REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
“Relax while we loosen the body's soft tissues muscles to relieve pain due to injuries and general wellness”
Registered Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is not only a way to relax tight muscles, but also an effective treatment for medical conditions. It has a natural and effective approach to treating pain. While they also offer healing and relaxation, Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are trained to evaluate individual health needs and provide both active and passive techniques to restore patients back to optimal health. They have the ability to treat a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, arthritis, osteoporosis, motor vehicle accident injuries, sports injuries, as well as any condition related to a soft tissue injury. RMTs provide accurate assessments and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions, and work on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve health.
How it works?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layer muscles and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and/or promote well-being which can help with relaxation for both the mind and the body. Some of the techniques used include Swedish massage therapy, joint mobilization, manual therapy, muscle energy, deep tissue and trigger point release, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercises such as stretching, strengthening, patient education and postural correction.
There are many different types of massage therapy that provide various benefits depending on the patient’s conditions. A thorough assessment will allow the RMT to determine the best approach for each patient
Some commonly treated registered massage therapy include:
Stress and anxiety
Lower back pain
Registered Massage Therapy: 45 Minutes
45 min - $110.00
45 minutes of healing and relaxation - Swedish massage therapy with deep tissue and trigger point focused treatments
Registered Massage Therapy: 60 Minutes
60 min - $130.00
60 minutes of healing and relaxation - Swedish massage therapy with deep tissue and trigger point focused treatments
Registered Massage Therapy: 75 Minutes
75 min - $150.00
75 minutes of healing and relaxation - Swedish massage therapy with deep tissue and trigger point focused treatments
Registered Massage Therapy: 90 Minutes
90 min - $180.00
90 minutes of healing and relaxation - Swedish massage therapy with deep tissue and trigger point focused treatments
Registered Massage Therapy: ICBC Injury Treatment
40 min NO USER FEE if:
you have the ICBC claim number, and
within 12 weeks of the accident causing the injury, or outside the 12 weeks period but obtained the ICBC claim adjuster's approval for treatment (if not, consult with us as we can talk to the ICBC on your behalf).
The initial session takes around 10 minutes longer for assessment and consultation.
What do I need to know before my first visit?
Before your appointment, make sure not to eat a heavy meal. We recommend arriving 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out an intake form and have an opportunity to use the restroom and unwind.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Your initial appointment will begin with a brief medical history and assessment to establish your current level of health and ensure there are no contraindications to massage therapy. After discussing your health needs, the massage therapist will develop a treatment plan that will address those needs before moving onto the massage.
What do I wear during the massage? Do I need to get undressed?
You have the choice to have the massage fully or partially clothed. Although direct skin contact is optimal for the treatment, Your comfort and ability to relax is a top priority for our RMTs. However, if you do decide to undress, our RMTs are trained to make sure the sheet on the massage table always drapes you and ensures your privacy. Only one area will be addressed at any given time so you will be fully covered with sheets except for the area being addressed. If at any time you feel uncomfortable due to pain, treatment or draping, please let your RMT know.
Is it covered by ICBC?
You are eligible for 12 pre-authorized massage therapy treatments for motor vehicle accident injuries. ICBC will cover treatment for drivers, passengers and/or pedestrians that have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. We will directly bill ICBC for you at no additional cost. If additional treatments are needed, we can contact ICBC on your behalf to seek extended treatments. To proceed under ICBC coverage, please bring your ICBC claim number when you come in to your appointment.
Is it covered by my insurance?
Although a majority of extended healthcare plans cover RMT treatments, please review your insurance policy to find out the extent of your benefit coverage.
Do you offer direct billing?
Olive Tree is pleased to offer direct billing to major insurance companies. Once you provide us with your extended benefits insurance information, we can submit your treatment costs for direct reimbursement, saving you time and reducing your out-of-pocket expenses.
However, not all insurance companies allow for direct billing. If that is the case, we will gladly provide a bill that you may submit directly to your insurance company.