Best Downtown Vancouver Registered Massage Therapy RMT

Registered Massage Therapy, RMT


We provide a non-surgical, non-invasive, drug-free form of health care that integrates manual techniques, active exercise programs, along with patient education.

The practice of RMT massage therapy includes the assessment, treatment, and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain, disorders of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) and joints.

Treatments

Relaxation (anxiety, stress, depression)

Registered massage therapists are trained to vary the pressure of their massage depending on individual patient pain tolerance. If you want a deeper massage therapy treatment all you have to do is inform your therapist and they will adjust their techniques.

Deep Tissue

Registered massage therapists are trained to vary the pressure of their massage depending on individual patient pain tolerance. If you want a deeper massage therapy treatment all you have to do is inform your therapist and they will adjust their techniques.

Myofascial Release

The body is a very complicated structure, but understanding your health care is important to empower you, as the patient, to make informed decisions. Fascia is a tissue structure that wraps around all of your muscles like an envelope. If these envelopes get stuck and stop moving smoothly against each other, it can cause restricted movement and pain. Myofascial release is a technique designed to target restricted areas, treat them, and improve mobility.

 

Fascial Release has proven beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Movement Restrictions
Sports Massage

Sports (or athletic) massage is designed with vigorous techniques to warm up muscles and deep treatments to relieve trigger points and improve pain free range of motion. Muscle strains, ligament sprains, and everything in between can all be incorporated into an athletic massage treatment.

Regardless if you train professionally or are a weekend warrior about to take on Tough Mudder, we are here to help you perform your best!

Pre Natal Massage

Massage therapy is a non-invasive and safe method of relieving the constant aches and pains of pregnancy while giving the mother a mental and physical break. Innovative pregnancy pillows now allow a pregnant woman to lay face down comfortably. This position allows muscles that are in a constantly overworked state to take a momentary, and much needed, break! The luxury of being positioned face down allows a treatment consisting of long relaxing massage techniques which are helpful in reducing the swelling in the lower limbs that plagues many pregnant women. The extra weight travels down from the abdomen to the last load bearing location, the feet! A relaxing foot massage helps to alleviate the mother-to-be of any distress, elevating her mood and mental state.

Pre – Natal Conditions Indicating Massage:

  • Pseudo Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Swollen Ankles
  • Leg Cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain

Insurance

Extended Healthcare Plan

Many British Columbians have extended health benefits through a workplace group insurance plan. Coverage varies, often with an annual ceiling amount. Sometimes a physician’s referral is required for reimbursement of claims. Check with your plan. At the clinic patients are billed directly (pay for the treatment in full at the clinic) and then must collect reimbursement from their provider.

A registered massage therapy receipt will be issued after payment which will be needed to claim the massage. A few insurance companies have created smart phone apps to make claiming simple and fast

ICBC

British Columbians injured in automobile accidents have ICBC insurance. As a general rule, ICBC will immediately allow 12 claimable massage therapy treatments after a car accident. A doctor’s referral is not necessary for the first 12 treatments.

For questions about your specific claim coverage, check with your ICBC adjuster.

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Worksafe BC

WorkSafeBC covers injured workers for their visits to a Registered Massage Therapist. An injured worker must inform the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) if the visit is due to a workplace injury. While all RMTs are trained to treat workplace injury, some are opted out of the Worksafe insurance plan.

An opted out therapist means that the patient is billed directly (must pay for the treatment in full at the clinic) and then collect reimbursement from Worksafe BC. A registered massage therapy receipt will be issued after payment which will be needed to claim the massage.

Click here for Worksafe BC website

RCMP

RCMP have massage therapy included in their extended benefits plan. Patients are billed directly (pay for the treatment in full at the clinic) and then must collect reimbursement from their provider. A registered massage therapy receipt will be issued after payment which will be needed to claim the massage.

MSP

British Columbians on premium assistance (low income) can claim part of their visit to a Registered Massage Therapist through their British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP). MSP will contribute up to $23 per visit for up to ten (10) total visits to supplementary health care providers per year. Patients will be required to supplement the remaining cost of the RMT visit.

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Pricing

At Vancity Massage Therapy our prices are geared towards affordability. We know you already pay a premium price to live or work in downtown Vancouver, so we’re keeping our prices reasonable!

30 Minute RMT Session

65$

Ideal for Short Focal Treatments

45 Minute RMT Session

84$

Ideal for 1-2 Focal Treatment Areas

60 Minute RMT Session

105 $

Ideal for 1-2 Focal Treatment Areas

90 Minute RMT Session

152.25 $

Ideal for Multiple Treatment Areas

Open from 8 AM – 7 PM, 7 days a week

Same day bookings and walk-ins accepted

1249 Burrard Street, located within Clear Hair Salon