What May and June will bring…

As you may of seen on Facebook (@rmtnewwest & @reneermt) and Instagram        (@sparrowrmt), Sandy McCrimmon BA,RMT is joining the Sparrow RMT team as of May 7, 2019. You can book online or call to get an appointment.  We are very excited for this new addition to our team.

As of June 1 2019, the rates will be increasing. This is under the going rate for Therapists with the amount of education,  experience and location we have, at the same time, We are trying to give people easier access to needed care. Rates are suggested by the CMTBC/RMTBC and these are at the lower end of the suggested 2019 Rates. Prices are including tax :

30 mins Subsequent – $60

45 mins initial or subsequent – $90

60 mins initial or subsequent – $105

75 initial or subsequent – $130

90 mins Initial or subsequent – $155


Also in June,  Renée’s hours will be changing. Renée will be moving to a 4 day/5day  work week rotation. This will allow more admin time and Renée can start offering Infant Massage classes.   Renée’s hours will look like this – Monday 9:30-3:30, Tuesday 1pm-9pm, Wednesday 9:30-3:30, Thursday 1pm-9pm, Friday 9:30-3:30 and Saturdays 9:30-3:30. Refer to the online booking system or call the clinic for what exact days Renée is working the week you are looking for an appointment. Book ahead! Renée only books in 8 week blocks and they fill up Very quickly! (which is why Sparrow NEEDS more Therapists! lots of patients waiting for skilled hands!)

Thank you for your loyalty and sharing information about Sparrow!

Very much appreciate the referrals I am getting from MDs, physios and inter referrals from coworkers, family & friends!  Thank you Renée RMT & the Sparrow team


Are you the RMT for Sparrow? Growth!

Hello! I am Renée Caines, owner of Sparrow Registered Massage Therapy. I am currently on the search for a Full time and Part time RMT to join my team. This unique and quaint uptown New Westminster clinic leaves patients in awe to return. Sparrow RMT was opened in March 2018 and has been 5 stars on Google and Facebook ever since. I have a wait list daily that could fill 1-2 more practitioners schedule with ease (in the fall I had 20-30 people on the wait list PER DAY!). I would prefer experienced practitioners with a loyal clientele, but excited to mentor a new graduate.
Please peruse the sparrowrmt.ca website for more specific clinic information.

The Successful Team Member Will Have
A Positive,helpful and ambitious mindset
• 2200 hours of training or equivalent
• Graduate from an accredited school of massage therapy
• Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and in good standing
• Proficient in assessment,treatment planning and charting
• Knowledge and proficiency in various massage therapy techniques
(Deep therapeutic, relaxation and pregnancy are assets)
• Outstanding customer and massage service
• Punctual, and strong time management skills
• Excellent listening & communication skills
• Experience or quick learning in the use of computers and JANE app.

If you meet the qualifications and know you can contribute equally to a high demand, highly rated clinic with a patient-first philosophy, I would be very interested in meeting with you.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Renée Caines RMT at Sparrowrmt@shaw.ca
Much appreciation! Renée Caines RMT, CIMT, CPMT

1 Year Anniversary!


WOW! Can you believe it? 1 year has zoomed by so quickly.
I am so thankful and grateful to all who have walked thru my doors this past year and beyond. I am so appreciative of all the support and confidence I get from my loyal patients that cheer on all my little achievements. I do it all for you. I know I was placed on this earth to care and educate, to bring humour when situations are looking bleak, and to bring understanding to the confusing.
We only get one body in this lifetime, and I am so blessed to be able to help you, help your own body. I thank you for the growth you bring to yourself, and my little clinic. I look forward to serving you for many decades to come.
Many blessing to you and your loved ones,
Renée Caines
Registered Massage Therapist
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist
Certified Infant Massage Teacher

Welcome 2019!


It’s hard to believe 2018 is in its last few hours. I am so grateful to Everyone who helped make Sparrows’ premiere year a success. I am so thankful to all who have allowed me to care for you and your families. I am honored in your faith and confidence in me and the Sparrow family.
2019 will bring Growth to the clinic. New therapists, new classes and new treatment options will be weaved in throughout the year.

“May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!” Irish blessing

Happy New Year!
Renée Caines RMT

1 Month down!

Hello! For those who have been to the clinic in March and again since, you have seen a little bit of change every time.

I thought it was time to do a little update about some of the projects that I have been working on and completed. It has been fun overall. Lots of work, some sweat, some swearing LOL but I do like things to be done correctly, first time preferably, and trying to appreciate the time it takes to get things done.

Big things! – I have doors on the treatment room now! They look cool, but more importantly they work well and don’t slam like traditional doors. These door were given to me from the New West Share group -they are heavy as stink, but look great. So thankful for the Share!


Plumbing and electrical ….grumble grumble…finally hired a Plumber and electrician. Hopefully once they get in the walls to put pipes where pipes should be, then I will know if I can actually have a washer and dryer in my suite. I have a excellent washer and dryer currently collecting dust…but hopefully in the next few weeks this frustrating (unnecessary) experience will be behind me. Note to a potential leaser – When given a Blueprint of existing plumbing in a suite you want to lease….still have a plumber investigate if its actually there – sound weird and stupid? Yep. But turns out, pipes can magically disappear!! ( and magically the landlord doesn’t take responsibility for it!)

I have been focusing on a re-purposed, re-used, shabby chic, Local to New West kinda look. Some projects I have completed are some Side tables, towel rack and a plant stand.  ( And that Cool White fence post candle holder in the background: I bought from a New West company called StrongNfree – and it is made with Fence posts from a Queens park heritage home – they are Old! )

Resized before drawers

I picked these drawers up of in the Queens park neighbourhood. I had been searching for drawers, without the dresser, of a certain height and width. One morning skimming Craigslist for wardrobes I came across this ad for Free Drawers! and what do you know…perfect! not only perfect in height and width, but also their back story!

I explained to the Giver of the wooden drawers my plan for these and the clinic and this was her response : “The man who made those made quite a bit of the big wooden pillars you see around the queens park area. Except for his own house! His son later on used his lythe to make ours. Any way the point is, the drawers are rich in New west history! I couldn’t just toss them in a dumpster.  Glad I didn’t.”   I am so glad she didn’t either!

I may still add a shelf inside these but they are working well for now :



When I have my Sinks and Laundry  installed, this will be more handy, but this re-purposed Rocking chair back is now a funky shelf and towel rack. This rocking chair was left in the rain on Mott Crescent.



This Plant stand was a FB marketplace find on a whim. Its an old plant stand with the older style to it, but I thought it would be charming in my space with some cleaning, fixing and paint.

I picked it up from a happy fella in Sapperton for $30. Some paint, some TLC….and voila! a sweet little plant stand ( for now, May be home to a fish tank in the future, or a beverage station…ideas ideas ideas) I have ordered a little white, sparrow shaped, ceramic drawer pull just to up the charm.



The-Happiest-people-dont-have-the-best-of-everythingThank you for checking out my blog and my recent creations. If you have any old Wardrobes or furniture that you are looking to give away, please contact me up and see if they could work in my space. I am so thankful and appreciative of the New West community! I am so happy to call New West my home!

With a happy heart, Renée Caines RMT, CIMT, CPMT


email: sparrowrmt@shaw.ca

Clinic# 604 545 0618