Our soon-to-be massage therapists provide a great alternative to a standard massage session.
About Intern Massage
Back in Motion and Legacies Health Centres (our subsidiary company) have been offering an Internship Program for massage therapy students for the past few years. Our interns, soon-to-be- RMTs, are graduates from the rigorous 2200hour British Columbia Registered Massage Therapy Program.
This service is now available at Back in Motion Health Abbotsford location. We also offer intern massage in North Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey (Nordel and Southpoint) through our subsidiary company, Legacies Health Centre.
Interns offer relaxation massage treatments while they wait to take their licensing exams to become fully registered RMTs.
The Intern massage therapy session is a great alternative and is recommended for clients who:
- have run out of their annual benefits
- have no extended health coverage
- want extra care in between their regular visits with their RMT
Note: intern massage sessions are not covered/eligible for extended health plans or direct billing.
Types of Massage
Prenatal and postnatal massage
Deep tissue massage
Benefits of Intern Massage
Massage sessions may help:
- relieve pain (due to a specific condition, injury or muscle soreness)
- reduce joint pain and tenderness
- increase flexibility, mobility, function and range of motion
- promote relaxation
- decrease muscle tension and muscle spasm
- improve muscle strength, endurance and tone
- reduce insomnia, and improve sleep
- increase blood circulation, and promote healing
- rehabilitate sports injuries
- reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- manage symptoms of lymphedema
- reduce disability
- enhance quality of life and promote overall wellness
Why should you book an intern massage at Back in Motion?
Our Team treats a wide range of injuries and conditions in our health centres. Each clinic features private treatment rooms and the latest in therapy, exercise equipment and treatment techniques.
- Experienced and knowledgeable team of clinicians
- Wide range of treatment and services under the same roof
- Convenient locations
- Easy Online Booking
- Free Parking
Brittan Jensen, Student Intern, soon-to-be RMT
Brittan received her Spa Massage Practitioner certificate from Alberta College of Massage Therapy in 2020. She then completed the Massage Therapy Program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2023. Brittan believes in providing a trusting, relaxing and therapeutic space for her patients.
Brittan is set to take her Registration Exams in the fall in aspiration to become an RMT. During her free time, she enjoys spending it outside with her dogs, listening to music and being with her friends and family.
Your First Appointment
In your first appointment, similar to a registered massage therapy session, your intern therapist will do a comprehensive intake and ask you about your medical history related to the reason for your appointment. After better assessing you and your condition, your therapist will discuss your treatment plan and expected results.
Your intern therapist will continue to evaluate your condition and how you are feeling in every session. You should expect a portion of your visit to be used to review your treatment plan. At the end of the session, you will be reminded to book your follow-up appointments, when needed. You may do that with your clinician, call one of our locations, or book online.
After Your Appointment
Your intern therapist may follow up with you after your appointment if needed. If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment or your condition, call us. You are always invited to provide feedback about the services and our clinics. We take feedback seriously, and we implement comprehensive quality improvement plans to better serve you, every day.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you do not need a physician referral to book an intern massage therapy appointment.
Student/Intern Massage is not eligible for redemption from extended medical plans or direct billing. If you would like to book an appointment covered under extended health plans, visit our Registered Massage Therapy webpage.
Yes! Student interns are graduates from the rigorous 2200 hour British Columbia Registered Massage Therapy Program, and are offering relaxation massages while they wait to take their licensing exams to become fully registered RMTs.
Legacies Health Centres (a subsidiary company of Back in Motion) has been offering an Internship Program for massage therapy students for the past few years.
Our Student Intern Program is a 12-week mentored, education-based internship that allows for new graduates to work hands-on as an intern therapist while being mentored personally by a Clinical Team Leader and learning skills that would otherwise not be accessible elsewhere in the industry. If you want to learn more about the program or are interested in participating, visit the Legacies Student Intern Program webpage.
Locations That Offer Intern Massage
Insurance Claims & Information
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Extended Health Coverage
Back in Motion offers direct billing to most Extended Health plans to the majority of our services. Some services (like Clinical Counselling), do not offer direct billing. In such instances, Back in Motion provides a medical receipt to be used on request for reimbursement. See an updated list of providers by clicking the ‘Learn More’ button below.
ICBC Insurance Claims
Back in Motion’s team of clinicians, including Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, and Kinesiologists, all have extensive experience in administering ICBC treatments. We are here to help! Click the ‘Learn More’ button for additional details.
Workplace injuries are usually due to trauma or overuse. If you have been injured as a result of a workplace activity, our team of experts at Back in Motion can perform a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and rehabilitate your injury.
If your claim is approved by WSBC, your initial assessment is 100% covered with a WorkSafeBC Claim number. Once your claim has been accepted by WorkSafeBC, the full treatment cost of your appointments will be funded (within the approved time parameters). When you are ready, your physiotherapist will work with you, your employer, physician, and WorkSafeBC Case Manager to develop a safe and appropriate return to work plan. If your claim has been denied or is disallowed, the expenses will need to be covered by the Client.
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