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Massage FAQs

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.

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.

Should I tip?

Tipping is common in many places that employ Registered Massage Therapists.  However, many Registered Massage Therapists feel that tipping is inappropriate. As a result, many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. If you receive a massage session that meets your 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 do so at your own discretion.

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 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. 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.