Frequently Asked Questions about Massage Therapy

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Q: How can massage therapy help me?

A: Massage therapy can benefit people of all ages and has a variety of benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Sleep
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Management & Relaxation
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Reduced Susceptibility to Stains & Injury
  • Improved Tissue Elasticity & Pliability
  • Increased Circulation
  • Lymphatic Flow Improvements
  • Decreased Adhesions

Q: What conditions can massage therapy help?

A: Massage therapy is beneficial in treating many types of conditions. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:

  • Tension & Pain in the Neck, Back & Shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Strains, Tension, Spasms & Cramps
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammation
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Jaw Pain & Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Sciatica, Hip & Leg Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • “Frozen” Shoulder & Other Shoulder Issues
  • Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shin Splints

Q: Can massage therapy help me even if I don’t have a specific condition or disorder?

A: When used as part of a preventative care program, massage therapy can be remarkably effective. Catching an issue before it has the potential to become a problem can make a huge difference to your overall health, vitality, and physical wellness. Additionally, once an issue becomes problematic, it usually takes much longer to resolve.


Including massage therapy in your regular health care routine can allow your body to better function on a regular basis. Massage therapy can also help your body to be more resilient if a health or physical issue does arise.


Q: Are you a registered massage therapist (RMT)?

A: Yes, I am a registered massage therapist. When seeking the care of a massage therapist, look for the initials RMT behind their name. This ensures the therapist has taken the necessary training and has passed the board exams to become registered in British Columbia.


Q: Will my extended benefit plan cover the cost of treatments?

A: A majority of plans do offer coverage for massage therapy services. As there are many types of plans, you will need to contact your insurance provider to check what type of coverage is offered.


Q: Do I need a referral from a doctor?

A: No referral is needed to receive massage therapy. However, if you have a benefit plan, you should check with the provider as many do require a referral from an MD before they will cover the treatments.



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