While Sense Massage has taken all possible measures to minimize the risk of viral transmission, the nature of massage therapy means that physical distancing is not possible in the treatment room and the chance of infection is never at 0%. Please be sure the therapeutic benefit of massage therapy outweighs any potential consequences of treatment, including the possibility of viral transmission, before booking your appointment.
*Update May 15*
College of Massage Therapy of BC (CMTBC) announced RMTs may begin now to prepare for a gradual return to practice from May 19 onward, by following the interim guidelines. Sense Massage will resume operations on May 19 under the new guidelines set out by CMTBC and multiple official regulatory bodies. Please be familiar with our new guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of yourself and staff at Sense Massage.
*Update May 12*
College of Massage Therapy of BC (CMTBC) announced they are working to submit a safety protocol to insure the safety of the public and RMTs when businesses resume. "The draft protocol will be submitted to BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) for approval, prior to release. Ultimately, return to practice will occur under the guidance of the PHO." Sense Massage has anticipated the return date to be on May 19. However, this is not a confirmed date of return as PHO needs to approve the proposal from CMTBC first. Please check back to our website for the latest updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
*Update April 1*
College of Massage Therapy of BC (CMTBC) stated "The College’s careful review of the March 23, 2020 letter from Dr. Henry concluded that CMTBC must maintain its position that RMTs should not practice, until otherwise notified." Hence, Sense Massage will remain closed during this time until it is determined by CMTBC and Ministry of Health to resume operations.
*Update Mar 19*
A patient of Sense Massage contacted the clinic today on March 19 and confirmed with us he has been tested positive for Covid-19. This patient visited the clinic on March 14 and Sense Massage advice everyone who was at the facility from March 14 to March 19 to call 1-888-COVID19 or 1-888-268-4319 to get more information at this time.
The clinic would like to acknowledge and praise this individual for his honesty and courage during this difficult time. Sense Massage will be closed until April 20 or until further notice. The clinic will be in contact with health authorities to take the necessary steps to ensure our facility is disinfected thoroughly. Thank you for your support over the last three years and more updates will be announced when available.
*Update Mar 17*
In light of recent developments of COVID-19 cases, College of Massage Therapist of BC (CMTBC) now strongly recommends that registered massage therapists who are able to do so suspend practice for a two-week period, effective immediately, and re-evaluate the situation at the end of that period.
While there is no question that massage therapy is a highly beneficial health care modality, it is not a primary or essential health care service. Currently, CMTBC’s view is that in most cases the risks of providing or receiving treatment (for both the patient and for the therapist) will likely outweigh the benefits.
Hence, most RMTs at Sense Massage will temporarily suspend operation for two weeks or until further notice has been announced. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Due to the current risk of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, we encourage all patients who are sick, or experiencing symptoms such as fever, trouble breathing, coughing to call to reschedule your appointment. If you have returned from out of the country in the last 14 days or visited someone who was abroad within the last 14 days please also reschedule your appointment at 604-284-0288. During this time we will be waiving our customary fees for late cancellations and rescheduling. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Will the clinic be closed during this time?
Sense Massage will reopen on May 19 with new health and safety protocols in place to ensure the safety of the public and staff.
Is it safe to get a massage?
Sense Massage has been and will continue to follow the standards set out by the Vancouver Coastal Health. All therapists will use a towel to open and close door handles and common areas such as the front desk and waiting area will be sanitized regularly. Our patient's health and safety is our top priority.