Service

Massage Therapy

Massage is an age old practice that involves manual therapy for the body. Massage can be helpful for your overall health, and for treatment of pain and specific conditions. Massage is known to help with relaxation, reduction of anxiety, depression, and pain reduction. Often, massage therapy is complimentary to other therapeutic methods.

Your therapist will assist you in creating a treatment plan that is tailored to individual needs.

At Crossroads Collective, we have body workers and registered massage therapists (RMT) who provide massage therapy. We offer direct billing to ICBC and several extended health insurers. Our goal is to take care of the paperwork so you can focus on your health. Please visit our Rates page for more information.

The following conditions are commonly treated with massage therapy:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Injuries resulting from motor vehicle or workplace accidents
  • Overuse injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome

This list is not exhaustive. Please call us if you have questions. You can book your appointment online here.

What to expect for your first treatment:

We will provide you with an intake form and ask that you complete it in advance of your appointment. This form provides us with information regarding your medical history and the reason for your visit, prior to seeing your therapist.

At the beginning of the appointment, your therapist will inform you of the risks and benefits of massage therapy and give you an opportunity to ask questions to ensure we have your informed consent for massage therapy. Your therapist will speak with you about your history and the reason for your visit. The therapist may conduct a manual assessment.

Our goal is to have you comfortable with the process prior to beginning the massage. It is not mandatory that you disrobe to benefit from massage therapy, and details will be discussed with your therapist prior to treatment beginning.

Meet The Team

Marianne Direct Bills: ICBC, Blue Cross, Sunlife, Manulife, Greenshield, Great West Life, Desjardins & others. Call us with your details.

Marianne Cottingham, ma
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

I have been a registered massage therapist in BC since 2012 and I love this job because it allows me to help people and provide care for them. I do my best to work with clients to address their issues and help them achieve better health.

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I completed a 3000 hour training program and received a Diploma in Massage Therapy from WCCMT. I have been a registered massage therapist in BC since 2012 and I love this job because it allows me to help people and provide care for them. I do my best to work with clients to address their issues and help them achieve better health. 
For several years I competed in various sports or fitness ventures that include hockey, ball hockey, and a fitness competition. Part of being a competitive athlete meant receiving different kinds of therapy including massage. I was thrilled at the results my RMT was able to get me, and that started my interest in becoming an RMT so I could help others the same way. My years in training have taught me a lot about the body and also exposed me to lots of injuries and ailments. This experience helps me to relate to my clients and understand the complexities of our bodies!