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Massage Therapy

Medical History & Assessment

  • Registered Massage Therapy services begin with a medical history, interview and assessment allowing me to decide what the best treatment approach may be. These are vital steps in your treatment and it is very important that you do not leave anything out, as things that may not seem immediately relevant could actually have great influence on the risks and benefits of the treatment chosen for you.

Treatment

  • It is my goal to provide some hands-on treatment (manual therapy) at the first visit but please be prepared that this may not happen in rare situations.
  • I generally take a moderate approach at the first visit in order to determine response & reaction, and then to adjust the treatment as necessary in the following visits. Be sure to let me know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, or you simply have any questions about the treatment provided.
  • ICBC appointments, and complicated or chronic conditions often require longer examination time and therefore may affect treatment time.
  • In addition to the examination and treatment, another important part of your care is patient education and remedial exercise (self-care).

Massage Therapy modalities include:  Swedish Massage, NeuroMuscular Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Remedial Exercise (active and passive stretching, strengthening) and Patient Education.

Treatment sessions can be booked for 30, 45 or 60 minutes.  Gift certificates are also available.

Policies
  • Please arrive early as you will need adequate time to fill out the paper work so that it won’t cut into your appointment time.
  • Renaissance Rehabilitation is a busy practice and I often have many people on a waiting list for appointments.  If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason, I would appreciate as much notice as possible so that I can try to re-book your spot.  24 hours notice is required to any changes or cancellations to your appointment time or you will be responsible for the full appointment fee.  A message can be left on the answering machine at any time.  If I am able to fill the appointment time with another client, you will not be charged.
  • Many people suffer from allergies and sensitivities.  Please avoid the use of perfume or any scented products when coming for your treatment.