Deep tissue, Swedish, and sports massage and trigger point therapy are some of the methods that your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) can provide to restore your health and keep you at optimal function. Massage helps with chronic pain, immobility, injury recovery, muscle spasm, and many other conditions. Many people use massage therapy as part of their health maintenance routine. It can improve circulation, increase lymphatic drainage, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and reduce overall body tension.
All of our massage therapists are Registered Massage Therapists with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
Various massage techniques
We practice the following massage techniques:
What to Expect When You See Your Massage Therapist
To start, we will take a medical history. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for this. All information you provide is confidential. Your RMT will conduct an exam of your current condition. Based on this, your therapist can determine the best course of action for your treatment. ICBC, Worksafe, and longstanding injuries may require a more detailed examination.
During the massage, your practitioner will ask for your feedback on the pressure being used. Be sure to let your therapist know if you have any discomfort or pain during the treatment. He or she will use the methods that they feel are most effective for your complaint. At all times, you will be properly covered for privacy and comfort. You will never have to disrobe more than you are comfortable with and only the area being worked on will be exposed. Your therapist is a professional and will provide a comfortable environment for your treatment. Following your massage, your therapist may give you stretches or home care advice to further improve your condition.
How you feel after the massage can vary, depending on type of massage used, severity of your condition, and individual differences. Feelings may range from calm and relaxed to invigorated and energized. Therapeutic massage can result in some soreness, but it should subside within a day or so.
Massage therapy is most beneficial when used over a series of sessions for acute or chronic problems. Once the condition has resolved, a maintenance or preventative treatment is often advised. Your RMT will adsise you on the best approach for you.