Alexander (Sandy) Woodburn
Registered Massage Therapist


Sandy Woodburn is committed to helping you remain active and mobile throughout your life, through the ancient healing art of touch. His treatments blend an Eastern, holistic approach with Western, evidence-informed assessments and targeted treatments.

In his youth, Sandy was strongly influenced by Japanese literature and culture. He moved to Japan where he worked for many years as a translator while pursuing his passion for the martial art of Aikido. His martial arts studies led him to develop an interest in health and the human body, pursuing an education in shiatsu to become a Japanese government-certified shiatsu therapist in 2006.

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy that utilizes deep, gentle pressure on vital points throughout the body to promote blood flow, regulate muscle and nerve function, and restore optimum functioning of the organ systems, thus helping your body to return to its natural state of vibrant health.

After returning to Canada, Sandy enrolled at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, where he learned Western massage techniques such as injury assessment, trigger point release, active stretching, and joint mobilization. He attained Registered Massage Therapist certification in 2017 and has been helping people in Burnaby and Vancouver overcome injury and enhance their quality of life ever since.

Sandy believes in the ancient Chinese wisdom that ‘A wise healer treats illness before it takes hold.’ Regular treatments help your body regain its natural equilibrium before it gets too far out of balance, avoiding potential illness or injury and helping you to maintain optimum health and wellness in your daily life.

Sandy also holds an MA in Modern Japanese Literature and a BFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and is a 5th-dan Kyoshi in Shohokai Aikido. He is fluent in English and Japanese.

Proudly part of:
  • College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
  • Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia


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Our focus is to keep you, and our RTT family of healthcare professionals and support staff, safe and healthy. In order to do this, we have made a number of very important changes to our usual way of doing business. Until the pandemic is over the following will be our “new normal”:

Certain practitioners will be back to work during this time and others will not be working in order to limit the amount of staff in the clinic. Please be patient if your therapist is not available right away. Please check our online booking platform to see when your favourite practitioner will be returning.

  • Verbal and written COVID-19 pre-screening questions will be done as a part of your appointment booking and at the time of your treatment.
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  • Patients are asked to come alone as our waiting rooms will have limited seating.
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