back and neck.  I have a desk job, but like to be highly active and mobility and function is important to me.  John’s dedication to learning and teaching is evident in the way he interacts with people.  You can see him passing on knowledge to his team and to his patients.

“I’m continuously amazed at how many people are not aware of the connections between one’s body and mind. We often take better care of our cars than our bodies. As an educator, I feel compelled to explain how pain is not bad. It is something we need to respect and explore what it means to our body. By taking an all-encompassing holistic approach to health and wellness, I help my clients restore their body back to its optimal balance in body and mind. I’ve seen how people are disconnected and unaware of their body function. I want to help them connect again.”

John’s natural tendency to care and help others in attaining optimal health, along with his commitment as a competitive athlete looking to improve his performance, are two of the reasons why John is a Registered Massage Therapist today.

To ensure he provides patients with the highest quality and standards of care, John is continually furthering his education to learn more massage techniques in the areas of osteopathic manual therapy, sport therapy, and rehabilitation. John has been in private practice since 1999 and has worked with the Massage Therapists Association of BC to develop and enhance the profession, as well as national, international, and community sporting groups and events.

A dedicated family man and husband, John finds his career as a RMT one of the most rewarding experiences in his life. He is honored to earn his client’s trust and to help them overcome physical limitations to improve their quality of life, work, and play.

John Reimer Langley Massage Therapist

Alysha Harper, Program Director, Head Kinesiologist

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Bkin)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)
  • Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist (PPFS)
  • Functional Movement Screen L1 (FMS)
  • Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms)
  • Personal Training National Certificate (CFES)
  • Precision Nutrition L1
  • Group Class Instruction
  • Seniors Specialty
  • Kinstretch

Areas of Practice

  • KinStretch Instruction
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Finish Strong by Body Smart program leader

Langley Performance Mobility TrainingWithin a week of applying Alysha’s KinStretch techniques I was performing better at my ball hockey.  I play twice a week and haven’t played forward in years.

After some manual therapy and some brilliant exercises, my joints were moving more freely and I was far more confident in my ability to make quick moves so I tried playing forward – it worked!  Now I’m taking KinStretch as well and seeing further results.

Have a look at the photo of my squat position after just 20 minutes of a training session using KinStretch. — Stephen Dinesen

Stephen Dinesen

I have participated in organized exercise classes all my aldult life because I had a sit down office job – and also because I was an avid hiker; going up to the mountains and loving the BC outdoors! Now, as I am aging, Alysha’s class is keeping me mobile and active – so that I can still enjoy the outdoors, by walking, birding as much as possible. I have a pelvic conditions that Alysha helps me strengthen. Thanks for keeping me going, Alysha! — Anne, Finish Strong Participant

Anne, Anne, Finish Strong Class Participant
Surrey Rehabilitation TherapyAlysha is a lifesaver!!!  I encountered a proximal humerus (shoulder) fracture from a rough ski accident this past winter. I was faced with 6 weeks of ZERO shoulder mobility to allow the bone to heal in the correct position.

After the 6 weeks my orthopaedic specialist told me to go ahead and start moving my shoulder again. But after that much time of immobility, I couldn’t move an inch and was given no guidance as to where to start. Without Alysha’s help, I would have had no idea how to begin re-gaining mobility.

She gave me a series of exercises and movements to work through and we re-assessed every week or two to adjust the program as needed.
After only 2 weeks I experienced an unimaginable increase in mobility and I was optimistic about a quick, full recovery! Alysha coached me from zero mobility to the ability to lift my arm overhead within 9 weeks!! And after only 3 months I’m back to doing everything I love (including rock climbing and yoga!!) 100% pain free! — Kendra, Personal Training Client

Kendra

“Range of motion matters.  Most of us have no idea how our bodies are supposed to move and what we’re actually capable of.  When I get to work with seniors and help transform their lives by being able to walk up stairs without pain or holding a hand rail, or bend down to pick up their grandkids without struggles.  Or when I get to train someone with a broken shoulder back to near full range of motion in 60 days.  Or when I see everyday athletes enjoying their activities to the fullest — that’s when I smile biggest.”

Alysha delivers our KinStretch programming – a program she used herself to get results like you see in the photo to the right.  Alysha is our head programmer, responsible for training Kinesiologists on the Body Smart Way.

Group Fitness Coach Langley BC

Rebecca B, Trainer, BKin (Dec. 2019)

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Bkin, Dec 2019)

Areas of Practice

  • Group Fitness Instruction
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Personal Training

“When I first learned about Body Smart I knew I wanted to be part of the team.  I appreciate the education-based goals, commitment to knowledge-based training, and desire to work with people from all ages and stages in their health and fitness journey.  Plus the atmosphere at the gym is fantastic.”

Rebecca is our wonderful front desk leader, and teaches some group fitness here at the gym.  She is passionate about learning and implementing scientific based techniques to help clients of all ages.  You will find Rebecca leading our Boot Camp at 9 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Langley gym manager

Stephen Dinesen, CEO, Body Smart Health

“Body Smart Health has been a pillar of the community, delivering Massage Therapy to patients for decades.  The vision of Founder John Reimer for Body Smart Health in combining with the Fitness Center is to bring The Body Smart Way to more people through quality delivery of Personal Training, Rehabilitation Therapy, Group Fitness and Massage.  Since being part of the team I’ve been using a variety of the services and it is mind-blowing stuff – I am learning how my body should work, and getting it working that way.”

Stephen has operated large and growing businesses in the Surrey and Langley area for 20 years.  He is responsible for the business operations of Body Smart, including marketing and strategies to bring this great story to to the community.

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