Massage, Acupuncture and Naturopathy for all
It is important to us to reach folks that are not currently getting massage therapy due to concerns about safety, inclusivity or accessibility.
The purpose of these questions are to help clients become more informed about the non-judgmental culture of massage therapy and the kinds of modifications that can be incorporated in order to make treatment accessible to all.
I feel nervous about getting a massage because I’m worried the therapist won’t want to touch my body.
We NEVER judge a person based on their body type or composition, amount of body hair, limb difference, scars or gender. Massage therapists choose their careers because they love to help all people and do not judge people’s bodies. Massage therapy is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your own body in a therapeutic and validating way. We believe that everyone deserves equal access to treatment.
I use a medical chair/ walker/ crutches. Are Back At It’s clinics accessible?
Both of our Canmore clinics are fully wheelchair accessible. Additionally, all of our treatment tables are hydraulic and can be raised or lowered according to the client’s needs. Unfortunately our Banff clinic is not wheelchair accessible and something we would like to change.
I see that your clinic has the word ‘sports’ in its title. Can I come in for a treatment even if I’m not an athlete?
Absolutely! We love helping all folks find relief from their aches and pains.
I am interested in trying massage therapy but I’m worried about the environment being too stimulating.
No problem. If you need low lights, no music or light touch, let us know before your appointment and we can work together to create an environment that works for you.
I think I might benefit from getting a massage, but I’m not comfortable removing my clothing OR getting undressed is tiring for me and I’d rather not have to.
No problem. Massage over clothing is very effective. Please contact us to book you in with a therapist that specializes in clothed massage.
I can’t lie face down. Can I still get a massage?
For sure! Massage therapy can be done in a side lying position. We have lots of pillows and bolsters to help make you as comfortable as possible.
We would love to answer any other questions you may have about massage therapy. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org