What To Expect During an RMT
Here at Sitka Physio and Wellness, we offer 50-55 minute RMT sessions in downtown Vancouver. Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) are technically skilled in a wide variety of treatments and are highly trained to assess and treat soft tissue and joint restrictions in the body. Our therapists utilize hands-on techniques to improve soft tissue and joint health through manual manipulation of fascia, connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Typically at the start of any session, we will ask you few basic questions, see what is bothering you, get you set you up in one of our private wellness rooms and then get started on the RMT as directed by your concerns. Our RMTs specialize in the following massage therapy techniques:
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point therapy
- Active stretching
- Swedish massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Joint Mobilizations
Our registered massage therapists have a wealth of experience, so whether you have been prone to hunch at your desk, or have been holding tension in your back and shoulders, call us today to set up an appointment so we can help you de-stress and relax. Some of the more common conditions we treat with RMT are:
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Low back pain
- Muscle strains or sprains
- Whiplash injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
Sports performance and injuries
- Post-surgical recovery
- Postural and repetitive strain issue
- Neurological issues
Does Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?
In short, yes, most extended health care plans cover either a partial or full the full amount of RMTs. If you are curious about your benefits, please contact your benefits provider for additional questions or call us and we will be happy to answer your questions to the best of our ability.
Also, to make it easier for you, we have worked with many different providers to make direct billing possible for you. For direct billing, please present your Policy# and Member ID# at your initial appointment. We can direct bill the following companies:
- Sunlife (cannot direct bill Fed Gov’t Plans)
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Great-West Life
- Standard Life
- Chamber of Commerce
- Johnson Inc.
- Industrial Alliance
- Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group
- Medavie Blue Cross: Veterans Affairs, RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces
- Green Shield