Ask the Medical Cosmetics Expert – Dr. Burger
There are many different types of massage. A therapeutic massage is performed by an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) who has spent years learning to do these deep tissue and medically therapeutic treatments. These can be claimed from / billed to a client’s insurance (*dependent on your specific insurance policy). These therapists can treat muscle injuries and adapt the massage to fit a specific treatment regimen.
Relaxation massages are performed by either an RMT or a trained aesthetician. It is by nature more relaxing and not therapeutic. Muscle or other injuries cannot be managed with these. Relaxation massages are usually not covered by your insurance, (with some exceptions).
Hot stone massage is where an RMT or an aesthetician makes use of heated wet stones to do a massage. Heat relaxes muscles fast and helps to aid with tightness and aches. It increases the price of the massage due to increased technicality.
At Hummingbird Spa we offer massage services for individuals as well as couples. Spend some quality time with your loved one while our trained aestheticians perform full body relaxation or hot stone massages on the both of you. It is a great way to relax the mind and body.
Please specify the type of massage, (RMT or Aesthetician… thus Therapeutic or Relaxation) when you call to book in for your appointment, (403) 529-2006.