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. Patient-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?

Recent Blog Posts


Top 5 Trauma-Informed Resources for Massage Therapists

Top 5 Trauma-Informed Resources for Massage Therapists

2 min read

Summary: Massage Therapists are increasingly recognizing the importance of providing trauma-informed care, however it’s not taught in most massage programs. This article lists our top 5 recommendations for learning about trauma-informed care and how to apply it in your practice. There is no regulation for using the phrase “trauma-informed”

Intent's website now has accessibility features

Intent's website now has accessibility features

2 min read

We value accessability and inclusivity in our clinic space, our massage therapy treatments and on our website. That's why we partnered with AccessiBe. Their mission is to make the internet accessible, inclusive & equitable. Website visitors can now click the icon on the bottom left corner of the website to select

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

2 min read

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.

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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