Frequently Asked Questions in Vernon

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about massage therapists in Vernon. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Vernon massage therapist for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Arise Chiropractic and Wellness at (250) 275-7616 and our team can help!

What Is a Massage Therapist?

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health for patients. They are educated to assess and treat a variety of conditions using techniques such as manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative exercise, and patient education.

Our therapists are experienced with sports injury massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish-style massage, muscle-release techniques, trigger point therapy, and others.

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, using orthopedic testing and manual therapy to help guide the patient along their healing journey.

What Does a Massage Therapist Do?

A massage therapist will assess and treat musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction using manual therapy techniques.

Are Massage Therapists Useful?

Studies show that massage is an effective and useful option for relaxing painful muscles, increasing function, increasing circulation, relieving stress and anxiety, and helping to create a state of relaxation.

Does Massage Therapy Work?

Although each patient may respond differently, massage therapy can offer many health benefits. Luckily, we have several different therapists available, and we can help you find the right person who has a skill set that works well with your body.

Are There Massage Therapy Side Effects?

As with any therapy, there may be side effects, such as muscle soreness the next day. If you have any concerns, please speak to your therapist and they will make sure that any concerns are addressed before treatment begins.

How Many Massage Sessions Do You Need?

Each person is unique, and so is their healing journey. How many sessions are required is best determined by a thorough assessment. Usually after the first treatment, the therapist and patient will have a better idea of how effective the procedure was, and they can plan for a timeline that will be as effective as possible.

How Much Does Massage Therapy Cost?

Each massage treatment cost is based on time. For a first appointment, it is best to arrange for a one-hour treatment. At Arise Massage, a one-hour treatment is currently $100.00.

But there are many time choices based on budget. Remember that the more you want to achieve, the more time will be required. If you just want one area assessed and treated, you could consider shorter treatment times.

Why Should I Choose Your Office?

Arise Massage currently has 5 registered massage therapists and one registered reflexologist. Each therapist brings their unique knowledge and skillset to you. Feel free to contact the office or look at our website to get a better idea of how each therapist works.

How Can I Find a Massage Therapist Near Me?

You can follow the attached link to a map that will list many great registered massage therapists in your region:

What Does a Massage Therapist Treat?

Registered massage therapy can help treat many different conditions in the body. Some examples include Pain (back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica), nerve impingements, TMJ dysfunction, sports injuries, muscle pain with pregnancy, pain that travels such as sciatica, some types of headaches such as tension headaches or headaches caused by tight muscles in the neck, and much more.

Can I Get Massage Therapy During Pregnancy?

Yes, you can. Each therapist has the option of treating pregnant patients. There are special pillows that allow patients to lie on their stomachs without risk to the growing baby. We recommend calling ahead to confirm that the therapist you choose is comfortable doing maternity massage and that the proper cushioning is available.

How Does a Massage Therapist Help Lower Back Pain?

Massage therapy can be a great way to help with low back pain. It improves circulation and relaxes tight muscles. But it is important that the therapist thoroughly assess to find the cause of pain in order to ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

What Types of Pain Do Massage Therapists Treat?

Massage therapy has had good success treating many types of pain such as sprains, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, foot pain, chronic pain, sciatica, and so much more.

Are All Patients Treated the Same Way?

Each treatment should be as unique as each patient. Everyone presents different needs and comes in for different reasons, so it is important to perform a thorough assessment and tailor each treatment properly to the individual.

Will I Be Required to Remove My Clothing at My Appointment?

It is often thought that you must remove your clothing in order for the massage to be effective, but this doesn't have to be the case. Often you can be treated fully clothed or in shorts and a t-shirt. This is fully dependent on your comfort level. If you have any questions, please contact your massage therapist to see what option may be best for you.

Is Massage Therapy Appropriate for Children?

Massage therapy can be appropriate for all ages. It is really up to the child and the parents. For younger children, we find that 30 minutes seems to be a good length of time-any more than that and the child tends to get distracted and show signs that they are done.

What Are Common Massage Techniques?

There are many different techniques that each therapist may employ based on their education and their belief in what will help each patient. Examples include deep-tissue massage, sports massage, trigger-point massage, joint mobilization, Swedish-style massage, visceral massage, lymphatic drainage techniques, TMJ massage, and many more.


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Arise Chiropractic and Wellness
100 Kalamalka Lake Road #7
Vernon, BC V1T 9G1
Chiro / Massage:
(250) 275-7616
(250) 275-7618