Our massage therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities that address the causes of muscloskeletal pain and not just the symptoms and can be used in conjunction with other therapies. We take into account the whole person and help activate each patient’s natural healing processes as well as restoring their physical and emotional well-being.
* Manage pain
* Reduce muscle tension
* Relieve stress
* Encourage relaxation
* Improve posture, flexibility, range of motion and circulation
* Enhance post-operative rehabilitation
* Improve rehabilitation after injury
Your Questions, Answered
WHAT IS REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY?
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are specifically trained to provide evidence-based hands-on care to treat many of the common musculoskeletal complaints that are associated with modern life.
Therapeutic massage can be used as a stand-alone therapy or as complementary therapy for a variety of painful conditions of the musculosketal system including repetitive use, sports and trauma related injuries.
Our RMTs are trained in manual therapy modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, joint mobilization, muscle energy techique, Graston Technique (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation), hot stone, deep relaxation techniques, and prenatal just to name a few.
It is important to note that all Registerered Massage Therapists practice differently, check out the bio's on our online booking to check out each of our therapist's individual practice limitations and style.
RMT is a paramedical health service in many provinces in Canada, most extended health benefits plans cover some or all of the treatment costs.
WHAT IS BODYWORK?
Bodywork is a massage therapy service provided by either an intern who is a student of an accredited RMT program in preparation to challenge the CMTBC board exams or a graduate of a Bodywork Therapy program.
This service is not covered by extended health benefits.
DO YOU DIRECT BILL TO EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS?
Yes! We offer direct billing to common health benefits providers, such as Pacific Blue Cross, Canada Life, Sun Life, etc., Some exceptions apply if you would like to confirm if your therapist or your health insurance will accept direct billing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DO YOU ACCEPT ICBC AND WCB CLAIMS?
We do accept and direct bill to ICBC. Currently WCB only accepts direct billing from individual practitioners. If you have an WBC claim we suggest you talk with your adjuster to see if you can add massage therapy to your treatment without direct billing.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
In general, you do not need to have a referral to see a Registered Massage Therapist, however, if you are using your extended health care plan some health care plans require a doctor's referral, please check with your plan administrator for the details of your individual health plan.
WILL MY EXTENDED HEALTH PLAN COVER MY MASSAGE? IF SO, HOW MUCH?
Every plan is different, but the vast majority cover massage therapy. How much depends on each individual plan. It may either be a specific amount per visit or a percentage of the fee. It is best to contact your benefits administrator before making an appointment if you are concerned about reimbursement.