Massage

Massage treatments can be very beneficial for managing stress and anxiety, reducing muscle tension, and supporting your body through the unique changes that are happening throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Come and enjoy a relaxing, pampering, soothing massage, lying on our special Pregnancy Pillows. It's such a relief to be able to lie on your tummy, even for a short while! Of course, the options of lying on your side or your back are also available.

 

Roxoliana Prus, RMT

I’m here to listen to the story of your body’s aches and pains, especially those that just won’t seem to go away, no matter what you try to do to fix them. I will do everything I can to help you move with ease as you live, work, and play.
As an RMT in BC, I am trained to use hands-on methods to assess and treat soft tissues and joints. I approach my treatments from a biopsychosocial perspective; I recognize that biological, psychological, and social factors can all have significant impacts on physical pain and discomfort. I have great respect for the intricacy and depth of the nervous system and use a science-based approach in my practice. I enjoy working with people at various stages of life, especially those who are pregnant, who are parents of young children, or whose grandchildren keep them young at heart.
I divide my time between taking care of my young daughter and working as a Registered Massage Therapist. I offer mobile treatments (yes, in your own home!) and work on various days of the week here at Mothering Touch. I am a practising member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and so treatments may be claimed through extended medical insurance programs. You can learn more about me and my practice at www.roxolianaprus.com.

 


Kyla White, RMT

Kyla has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2016. She is a patient centred therapist who believes that the best therapeutic outcomes are a result of open client-therapist communication. She uses a variety of techniques including Swedish massage and stretching and adapts them to each client’s goals for their health and wellbeing. Kyla has had a lifelong passion for women’s health and family support. She believes that when the parent’s have care for themselves that it helps to support their care for their little ones. She loves children and babies and welcomes your little ones if you would like to have them close by.

In her career as an RMT she has provided care for mothers with high risk pregnancies at BC women's hospital and many other pregnant and postpartum clients and their families. She has completed over 200 hours of additional training in women’s health and is currently enrolled in Mothering Touch's DONA-approved Birth Doula Workshop.

Here is a testimonial from a client of Kyla's who she cared for before, during and after her first baby was born:

"I experienced excruciating hip pain during my pregnancy. Nothing worked to relieve it except massage. Kyla was a godsend during and after my pregnancy, always calm, soothing and respectfully listening to what I needed. She worked with me to target areas of pain as they changed over time as my baby grew heavier and wanted to be carried more often. Thank you for exceeding my expectations!" -Rosanna

Kyla is available on Tuesdays here at Mothering Touch. She is a Registered Massage Therapist so treatments can be claimed through extended medical insurance programs.


COVID-19 - Return to Practice Protocols - or "How are we going to keep each other safe during the pandemic?"

Kyla and Roxoliana have painstakingly put together common protocols, in line with the recommendations of the College of Massage Therapists of BC. We encourage you to read through them before your next appointment. You can find them here.


Massage during pregnancy can help with:

  • Lack of energy
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen extremities
  • Backache
  • Leg cramps

Treatment Cancellation Policy: Our on-line booking system requires 48-hours notice for cancellation. If you need to cancel or re-schedule with less than 48-hours notice, please phone us. We will be happy to help. The full fee will be due for any appointment cancelled with less than 48-hours notice.

We are very aware that pregnancy and new parenthood make life unpredictable. We will make every effort to "forgive" a late cancellation if you or your baby are ill or you are in labour!

Massage in the postpartum period can help with:

  • reducing fatigue
  • postpartum moods
  • insomnia
  • sore back and shoulders from holding baby and breastfeeding

Pre or Post-natal Massage Treatment - 1 hour: $100 - 75 minutes: $115 - 90 minutes: $130

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Many extended health insurance providers offer coverage for massage. If you have coverage, we can place a claim directly , online, through Telus eClaims. Or we can give you a receipt for each treatment which you can then send on to the insurance provider for appropriate reimbursement.  Some plans will require that you have a prescription for massage from your doctor or midwife.