We provide registered massage therapy services in downtown Vancouver that alleviate stress, dysfunction, pain and improper movement. Our goal is to educate and assist our clients and empower them so they have control over their wellness and are not bound to continuous therapy.
No matter what kind of massage you’re looking for, whether it be total relaxation massage or a deep tissue therapeutic massage, we offer the very best massage therapy treatments in Vancouver. Each of our skilled massage therapists offers a unique style based on their training and individuality. They are committed to listening, assessing and coming up with a treatment plan that will work for you. Our team is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, Hot Stone, Pregnancy Massage and Salt Scrub/Clay Treatments.
What to expect
Massage Therapy is the application usually by hands of systematic stroking or manipulation to the soft tissues of the body in a therapeutic way to alleviate pain and discomfort. Some of the more common movements are those that involve long strokes and gliding, called effleurage, deep kneading, surface friction, fascial rolling, percussion and cupping to the soft tissues of the body. These methods are used to either invigorate or relax the muscles of the body to promote healing, relaxation or stress reduction. A therapist is either looking to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, using techniques that are invigorating or activate the parasympathetic nervous system, by using a more calming, constant and rythmic flow to their techniques to access a deeper relaxation effect.
Massage Therapy benefits people of all ages and is beneficial in the treatment of injuries, various illnesses and stress related conditions. Massage Therapy is used to control pain as it breaks pain cycles and eliminates the original source of pain by increasing blood flow to blood deprived tissue. It also improves circulation by causing an immediate dilation of capillaries and vessels. There have been shown to be in studies a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate after a 20 minute back massage. With use of specialized massage techniques such as manual lymph drainage studies have shown a significant increase in the normal rate of lymph flow, this is especially significant where edema and inflamation are present. Massage therapy can relax muscles, decrease spasms, increase length of resting muscles and reduce trigger points, fibrosis and adhesions. Stress is also shown to decrease the immune response resulting in susceptibility to illness. Massage reduces stress levels and improves immune function, therefore massage can benefit the immune system. Massage is also able to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and give the client a feeling of well being and relaxation.
What is an RMT? Am I covered?
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are regulated healthcare professionals in British Columbia. Our massage therapy treatments are generally covered by extended medical plans. If you are unsure about your medical coverage check with your employer. Our RMT’s can provide you with a receipt for services that you can submit for reimbursement on your plan.