What Are The Benefits Of Massage Therapy

As therapy and science, massage therapy positively affects the muscular, nervous. Today, stress is one of the leading causes of physical ailments, and one that we endure on a daily basis in Vancouver.

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What Do Massage Therapists Do?

Each individual has unique needs, and each treatment will be somewhat different based on each body’s response to treatment, but the Massage therapists assess and correct many imbalances and dysfunctions within the body’s soft tissues where injuries, stress, and other ailments are stored. We think of it as a ‘muscle makeover’, but massage therapy also promotes overall wellbeing. This includes emotional stresses and loss.

Your massage therapist here at Vancouver Massage Therapy will use a variety of massage forms, stretching, and therapeutic techniques while working with you to achieve. Do you have stress in your life, a physical ailment, a soft tissue injury or emotional loss? These are the things massage therapy benefits. Perhaps your body is sore from being overworked or it aches from the weather – massage therapy can help your condition and alleviate physical pain We think we all deserve it.

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Massage Therapy FAQ

Massage vs Massage Therapy – Is There a Difference?

There are many positive, beneficial forms of massage, natural health, and different integrated modalities. In British Columbia however, a massage therapist (RMT) is registered and has had three years of college training in applied science and more than 3,000 hours of training, clinic, and in-reach/out-reach experience.

Only registered massage therapy treatments performed by an RMT are insurable under MSP, ICBC and extended health care plans in BC.

Generally speaking, yes.  The details of plan coverage differ from one employer to the next, and from one employee to another. Typically, about $500 a year for massage therapy, some are less, some are unlimited, and some vary depending on the type of health

There are a small number of insurers that still require a doctor’s referral for massage therapy; check to see if this applies to you.

If you are in a motor vehicle accident, tell your ICBC adjuster that you want to receive massage therapy treatments from an RMT; in most cases, they will allow

MSP allows up to 10 treatments a year and covers about $23 of the treatment fee.

Vancouver Massage Therapy does not bill MSP directly, we are an opted-out clinic.

Vancouver Massage Therapy is able to bill Blue Cross directly for registered massage therapy treatments. A doctor’s referral may be required; check your healthcare plan for details.

Our programs include

Our personalized treatment programs are designed to make you feel better and may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cranio-Sacral Release
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Acupressure
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Bowen Technique
  • Travell Trigger Point
  • Alexander Technique
  • Feldenkrais Technique
  • Pilates Exercise
  • Physioball
  • Somatoemotional Release

We have taken many post-graduate courses in order to bring you the and traditional, hands-on therapy. Your doctor may recommend you see us, or you can make an appointment without a physician referral for Chiropractic treatment, massage or acupuncture. No physician referral is needed for a first-time physical therapy evaluation, however, you made need a referral for insurance coverage.