Cascade Massage Therapy - Natural relief from pain  
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Massage Therapy Services in Vernon, BC for Chronic Pain Relief, Injury Rehabilitation, Stress Reduction, and Preventative Care in Maintaining Wellness

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My Clients

I provide massage therapy to people needing help with

  • Chronic pain relief
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Stress reduction
  • Wellness maintenance

Office Hours

Appointments are available during the following hours:

Monday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Please Note:
Summer hours during July and August are from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treatments are available by appointment only.

You are welcome to Book your appointment online by clicking here

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or call 250-550-4727.

Location

My home office is conveniently located in the peaceful neighborhood of East Hill.

If travelling on 27th Street, go East on 32nd Avenue (up the hill) until you reach Lakeview Park (“the Peanut Pool”). Just after the park, you will turn Right (south) on 16th Street. My home office is located on the corner of 30th Avenue and 16th street; the address is 1601 – 30th Avenue.

Please park in the driveway directly in front of the office entrance on the 16th Street side of the house.

Massage Therapy is an insured health benefit

Funding is available for massage therapy treatments through various health insurers:

BC Medical Services Plan
Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC)
Worksafe BC (WCB)
Veteran’s Affairs
RCMP
Extended Health Benefits
Paying Privately

BC Medical Services Plan

Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP) funding for massage therapy is available for people receiving premium assistance. Not sure if you qualify for coverage? Don't worry, I will confirm this for you and let you know how many treatments you have remaining for the year. Please bring your care card or personal health number with you to your initial appointment. A doctor’s referral is NOT required.

MSP pays for a combined annual limit of 10 visits for massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy and non-surgical podiatry. MSP covers $23.00 per visit and for your convenience, Cascade Massage Therapy bills MSP directly. You are charged for the balance of your treatment fees, based on the length of session that you would like to receive.

CLIENT PORTION OF FEES FOR PEOPLE WITH COVERAGE THROUGH MSP OR ICBC
(fees include 5% GST, less $23.00 paid by the insurer)
45 minute treatment $41.85
1 hour treatment $63.85
1 ¼ hour treatment $85.85
1 ½ hour treatment $100.85

 

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)

At your initial session, please bring your claim number and the name of your adjustor. I will contact your adjustor to inform them that we are beginning rehabilitative treatments.

ICBC provides payment of $23.00 per session. I bill ICBC directly for this portion, and you are responsible for payment of the balance of my treatment fees, based on the length of treatment that you choose to receive. I recommend that you keep your receipts filed for use on your income tax return as a medical expense.

Current Massage Therapy / ICBC Policy
(effective January 2012)

  • ICBC now categorizes massage therapy as nondiscretionary therapy as per physiotherapy and chiropractic. This means that treatment is automatically approved for a claimant injured in an MVA.
  • ICBC has removed 8-week post MVA time limitation on massage therapy treatments. This means that a patient can seek and receive massage therapy any time after a MVA, provided that the claim is still open.
  • A Medical Doctor referral is no longer necessary for the first 12 treatments. But all therapists are required to assess and determine that their treatment plan (as per CMTBC practice standards) is reasonable and necessary.
  • A doctor referral is required if more than 12 massage therapy treatments are required or there is a gap in the treatments. Further treatment is at the discretion of the adjuster.

Worksafe BC (WCB)

WorkSafe BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC (MTABC) have a detailed agreement (effective January 01, 2011 to December 31, 2015) which guides treatment protocol and reporting for participating Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). This document is a positive collaboration aimed at assisting injured workers to return to work in a safe and timely manner. I appreciate the efforts made by the Insurer and the MTABC in creating this document.

The requirements for reporting and the protocol for treatment that are specified and mandatory within this agreement do not fit in to every clinic situation; as such, it is each individual RMT’s choice whether or not to work under the agreement.

In my case, being a single practitioner home-based office without support staff, I find it difficult to manage the administrative demands of the WorkSafe BC Insurance claims. Therefore, I have chosen NOT to work under the agreement; which means I do not bill WorkSafe BC directly for my services.

I do have extensive experience assisting people with injury rehabilitation and am happy to help you in your recovery. If you have an open WorkSafe BC claim you are welcome to pay privately in order to receive massage therapy treatments from me.

To book an appointment, or if you have further questions about this issue, feel free to contact me.

Veterans Affairs (DVA)

Please bring your DVA client number and a doctor’s referral for massage therapy to your initial appointment. I will contact DVA and clarify your coverage, as there are a variety of possibilities in coverage through Veterans Affairs. I will let you know if there are any limitations on the amount of massage therapy coverage that you have available, and then we can create a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for you.

DVA is billed directly once your coverage is verified. I encourage you to contact DVA in order to clarify your coverage details by calling DVA at 1-866-811-6060.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

  • A physician referral is required.
  • As of January 2nd , 2010, 30 minute units are billed at $45 plus HST. You are allowed to receive two units for a one hour treatment or three units for a ninety minute treatment.
  • There is a maximum of 25 thirty minute units paid per calendar year.
  • Once the maximum 25 visits have been reached, the patient is allowed one half hour visit every 14 days without further authorization (benefit code 249435). The patient is not allowed to double up on these visits (i.e. can’t do a one hour treatment every 28 days instead of a thirty minute treatment every 14 days).
  • For further information call Pacific Blue Cross, the RCMP Extended Health Insurance provider, or consult your plan booklet.

Extended Health Benefits

Extended health benefits vary from plan to plan and usually coverage for massage therapy is between 70-100% of treatment fees. Some plans offer a dollar amount per year instead of a percentage.

Please check your benefits booklet or contact your insurance provider in order to be clear on the details of your coverage.

To receive Extended Health Benefits insurance reimbursement, please submit your receipts to your provider directly. I recommend that you submit your receipts regularly - each 3 months or so is a good habit to get into.

Paying Privately

If you do not qualify for any of the above insurance and will be paying 100% of your fees privately, then be sure to retain your receipts to claim on your income tax return for the year.

Massage therapy treatments are a medical expense and can be written off as such on your income tax return with Revenue Canada.

Fee Schedule

CASCADE MASSAGE THERAPY
FEE SCHEDULE
(fees include 5% GST)
45 minute treatment $66.00
1 hour treatment $88.00
1 ¼ hour treatment $110.00
1 ½ hour treatment $125.00

 

HOT STONE MASSAGE FEE SCHEDULE
(fees include 5% GST)
1 hour treatment $126.00
1 ¼ hour treatment $158.00

 

AROMATHERAPY TREATMENTS
FEE SCHEDULE
(fees include 5% GST)
Aromatic Reflexology
45-minute treatment
$84.00
Aromatherapy Mini
45-minute treatment
$84.00
Complete Aromatherapy
75-minute treatment
$137.00

 

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Contact Me

I can offer you a free 10-minute phone consultation to answer your questions and discuss how I may be able to help you.

Simply call me at 250-550-4727 and I will be happy to talk with you.

If you already know that you would like to book an appointment, click here to book your appointment online!

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Phone: 250-550-4727
Email: sonja@cascademassagetherapy.com

Cascade Massage Therapy
1601 – 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC  V1T 2A3

I look forward to speaking with you!

 

Office located in Vernon, BC, Canada. Serving Vernon, Coldstream,
Lavington, Armstrong, Lumby, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase,
Falkland, Kelowna and the rest of the Okanagan.