FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect During My First Treatment?
Please arrive 10-15mins early on your first visit. You will be required to fill out a confidential health history form. I will ask you questions as part of the assessment and determine a safe and effective treatment plan. I will explain the treatment approach and answer any questions you may have about your signs and symptoms you may be experiencing. Remember your first visit will include the assessment in your treatment time.
What are a Registered Massage Therapist’s Qualifications?
Registered Massage Therapist are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). Massage students must complete extensive training at an Accrediated Massage Therapy College. Successful completion of courses must be obtained in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuroanatomy. Additional studies include clinical sciences, manual skills, orthopedics, remedial exercise, management of chronic disease, pain, and injuries, long term stress and fatique, and client education. Graduation is a prerequisite to taking the provincial board examinations. Successful candidates then become licensed and registered under the BC Health Professions Act. All current registered massage therapists (RMTs) in B.C. are members of CMTBC, and only members of CMTBC may call themselves Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs).
Is Massage Covered by Extended Health Care Benefit Policies?
Massage therapy is covered by many private insurance companies. They will provide full or partial coverage under extended health care packages. Many insurance companies no longer require a physician’s referral. Please check your individual policy. Clients are required to pay for their treatments at the time of receiving the treatment, and a receipt will then be provided for you to submit to your policy provider for reimbursement.