Registered Massage Therapy

Who is a registered massage therapist?

A registered massage therapist is a healthcare professional who uses massage therapy techniques to release and relax soft tissues of the body, (such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues) to enhance a person’s well being and health.

They use a variety of massage techniques to manually manipulate your soft tissues, including Swedish massage, deep tissue release, therapeutic massage, sports massage and pre and post natal massage.

MEET OUR Registered MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Konrad Trautmann
Registered Massage Therapist
Kayla Weymer
Registered Massage Therapist

Who is Registered Massage Therapy For?

People of all walks of life come to see us for massage therapy, and for many different reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve aching joints and muscles, to rehabilitate injuries and promote overall health and wellness.

Our massage therapists will work in tandem with any other healthcare professional you are seeing in our clinic to help you reach your full potential.

How can I see a registered massage therapist?

As Massage Therapists are primary healthcare professionals, no doctor’s referral is needed to seek our services. There are several ways to book an appointment with one of our massage therapists, including the following:

Book an appointment with our online booking system.

Give us a call and speak with Callen, our office manager.

Come in and say hi at our Ellis Street location!

Will my insurance plan cover my registered massage therapy visit?

Most major insurance plans offer coverage for registered massage therapy.

We are able to direct bill the following providers in our clinic:

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Great West Life
  • Manulife
  • Sunlife
  • Greenshield
  • Desjardins
  • Johnson Group
  • IA Financial Group
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Manion
  • Group Health
  • Group Source
  • First Canadian Insurance Corporation

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear friends,

As you will be aware, we are in the middle of a public health emergency due to the ongoing coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic. Following strong recommendations from both the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the last 24 hours, we have made the difficult decision to close our clinic until March 31st 2020. We believe that this is the ethically and socially responsible action to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus. We are trying to do our part to help take the pressure off the already overloaded Penticton Regional Hospital by preventing further spread.

Please note, we have NOT had any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our clinic. You can still book appointments with us for March 31st & onward, either on the phone at 250-493-1152 or on our online booking portal, located at the top of each of our webpages.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we hope you can understand our decision in this unprecedented time. We will be working behind the scenes while our clinic is closed to make sure that all of your ICBC, WorkSafe BC and private claims are all being processed, and liaising with ICBC and WorkSafe as needed to extend treatment blocks which may end during our down time.

We are currently in the process of calling our patients to reschedule appointments, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet – we haven’t forgotten about you!

Again, we thank you for your understanding in this challenging time. We will keep you updated on the status of our clinic as the days and weeks unfold, and urge everyone to practice social distancing and keep updated on the current health advice from the Canadian government and health departments.

Looking forwards to seeing you all again on March 31st.

Best regards,

Chris Stokes,
Clinic Director and Registered Physiotherapist – March 17th, 2020