Direct billing to most insurance companies, see list below*
Relaxation Massage Therapy
When you experience relaxation massage, this is great for anxiety and depression. You can expect a treatment that involves: Long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful. A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you.
Accomodations: for high anxiety clients, this done on clients that are fully clothed.
This massage is to help Mom with the stresses of carrying an extra life. Extra support and special techniques are used to reduce tension in key areas such as low back, hips, legs. Deep techniques are not indicated during pregnancy.
* For the safety of mom and baby, many massage practitioners and most therapists do not massage women in their first trimester.
Myofascial Cupping Massage Therapy
Massage Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.
Group Benefit Companies for Direct Billing
**This is not an exhaustive list as more companies are added frequently
AB Blue Cross/ASEBP
Great-West Life – **Now Canada Life (Merit)
Cowan Insurance Group
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Manulife Financial (must be registered online to have direct billing)
Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group
Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada
Medavie Blue Cross