Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manual and physical methods to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function to relieve pain and promote health.Massage therapy decreases stress and helps control pain. Perhaps less known is the effectiveness of massage therapy in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues of the body.

Massage Therapy in BC is a regulated health care profession. All of the RMT’s at Reactive IM are registered with the Association for Registered Massage Therapists in British Columbia.

Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Stress Release
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries

And many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction – (adapted from the RMTBC website)

Insurance Coverage for British Columbians

Extended Health Care Group Benefit Plans

Many British Columbians have extended health benefits through a workplace group insurance plan. Coverage varies, often with an annual ceiling amount. Sometimes a doctors's referral is required for reimbursement of claims. Check with your plan.

Medical Services Plan

British Columbians on premium assistance (low income) can claim part of their visit to a Registered Massage Therapist through their British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP). MSP will contribute up to $23 per visit for up to ten (10) total visits to supplementary health care providers per year. Patients are required to supplement the cost of the RMT visit. 

Car Accident Rehab - ICBC

You are entitled to accident benefits whether you are at fault or not. If you have coverage through ICBC check with your ICBC adjuster regarding registered massage therapy coverage.  Patients are required to supplement the cost of the RMT visit. 

Veterans Affairs (DVA)

Canada’s Veterans are covered for treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Check with your DVA adjudicator regarding registered massage therapy coverage. A medical doctor referral is required.

RCMP

RCMP have massage therapy coverage. A medical doctor referral is required. 

WorkSafeBC

At this time we do not accept Worksafe claims

The Exercise ball and Rehab

Ball Workout

The exercise ball is an exercise treatment option for back pain sufferers and is designed to help prevent or minimize further episodes of low back pain as part of a rehabilitation program. The exercise ball is effective in rehabilitation of the back because it strengthens and develops the core body muscles that help to stabilize the spine.