Clinic Closing – A Time to Say Goodbye

After 25 years the team at Ethel Street Therapeutic Massage Clinic regret to inform our patients that the clinic is closing as of February 24th, 2022. Owners Matthew Longman and Shari McDowell have sold the property and are closing the practice to pursue a lifelong dream of a homestead where they can expand their animal family and love of gardening, among other exciting projects.

Matthew Longman, RMT is retiring after 29 years of dedicated practice in a career that is also a passion. As an enthusiastic entrepreneur and creative problem solver, Matthew plans to focus on his other companies Azimuth Solar Products and Aquassure Accessible Baths in 2022.

Matthew’s journey as a Registered Massage Therapist began in 1992 as a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. In 1993 he relocated back home to Kelowna, and after a few years opened up Ethel Street Therapeutic Massage in 1996. His clinic has been a fixture on Ethel Street since then, housing his full time practice and rented space for other Registered Massage Therapists.

Matthew would like to thank his patients for their loyalty and kindness, many of whom have been coming to him for years. He has had the unique joy of getting to know a multitude of wonderful people, and watching them learn, grow and change throughout the years and seasons of life. It has been an exceptional privilege and an honour to be a part of his patient’s lives.

The cats would like everyone to know that they have been promised a catio, and will greatly miss schmoozing pats off of every person they could.

It has been the utmost pleasure to serve our community. Thank you for the love and support over the last 25 years. We couldn’t be more humbled by the experience.

What happens now?

Matthew Longman, RMT will be keeping his license and insurance and may take patients in a few months after a sabbatical. Location and availability are to be determined, and we will share that information when we have it. If you’d like to be on that list, please let us know.

The clinic e-mail and phone number will cease to work at the end of the month.

Billing, receipts, and paperwork requests will be available via Brook: call 778-478-0469 or please e-mail her at [email protected]. You may also reach out to Matthew on his cell phone at 250-878-0409.

Please note all requests for billing, receipts, and paperwork will be fulfilled by Brook as soon as possible within her current hours (Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm), and delays may be experienced. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Matthew Longman, RMT has put together a list of Registered Massage Therapists that he suggests to his patients. He suggests them as a starting point in finding a replacement RMT.

Patricia Rambold, RMT
Hands-On Healing
2363 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2

Kindra Wirch, RMT
Glenmore Massage Therapy
#205-385 Glenmore Road

Amy Mitchell, RMT
Enhanced Healing Massage Therapy
Lakeshore and Richter locations

Steven Biollo, RMT
The Body Center
#209-2365 Gordon Drive

Gary Schweitzer, RMT
Deepwerks Massage Therapy Clinic
#304-1726 Dolphin Ave

Kalli Betemps, RMT’s last official day at the clinic is February 18th. If you are a patient of Kalli’s and wish to know where she is moving her practice to, please let us know and we will make sure you are on the list. Kalli will reach out to all patients as soon as she is settled in her new location.