Frequently Asked Questions
Registered Massage Therapy
Does Registered Massage Therapy Hurt?
No, After discussing the needs and the reason for the visit, the massage pressure is applied appropriately to ensure client comfort!.
Are all your therapists Registered?
Our clinic has Registered Massage Therapists which most extended health plans recognize. Our clinic also offers Thai Massage which is not registered and therefore can not be claimed with extended health.
Do I have to be in pain to have Massage Therapy?
No, massage therapy is effective for stress relief, relaxation and general well being!
How long does a Registered Massage Therapy Session last?
We offer 45 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute Registered Massage Therapy appointments. This time allotted is for the entire time booked with the therapist, including any patient preparation or assessment. It is important that you arrive on time for every appointment for maximum therapy time. On your first visit, please arrive five to ten minutes early to ensure time to complete the necessary medical form.
If I am pregnant can I still have Registered Massage Therapy?
Yes. With the changes of pregnancy, some women experience lower back pain, neck pain and other muscular conditions. Massage therapy can assist in restoring balance and relax the muscles. Please contact our Registered Massage Therapists for more information.
Do Insurance Plans Cover Massage Therapy?
Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for registered massage therapy services in their workplace health care plans. You will be provided with a receipt that you can submit to your extended health provider.
BC Medical Services Plan covers a portion of the costs for a total of ten visits annually for patients on Premium Assistance.
Do I need a Doctor’s prescription for Massage Therapy?
Some insurance companies may require a note from a physician explaining why massage has been prescribed. It is recommended that patients check with their insurance provider for details of their coverage.