There are myriad benefits to seeking massage therapy from a Registered Massage therapist at the Coquitlam Wellness Centre: from management and elimination of pain, improvement of joint mobility, circulation and muscle relaxation, to a reduction of stress and rehabilitation of injury. Your therapist will use their practical athletic training in combination with an extensive knowledge of anatomy and orthopedic conditions to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Drawing on their training in a variety of techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue and Swedish massage, as well as Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching and mashing. By combining effective hands-on, one on one, treatment with home care stretches and exercises specific to your goals, the therapists at Coquitlam Wellness will have you feeling and functioning like yourself again.
Ki-Hara Mashing and Stretching Demo:
Below is a demonstration of Tara Patrice’s Ki-Hara therapy. Again, the Coquitlam Wellness Centre offers both traditional massage therapy and more. Your initial consultation will help determine what treatment is best for your unique situation.
Frequently Ask Questions
What will my first treatment involve?
When you arrive for your first treatment at the Coquitlam Wellness Centre you may be asked to fill out health history forms, if you haven’t filled them out prior to your appointment. You will then have a short conversation with your therapist to go over your symptoms and concerns. Depending on your reason for needing treatment your therapist may also perform several orthopedic tests, after which your therapist will describe their proposed treatment plan. If you are comfortable with everything your therapist has described they will instruct you how best to position yourself on the table before leaving the room to allow you undress to your comfort level. During treatment your therapist will keep an open line of communication, checking in often to make sure you are comfortable and that the pressure used is within your tolerance. After the treatment the therapist will again leave the room to allow you to get dressed. They will then return to the room to go over home care exercises or stretches depending on your goals as discussed in the pretreatment interview.
How many treatments will I need before I’m “fixed?”
At Coquitlam Wellness Centre we feel that an effective treatment plan doesn’t all take place in the treatment room. Your healing and rehabilitation depends as much on the skills of your therapist as it does on your dedication to home care exercises and stretches. We generally base frequency of treatment on the length of time you feel “good” between appointments. As an example, your therapist may initially want to see you once a week, then move to once every two weeks, gradually moving into a maintenance program of one visit a month. Please keep in mind this is just an example and your appointment frequency may look different, depending on your goals and reasons for seeking treatment.
Is my treatment covered by extended medical?
All our Massage Therapists are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC which allows their treatments to be covered by most extended health care plans. We have direct billing and can often work directly with your health care provider.