What to Expect

Your initial visit will consist of a medical history and assessment of your current condition or injury. Please take the time prior to scheduled visit to fill out the online intake form or arrive early on the initial visit as you will need adequate time to fill out a patient history and not have this time cut into your scheduled appointment time. 
The information provided will establish an educated decision on the proper approach to treatment that is best suited for you. It is of the utmost importance that you do not leave anything out, things may not seem relevant at the time but can actually have a major impact on the risks and benefits of the treatment provided for you.
Towards the end of the treatment your therapist will allocate some time to discuss findings and provide recommendations. Patient education on the condition and self-care for home will also be provided.


 Registered Massage Therapy in                    British Columbia     

Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in BC. This is attributed to the higher educational standards, the research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and the overall increase in the public demand for non-surgical and drug free treatment options.
RMTs work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations. They are primary health care professionals that focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and related systems. Treatment and management of many health conditions by massage therapists is supported by research. In British Columbia, medical physicians regularly refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist and they make these referrals because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patient’s conditions. 
                         Common Conditions seen by RMTS:
  • acute and chronic pain
  • repetitive strain
  • neck and back pain (sciatica, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, kyphosis, facet pain, whiplash, TOS)
  • autoimmune rheumatic disorders
  • bursa, bone, muscle and tendon disorders (fibromyalgia, tendonitis, sprains, strains, contusion, osteoporosis)
  • foot and ankle disorders (dislocations, fractures
  • joint disorders (RA, OA, TMJ)
  • headaches
  • hand disorders (carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis of the hand, ergonomics)
  • hip, leg and knee disorders (compartment syndromes, patellar tracking dysfunction, IT band impingement syndrome)
  • shoulder and elbow conditions (frozen shoulder, tendonopathy)
  • psychological disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD)
  • cancer symptoms
  • neurological disorders (MS, stroke, Parkinsons)
  • female health (pre&post pregnancy, pelvic pain)
  • paediatrics (colic, infant massage)
  • asthma (COPD, emphysema)
  • psychological disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • palliative care
  • pregnancy and labour support
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
  • reducing or eliminating pain
  • reducing muscle tension and spasm
  • improving joint mobility, circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • calming the sympathetic nervous system to uplift mood and increase sleep
  • aiding in stress and stress-related health conditions, insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • decrease inflammation, trigger point aggravation and scar tissue formation
  • post surgical rehabilitation
  • sports injuries
  • educating client on current condition and how to continue their care at home
  • reduction of inflammatory conditions such as bursitis and arthritis