Healing Oak Registered Massage Therapy Chilliwack Abbotsford Langley

Frequently Asked Questions

Chilliwack Massage Therapist Langley Healing Oak Osteopathy Osteopath Manual Osteopathic Therapy

Billing and Admin

We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life which could cause you to cancel your appointment. To be fair to all of our clients and out of consideration for our therapists’ time, we have adopted the following policies:

  • 24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to do schedule an appointment.
  • If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. The charge will be automatically applied to your credit card and is must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.

Appointment times have been arranged specifically for you. If you arrive late your treatment will still end at the scheduled time in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours.

Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment.

Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible to pay for the full treatment.

Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other clients, please plan accordingly and be on time.

Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason is considered a “no-show”.

No-shows are charged the full rate for their missed appointment.

Currently none of our practitioners do direct billing to these providers.  In this case, patients are responsible for submitting receipts in order to receive a reimbursement.

if you need to reschedule your appointment we ask you give us a call or email us 24 hrs prior to your appointment and we will be more than happy to figure out a different date or time that better suits you.

There is ample parking available:

  • in the street-level parkade, accessible off of Vedder Road
  • on the upper-level parkade, accessible up the ramp off of Gaetz Street.
  • in any of the street-level stalls along Gaetz Street.

There is parking available:

  • in any of the stalls along either side of Pauline Street.
  • in the parking lot across Pauline Street (Dollar Tree, etc).

Registered Massage Therapy

When you are new to the clinic we ask that you fill out the Confidential Health History Form prior to arrival.

From there we will go through the necessary assessment in order to formulate a treatment plan specific to you.

The session takes place in a private, comfortable room. At the end of your treatment you are given specific homecare instructions that might consist of stretches, strengthening and hydrotherapy that are tailored for you.

With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels.

Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits (treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs).

Massage therapy is one of the oldest and most natural forms of healing. It has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, both physical and mental. A massage therapist can use a variety of techniques to help improve your health and well-being.

Some of the benefits of massage therapy may include:

  • Relief from pain
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved sleep quality.


If you are looking for a natural way to improve your health and wellbeing, massage therapy may be the answer. A qualified massage therapist can tailor a treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue which can enhance the function of the muscle tissue, increase mobility and flexibility along with decrease pain or discomfort.

Your body can let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare.

Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility and help correct muscular injuries.

Manual Osteopathic Therapy

In British Columbia, most extended healthcare plans cover manual osteopathic therapy services. In addition, many manual osteopathic therapists in the province offer direct billing options for patients with insurance coverage, which means that the therapist will bill the insurance company directly on the patient’s behalf.

This can simplify the payment process and reduce out-of-pocket expenses for the patient. First, however, it is important to check with your specific insurance provider and manual osteopathic therapist to confirm if direct billing is available and what the process entails.

Manual osteopathic therapy is a type of manual therapy that aims to treat the musculoskeletal system, restore proper function to the body, and improve overall health. This therapy uses manual techniques such as stretching, massage, and manipulation to target specific areas of the body that are causing pain or discomfort.

Manual osteopathic therapy focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its interrelation with the body’s organs and systems. This holistic approach sets it apart from other forms of treatment that may focus only on treating specific symptoms or conditions.

Manual osteopathic therapy can help with various conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, digestive issues, respiratory problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. It is also commonly used to address stress, tension, and other general health concerns.

your posture, movement, and other physical factors that may be contributing to your symptoms.

They will then use various manual techniques, such as gentle pressure, stretching, and manipulation, to help release tension, improve the range of motion, and restore proper function to the affected area.

You may feel some discomfort or pressure during the therapy, but it should not be painful.

Manual osteopathic therapy should not be painful. The therapist will use gentle techniques and adjust the pressure based on your comfort level. If you experience any pain during the therapy, you should communicate with your therapist immediately so they can adjust the treatment accordingly.

The number of sessions needed can vary depending on the severity of your condition and other factors such as age, overall health, and response to treatment.

Some people may see results after just one session, while others may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired results. Your therapist can provide a more specific estimate based on your individual needs.

Yes, manual osteopathic therapy can be combined with other forms of therapy for a more comprehensive approach to treatment. Your therapist can work with you to develop a treatment plan incorporating manual osteopathic therapy and other therapies, such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, as needed.

Manual osteopathic therapy is generally considered safe for people of all ages and health conditions. Still, discussing any concerns with your therapist before starting treatment is essential. Some conditions, such as certain types of cancer or recent surgeries, may contraindicate manual osteopathic therapy.

Your Manual Osteopathic Therapist will assess your situation to determine if manual osteopathic therapy is appropriate.

Like any form of therapy, there are potential risks associated with manual osteopathic therapy. For example, some people may experience temporary discomfort or soreness after a session. In rare cases, manual therapy may cause a new injury or worsen an existing one. Your therapist will discuss potential risks and work with you to minimize them.

Manual osteopathy, chiropractic, and physiotherapy all aim to treat musculoskeletal conditions and improve overall physical health. While there are similarities in the techniques used by these professionals, there are also some key differences.

Manual osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that uses gentle manual techniques to address imbalances and restrictions in the body’s musculoskeletal, nervous, and circulatory systems. Manual osteopaths use a whole-body approach to assess and treat the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, intending to restore the body’s natural ability to heal. Treatment may include joint mobilization, soft tissue techniques, and exercise prescription.

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Chiropractors use manual techniques to manipulate the spine and other joints in the body, aiming to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore overall function. Chiropractors also use other treatment modalities such as therapeutic exercise, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound.

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating physical impairments, disabilities, and pain.

Physiotherapists use various manual techniques, exercise prescriptions, and other modalities such as heat, ice, and electrical stimulation to treat different conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory systems. Physiotherapy aims to restore function, reduce pain, and improve overall physical health.

Overall, while all three modalities use manual techniques, they differ in their specific approach, methods used, and areas of focus. Therefore, it is important to seek a practitioner with the appropriate training and credentials in the type of therapy you desire.

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