Massage Therapy

Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body to treat and help prevent dysfunctions, injuries, pain and physical disorders. Therapeutic massage may be helpful in increasing mobility, decreasing muscle spasms and pain, improving circulation, and encouraging relaxation.

Our Massage Therapy Services

Our Massage Therapy Services
  • Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) are healthcare professionals. Each therapist has completed a competency-based mastery level education and successfully completed licensing exams through the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). Furthermore, in order to maintain their license, they complete mandatory continuing education to ensure they have the most up-to-date knowledge and skills available.

  • RMT’s are trained in assessment, treatment and self-care recommendations. Treatments can help prevent and treat soft tissue injury, physical disorders and pain.
Massage Treatments
  • RMT’s are trained in assessment, treatment and self-care recommendations. Treatments can help prevent and treat soft tissue injury, physical disorders and pain.
  • Massage techniques include but are not limited to active and passive soft tissue manipulation, trigger point release, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, assisted stretching and joint mobilization
Some benefits of Massage Therapy
  • Pain management and control
  • Improved local circulation
  • Increased lymphatic flow
  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased muscle trigger points
  • Relaxed muscles
  • Improved resting length of muscles
  • Reduced fibrosis and adhesions including scar tissue formation
  • Improved respiratory function
  • Benefit the immune system
  • Reduced stress, anxiety and depression
  • Provide a sense of well-being
  • Reduced emotional stress levels
Some conditions commonly treated by RMT’s
  • Motor vehicle accident victims
  • Workplace injuries 
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Physical and neurological pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Myofascial Trigger points 
  • Edema
  • Scar tissue post-surgery
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Overuse and chronic injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headaches 
  • Postural dysfunction 
  • Joint dysfunction 
  • Central nervous system conditions
  • Peripheral nervous system conditions
  • Respiratory pathologies
  • Circulatory pathologies and dysfunctions
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Systemic conditions i.e. arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer
Massage Therapy for Pregnancy
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy offers many benefits to expecting moms and new moms. As pregnancy progresses you and your body goes through both physiological and emotional changes. Your muscles, joints and virtually every organ system adjust to create space for your baby. Massage therapy can help relieve your body of any aches, pains and alignment issues throughout pregnancy. Pregnancy massage aims to provide comfort, relaxation and a supportive environment to mothers. Your massage therapist will help you find the most comfortable position for treatment.

  • At Integral Health & Wellness we are equipped with pregnancy support cushions which allow you to lie on your belly safely. Side lying and supported face up or seated positions are all-available options. All our RMTs are trained in pregnancy massage and they are aware of normal and potentially abnormal changes during pregnancy. Therapists will also give referrals to other health practitioners when necessary and provide wellness support throughout your pregnancy journey.

What You Need to Know About Your Appointment

All appointments with our Massage Therapists include an interview, assessment, treatment, homecare and follow-up recommendations. 


Initial Appointment

Prior to your first visit for Massage Therapy, we will send you an online intake form to complete before arriving. If you are unable to fill out the online intake form you should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment.

The forms include contact information, health-history questionnaire, reason for seeking treatment and information for any health insurance you would like billed. 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment you will receive a COVID-19 self-assessment form. This MUST be completed prior to you entering the clinic.


Consent and Treatment Plan

At the start of your appointment your Massage Therapist will inform you on what to expect from the massage appointment (i.e. disrobing and draping options), any possible risks, answer questions you may have and allow you to sign a consent form.

Once consent has been obtained your Massage Therapist will proceed to briefly review your health history and determine your specific needs through dialog and assessment. This will allow your therapist to create an individualized treatment plan which they will propose to you. The therapist will then leave the room to allow you privacy to get on the treatment table. Before re-entering your therapist will knock on the door to ensure you are ready.


During treatment

During the massage, consent is ongoing which means you may revoke consent or ask to have something changed at any time.

It is important to verbally communicate your needs with your therapist. We encourage you to let your therapist know if you are experiencing any discomfort or would like anything changed at any time.


After Treatment

After treatment, your therapist will step out of the room and allow you to get off the table and re-dress. Prior to leaving, your therapist may wish to reassess the primary treatment area to determine any changes post-treatment. Homecare exercises and or hydrotherapy may be prescribed as necessary.

Better Health & Wellness is Our Mission

 Same Day Appointments are Available.

(250) 929-6116

(250) 929-6118

101-1760 Shawnigan Lake - Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC