Massage Thereapy

Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists are licensed and regulated to practice in British Columbia, and treat a wide range of conditions through therapeutic massage.  They are an important part of any health team, and complement other specialties well, such as chiropractic. 

Massage Therapy is the technique of treating a condition (injury, pain, etc), as well as resulting soft tissue changes that are connected to it.  There are many massage techniques which are used to assess and treat patients, and positive results can be accomplished by you and your therapist working together to communicate expectations and progress during the course of your customized treatment plan, so that your results are tailored to your body's needs.

Massage Therapy can benefit all walks of life:

• individuals suffering chronic stress

• pre-natal care

• athletes

• elderly, or those suffering from arthritis and other motion-limiting conditions

• youth

• post-surgical patients

Massage Therapy can help treat:

• headaches/migraines

• stress

• reduce muscle spasms

• eve chronic tension

• acute and chronic pain

• muscle swelling and inflammation

• motor vehicle accident-related injuries

• injury prevention

Will my private insurance cover my treatments?

Answer: Probably!
Chiropractic and Registered Massage care are most often covered by your private insurance company. Your BC medical card does not usually treatments, but some individuals may have a small subsidy.  Refined Health offers direct billing services, and this may include your insurance company!  In this case, our clinic can do majority of the work for you, and reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for you.  Chiropractic and Massage care may also be included in your ICBC claim, or by WorkSafeBC.


How do I know manual therapy will work for me?

Answer: Varies by person!
Many people who have never tried Chiropractic or Massage Therapy have questions about whether these treatments are good options for them.  The majority of people who see a Chiropractor or Massage Therapist will experience positive results.  Unfortunately, there are also many people who have had a negative experience with their previous specialists, which dissuades them from trying therapy again.  "There is the right practitioner out there for you", says Dr. Carly, "and hopefully you find that Refined Health has the right one for you."



How long do I have to see a Chiropractor or Massage Therapist?

Answer: Varies by person!
Like all health care, your treatments and the time it takes your body to recover or respond is impossible to determine right away.  Some people experience positive results immediately, and may not need another treatment for quite some time.  Others will respond more slowly to treatment, because their bodies need more time to reach health.  Many people who use Chiropractic or Massage as methods to stay healthy find that they want to continue using it, but the frequency is not pre-determined nor is there a rule for how often you should visit your provider.