Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Massage Questions

Q. What is registered massage therapy?
Q. Which massage technique is best for me?
Q. What are the benefits of massage
Q. Will I experience muscle soreness after my massage?
Q. I’m in pain. Is it safe for me to get a massage?
Q. Are there any conditions where massage is not recommended?

Massage at Intent Health Clinic

Q. I read that Intent Health offers trauma-informed massage. What does this mean?
Q. Intent Health offers evidence-informed massage therapy. What’s this?
Q. Person-centered care. Is this a buzzword or holistic approach?
Q. I’m pregnant. Does Intent Health offer pregnancy massages?
Q. How do I find the right massage therapist for me?
Q. What can I expect at my first massage?
Q. How long is a massage at Intent Health Clinic?
Q. Can I keep my clothes on?
Q. How often should I get a massage?
Q. Something has come up and I need to cancel my appointment. What’s your cancellation policy?
Q. Do you offer massage gift cards?
Q: Is your clinic scent-free?

Direct billing, ICBC claims and doctor referrals at Intent Health Clinic

Q. Will my extended health care plan cover massage therapy?
Q. Do you offer direct billing for ICBC claims?
Q. Do I need a doctor’s referral?

Featured Blog Posts

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Current research tells us that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, depression, pain and improve quality and duration of sleep. Improvements in sleep, mood and pain levels can create windows of opportunity where you feel better and can move and socialize more....

Massage techniques: Which are best for you?

Massage techniques: Which are best for you?

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While massage techniques vary, they all work in the same way; they interact with the body, mind and nervous system in layers of context. In this article we present current research findings on common massage techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and more....

What is trauma-informed massage therapy?

What is trauma-informed massage therapy?

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Trauma-informed massage therapy is an approach to practice and not a massage technique. It’s built upon four principles: trauma awareness, safety and trust, collaborative choice and connection, and strength-based skill-building. Our RMTs have taken additional training in trauma informed care....

"With great respect and gratitude, we practice massage therapy on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples –Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) And Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations."

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