Frequently Asked Questions about health and wellness

What is Manual Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a treatment using touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of the joints to restore the body’s state of balance without the use of drugs or surgery.  Manual Osteopathic Practitioners are covered under most extended medical plans such as Great West Life, Blue Cross, Sun life etc. Always check to see if your extended medical coverage includes this on their specialized plan?

Do insurance plans cover Massage Therapy?

Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for registered Massage Therapy services in their workplace health care plans. You will be provided with a receipt that you can submit to your extended health provider. BC Medical Services Plan covers a portion of the costs for a total of ten visits annually for patients on Premium Assistance for Massage Therapy. We alway suggest you check your extended medical plan to see coverage specifications.

Do I need a Doctor’s prescription for Massage Therapy?

Some insurance companies may require a note from a physician explaining why massage has been prescribed. It is recommended that patients check with their insurance provider for details of their coverage.

What is Cold Laser Light Therapy?

Cold Laser, also know as “Soft Laser” or “Bio-esthetic Laser” is used to stimulate a biological process in cell tissue. Just as plants exposed to normal sunlight synthesize carbohydrates in their chlorophyll-containing tissues (photosynthesis), laser light stimulates the formation and release of our body’s own chemical compounds because it increases cellular energy. The laser light energy becomes absorbed by the tissues, hence stimulating their metabolic processes. Cold Laser Therapy has many benefits including: Increasing Collagen Production, Improving Tone and Elasticity, Dispersing Pigmentation and Age Spots, Clearing Acne, Relieving Dark Circles and Eye Puffiness and Restoring the Skin’s Youthful Glow!

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient, natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflex points in the head, hands and feet that relate to all parts of the body. Reflexology has many benefits including: Relaxation, Improved Circulation, Helping to normalize a body’s condition and Maintains health!

What is Reiki?

Reiki, (pronounced Ray-Key) is a powerful, yet gentle hands-on healing therapy. The most common translation of the word Reiki, (which is Japanese) is: “the universal and holy, spiritually conscious, life force energy that energizes and animates all living things”. Reiki has many benefits including: Promotes deep relaxation, Increases energy, Removes energy blocks, Reduces stress, Enhances health & well being, Reduces aches and pains, Energizes and balances and is a wonderful form of Preventative healthcare!

What is Body Rolling?

Yamuna Body Rolling is “The best way to iron out all those hard to stretch areas in a relaxing and effective series of ball rolling movement patterns.” Body rolling has many benefits including: improved musculoskeletal alignment and bio-mechanical movement, better bone quality and circulation, healthier spine (as decompressed nerve roots allow free flow of energy to internal organs, relaxing the nervous system), better balance and equilibrium (as core strength improves), increased lung capacity & fuller use of breath and a greater body awareness.

Do you sell the Yamuna Balls?

Yes I have a selection of all sizes to buy but I recommend  taking a class or private to learn how to use the balls safely in practice. Please call 604-894-1223 for prices.