Myofascial Release | Neuromuscular Therapy | Trigger Point Therapy
Skydiving took out my right ankle. Longboarding took out my left.
I learned the hard way what it means to be injured, to have to work really hard to recover, and the immense satisfaction of coming out the other side ready for more fun!! I know how it feels to experience challenges and I understand the need to get back to feeling strong and alive again. Becoming an RMT was the culmination of life experiences and a few different careers – first an emergency medical responder, then a licensed practical nurse. I’ve watched some patients really struggle with injuries and I’ve watched other patients conquer the most adverse situations. After years of working in these fields and through my own personal experience, I came to realize that there was medicine and then there was healing.
Everyone deserves to live an amazing life; to be inspired, to be motivated, to live life large. The ability to truly heal on every level is a gift that we all have. Physical injury is only one part of the challenge. To help me understand healing, I have also done training in Reiki (Level 2) and I study the metaphysical aspects of plant medicine. I know first hand what it’s like to miss out on the fun, to watch friends go off for a jump or a ride and be left behind because of an injury. No one deserves to miss out on life. Recovering physical, mental and emotional health will get you back in the game. I work with a great team that can assist on all levels and I look forward to meeting you on my table so I can help you on mine.
Challenges I can help you with:
Back Pain | Headaches | Injury Recovery | Neck Pain | Reduce Pain and Muscle Soreness | Reduce Stress | Shoulder Pain | Sports Injuries
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Jessica Jones is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
What is massage therapy?
Registered massage therapists provide a special dimension of health care to help some patients in ways that no other discipline can match. Massage therapists are an essential element of world-class treatment and prevention of acute and chronically painful conditions. Research shows that massage therapy including remedial exercise can reduce pain, anxiety and stress, improve joint movement, sleep and ones quality of life.
What should I expect?
Your first visit will begin with a 10-15 minute assessment. During this assessment we will discuss your health history, your current pain or discomfort, and perform any special muscle or movement tests that are required. Based on your assessment, a treatment plan will be created that is tailored to your specific needs.
Treatment will be a combination of various massage therapy techniques focused on the specific areas identified during your assessment.
After your treatment you will be provided with some take-home exercises and stretches, as well as suggestions for lifestyle modifications that may help you feel better and heal faster.
How many treatments will I need?
Your treatment plan is unique to you. Factors such as the type of injury or discomfort you are experiencing, how your body responds to the treatment and how well you do your homework, all contribute to determining the number of treatments required.
Will my insurance cover massage therapy?
At Monashee Health Collective we offer direct billing to a large number of insurance providers. Though most extended health benefits cover massage therapy, we recommend checking with your provider prior to your first treatment, to confirm whether you have coverage. Here are a few questions to ask:
- Will my plan cover massage therapy?
- How many visits per calendar year?
- Do I need a referral?
- Do I have a co-pay?
- Do I have a deductible?
- If yes, has it been met?
How should I prepare?
- Write down and bring any questions you have.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
- Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
- Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
- Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
- Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.