John Tai Massage Therapy

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. _Bruce Lee

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. _ Mr. Rogers

Life is a journey with many bumps and detours …
massage therapy offered me a new perspective for better self management and health.

John has been a registered massage therapist since 1997.
His primary area of interest is in pain management and rehabilitation.

With his transition to the Fraser Canyon, he offers an oasis for those looking for a place to heal and develop their health and wellness.

At Grit Farm Fitness, John endeavours to honour and serve the Indigenous people of the Fraser Canyon. He is eager to learn of the history and the Chinese contributions to the land.

John has a strong back ground in athletics and sports massage. He was the primary therapist for his wife, Allison Tai who won the 2018 Enduro OCR World Championship in Australia. Allison has many other titles in the Spartan and Tough Mudder race series.

Grit Farm: Farmers

John and Allison Tai discovered their solution to life challenges in learning and developing skills conducive to active living and fitness. Life is hard, dedication and perseverance is essential to apply knowledge towards success. They want to be “growing grit” in their children and to offer a place where others can come to grow it in themselves. Grit Farm is about health, wellness and fitness. We nurture these through our connection with nature, cultivation of our food, animal husbandry, regular exercise and self-care, and above all through the development of all knowledge about one self and one’s environment. The farmers offer a broad scope of complimentary knowledge in health and fitness.

Massage Therapy Methods & Techniques

There are many methods and techniques to massage. These work far beyond the surface of the skin with powerful physical, emotional and physiological benefits. From a muscle perspective, John typically addresses blood flow first, then the fascia and then neuromuscular activation but variations exist. All methods and techniques will address most aspects of the person in varying degrees. The body is a whole that cannot be isolated. With respect to the fascia, the entire body is observed including that which surround and are within the organs and nervous systems. When dealing with the body, the mind is included and the emotions are always respected. Before you leave, you learn a perspective about your body, yourself and how to self-management.

Practitioners who are regulated are referenced as “therapists.”

Therapeutic Bootcamp

One or more daily treatments for an extended period on our beautiful farm. Restore your body and soul in the tranquility of nature, and explore your inner potential.

Learn from personalized support or amongst your peers.

Discover, set free and condition your very best.

Fraser Canyon

Grit Farm Fitness
Thursday – Monday
P: +1 (778) 668 3804

Home/Institutional visits
Available upon request

7:00 am – 7:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Book on-line with Jane

Services in Vancouver

Envision Physiotherapy False Creek
Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning
672 Leg in Boot Square
Vancouver BC V5Z 4B4
P: +1 (604) 876-2344

Home/Institutional visits email to book.
Vancouver offerings: Tuesday & Wednesday