At Geometry, we strive to provide the best registered massage therapy in Victoria. We are located at 827 Broughton Street in Victoria, BC, and offer massage therapy seven days a week. When you are looking for a new RMT in Victoria it is essential to find a massage therapist who is the right fit for you. All of our registered massage therapists in Victoria will tailor your massage to your needs and goals. However, each RMT will vary in their treatment style and professional focus. We want you to experience the best massage Victoria offers. This is why we recommend booking treatments with several of our massage therapists to help you find the best experience possible. An added benefit of booking with more than one RMT is that you will have a back up if your regular massage therapist is fully booked or on vacation. With over 14 massage therapists to choose from we are confident that you will find an RMT in Victoria that will exceed your expectations.
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Registered Massage therapy in Victoria is a therapeutic, hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body by licensed medical professionals called registered massage therapists or RMTs. Massage therapy involves a broad range of manual techniques that are focused primarily on muscles and connective tissues. The majority of these techniques employ a variety of gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction strokes. The goal of these manipulations is to release tension, to promote relaxation, and to improve circulation. Most registered massage therapy is used to treat physical dysfunction or back and muscle pain. However, many people also seek massage therapy with an RMT for relaxation and improved general wellbeing.
Massage has been a component of many cultures around the world for thousands of years. Modern massage therapy techniques can be traced back to the 1700s with the development of Swedish massage. Swedish massage is widely recognized as the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on an understanding of human physiology. Modern registered massage therapists undergo extensive schooling in human anatomy and physiology to enhance their ability to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions and concerns. In addition to Swedish massage techniques, registered massage therapists use dozens of other massage therapy techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial trigger point, and sports massage therapy.
The manual therapeutic manipulations in massage therapy can work directly on muscles to physically release tension, restore mobility, and equilibrium. These manipulations can also work with the body’s nervous system to promote healing and reduce stress.
Geometry Integrated Health strives to offer the best massage therapy in Victoria. We believe that our team is the core of our business and the key to our success. Consequently we choose to work with some of the most dedicated, talented and passionate RMTs Victoria has to offer. If you are looking for an RMT in Victoria we encourage you to read the bios of individual therapists, or to speak with reception to find a good fit for you.
Our RMT Victoria team is here to support you and work with you, here are some things our RMTs would like you to know.
All massage treatments at Geometry are provided by our Victoria RMT team who are registered in the province of British Columbia, and meet stringent educational and regulatory requirements. Registered Massage Therapy in Victoria, B.C. is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, “CMTBC”. After graduation, an RMT is required to keep their skills current, and so have learned a variety of different modalities.
Massage therapy is well suited to a variety of situations, and almost everyone can benefit from massage. Patients often seek massage therapy to help manage chronic back pain, to recover from injuries, or to relieve muscle tension caused by stress. However, you do not need to be in acute pain or have a specific physical ailment to benefit from massage therapy. Many people choose to see an RMT because of the calming, relaxing benefits of massage and to help manage stress. Also, massage therapy can improve mental health by work with the body’s nervous system.
“In addition to aiding the healing process of the physical structures in the body, massage therapy will almost always have a positive effect on mental health. This is achieved by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous pathways while increasing the firing of parasympathetic nervous activity. This effect alone has a substantial cascading influence over hormones, blood pressure and heart rate, thus attributing relief to chronic stress, anxiety, and even depression.”
Massage therapy is versatile and adaptable, which makes it suitable for anyone in search of positive health benefits. Sports massage therapy can help athletes recover faster and increase endurance. Prenatal massage can help pregnant women manage many of the symptoms that accompany pregnancy. These symptoms include back pain, morning sickness, and insomnia. For office workers who spend time hunched over a computer myofascial trigger point release or deep tissue massage can relieve tension, reduce pain, and improve posture. Swedish and relaxation massages are ideal for anyone who wants to treat themselves and experience the increased relaxation offered by massage.
Our registered massage therapists in Victoria, BC are trained in dozens of different types of massage therapy techniques called modalities. Some modalities such as deep tissue massage and trigger point release are much more physically intense and are often associated with that “hurts so good” feeling. Other modalities such as Bowen therapy, Craniosacral therapy, and gentle relaxation massage are much less intense and invasive.
Here are some of the modalities our Registered Massage Therapists use:
It may be a good idea to consider registered massage therapy if:
Massage therapy can treat a wide variety of concerns. Have a look at this recent blog post about conditions you did not know massage therapy could treat.
Before your first visit, we will send you an online intake form to fill out. The form will ask you for some basic health-related information, any insurance you would like billed, as well as the reason for your visit. The intake form will also allow you to indicate how much pressure you enjoy in a massage and any other preferences you may have. Any information you provide is confidential and will be safeguarded. Filling out the intake form in advance helps your therapist to deliver the best massage therapy experience possible and to maximize your time on the treatment table.
When you arrive at the clinic, you will be greeted by reception who will look after direct billing and give you the option to settle any remaining costs before your appointment starts. By looking after payment at the start, you will have nothing to worry about when the massage is finished and will be free to relax and enjoy its benefits.
Consent is an essential part of massage therapy, and as the patient, you are in control. On your first appointment, your RMT will discuss a treatment plan with you as well as any potential risks. Your therapist will discuss draping options (coverage with sheets or blankets) and will obtain consent to work on any part of your body. Your therapist will temporarily leave the room to allow you to undress and get onto the table. All massage techniques can be done over clothing or sheets and the level to which you choose to undress is up to you.
It is important to remember that during a massage, you are in control. You may revoke consent at any time, and it is always important to communicate with your therapist. We encourage you to let your therapist know if they are using too much pressure or if they can go even deeper. An RMT will use your feedback to give you the best massage therapy experience possible.
If it is your first visit with us we recommend that you arrive 15 minutes early for your RMT Victoria appointment to complete any outstanding intake forms. If you are a returning patient we recommend that you arrive at least 5 minutes early to give yourself time to relax and decompress. This will help ensure that you get the most out of your massage.
If you have extended health benefits, your massage therapy treatment will most likely be fully or partially covered. We offer the convenience of direct billing at Geometry. To find out if your insurance is authorized for direct billing contact your provider.
After you book an appointment our system will send you an online intake form to fill out. This form will ask some health history related questions and will prompt you for your insurance provider, plan and ID number. Our office manager will use this information to directly bill your insurance for your treatment.
The amounts covered varies greatly depending on the insurance plan, and many plans offer full 100% coverage. Unfortunately not all providers allow us to do a predetermination of coverage (checking in advance to see how much of a treatment will be covered). The best way to find out for sure is to contact your provider directly. If you are unsure how to go about this please contact our reception for help.
We know that Victoria is a busy city and that you have a busy schedule. That is why we offer the convenience of booking a massage online.
At Geometry massage Victoria we use an online booking software to make it easy for you to book your massage therapy appointments online. Once you login, with a few clicks of your mouse, you can see which time slots are available and add one or more appointments. Here’s how:
No problem. contact us by email or phone and our friendly reception will take are of all your booking needs.