This service helps with:
- Back, Leg and Neck Pain
- Arthritis + Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sciatica + Scoliosis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Stress, PTSD + Insomnia
- Pregnancy and Labor Support
- Asthma and Emphysema
- Sports Injuries, Strains and Sprains
- Muscle Tension and Spasms
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Plantar Fasciitis
How it helps
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage also helps decrease nerve entrapment and reduces nerve root compression caused by muscle tension, making it effective in treating and reducing pain. Furthermore, due to the calming of the nervous system, massage reduces anxiety and can aid in treating depression, restlessness and insomnia.
Each body is individual with unique locks and keys. Using such techniques as myofascial release, deep tissue, joint mobilization and trigger point therapy, we believe it is the therapists’ job to find the personal combination that will unlock the door to a higher quality of life.
01. What should I expect from my first RMT visit?
A confidential health history form will be emailed to you, this is to establish your current level of health and ensure there are no contraindications to massage therapy. Your therapist will then assess your individual health needs.
Following the assessment, the therapist will leave the room allowing you to disrobe and get into position on the massage table (covered by a sheet). The therapist will re-enter the room and perform the treatment.
When the therapist is finished, he/she will leave the room allowing you privacy to dress. Once you are dressed the therapist will meet with you to educate you on home-care to further assist you in your wellness goals.
02. What should I expect after my RMT treatment?
Most people feel extremely relaxed and sometimes feel a little fatigued. Many experience freedom from aches and pains that have built up over weeks and months from tension or repetitive activity.
After an initial period of feeling slowed down, patients often experience an increase in energy that can last for several days. Often times depending on the severity of tension or soft tissue damage, your therapist may recommend a series of treatments or even recommend you see other health care professionals.
03. Do I need to remove my clothing to receive a massage?
While some techniques do work better with direct skin contact, you only need to undress to what you are comfortable with. You will always have complete privacy while undressing and dressing.
During treatment, you will always be covered—only the targeted area will be exposed. Your comfort and relaxation is the most important thing.
04. Can I get a massage while I am pregnant?
You can get a massage while pregnant, but it is very important to let your massage therapist know that you are expecting.
05. Do I need a doctor’s referral to get a massage?
Registered Massage Therapists are recognized health care providers in British Columbia and therefore no doctor’s referral is necessary. However, do check with your insurance companies for complete coverage, because some do require a doctor’s referral after a certain number of visits.