Lauren J. McAdam

Lauren J. McAdam

Massage Therapist

Phone: 604.263.4414

Lauren graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in April 2014 and is an active registrant of the BC College of Massage Therapists. Throughout her training, Lauren gained experience treating a variety of patients, including pregnancy, geriatrics, athletes, cancer patients, depression & anxiety, neurological rehabilitation, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. She approaches massage therapy with evidence-based research and technical rigor, desiring tangible results that can be seen and felt by her patients at the end of each treatment. With a foundational goal of reducing stress to help the body heal, Lauren’s treatment style always includes a component of relaxation. To achieve patient goals, Lauren uses orthopedic physical assessment to check posture, range of motion, muscle tone, pain factors, or neurological symptoms to pinpoint problem areas.


Her therapeutic techniques include myofascial release, joint mobilizations, facilitated stretching, trigger point release, Swedish massage, neurogenic pain education, manual lymph drainage and more. Each session finishes with reassessment and home care, where she will demonstrate specific exercises, provide hydrotherapy instructions if necessary, or simply advise on postural education. Lauren encourages her patients to provide lots of feedback, as it enables her to give the best possible treatment for each individual. Lauren has also completed post-graduate training in Manual Lymph Drainage, a very light, repetitive technique that targets the lymphatic and immune system. She is trained to Level 1 and can use MLD on acute injuries to reduce inflammation (eg. whiplash, sprains, fractures), pre- and post-surgery to speed healing, during pregnancy to reduce limb swelling, for sinus congestion to reduce pressure and pain, and many other conditions. Click here to learn more about the history and science of MLD and the many conditions it can help with.


Lauren enjoys working with physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care professionals, and would be happy to collaborate with your health care team. A lifelong learner, she hopes to continue her education with collaborative research projects, writing publications and teaching.

2018 Consumer Choice Award Winner

Best Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

    220-8337 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z8

    (604) 263-4414
    The City of Vancouver and the Province of BC are now in a state of emergency as a result of COVID-19. Marpole Physiotherapy is now closed from 7 pm March 18th until Sunday, March 29th and will re-open on March 30th at 7 am. This may change but this is what we anticipate. At this moment in time the safety of our staff, patients, and families, and the greater community is our priority and we are following the requests from Health officials. Patients with urgent needs are invited to email or call us as our physiotherapists may be able to help you on a case by case basis. We will also be reaching out to patients shortly with online physiotherapy service options. We want to stay in touch and be a support during the next few weeks as we all self-isolate. We will be available by phone or email and will endeavor to get back to you ASAP if you leave us a message. I want to let each of you know that atthis point in time we have had no reports of any patienst or staff with any COVID19 symptoms, and are closing purely as we feel it is our civic duty to do so. To all our patients: Thank you for your loyal support over the past 25 years and more. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon. Take care of each other, and be well.