Massage & Craniosacral Therapy

Massage therapy has been proven to be beneficial in a lot of diverse ways, mentally and physically. Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
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Areas of Focus

Caused by injuries (athletic, whiplash, etc.), stress, malnutrition, other medical/psychological factors

Injuries, bad posture (office jobs), heavy lifting, others

Tenderness of the muscle, muscle stiffness, fatigue, poor sleep, etc.

Massage can prevent the occurrence of conditions that may cause athletic injury.

Sprains and strains can be relieved through massage.

Muscle spasms and pain can be relieved through massage.

Leg pain, numbness, tingling in the legs

Massage helps relieve pain and eases muscle stiffness associated with arthritis by improving circulation and helping to reduce inflammation.

Massage during pregnancy can relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Deep muscle massage and Tissue Relaxation treatments have  many benefits for patients with neurological disorders.

Is your specific issue not listed? Please contact us for more information.

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What We Offer

  • Deep fascia release
  • Rehab therapy
  • Swedish massage/wellness & stress management
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sport massage ​​
  • Pregnancy and post-natal massage
  • Provided by Jennifer Twyman, RMT
  • CST is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique
  • A CST therapist will gently work with the whole body, which includes the spine and the skull, and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia.
  • Craniosacral Therapy can help improve the functioning of the nervous system, will help with pain relief, & improve mobility
  • This therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, both psychological and physical
  • CST is beneficial for all ages

Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)

Payments are made at the beginning or the end of each session. We accept credit cards, cash or cheques. 24-hour notice is required for all cancellations, and missed visits without adequate notice will be billed as above.

Some extended health policies require the patient to pay the private rate first and then send their receipts in for reimbursement. Clients will be provided with receipts for all their visits at Aster Wellness Centre. 

We offer direct billing to these insurances:
  • Medavie Blue Cross (Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, Veterans Affairs) (Only Nina Bartel, RMT)
  • First Canadian Group of Companies
  • Pacific Blue Cross 
  • Green Shield Canada
  • CINUP
  • Johnson Insurance
  • Manulife
  • Great-West Life
  • Chambers of Commerce Group insurance plan
  • Desjardins
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Industrial Alliance
Please note: In case we are not able to direct bill for your appointment (due to issues with individual benefits plan, portal issues, or any other concern), clients are required to pay upfront and submit the receipt to their insurance.

If you are an ICBC client, please contact us first before booking online. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

We bill ICBC directly for you!

Initial Appointment:

We require the following information:

  • Claim Number
  • Date of Accident
  • Date of Birth
  • Personal Health Number
  • Adjuster and Lawyer names and contact

Once we have this information we will book you an initial appointment. Please note: initial ICBC appointments are billed at a different rate than subsequent appointments to cover documentation required from practitioners.

Aster Wellness is not responsible for coordinating claims with adjusters. 

Coverage (GST included):

Massage: ICBC covers $114.45 for the initial appointment and $86.10 for subsequent visits (up to 12 appointments total)

Clients are responsible for paying the following: any additional amount for the appointment not covered by ICBC, and for no show/late cancellation fees. No shows/cancellations are charged at the full cost of the appointment. These charges (including GST) are as follows:

 
Cost
ICBC Pays
Amount to Client
Massage Initial- 60min
$114.45
$114.45
$0
Massage Subsequent- 45min
$94.50
$86.10
$8.40
Massage Subsequent- 60min
$115.50
$86.10
$29.40

We will do our best to ensure clients get treatment extensions approved by ICBC before the end of their coverage. However, we do require cooperation from clients to make sure this process goes as smoothly as possible. 

Timeline:

ICBC preapproves clients for 12 treatments of each massage and counselling. These treatments are to be completed within three months of the date of accident. Treatments that take place outside of this range may not be covered by ICBC.

Client Responsibilities:

Clients should do their best to keep us updated on their current adjuster. This makes it easier to coordinate their claim coverage.

All clients are required to have their credit card on file prior to their first appointment.

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Rates

  • $68.25/30 minutes
  • $94.50/45 minutes
  • $115.50/60 minutes
  • $131.25/75 minutes
  • $157.50/90 minutes

Craniosacral Therapy Rates

  • $157.50 /75 minutes
  • $168.00 /90 minutes