Relaxation Massage FAQ

What is Relaxation Massage?

Relaxation massage at BETA Therapeutics are treatments by a graduate who has successfully completed their program and is waiting to write their RMT board exams. 

What qualifications does a Spa Therapist have?

The spa therapist that BETA Therapeutics hires have successfully completed the competency-based mastery level RMT program. The program is comprised of almost 3000 hours of instruction which includes 550 hours of clinical internship. The requirements of the program are laid out by the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia and as such ensure that the graduates are receiving the highest standard of education in anatomy, physiology, pathology and ethics. Candidates interview for one highly coveted spot every fall for the 12-month internship.

Can anyone sign up for a Relaxation Massage?

Yes. Any person is able to sign up for a treatment by our spa therapist. BETA Therapeutics specifically began the program as a community-based initiative in order to make the benefits of massage accessible to everyone.

Are Spa Therapists covered by extended health/third party insurance or MSP?

No. spa therapist treatments are not covered by extended health/third party insurance or an individuals MSP coverage. At a significantly reduced rate, these treatments are beneficial for people who do not have insurance coverage or for those who have exhausted their annual limit.

Why is Relaxation Massage only offered during specific days and times?

The availability of our spa therapist varies based on a number of factors - the most important of which is their board exam class and study schedules. Throughout their internship, the spa therapist is continuously prepping for their upcoming licensing exams. It is a commitment to our students’ education that supports flexibility in their scheduled treatment times.

Why does BETA  Therapeutics offer Relaxation Massage?

In 2017 BETA Therapeutics established its ‘HEART IN THE COMMUNITY’ Initiative. A group of projects founded with the purpose of fostering inclusion, accessibility and relationships in the Victoria community. The spa therapist internship was the first of these projects. We wanted to find a way to make this valuable form of healthcare accessible to anyone who feels it may offer benefit. 

What can I expect during a Relaxation Massage appointment? 

An appointment for massage with a BETA Therapeutics spa therapist is comprehensive. Your appointment will begin with an interview followed by your massage. After treatment there will be a short check in to see how you are feeling and discuss a plan for future treatments. These components are important as the foundation of this internship is to learn from practical experience in preparation for board exams all while learning the value of meeting their patients healthcare goals. 

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