Health

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGES

Yaletown Wellness Center

KEY POINTS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

  • We offer a variety of massage services performed by highly trained professionals

  • Massage is one of the most popular & oldest forms of natural healing therapy used worldwide

  • Not only great for pain management, but also helps with digestion, stress relief, fatigue and overall health & wellbeing

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WHAT IS RMT (REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY)?​

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WHAT IS RMT (REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY)?​

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) treatment sessions are eligible to be charged and billed directly to health insurance providers and ICBC.

Check with your extended health benefits insurance provider or your ICBC adjuster.

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT)'s are professionals providing integral treatment of those recovering from bodily injury. Consequently, RMTs may be called upon throughout the various stages of the legal process, in order to provide such services as: preparing reports, providing professional opinions and testifying in civil court proceedings and administrative tribunals.

In British Columbia, over 75 percent of medical physicians regularly refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) - and they make these referrals because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patients' conditions. This can be attributed to higher educational standards, research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and an over-all increase demand for non-surgical and drug-free treatment options.

Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia

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WHAT IS DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE?​​

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WHAT IS DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE?​​

Deep tissue massage is a hands-on body treatment that is more therapeutic. Aiding in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system and non-musculoskeletal conditions, this massage unblocks your energy and restores a healthy balanced flow.

It is beneficial for maintaining your physical health, as well as your emotional well-being.

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WHAT IS A SWEDISH MASSAGE?​

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WHAT IS A SWEDISH MASSAGE?​

In Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes to the body. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits. A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist's personal style and the patient’s preference.

If this is your first time at the spa or you don't get massages very often, then we highly recommend the Swedish massage for you. If you want deeper tissue work and you can tolerate more pressure, even momentary discomfort, to get relief from muscle pain, there are other massages that will better suit your needs. Please visit our clinic and our receptionist can briefly demonstrate for you and help you to choose the best therapy for your needs.

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WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE?​

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WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE?​

Aromatherapy massage is a massage therapy that uses highly concentrated plant oils called essential oils. The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system, which in turn affect the heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and immune response.

Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin. After the consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on your needs, and they are then mixed in with the massage oil or lotion. The subtle aroma of the essential oils fills the air around you during the massage.

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WHAT IS HOT STONE MASSAGE?

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WHAT IS HOT STONE MASSAGE?

A hot-stone massage is a relaxing and rejuvenating therapy massage. Our authentic volcanic basalt stones are hand selected directly from the river bends of the Andes Mountains. They have not been cut or polished for them to retain their true healing properties and high heat retaining abilities that leads to a perfect massage journey.

Our practitioner will add the perfect amount of pressure and heat to the healing stone to relieve the tight muscles, to increase circulation, eliminate toxins, strengthen the immune system and calm the nervous system.

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WHAT IS A PREGNANCY MASSAGE?​​

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WHAT IS A PREGNANCY MASSAGE?​​

Everyone expects pregnancy to bring an expanding waistline, but many women are surprised by the other body changes that arise. As your uterus expands with the weight of the growing baby, there is more stress on the body. Most common body aches and pains occur in the lower back, but can also occur on your back, abdomen, groin area, thighs, joints, and near the pelvic bone. Our therapists will customize the massage to meet your individual needs.​

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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE?​

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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE?​

A reflexology session uses many different techniques. By working on all the points, the reflexologist addresses symptoms stemming from the internal organs and glands, as well as muscles, bones, and nerves. If the reflexologist finds congestion or tightness during the session, they will apply pressure and work on bringing the body back into balance. If the practitioner finds an area of pain, the area is worked on until harmony is brought to the area or point.

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ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS OF MASSAGE?​

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ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS OF MASSAGE?​

  • Areas with open soft tissue injuries.

  • Acute infectious diseases such as hepatitis, pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), and bacillary dysentery.

  • Critical disease of the heart, brain, liver, kidney, and other viscera.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS

SKY TAIT

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

YVONNE (YANWEN) LU

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

SONG YI KIM

Massage Therapist

SUE (JI SOO) HAN

Massage Therapist

NORA SHAHBAZI

Massage Therapist

CONTACT US

If you are not available to come during the regular hours, please phone us to make reservation for appointment.

Yaletown Wellness Center
Yaletown Wellness Center
Yaletown Wellness Center

878 Hamilton Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6A2

Yaletown Wellness Center

Mon - Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Sunday: by appointment only

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