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Langley

Near Safeway beside the Willowbrook Mall

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6233 200 St.
#3
Langley, BC V2Y 1A2


Mon 9am - 8:30pm
Tue 8:30am - 8:30pm
Wed 9am - 8:30pm
Thu 8am - 8:30pm
Fri 8am - 8pm
Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 9:30am - 5pm
Same Day Appointments Available

Massage FAQs

Must I be completely undressed?

You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.

What Are The Benefits Of Massage?

Even if you don’t have a specific health issue, massage therapy can provide many benefits, such as:

  • Increased circulation
  • Stimulation of the lymph system, the body's natural defense against toxic invaders
  • Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
  • Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort associated with lower back pain
  • Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
  • Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Help recover from strenuous workouts
  • Pain relief from migraines
  • Reduce post-operative adhesions and edema, as well as reduced scar tissue

The added benefit of massage therapy at Elements Massage™ is something we call The Elements Promise™. If your massage doesn’t live up to your expectations, let us know — and the next one is on us. 

Why Am I Sore After A Massage?

After your massage that same day, there are some easy, pleasant things you can do to help prevent some of the next-day soreness:

  • Be purposeful about your water intake, both before and after your appointment. As mentioned above, hydrated muscles are more flexible. Also, there are some strongly-held beliefs that drinking water after a massage can help to flush away the toxins released by massage. Staying hydrated is never a bad idea, and after before or after a massage session is no different.
     
  • Do some gentle stretching that evening, paying special attention to your trouble spots that received the most attention during your massage. 
     
  • Take a warm bath, ideally with Epsom salts (1/2 cup to 1 cup for adults), and soak for 20-40 minutes. Epsom salts are an inexpensive and effective way to further help your body rid itself of toxins and reduce muscle inflammation. You also get the added bonus of absorbing the beneficial magnesium found in Epsom salts through your skin.

 As your body becomes accustomed to regular massages, you’ll experience the next-day soreness less frequently, making the experience that much more pleasurable.  If you are looking for a wonderful massage, contact your local Elements Massage.

What is included in the session time?

A session consists of massage, time for you to dress and undress and time to communicate with the therapist to make your massage truly customized. 60 minute appointments will have approximately 50 minutes of hands on time, and 90 minute appointments will have approximately 80 minutes of hands on time. Each time you visit an Elements Massage™ studio you will go through our service path called The Elements Way®. This is done to ensure each and every massage session you receive from us meets or exceeds your expectations.

Should I tip?

Tipping is common in many places that employ Registered Massage Therapists. Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. If you receive a treatment that meets your health needs and you feel that the therapist should be recognized for delivering it, thank your therapist. If you feel that you would like to leave a tip for one of our therapists, please feel free to do so. There are discreet envelopes in each massage room, and there is also a tip option available when paying for your treatment.

How often should I receive a massage?

For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.

What does a Registered Massage Therapist’s license or certification mean?

In order to become a Registered Massage Therapist in BC,  a person must attend an accredited massage therapy education program and meet the registration requirements of the College of Massage Therapists in BC. This education and registration standard ensures that anyone practicing as an RMT in BC has the exceptional skills and qualifications needed to provide massage therapy to clients in a professional and therapeutic manner.

Will I be covered during the session?

You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.

What is the cancellation policy?

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment.  More notice is always appreciated.  Failure to provide sufficient notice may result in cancelation fees and/or being refused future bookings.  Discretion will be applied on a case by case basis to allow for personal emergencies.