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 that your first visit will include the assessment in your treatment time.
What are a Registered Massage Therapist’s Qualifications?
Registered Massage Therapy is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). Massage students must complete 3000 hours of intensive anatomical, physiological and clinical studies, and practical instruction, at a massage therapy college. Graduation is a prerequisite to taking the provincial 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. Most insurance companies no longer require a physician’s referral. Please check your individual policy. Clients will need 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 insurance company.