Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

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Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are trained to: evaluate your health needs; provide an assessment of your specific soft tissue or musculoskeletal condition; predict the likelihood and/or timeline of your recovery; provide active (intense) or passive (gentle) hands on therapy; and through research, provide evidence-based patient education and remedial exercises.

An RMT is someone who has:

  • graduated from a recognized program
  • passed rigorous professional entrance exams
  • keep their knowledge and skills current
  • act in your best interest
  • have professional liability insurance
  • are accountable to a regulatory body that can investigate complaints and impose discipline

Rates:
$115 – $130
All prices include GST. Direct-billing is available with many of our RMTs, give us a call to confirm.

For specific questions, Email:
Lana Blain, RMT – lana@tidalelements.ca
Ross Freeman-Marsh, RMT – ross@tidalelements.ca
Sara Schubert, RMT – sara.rmt@tidalelements.ca
Tracy Jacques, RMT – tracy@tidalelements.ca
Tessa Ridley, RMT – tessa@tidalelements.ca
Stephanie Koenig, RMT – stephanie@tidalelements.ca

*Note: Did you know that any Massage Therapy receipts that will not be reimbursed by a third party insurer can be used on your personal income tax return as a medical expense?


Breast Massage

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Breast massage is a gentle, lymphatic massage that can help to maintain and increase breast health. Like other tissues in our bodies, our breasts need good circulation and tissue mobility. Breast massage falls within the scope of practice of RMTs in BC.

Breast Massage can help with:

  • Premenstrual congestion
  • General drainage issues
  • Tenderness & congestion during pregnancy, lactation & weaning
  • Post-surgical pain & scarring from implants, reductions, & biopsies
  • Recovery pain/scar reduction post-mastectomy
  • Breast health monitoring & education
  • Facilitates healthy emotional connection to breasts

For specific questions, Email:
Tessa Ridley, RMT – tessa@tidalelements.ca


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or “knots”.

For specific questions, Email:
Lana Blain, RMT – lana@tidalelements.ca
Ross Freeman-Marsh, RMT – ross@tidalelements.ca


Mechanical Craniosacral Therapy

A gentle, hands on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. Practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve functioning of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This has huge implications of health throughout all of the body’s systems.

For specific questions, Email:
Lana Blain, RMT – lana@tidalelements.ca
Tracy Jacques, RMT – tracy@tidalelements.ca


Myofascial Release Therapy

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Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. This approach is used to relax, lengthen and realign your fascia. The goal is to bring you pain relief, as well as give you back your full range of motion.

Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury, as a result of repetitive movements and chronic conditions, or if experiencing ongoing pain in the back, shoulder, hip, or in any area containing soft tissue.

Healthy fascia should feel malleable and elastic, whereas areas that are holding trauma and tension will feel stiff and tight. These are your trigger points, and could be the origin of your pain.

Using light, manual pressure, your therapist will massage and stretch the trigger point, sometimes holding that point for a few minutes. Your therapist may repeat this process a few times on each trigger point they find, until they feel a full release.

If you are experiencing loss of flexibility, restricted movement, or painful “knots” in your body then myofascial release may be helpful for you.

Myofascial release can be used to treat a range of conditions, bringing pain relief and better myofascial function. Common conditions include:

  • Chronic neck and back pain (upper and lower)
  • Chronic shoulder and hip restrictions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis (the most common type of heel pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Build up of scar tissue
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Menstrual or cervical pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Poor posture and/or loss of flexibility
  • Other complex pain issues that have not responded to treatment

For specific questions, Email:
Lana Blain, RMT – lana@tidalelements.ca
Ross Freeman-Marsh, RMT – ross@tidalelements.ca
Tracy Jacques, RMT – tracy@tidalelements.ca


Prenatal & Postnatal Massage

Pregnancy is such a wonderful, exciting time and also a time of many profound changes, both physical and emotional. Prenatal massage therapy can help to ease many of the discomforts associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period. During the massage you will be positioned for your optimal comfort using a special set of pregnancy body cushions.

Pre & Postnatal Massage can help with:

  • Reduce swelling by supporting venous return circulation
  • Decrease muscle, joint & nerve pain
  • Calm the nervous system & help you sleep
  • Help with low back & sacroiliac pain
  • Relieve anxiety & depression caused by hormonal changes
  • Helps with constipation
  • Decrease breast congestion (see article below on Breast Massage)
  • Give the Mother (and baby) an overall sense of well being

For specific questions, Email:
Lana Blain, RMT – lana@tidalelements.ca
Ross Freeman-Marsh, RMT – ross@tidalelements.ca
Tessa Ridley, RMT – tessa@tidalelements.ca


Visceral Therapy

Visceral Therapy consists of the specific placement of hands with gentle movements to encourage the natural mobility, tone and motion of the viscera (organs) and their connective tissues. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

This modality encourages your own natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of your organs, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance mobility of the musculoskeletal system through the connective tissue attachments, and influence general metabolism.

Do you or have you ever experienced any of the following?:

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids and Cysts
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cycles)
  • Bladder Incontinence
  • Effects of Menopause
  • Whiplash
  • Seatbelt Injuries
  • Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Pain Related to Post-operative Scar Tissue or Post-infection Scar Tissue
  • Bloating and Constipation
  • Nausea and Acid Reflux
  • GERD
  • Swallowing Dysfunctions
  • Emotional Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Somatic-Visceral Interactions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Constipation and Gastritis
  • Urinary Tract Disorders

Then Visceral Therapy may be able to help ease your symptoms.

For specific questions, Email:
Sara Schubert, RMT – sara.rmt@tidalelements.ca
Tracy Jacques, RMT – tracy@tidalelements.ca


Hydrotherapy

60 Min Fango Mud and Massage $140 +GST


Indulge in this Fango mud treatment with warm sea mud infused with seaweed and rich in antioxidants. This 60 min treatment begins with a dry brushing and application of warm mud to back and shoulders, enjoy a neck and scalp treatment while your body infuses the mineral rich mud. After 20min your practitioner will assist you to the shower to rinse and return to the table for a hot stone massage to finish the treatment and leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed

60 Min Hot and Cold Stone $130 +GST


Therapeutic Hot and Cold stone massage. The effectiveness of this technique lies in the use of heat as well as alternating temperature with cold, referred to as a contrast treatment. One of the main functions of massage therapy is to increase perfusion (circulation) to tight tissues, It’s well documented the use of heat speeds perfusion into the tissue, much quicker than an RMT’s hands alone. This Relaxing and deep therapeutic massage will melt all your aches and pains away leaving you with healthier happier muscles.

60 Min Hair and Scalp Oil Massage $130 +GST

Aromatic body scrub with organic coconut oil and an array of herbal ingredients. Body scrubs have been used for thousands of years to promote perfusion to tissues and exfoliate the skin leaving you smooth and glowing. This 60 min treatment begins with a full body herbal scrub followed by a warm shower and ends with a therapeutic massage. Treat yourself to this sweet and therapeutic experience.

60 Min Exfoliating Body Scrub $135 +GST

Aromatic body scrub with organic coconut oil and an array of herbal ingredients. Body scrubs have been used for thousands of years to promote perfusion to tissues and exfoliate the skin leaving you smooth and glowing. This 60 min treatment begins with a full body herbal scrub followed by a warm shower and ends with a therapeutic massage. Treat yourself to this sweet and therapeutic experience.

For specific questions, Email:
Sara Schubert, RMT – sara.rmt@tidalelements.ca