Common conditions that can be addressed by registered massage therapy include:
The main purpose of Active Rehab is to enhance daily functioning of a patient by reducing pain and discomfort and by increasing movement efficiency. Patients can benefit not only from one-on-one interactive advising from a Kinesiologist but through an education on exercises that can be incorporated at home alone.
- Sports injuries
- Muscle tension
- Muscle strains
- Muscle spasms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Inflammatory conditions
- Post-surgery rehab
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Massage therapy in Surrey and Coquitlam offers multiple holistic, physical, and mental benefits. It can help clients of many different ages or levels of fitness. Ultimately, we tailor our massage therapy plans based on the unique needs of the individual.
Before starting treatment, you will undergo a short interview with your registered massage therapist. This is important to determine the nature and cause of a condition or injury, as it will help your RMT put together the ideal treatment plan to suit your individual needs and condition(s).
We will then put together a structured treatment plan based on the nature and severity of your condition(s). The plan can schedule treatments in close succession, to speed up rehabilitation and avoid recurrence of the condition.
After your initial consultation, your massage therapy treatment will begin. The types of massage techniques used by the massage therapist will depend on the nature of the condition that is confirmed in the interview process.
In every massage therapy session, a thorough analysis is first done to identify the real cause of pain. This phase will also help your massage therapist to better understand your condition and the ideal techniques to be applied. It is essential to inform your massage therapist about your medical condition like pregnancy.
During a Swedish massage, an RMT will apply massage oil or lotion and will use various types of strokes such as long strokes, passive joint movements, deep circular movements and kneading. These strokes can help in warming up the muscle tissue to release tension and will break up the adhesions or the muscle knots.
It involves the whole body. The Swedish massage begins at your back or your stomach. But if you want a particular area to be concerned like a tight neck then ask your therapist so that he can spend more time on that area. Moreover, you can ask for the desired pressure.
While MET is widely used in various conditions, its application will depend on the result of your assessment. At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness we make sure that, we fully understand your condition and discover the real cause of pain. And, after that, we will design an ideal treatment plan and at this phase, our RMTs will inform you if MET is ideal for your condition. They may also combine it with other advanced techniques to maximize the benefits that you can get.
If you have some questions about this technique to our RMTs, you may contact us.
Deep tissue massage doesn’t include any danger and they are completely safe. But at some points of massage, you may feel discomfort. Some deep tissue massage sessions are intense due to focused work and the level of discomfort you feel during the massage depends on the area being worked. You usually feel pain when the therapist works on areas where there are tissue scars and adhesions. If you feel pain during the massage which is out of your comfort zone, you can tell your massage therapist about it. The pain isn’t the sign of an effective massage; however, it may become a hindrance for the therapist to reach the deeper muscles. Discussing with your massage therapist will help you and the therapist will change the technique or adjust it according to your tensed muscles.
If it’s your first time going for a deep massage then there are some things that you should know before the session and this information will enhance your massage experience.
Deep tissue massage can give you some discomfort because pressure and slow strokes are the demand of deep tissue massage therapy. So, be ready for a little amount of discomfort.
After your deep tissue massage session, you may feel some muscle soreness but you don’t need to worry about it. Muscle soreness will go away in a couple of days and you will feel the effectiveness of the massage.
The massage therapist may ask you about the intensity and frequency of the treatment which will maximize the benefits to your body.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water after your massage sessions because a deep tissue massage causes the muscles to release toxins. So, if you didn’t drink water after your massage session the toxins can affect your kidney.
A deep tissue massage is a safe therapy and its one session lasts for almost 60 to 90 minutes. Most professional therapists recommend it once a month for an average person. But the number of sessions can be increased to once or twice a week for those who live under high stress or extensive physical impact lifestyle.
Manual lymphatic drainage massage is a non-invasive therapy that promotes tissue health and is not painful. But you may feel some discomfort during the massage but it will be better after some time. If the level of discomfort exceeds the limits, you can talk with the therapist and he can try some different methods that come in your comfort zone.
Be prepared to get the feeling of work as it’s the deep massage. But don’t panic, you will feel more relaxed and lighter when the massage session is over and you will feel many changes in you.
You may feel a change of color in the body may be slightly pinkish, which is directly related to an increase in blood flow. As the pressure and slow stroke will be applied to your body, so you may feel soreness after the massage, don’t be surprised, it’s only for two to three days and then you will feel more relaxed.
You will also feel an increase in mobility at certain joints and muscles that you didn’t previously have. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water after the session and it will also be suggested by your therapist. To get the proper benefits of MLD you need to stay hydrated. You may need to pee more and it will happen because your lymph is moving efficiently.
ICBC RMT is open to all British Columbian drivers insured by ICBC and must have an active ICBC claim number. If you were in accident in less than 12 weeks ago, you are qualified for a 12 pre-approved massage therapy sessions. There is no need for medical referral. You may contact us if you have clarifications.
To get started, you need to provide our receptionist or one of our staff with your active ICBC claim number, your name, and your date of birth. You may also refer to our ICBC page for further details.
No, we will directly bill your therapy session expenses to ICBC. As mentioned there is no out of the pocket expense.
Under our ICBC rehab program, you initial RMT visit is about 45 minutes while the succeeding treatment is about 30 minutes.
Yes, you may but the extension will not be covered by ICBC. You may need to pay out of your pocket.
In case that you missed your scheduled appointment with us under your ICBC claim, we will not bill for it.