FAQs

Are your therapists registered?

Yes. All massage therapists at Seaglass are registered by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

A physician’s referral is not required in order to have a registered massage. However, your insurance plan may require that you acquire a doctor’s referral before seeing an RMT in order to claim the cost for coverage.

Will my extended health plan cover the cost of my treatment?

Insurance coverage varies depending on your specific extended health provider and plan. Please check with your insurance provider for further details prior to booking your appointment.

Do you bill insurance providers?

Yes, Seaglass Massage Therapy offers direct billing to the following insurance companies: ICBC, Green Shield, SSQ Financial, Medavie Blue Cross, RCMP, DVA, Pacific Blue Cross, MSP, Chamber of Commerce, Cowan Insurance Group, Desjardins, Great West Life, Industrial Alliance, Johnson Insurance, Manulife, Maximum Benefit, Standard Life, Wawanesa Life, The Co-operators, and Sun Life Financial. For other insurers, we will provide you with a claim receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Does Seaglass offer pregnancy massage?

Yes, we offer prenatal and postnatal massages. Pregnancy massage is perfectly safe and is recommended to help relieve muscle tension, decrease back and pelvic pain, manage swelling, decrease stress, and improve sleep. Massage positions can be modified to suit your comfort as required.

What will happen during my initial treatment?

At your initial visit, we will ask you to complete a patient history form. Please arrive at least five minutes early in order to fill out the form. You will then be assessed and evaluated by your therapist, including discussion of your conditions and health. The remainder of the appointment will consist of treatment and instructions of home care exercises when appropriate.

Do I need to get undressed for my treatment?

This is completely your choice. Your therapist will work within your comfort level, uncovering only the areas of your body that are being worked on at that time. You may undress, or you may choose to keep your clothes on.

What should I expect after my treatment?

Depending on your specific treatment, you may experience muscle soreness or tenderness. Your therapist may suggest simple home care exercises and hydrotherapy to assist in healing.

Do I need to have a specific injury or condition in order to get a massage?

Massage therapy is not only designed to treat a specific condition, but also to provide relaxation and stress relief.

How often will I need to come?

Frequency of treatments varies depending on your specific medical conditions or injuries, and your therapist’s recommendations.

Do I need to tip?

You are not expected to tip a health care professional. Your referral is the best compliment you can give us.

What does it cost?

Our current rates for Registered Massage Therapy services can be found here. Please note that prices do not include GST (5%) and are subject to change.