Massage Therapy – Your Questions Answered
If you’ve been considering getting a massage, you likely have some questions about the process. Our FAQ page is here to provide you with answers. We know that everyone’s experience with massage therapy is unique, so we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help you feel more informed and comfortable before booking your appointment. Whether you’re looking to alleviate pain, relieve stress, or simply take some time for self-care, we’re here to help you navigate the world of massage therapy.
What type of therapies do you offer?
We will work with you to customize a therapy plan for your specific needs. It might include deep tissue massage, physical therapy (PT), and more. We can help you build a home care plan if you are recovering from an injury, or inbetween visits to the clinic.
Does massage work for pain?
Evidence suggests that when pressure is applied to zone 1 in the foot, it may relieve pain in a corresponding area of the body. Massage can stimulate specific areas of the foot, which can activate the nervous system to send signals to the brain, which can then trigger the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms.
What is myofascial release therapy?
Myofascial release therapy is often used in massage to target pain that stems from myofascial tissues. These tissues act as the supportive coverings that wrap, connect, and support our muscles. With myofascial release therapy, gentle pressure is applied to these areas to relieve tension and promote healing.
Is massage therapy covered by BC MSP?
Only those MSP beneficiaries with supplementary benefits status qualify for MSP coverage of massage therapy services. The cost of massage therapy is generally not covered by provincial health plans but may be covered by extended health insurance plans. You can verify your eligibility for RMT services by giving us a call.
What happens in trigger point therapy?
Trigger point therapy is an incredibly effective form of neuromuscular therapy that aims to help those suffering from injury, muscular imbalances, and pain. During a session, your physiotherapist will carefully stretch out your muscle before applying pressure to areas of muscle tightness, known as ‘knots’. This targeted pressure can help to relieve the tension in your muscles, leading to a faster recovery and a decrease in pain. Whether you’re dealing with a nagging injury or simply looking to improve your muscular health, trigger point therapy is an excellent choice of therapy to consider.
What do I need to be a registered massage therapist in BC?
Complete a two-year massage therapy program from an accredited school, including supervised practical training. There will be both written and practical exams. You must also be certified in standard First Aid Level C and CPR, and pass a criminal background check.
Is there parking near your clinic?
Yes! The Lansdowne Parkade is right behind our building! As well, there are other lots nearby.