Broadway Wellness is a Vancouver massage therapy clinic focused around a core group of Vancouver registered massage therapists (RMTs) who offer a skilled, technical, therapeutic approach to assessment and treatment of a wide array of conditions.
Registered Massage Therapy includes a wide variety of treatment approaches: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, visceral, craniosacral, orthopedic, sports, pregnancy, osteopathic, muscle energy, to name a few.
There is a core set of techniques in which all RMTs have been trained, but each RMT at Broadway Wellness uses an individual style and set of techniques which vary in pressure, depth, style, and post graduate training.
If you’re looking for a therapeutic approach involving deeper pressure in particular, please consider these massage therapists:
Michael Scottnicki, Char Hunter, Liz Schaeffer, Dana Anderchek, Mai Holmes, Amin Aghvami, Will Wells, and Ashley Fowler.
If you are looking to learn more about each therapist and their approach to treatment, have a read through their biographies.
Massage Therapy Techniques
Below is an outline of our range of massage therapy techniques that ensure our clients receive the best care possible.
Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles, combined with active and passive movements of joints to increase general body awareness, relaxation, and blood circulation. It is often used initially to warm up tissues in order to perform deeper work.
Neuromuscular Technique treats “trigger points” or specific areas of neural activity to break cycles of spasm and pain. The goal is balance between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system through treatment of dysfunctional biomechanics, postural distortion, lack of blood flow, trigger points, and nerve compression.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage utilizes specific strokes and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury and pain. It increases endurance and flexibility both before and after events or workouts. It often involves deep tissue massage, targeted specifically at the muscles used in athletic activities. It can combine classical Swedish style with trigger point release, compression, and neuromuscular techniques to reduce soreness.
Myo-Fascial Release Therapy
Myo-Fascial Release is a therapy which releases restrictions, adhesions, and lines of tension in the connective tissue layer. Connective tissue connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in our entire body, and can store memories of physical trauma. Releasing these restrictions and adhesions allows the client to discharge recurring physical, and, when present, energetic and trauma-based pain. Both cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation tie in strongly with myo-fascial release.
Craniosacral Therapy is a specialized fascial technique which works to free the connective tissue surrounding brain, spinal cord, and surrounding membranes and bones, from restrictions. Fascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the central nervous system, and surrounding structures, that develop from injury or compensation, can be at the core of perpetuating pain and misalignment in the body.
An important component to healing is our nervous system and how it relays messages from the point of injury/imbalance to the brain. Through gentle manual manipulation of the boney structures that support our nervous system, craniosacral therapy allows the therapist to clear, unravel and rewire in order to optimize this message. Any blockages can be due to both skeletal alignment as well as changes to the cerebral spinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Craniosacral Therapy is gaining acceptance among health professionals worldwide as a successful treatment modality to improve overall body functioning, and for treatment of a wide range of conditions including migraine and tension headaches, ear infections and related conditions, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, migraine headaches, depression, dyslexia, and temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).
Visceral Manipulation is a specialized form of fascial work focused on freeing the connective tissue surrounding organs involved in areas of restriction due to injury, trauma, and compensation. The body is designed so that as it moves, the internal organs and structures glide smoothly around one another in a way that does not disrupt form or function. Injury or imbalance can interfere with this harmony when tissue adhesion or abnormal tone occurs, restricting this movement and creating issue for not only the organs, but the muscular, membranous, fascial, and boney structures as well. These patterns can eventually lead to chronic pain, postural misalignment, as well as
dysfunction of the organ. Visceral manipulation is a technique for approaching the organs of the body when they become bound up structurally, or are not functioning optimally.
Our Registered Massage Therapy Rates
At Broadway Wellness our massage therapy rates are as follows with the exception of the Vancouver RMTs listed individually:
30 min. – $75
45 min. – $105
60 min. – $125
75 min. – $145
90 min. – $170
Monica Cleland, RMT, BA
30 min. – $75
45 min. – $110
60 min. – $130
Maya Bleiler, RMT
Infants (30 min) – $70
Youth (45 min) – $90
Adults (60 min) – $130
Alison Ritchie, Osteopathic Practitioner
55 min. Adult Treatment– $145
Initial Pediatric – 45 min – $135
(0-3 years) 30 min subsequent – $115
(4-15 years) 40 min subsequent -$120
All prices include GST.
Cancellation Policy: Please note that the clinic requires that you kindly give 24 hours’ notice if you must cancel or change an appointment. This gives us time to arrange for other clients to take your place. If you are not able to give 24 hours’ notice, and we are not able to fill the time that was reserved for you, we feel that it is fair that you, not the therapist, pay for the time that was reserved. We will request this payment in advance of booking you a subsequent appointment. Please understand that this is necessary in order to run our practices in a stable manner.
Do you have coverage for Massage Therapy?
Most extended health care plans cover partial or full reimbursement for registered massage therapy. We offer direct billing for Manulife, Great West Life, Pacific Blue Cross and SunLife.
In addition, MSP pays $23 per visit for massage therapy for a maximum of 10 appointments per year for those with premium assistance with no doctor referral required.
Gift Certificates available upon request.