Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to our most commonly asked questions below. If you have any additional questions to this topic or if you have any comments, please feel free to reach out to us.
What treatment options does massage therapy and our clinic in Beaumont offer?
Therapeutic massage offers a set of tools which can be used to relieve symptoms like pain and discomfort. There are techniques which work with deeper pressure, such as deep tissue massage, sports massage, and myofascial massage, and there are those which make use of more gentle pressure like Swedish relaxation massage therapy. At our clinic, our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) offer all these techniques of therapeutic massage.
What conditions or ailments are treatable with therapeutic massage?
There are a number of ailments, to name a few, sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, joint pain, and headaches, for which therapeutic massage have become known to improve or treat the condition. Further massage can prevent injuries when applied before athletic exercise. However, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for other medical care but rather as an accompanying treatment.
Can massage be painful?
Therapeutic massage techniques can be discomforting for the patient, but an experienced massage therapist with proper education will prevent aggravation of the medical condition. Our therapists are professionally trained with a minimum 2200 hours, are all registered in the Province of Alberta, and have gained a high level of experience.
Can a massage therapy treatment cause muscle soreness?
In therapeutic massage, especially when deep pressure techniques are used, some people may feel mild muscle soreness for 1 or 2 days. Most of our patients experience significant relief from aches, pain and stress after their massage session. To decrease the chances of soreness, we encourage drinking a lot of water to flush those muscles, and to take a hot bath or shower after treatment.
Are the massage therapists of REVIVE Health & Wellness Clinic registered?
Yes, all of our therapists have successfully completed at least 2 years of post secondary education in an accredited program (min. 2200 hours) and are in good standing with all provincial/national regulatory boards.
How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?
Massage therapy can be beneficial for patients of any age, including infants, children, and the elderly. However, for some conditions massage therapy is not the appropriate treatment. Our therapists are trained to spot these cases and will act accordingly.
Do I have to remove my clothing for massage therapy?
Our massage therapists can provide important treatment whether you elect to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. Further, our staff is trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during the treatment. Comfort and the ability to relax are important factors for an effective treatment.
How long does a typical massage treatment take?
Our offer includes massage sessions of a length from anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes. Treatments with a duration of 60-90 minutes tend to be most popular, because the available time allows the therapist to address the problem areas of your condition.
How massage therapy treatments should I have?
Especially in acute conditions massage therapy is most beneficial when used over a series of treatments, and then followed up with maintenance or preventive care. Ask our therapist for help establishing a program fitting to your physical needs and lifestyle.
Will I need a prescription from my doctor for massage therapy?
A prescription is not needed to receive treatment, but some benefit companies and insurance providers might ask for a doctor’s prescription in order to provide their service. If you are unsure, it is best to check with your insurance provider first before beginning the treatment.
Are massage treatments included with my health benefit insurance plan?
Most Canadian and Albertan health care benefit packages include massage therapy as a part of their coverage. To find out wheather you are covered or not by your policy, it is best to contact your insurance provider and ask.
What do I need to do as a first time client?
We encourage you to arrive 10 minutes in advance of your appointment time to complete a medical health history form and waiver forms. The appointment time reserved for you includes a discussion of your health history, assessment, hands on treatment, and self care (home care) recommendations. We will discuss with you proposed treatment, explain the benefits, side effects, risks, alternatives, and obtain consent.
A valid credit card number will need to be provided at your first visit. it is a safeguard for our therapists to ensure their time is respected. It will be stored in our secure website connection in the event of late cancellations.