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Massage therapy is not only an incredible way to relax and pamper yourself but a powerful way to get your health on track and increase vitality.
Is a manual technique for stretching the fascia with the aim to balance the body. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia, and the goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points are active centres of muscular hyperactivity, which often cross-over with acupuncture points. You will also find that your muscular “knots” are commonly trigger points.
Cross-fibre friction techniques
Cross-fibre friction techniques applied in a general manner to create a stretching and broadening effect in large muscle groups; or on site-specific muscle and connective tissue, deep transverse friction applied to reduce adhesions and to help create strong, flexible repair during the healing process.
Kneading can be performed in different ways and is described by the part of a hand used to accomplish the massage, eg thumb kneading and palm kneading. The pressure used must vary according to the purpose of the massage and the bulk of the tissues under treatment. The rhythm and rate of the movement are equally important as the pressure is applied intermittently.
Transverse friction is a transverse connective tissue therapy applied directly by the fingers. Transverse frictions use an oscillating pressure applied across the direction of the tissue fibres. This technique is used mainly on tendon or ligament injuries to help break down thickened, pain-producing scar tissue. If these lesions are not reduced then they are likely to cause further irritation, and degenerate more quickly than they should.
Rhythmic compression into muscles used to create a deep hyperaemia and softening affect in the tissues. It is generally used as a warm-up for deeper, more specific massage work. Sports massage utilizes compression massage.
The good news! The majority of insurance companies allow RMTs to direct bill for the services they provide you. This is an incredible feature and makes things simple and easy for your visit. What this means is that you will not have to pay up-front for your treatment and you will not have to submit a claim after to be reimbursed.
Having said that, each plan and company is different so we do ask you to call your provider before your first visit and make sure you are eligible and find out what your deductible is, if you need a referral from a physician and what kind of coverage you have.
We direct bill to:
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Sun Life
- Great West Life
- Green Shield
Direct billing to ICBC or WCB is not available.
The not-so-good news! In the instance that you are involved in an ICBC or WBC claim or have a new RMT or locum RMT, we will ask that you pay up-front. We will of course provide you with an official receipt for reimbursement. If your insurance company’s system is down or we do not have an existing relationship with your particular provider, we will also ask you to pay up-front at the time of treatment to be reimbursed later. Thank you for understanding!
Any questions, please phone or email us.
Appointments cancelled with more than 24-hours notice will not be charged. Appointments cancelled with less than 24-hours notice will be charged 50% of total cost of the session. Missed appointments (no shows) are also charged 50% the full session fee. Exceptions will be made for unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances and we understand that we all make mistakes.
Our massage therapists have a fundamental ethical responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to respect and to safeguard their clients’ right to confidentiality.
Sometimes you just want to feel like a million bucks! Our expert therapists know what your body needs and where it wants to go.