What should I expect for my first massage?

On your first visit at MyBody, we recommend that you arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to your appointment in order to fill out a health history form*. Your therapist will then go through your health history with you and perform an assessment. Based on all the information gathered, a treatment plan will be suggested, and if you are in agreement, we will proceed with the treatment.

After a treatment, it is common to be sore for a few days. This soreness is often very similar to the one you may feel after a workout. Ice and hot baths can be used to help alleviate some of that soreness.

* Please note that the information collected on the health history form is strictly confidential.

Do I have to take my clothes off?

It depends on your comfort level. You will be covered at all times except for the body part that is being worked on. Most people keep their underwear on and take the rest off. It is much more beneficial for the therapist to work directly on the skin during the treatment but if you are not comfortable, we can work on top of the clothes or sheets.

Who can benefit from Massage Therapy?

Most people think that massages are strictly to relax. Although some do seek Massage Therapy for relaxation, it’s a therapy that can address a variety of conditions and can be very beneficial for people of all ages.

Massage therapy can help treat ailments such as: headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, overuse syndromes (from working at the computer), muscle tension, sports injuries and much more.

Should I talk to the massage therapist during the massage?

Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don’t feel like you have to make conversation with the massage therapist. Feel free to close your eyes and relax, which is what most people do.

However, be sure to speak up if:

  • you are too hot or too cold
  • you’re experiencing pain or discomfort
  • you have any questions related to the massage
  • there’s anything you forgot to mention during the consultation

Does my extended health care cover the cost of my treatments?

The majority of extended health care plans offer coverage for massage therapy treatments. However, we recommend that you contact your insurance company in order to find the details of your coverage such as the amount you are covered for and if a prescription from your doctor is required.

Will you bill the insurance company directly?

We do direct billing for RCMP employees, war veterans and MVA’s (motor vehicle accidents). However, we do not do direct billing for any other personal health plans.