faqs about massage therapy

What’s the difference between an RMT and a masseuse?

Registered Massage Therapists are governed by the Province that they are working in, and work hard to uphold the standards of practice set out by their college and Provincial association.

In British Columbia, these standards are monitored and upheld by The College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapists Association of BC.

RMTs operating in British Columbia must have over 3000 hours of training – the highest requirement in North America.

A masseuse, conversely, can be anyone from a student with basic training to someone with a personal, general interest in massage.


Will I be sore after my session?

Soreness ultimately depends on many factors, including tissue health, dehydration, sensitivity of the area, prior injuries, and any systemic conditions or issues.  You may or may not be sore after the treatment, and if soreness does occur it should go away within 24-48 hours.


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Can massage therapy be used during pregnancy?

Pregnancy massage is focused directly on what you need as a new Mom. As your term progresses and the body changes, new issues arise, from swollen ankles through to lower back pain.

Pregnancy Massage is designed to ease these random aches and pains and help relieve your overall stress and anxiety levels.


Do I have to take off all my clothing?

Please wear as little clothing as you are comfortable with for the duration of our session.  We can move around in some clothes, and keep in mind the only area that is exposed is the area that we are working on at any given time.


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