What to expect
Before your Appointment
Covid-19 screening will be completed prior to your appointment. To avoid an unnecessary trip be sure you are feeling well and able to attend. If you wake up ill, the late cancellation fee will be waived. Please Text, E-mail or Phone to cancel your appointment if it's within 24 hours. Please do not attend your appointment if you are ill.
Arriving for your Appointment
Note: There are 2 entrances to our New Location.
One is off the Trans Canada Hwy - Fenced in Parking Lot!
One is off St. Julian St. @ St. Julian Mini Storage
Behind Nissan & Dodge dealerships.
At the end of St Julian St on the right.
Drive into Mini Storage parking lot.
Take the stairs up the right side of the building for entry.
Your first Appointment
During your first visit with a Registered Massage Therapist there will be a consultation of your medical history as well as a thorough assessment of your current condition or injury. Your RMT will discuss your concerns/expectations and may ask you to perform some special tests or movements to help determine the severity and cause of your injury. After the initial assessment your Registered Massage Therapist will go over a treatment approach specific to your needs. You will be instructed on what to expect and how to get onto the massage table. Your therapist will then leave the room for a few minutes allowing you adequate time to prepare and get onto the table.
After your Appointment
During massage therapy there are toxins that are released from your soft tissues, it is highly recommended that you drink plenty of water following your massage therapy session. If your Massage Therapist has given you any home care exercises please be sure to follow through as they are beneficial to your health. You may experience post treatment soreness. If you do, it should only last 24 to 48 hours.
How often do I need Therapy?
Massage Therapy is cumulative consistency is key!
Having consistently spaced massage therapy sessions will allow you to get the most out of your treatments. Your body thrives with consistency, each session builds upon the last.
How often should I book my Appointments?
For most current pain symptoms we recommend booking a series of 3-8 massage therapy appointments, with 1-2 weeks between sessions. Depending on the severity and cause of your discomfort.
For routine discomfort from things like poor posture or extended sitting, you should visit between once every two weeks to once a month.
If you’re dealing with pain from a recurring injury like sciatica or “throwing out your back” it's best to book a series of 6-8 appointments once a week. Once you are not experiencing any pain between appointments, you begin to space out your appointments until you reach once a month with no pain.
After you stop experiencing chronic pain, you can switch to a maintenance cycle of massage.
If you work in a highly stressful/physical job or work out hard regularly, we recommend a maintenance every 2-4 weeks. Otherwise a maintenance cycle of every 6-12 weeks is usually fine!
What if I'm seeking massage therapy for a specific health issue?
Chronic Pain or Stress due to Autoimmune disorders
Chronic autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, insomnia as well as many, many more. These conditions often cause debilitating effects that can disrupt your lifestyle. Massage therapy can help support you and lessen or keep your chronic symptoms under control. Massage therapy is recommended every 2-4 weeks depending on severity. It is important to keep an open and ongoing dialogue with your therapist as well as all other involved health care professionals. Figuring out what works and what does not is critical to getting you to a point with fewer episodes and/or flare-ups.
Recovery from Surgery
Depending on the severity of your surgery, we recommend massage therapy once every few weeks. This assumes that you are also working with a physical therapist 1-3 times a week. Massage therapy sessions for these cases will help to reduce pain, speed up recovery, improve overall circulation, minimize the effects of scar tissue and promote lymph drainage if there is swelling.
Asking your doctor if massage therapy is a good treatment option for your particular surgery is recommended. While massage can help with recovery from many types of surgeries, it can be contraindicated for certain ones. Or particular massage modalities may be better suited for your specific case. Having all health professionals involved and on-board will result in a more effective, comprehensive and seamless transition back to normal activity.
Massage Therapy is commonly used to relieve
Back, neck, and shoulder pain
Discomfort from a car accident
Recovery from sports injuries or activities
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cancer-related stress, pain and fatigue
High blood pressure
Mental health conditions
Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.
Cancellation outside 24 hours is available online for your convenience.
Cancellations made without 24 hours’ notice but prior to the start of the session incur a $50 late-cancellation fee.
No-shows or cancellations made after the start of the session incur the full fee.
Please Note **Repeated late cancellations may incur the full fee.**
If you need to cancel short notice please Text, E-mail or Phone. Online cancellation will no longer be available.