Avoid Neck and Shoulder Pain Caused by Cold Weather

As the season changes to colder weather it is common for neck and shoulder pain to worsen. When a cold wind blows on our exposed necks the natural reaction is to shrug our shoulders to avoid exposure to the elements and lessen heat loss. This can lead to several types of neck and shoulder pain that can easily be prevented by wearing a scarf or clothing that is warm and appropriately covers the neck. If this news is reaching you a bit too late the good news is that massage can help undo this. Make sure to dress warmly, and if you are in need of treatment feel free to book with me here.

RMT massage in Vancouver with direct billing to Insurance providers

Vancouver Health and Sport is happy to offer direct billing to extended health insurance providers to patients that have coverage through the following organizations:

  • Blue Cross (PBC MBC)
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan (Johnston Group)
  • CINUP (Johnston Group)
  • Cowan Insurance Group (managed by Express Scripts Canada)
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian (Johnston Group)
  • Great-West Life Assurance Company (GWL)
  • Green Shield Canada (GSC)
  • Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefit (Johnston Group)
  • SSQ Financial Group
  • Sun Life Financial

*Please note: Direct billing may require a patient to have a current doctor’s note indicating massage treatment on file with their insurance provider prior to treatment or other various conditions be met before treatment is received. Be sure to check your extended medical policy for requirements prior to booking. In some cases the first treatment must be paid in full and a paper claim filed before direct billing can be used.

The anti-inflammatory effects of Massage Therapy

This article published on cbc.ca may be old news, but it is still good news. It states that massage therapy is seen in studies to be as effective at reducing inflammation in muscles as over the counter medication. While reaching for a bottle of pills may be more convenient, reaching out to an RMT for your pain relief is an excellent alternative. At Vancouver Health and Sport we try to make it as easy as possible for you to book an appointment with us and often have last-minute availability. Check for availability to book with an RMT now at https://healthandsport.ca !!

Mobile Corporate RMT Massage

We provide in office chair or table massage as required by your firm. Perfect for client events, promoting workplace health, or just a way to reward your staff for their hard work

We will provide the following:

-All required materials and supplies (table, chair, linens, oil, etc.).
-Electronic billing methods (Credit, debit, Apple pay, Cash accepted also)
-Electronic RMT receipts to each individual patient.
-Sign up board.
-privacy screen (if required) for glass meeting rooms.

All that is required is exclusive use of one of your meeting rooms with a minimum size of 8’x10′ (bigger is fine also) for the day.

Please email or call to book mobile massages in advance of date required to ensure we have availability. healthandsport@outlook.com or 778-689-5334