Therapy for Families

At Strawberries and Sunshine, we are dedicated to working together to ensure the whole family receives the care that they need. Registered massage therapy is one of the exceptional therapies we provide at our centre in Port Coquitlam.

Registered massage therapy involves hands-on, physical techniques that support injury recovery, pain relief, and relaxation through manual manipulation of soft tissues such as muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints.

Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) are licensed with the provincial College of Massage Therapists (CMTBC). They have completed a multi-year program, studying the anatomy of the body, testing and examination techniques, and treatment planning for various conditions. Most extended health insurance plans will cover registered massage therapy.

Our RMTs provide therapeutic massage that involves assessment, hands-on techniques, and home support suggestions such as exercise and stretches to help families from all walks of life maintain the best mobility and physical health.

Benefits to Massage Therapy

Registered massage therapy has physical health benefits, and also has been shown to have significant mental health benefits as well. Healthy, human touch is vital for survival and well-being.

Registered massage therapy is evidence based, versatile, and deeply healing, and can help alleviate physical and psychological distress. When combined with chiropractic and other therapies offered at Strawberries and Sunshine, our registered massage therapists can be an integral part of your health team.

Benefits of massage therapy include:

Increased mobility and improved function

Improved circulation

Promoting relaxation and reducing stress

Relieving pain, stiffness, and discomfort

Promoting restful sleep

Improved lymphatic drainage

Improved immune function

Decreasing anxiety

Reducing fatigue

Enhancing concentration, energy, and alertness

Lowering heart rate and blood pressure

Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

Our RMTs Use a Variety of Different Massage Techniques

Massage therapy has a variety of different therapeutic techniques. Your RMT will consult with you and make clinical decisions to address your specific needs.

After a motor vehicle accident if you have tense muscles or inflammation, a light massage technique such as Swedish may be right for you.

Pediatric massage can be used for any child with aches and pains.

Deep tissue massage can be used for chronic pain due to deep-set adhesions (internal scarring).

Prenatal massage can help with pregnancy discomfort.

Sports massage can target the muscle groups that are most used to deliver the greatest performance

Trigger point therapy focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse such as desk work and forward head posture

Combined Therapies

At Strawberries and Sunshine, our team collaborates to provide you and your family with an overall healthcare plan. We offer a wide range of complimentary services in addition to registered massage therapy such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, reflexology, nutritional consultation, and many other helpful techniques.

We care for the whole body for the whole family in all walks of life. Your treatment plan may include a combination of the many therapies we offer here at Strawberries and Sunshine.

Contact us today if you would like to meet our RMTs or learn more about how we can heal you and your family. We can answer any questions and concerns you may have about our massage therapy service.