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What should I expect for my 1st appointment?
Please arrive 5 minutes early for your 1st appointment in order to fill out any additional paperwork that was not filled out online in advance. If you are coming for a non-RMT relaxation massage, a waiver will need to be agreed to and signed. Our booking software will email you an electronic version of our intake form that you can fill out and submit to us online ahead of your appointment. You may still have to fill out more paperwork for us when you arrive here, depending on your specific needs.
Included in your treatment time, we will go over your intake form and discuss your treatment. I will take your blood pressure, do a postural scan and perform any orthopedic assessment necessary. More time is spent on the assessment during your 1st appointment than future treatments.
I will leave the room to wash my hands and so that you can disrobe to your level of comfort and arrange yourself under the sheets on the treatment table. I will then return and perform the hands on massage. The hands treatment ends 5-10 minutes prior to the appointment end time so that we can conduct any post-treatment assessment as necessary and I can offer any suggestions on homecare exercises. I will again leave the room so that you can get dressed before doing any post assessment.
Do I have to be in pain to get a massage?
Who should not come to you for massage?
Persons with high blood pressure, malignant cancers, and some central or peripheral nervous system disorders should have their doctors approval prior to seeking body work. And some acute conditions are contraindicated for massage.
If you have any concerns regarding this, please feel free to contact me.
Does massage hurt?
Will I be sore after being treated?
Is massage safe during pregnancy?
Why do you include assessment in all your treatments?
What is homecare?
What should I wear?
Will my modesty be protected?
What body parts do you massage?
While different body parts are indicated for different conditions, a full body relaxation treatment will consist of the back, the legs, the feet, the arms, the hands and the neck.
When treatment is of a more targeted, specific nature, other body parts including the abdomen, the neck, the chest and buttocks may also be treated. No treatments are conducted without your prior consent.
What kind of oil or lubricant do you use?
Are treatments covered by MSP and/or extended health plans?
In British Columbia only massage treatments conducted by Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are covered by Premium Assistance. This coverage does not include those on regular MSP.
Most extended health care plans cover some massage therapy by RMTs as well. While any of our RMT treatments may be covered by extended health, our Relaxation Specialists are not RMTs and their massages are not covered by extended health.
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