- Massage treatment 60 min: $117
- Massage treatment 45 min: $95
- Massage treatment 30 min: $75
Equinox Health Clinic’s therapists are Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and the treatments qualify for reimbursement through your health insurance if your policy covers massage therapy. We do not direct-bill your private insurance, but you will receive a detailed receipt to submit to your insurer.
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What to Expect at Your first Visit
Medical History & Assessment
- Your initial visit will consist of a consultation of your medical history, as well as a thorough assessment (examination) of your current condition or injury.
- These are vital steps in your treatment as your therapist uses this information to make an educated decision on the best approach to treatment for you. It is very important that you do not leave anything out, as things that may not seem immediately relevant could actually have great influence on the risks and benefits of the treatment chosen for you.
- Remember, massage "therapy" is much more than just a massage, and it is in your best interest that your therapist gathers as much information as they need to provide you the most effective treatment possible. Our goal is to not only in helping to relieve your symptoms, but preventing them from recurring in the future as well (promoting good health, and saving you precious time and money in the long-term).
- It is the therapist’s goal to provide some hands-on treatment (manual therapy) at the first visit but please be prepared that this may not happen in rare situations.
- ICBC, Worksafe appointments, and complicated or chronic conditions often require longer examination time and therefore may affect treatment time.
- During any hands-on portion of the treatment your therapist will check with you to make sure you are comfortable with both the environment and with the pressure being used.
- You will be properly draped (covered) for privacy if any area of the body needs to be exposed for effective treatment.
- It is common for your therapist to take a moderate approach at the first visit in order to determine response & reaction, and then to adjust the treatment as necessary in the following visits. Be sure to let your therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, or you simply have any questions about the treatment provided.
- Towards the end of your visit your therapist will take some time to discuss his/her findings and their recommendations. In addition to the examination and treatment, another important part of your care is patient education and remedial exercise (self-care).
- Often exercises & home care will be given at a later appointment (after your therapist has become familiar with your condition and has been able to assess your response to treatment) but be prepared that basic home care or instructions may be given at your first appointment.
- We encourage you to express any questions or concerns you may have at any time so that you are comfortable and clearly understand the goals of your treatment and the treatment approach chosen for you.
Insurance Coverage for British Columbians
Your Registered Massage Therapist is a recognized health care profession in British Columbia by:
Extended Health Care Group Benefit Plans
Many British Columbians have extended health benefits through a workplace group insurance plan. Coverage varies, often with an annual ceiling amount. Sometimes a physician's referral is required for reimbursement of claims. Check with your plan.
Medical Services Plan
British Columbians on premium assistance (low income) can claim part of their visit to a Registered Massage Therapist through their British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP). MSP will contribute up to $23 per visit for up to ten (10) total visits to supplementary health care providers per year.
WorkSafeBC covers injured workers for their visits to a Registered Massage Therapist. An injured worker must inform the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) if the visit is due to a workplace injury. Patient needs to pay upfront and get the reimbursement themselves.
British Columbians injured in automobile accidents have ICBC insurance. Check with your ICBC adjuster regarding registered massage therapy coverage.
Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Canada’s Veterans are covered for treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Check with your DVA adjudicator regarding registered massage therapy coverage. A medical referral is required.
RCMP have massage therapy coverage. A medical referral is required.