RMT Massage: A Bit About Roxanne – She is a Registered Massage Therapist who guides her patients towards a healthier life through the treatment of the Lymphatic system (Immune System). She has taken extensive continuing education through the world-renowned school of Vodder. This allows her to provide specifically designed treatments that will stimulate your body to heal and detoxify. The comfortable manipulation of your soft tissues helps to alleviate discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain syndromes. As a value-added service, Roxanne includes Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). This advanced therapy (performed by specifically trained therapists) applies gentle, light, but precise hand movements to the skin, exerting different intensities of pressure to increase the activity of the normal lymphatic vessels. Your Registered Massage Therapist is a recognized health care profession in British Columbia.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)– Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle technique which is used to stimulate the lymphatic system to promote the flow of lymph fluid around the body the massage encourages the natural drainage of the lamp out of the affected area helping to eliminate your body’s waste, reducing swelling as well as boosting the body’s immune system
MLD Initial Treatment:*Please arrive 15mins prior to your appointment time in order to fill out the patient intake forms*
Registered Massage Therapy: Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.
Massage therapy treatment has a medical and therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Massage Therapy – Initial Treatment: *Please arrive 15mins prior to your appointment time in order to fill out the patient intake forms*
*We DO NOT accept ICBC claims* If you do not have Extended Health Benefits through your employer we supply you with a taxable receipt. Coverage varies, often with an annual ceiling amount. Sometimes a physician’s referral is required for reimbursement of claims. Check with your plan. If you are covered by Blue Cross we make it easy for you to use your Extended Health Benefits for massage therapy, by providing the service of direct billing on your behalf. We require 48hrs notice of cancelation*
Thai massage is an ancient healing system that calms the nervous system, restores balance, and creates space. By blending elements of acupressure, compression, traction and yoga stretches, we relieve your tired and achy muscles, improve circulation and mobility, and leave you feeling deeply renewed and restored.
It’s also known as “lazy yoga”, what could be better than that!
You will be fully clothed for this 60-minute full-body massage, so please be sure to wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing.
*Note Thai massage not covered under extened medical*
Reiki is an ancient healing modality from Japan that balances and recalibrates mind, body and spirit. This system works by directing healing “ki”, or universal life force energy, throughout the body via the 7 main energy centres, or “chakras”.
Throughout our lives, we accumulate scars in our energy body due to physical injury, emotional trauma, and chronic stress or illness. Reiki works on a holistic level to balance the energy centres, therefore restoring the body’s natural state of vibrant health and wellbeing.
Each session begins with the opportunity for the client to express any needs or ask questions, followed by a few minutes of breathwork and visualization. This creates a grounding space for clients to relax and feel at ease, therefore calming the nervous system and bringing them into a state of receptivity.
Most of the healing takes place with hands hovering over specific energy centres, and the session may also include some very gentle hands-on work. Though Julia will guide and direct the flow of energy throughout the client’s body, ultimately it is the self-healing capacity of the client’s own body that enables the healing. Upon request, Julia will complete the session with a short neck, shoulder and head massage.
Everyone’s experience is different, but most tend to feel a deep sense of relaxation, leaving them feeling renewed, restored, and ready to float home!
Each session is one hour, and the number of sessions is completely up to the client. One session is great for an overall energetic tune-up, however, if there is a specific health concern, a group of sessions is recommended. The client remains clothed, so comfortable clothing is ideal.