FAQs

Are you Registered?

Yes. We are Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC).  Extended Health Care providers require Massage Therapy treatments to be performed by Registered Massage Therapist. Upon payment you will receive a receipt with all the required information for reimbursement such as our name and practitioner number.


What are your Qualifications?

RMTs in British Columbia have successfully completed a 3000 hour program at an accredited college and a licensing exam held by the College of Massage Therapists of BC. RMTs have mandatory continuing education and upgrade requirements.


What does a Registered Massage Therapist need to know?

On your initial visit we have a comprehensive health history form that we require you to fill in. This form allows us to customize a plan to your specific needs, make a differential diagnosis to help find the root cause of the problem and ensure you are getting the best possible health care. Many metabolic changes occur in our bodies during a massage, including blood pressure, respiration, and blood glucose levels to name a few. It is important to know all of your health concerns so we can modify the way we perform a treatment. 

Is Massage Painful?

While some techniques may cause a small amount of discomfort, a massage does not need to be painful to be effective. Your therapist will work with you and adjust pressure and techniques to suit you, your pain tolerance and your goals for treatment. We encourage you to ask at anytime to adjust the pressure or technique, after all you know your body best. 


Should I have a massage before of after a chiropractic adjustment?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Combining massage and chiropractic is a great way to ensure your musculoskeletal system is functioning optimally. Many people prefer to have a massage before chiropractic to decrease muscle tension and ease their adjustment while others feel they benefit more from the massage after the joints have been realigned.


Am I covered? 

Those who qualify for MSP premium assistance are eligible for a rate reduction of $23 per visit for 10 visits per year of combined chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, naturopathy, podiatry, and acupuncture.

There are various Extended Health Care plans that cover massage therapy, such as Pacific Blue Cross, Great West Life and Sun Life, to name a few. Check with your service provider for information on coverage, qualifications, and reimbursement.

We accept ICBC, Worksafe BC, DVA, RCMP and Greenshield. Please call to inquire further.