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Massage Therapy can be an effective way to improve your body’s overall well-being. We treat a wide variety of patients and can help restore health after injuries and accidents, relieve muscle tension, help with stress management, and sleep quality and offer pre/post natal care. RMTs are trained to assess each client's condition and develop a treatment plan tailored to their individual needs. By combining therapeutic techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, neuromuscular therapy and trigger point therapy, massage therapy can support you on your road to recovery and overall wellness.
Whether you are seeking treatment for alleviating pain, rehabilitation, prevention, or relaxation, our goal is to work together to help you achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness.
What should I expect from my first appointment?
Please complete the online Intake Form prior to your arrival and arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time to minimize congestion in the reception area.
During your first appointment your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) will go over your health history with you, determine your goals, perform some orthopedic tests and/or ask you to do specific movements to help determine the severity and cause of your injury, and will develop a treatment plan with you.
Your RMT will then leave the room after providing you with options for level of undress and instructions on how to get on the treatment table. They will knock before re-entering the room and will adjust pillows and temperatures to ensure your comfort.
You will be fully covered other than the area being treated. If you have any questions or concerns at any time during your appointment, please communicate them with your RMT right away. You are also empowered to stop or change the treatment at any time.
After your treatment is done, your RMT will again leave the room for you to redress. If appropriate, your RMT will give you home care to support your goals. Don't forget to rebook!
Do I need to talk during my massage?
It's up to you! There's absolutely no pressure or obligation to have a conversation during your treatment but we're happy to chat a bit if that's what you'd like. Your RMT will follow your lead, but also feel free to let us know when you come in, or in the "Notes" section when you book your appointment online what your preference is. Please note that whatever you choose, we will still need to check in with you periodically regarding the pressure we're using etc.
Is a doctor's note required?
You do not need a doctor’s referral to receive Massage Therapy.
...however, some extended health benefits plans do require a doctor's referral for coverage. Please check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is required. If it is, it is your responsibility to obtain the referral, keep it current and provide a copy to Rebalance Wellness to have on file (required).
Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols
Masks are recommended and supported in the clinic, but no longer required.
Please use hand sanitizer upon arrival at the clinic.
Enhanced cleaning is being practiced.
A mandatory Communicable Disease Screening will be emailed to you 48 hours (2 days) before your scheduled appointment time. Please fill it out as soon as possible. If any answers change between completion and your appointment time, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule.
We request that you be symptom free for the 48 hours leading up to your appointment time. Contact the clinic or your RMT directly as soon as possible to reschedule if you experiences signs / symptoms of illness in the 48 hours prior to your appointment. If you wake up with symptoms of illness the morning of your appointment, please contact the clinic by 9am to avoid the $50 late cancellation fee.
Don't come in if you don't feel 100%! Your therapist reserves the right to deny treatment if you are presenting with symptoms of illness and you will be charged the $50 late cancellation fee (not billable to extended benefits). This includes:
fever or chills, cough, loss of sense of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of appetite, runny nose, sneezing, extreme fatigue or tiredness, headache, body aches, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or any other signs of communicable disease (as per the BCCDC website).
If you have any questions or concerns related to our Communicable Disease Prevention Protocols, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy!
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