Hello there! Thanks for stopping by.

We are now taking appointments but things are a little different these days.  To ensure the risk of exposure to illness remains low we require the following from you:


-Before booking an appointment please take the self-screening survey here: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en and follow the recommendations they make.

-We require a mask to be worn while inside the clinic and during treatment. Please bring one with you.

-The waiting room will be off limits. You will have to wait outside or in your car if you arrive early. Aim for no more than 5 minutes early, please.

-Arrive unaccompanied, unless they are your interpreter. Do not bring friends, children, pets, personal belongings (ie: baggage/groceries) with you into the clinic.

-You will be required to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap when you arrive.

Booking availability will be limited. Some therapists will be working with their current clients only and may not take new cases for a while. We have staggered appointment start times in order to limit the interaction with other clients. If you have a preferred therapist without the availability you need please email reception@urbanhealingvancouver.ca and we can forward your request to them.

To see our current availability on our booking site click here.


Thank you for your continued support!

Rebecca Flanagan, RMT, Clinic owner

Clara Bankier

Registered Massage Therapist

Available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


I believe that massage therapy is a key component in injury prevention, soft tissue rehabilitation, pain management, and general well being. I have always had a passion for health and wellness, which I have pursued in both my personal life and academic endeavors. I have successfully completed both my Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in 2013, and the Massage Therapy Diploma program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) in 2018.

I love the challenge of combining my knowledge, manual skills, and passion for holistic wellness into personalized treatment plans that provide exceptional care for the diverse needs of each client. I enjoy using a combination of deep tissue massage, myofascial release therapy, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, and dynamic releases during my sessions. When I am not treating clients I spend my time taking my dog Jasper on adventures, tackling my fitness goals, and enjoying what beautiful BC has to offer.

Come meet my dog Jasper! He's a chihuahua and terrier cross that often accompanies me to work. He's a super friendly little dude who loves to nap in the corner quietly while you enjoy your treatment.

Rebecca (Becky) Flanagan

Registered Massage Therapist, Urban Healing Owner/Founder

I have been in practice in Vancouver since 2009 after having graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. I worked at the Massage and Therapy Center and at Jointworks Chiropractic before opening Urban Healing in 2013. I am so lucky to have a happy practice and that I get to work with a team of talent, amazing and hilarious professionals. I am leaning into a more management style role at Urban Healing, and will be tapering off my practice in the future. This means my availability is and will be very limited. I am confident you are in good hands with any of the RMTs and Physio at my clinic, please give them a chance to help you.

Kristin Riley

Registered Massage Therapist

Available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Kristin has a special knack for treating upper back, neck and shoulder tension, but is also capable of relieving tight areas in your fascia and muscles elsewhere in the body.

Her treatment style entails stretching out the outer layer (myofascia) then proceeding to work thru the layers of muscles by using firm to deep pressure while being patient over stubborn knots. Her sessions feel intuitively targeted, intense yet relaxing.

She likes to raise her clients awareness towards old injuries, stress triggers that lead to holding patterns and or long term postural habits that may have landed her clients to attain their chronic conditions, so that is why she ONLY does focused based treatments compared to full body massage.

Her dog Cookie comes to work with her, she is a Newfie cross who is a gentle giant and very chill.  Cookie is generally aloof but she doesn't mind if you say hi.

Outside of work Kristin can be found hiking in the woods with Cookie, playing soccer, thrift store shopping, craft fair hopping and taking various workshops to do with health, healing practices and mind, body and spirit.

***Please note that Kristin does not offer pregnancy massage, so please be sure to book with the other very competent therapists in the pregnancy treatment category online.

Kelly Hamilton

Registered Massage Therapist
Available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday


I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002, and have been practicing in Vancouver since then.  I really enjoy my job of working with people to help them achieve their health goals. An important part of my approach is to identify why pain or disfunction is happening in the body. This is done through physical assessment as well as asking a lot of questions. Understanding how a person uses their body on a daily basis is often the key to identifying why pain is occurring or why it persists.

Hands-on treatment and self-care methods are selected to achieve the best results tailored to each individual. Treatments include smooth and comfortable Swedish strokes as well as fascial techniques, and any appropriate variety of stretching, joint mobilizations, trigger point release and muscle energy techniques. The intensity of the treatment is directed by the patient. Conditions that I have experience treating include headaches, neck and back pain, whiplash injuries, shoulder injuries, numbness and tingling in the hands, plantar fasciitis, post-surgery, and pregnancy.

Tara Foster

Registered Massage Therapist
Available on Saturday


Tara Foster, RMT graduated at the top of her class from Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic, 2010, in Toronto. Her treatments incorporate myofascial techniques that progress into focused massage with Trigger-point release while including fluid, flushing strokes. Her intentions are to slowly unwind and release myofascial restrictions in muscle and connective tissue. She is knowledgeable and precise with low back issues, hips, and the neck. She also enjoys working with expectant mothers. Tara tailors her treatments and depth of pressure specifically to the individual needs of the client.

She has a passion for continuing education and assisting you in the repair, realignment and return to balance in your body. Massage therapy has become an important component in maintaining health and proper function due to the stresses of our daily lives.

Ilan "Lani" Dinur

Registered Massage Therapist
Available on Thursday


Ilan (mostly known as Lani) Dinur, has been in private practice since 1995 and has worked in both Vancouver and Surrey throughout the past 18 years. Over this time he has taken many enrichment courses ranging from Deep Systemic Massage to Cranial Sacral Therapy along with subtle Myofascial Release. His practice and style of treatment has evolved and now usually includes components of  energetic treatments to add another dimension to the more physical aspects of the body ordinarily addressed with massage therapy. The energetic portion of his work allows him to target many conditions that helps balance aspects of the body and restores a sense of well being.

Since his diagnosis with diabetes 10 years ago he has developed a special interest in nutrition and natural remedies to improve health. Although Lani relies heavily on his intuition and knowledge to select a specific approach and techniques for the treatment, he is aware that the body knows what's best for itself and therefore he encourages patients to specify what kind of treatment they are interested in.

He welcomes cooperation with other practitioners with other set of skills in order to utilizes everyone's best strengths and talent. His clients range form high performance athletes, chronic pain sufferers, people with migraines and concussions, seniors with aging-related issues and kids with ADHD and anxiety.

Ray Ranger

Registered Massage Therapist

Available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Since graduating from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2010, I have learned so much about the human body, and am humbled by the fact that there is so much more to know. Being an RMT has made it possible for me to work with clients in a healing environment to help them reconnect with their bodies, as well as become a huge nerd about anatomy.

My treatment style is intuitive and focused. Since everyone has their own unique way of being in their body, I try not to stick to a specific recipe, but let my hands feel what the tissue needs. Being mindful and having a holistic approach to treatment is quite important in my practice. The blend of techniques I use most often are: Myofascial Release, Swedish, CranioSacral, Trigger Point Release and Visceral Manipulation.

Feedback, positive or negative, is something I welcome. The treatment time is for you. If you need a pillow adjusted, a change in pressure, or the music turned off, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Homecare recommendations might include yoga poses, breathing exercises, or being mindful of how you are holding your body throughout the day. I’ve worked with a variety of different people and conditions, and welcome new challenges. As a part of the queer, trans and body positive community, I strive to make my practice safe and consent based.

When I'm not at work, I can be found: playing with my dog, knitting or embroidering a project, practicing ASL or learning how to swing dance. 


Steven Finnegan

Registered Massage Therapist

Available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

A graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, I am a strong believer in the restorative and therapeutic power of massage and incorporate balance, rhythm and integration in my approach. Each treatment is tailored to the client ́s specific needs and you can expect a safe, relaxing and therapeutic experience.

I use slow, soothing strokes interspersed with more vigorous techniques (NMT, Trigger point therapy, cross fiber frictions) to treat common musculoskeletal problems such as neck/shoulder pain, back pain, sciatica, TOS, CTS, strains, sprains etc. Headaches and other chronic conditions are also commonly treated.

Born in Ireland, my love of travel took me to the Pacific Northwest, where I have called Vancouver home for the last seven years. When not treating, I enjoy percussion, snowboarding, running, photography, traveling and hiking. Though not all at the same time.

Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica is on maternity leave and unavailable for bookings at this time.

Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist was the next logical step in my life. I have always been intrigued by the way the body works and the first step I took in the direction of health care was with the kinesiology program at UBC. I completed my 1st year before I became drawn to the joys of travelling and decided to dedicate a few years to exploring other countries and cultures. I eventually found my way to the yoga mat and completed my yoga teacher training in 2008, but I still craved to learn more...

My education at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy provided me with a knowledge about the body and with the skills to develop a safe, nurturing, yet effective massage therapy practice. I am truly excited about my career path.

My treatments involve the use of different techniques to help release tension, decrease pain and improve movement. I like to work with the various aspects of the body, including (but not limited to) the muscles, joints, fascia and the nervous system. Your treatment will be determined by a brief assessment which will allow me to better understand your needs and goals. More questions? Send me an email:  jleclair.rmt @ gmail.com

Looking forward to meeting you and helping you feel better in your body!

Jessica Leclair 

Brian Pahl

Registered Massage Therapist

Available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

My goal is always to communicate effectively with patients to ensure their goals are aligned with the actual outcome of the treatment, and co-creating comprehensive treatment plans with patients based on their desired outcomes. My approach to massage therapy is intuitive and based on a solid understanding of anatomy, physiology and effective treatment techniques to promote whole-body wellness. Each treatment is as unique as the person receiving it and treatments will be readily adjusted to meet any need or request. I am a strong believer that each individual knows themself best and I gratefully welcome patients’ guidance to what feels right to ensure a feeling of safety, security and relaxation.

I use a variety of techniques during my treatments, some of which include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, joint mobilizations, deep tissue and Swedish techniques, and blending them smoothly together to address specific complaints, or just to create a wonderfully soothing and relaxing massage. I welcome people of all backgrounds, body types and lifestyles with an open mind and heart as I have a deep respect for individual circumstances, treating all patients with equality and compassion.

In my downtime, I enjoy playing the viola as I am passionate about music, having been classically trained since early childhood. Otherwise, I also enjoy being an outdoorsy person and can be frequently found hiking, scuba diving, or cycling.

Kristina Pawlyshyn

Registered Massage Therapist

Available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Kristina graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, and was the proud recipient for the “Heart Award” in her graduating class. The Heart Award is given to a graduate who has shown compassion, integrity, dedication and a positive attitude throughout their clinical performance; which is exactly what she intends to bring to her practice. 

Throughout her time in school, Kristina has treated conditions such as carpal tunnel, facet irritation, scoliosis, SI irritation, nerve compression, postural dysfunction, muscle strains, musculoskeletal conditions and many more. She gained experience in the school clinic, often filling her appointment slots in advance, and enjoyed volunteering her time at various organizations helping clients in need. Kristina has also worked with pregnancy, chronic pain syndromes, headaches, and rehabilitation injuries. 

In all of Kristina’s treatments you can expect to receive a warm presence, client oriented goals for your session, and energetically intuitive hands. To achieve your goals, Kristina will use a variety of modalities such as Swedish techniques, Craniosacral, Myofascial release, Joint Mobilizations and Trigger point release. 

In trusting Kristina with your body and presence, you will be treated with respect, professionalism and compassion in all of your sessions.

Kristina and her dog Lucy look forward to meeting you.


Read about our RMTs below to determine who may be a good fit for you.
Each therapist may have a different approach to your concerns, however, we strive to do our best to tailor the session to your needs.