Vanderhoof Registered Massage Therapy
Vanderhoof Registered Massage Therapy is proud to serve the healthcare needs of Vanderhoof and area residents. Registered Massage Therapist Stan Giesbrecht is able to treat a variety of conditions related to acute and chronic pain and injury. By offering a variety of massage techniques as well as stretches and patient education, Vanderhoof Registered Massage Therapy can help you manage pain, heal from injury and achieve ongoing wellness in a natural and organic manner.
Massage Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including headaches, whiplash, muscle sprains and strains, sports injuries, muscle tension/spasms and entrapment or compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel. Relaxation or pregnancy massage is also available upon request.
As a primary health care provider in BC, Vanderhoof Registered Massage Therapy is able to direct bill MSP for $23.00 towards your treatment for those who qualify for premium assistance. Direct billing is also available for Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross, Chamber of Commerce, ClaimSecure, Cowan, Desjardins Insurance, GroupHealth, Great-West Life, Industrial Alliance, Johnson Inc., Johnston Group/Maximum Benefit, Manulife and Sun Life Financial. Some insurers require a doctor referral prior to the visit. It is also good to check with your extended health provider to see if massage therapy is covered under your plan.
Vanderhoof Registered Massage Therapy does not direct bill for WCB or ICBC claims.
Prices (All Fees Include GST):
30 Min. visit – $65.00
60 Min. visit – $100.00
90 Min. visit – $145.00
All fee schedules include 5 steps. Clinic times include: 1) Administration 2) Assessment (Initial visit can take up to 20 minutes or more) 3) Evaluation 4) Treatment 5) Patient Education
Stan Giesbrecht is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC and the College of Massage Therapy of BC(regulatory body). Registered Massage Therapy in B.C. is regulated and licensed in British Columbia under the Health Professions Act.
New! COVID-19 rules
Please do not book an appointment if you are experiencing any symptoms that could be related to the COVID-19 virus! You will be required to use the hand sanitizer station at the entrance when you enter. All cleaning precautions are being taken at this time to protect the health of my patients and myself. Please be patient when you arrive to my clinic as you will be required to fill out a Covid 19 related assessment form and a waiver as well as a new Consent To Treatment form. Please go to https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en to self assess prior to arrival. Bring your own face mask if you have one and you wish to use it during intake and treatment time. You will be asked when phoning the clinic to verify the self assessment form questions.
The clinic door will be locked in between appointments and I will open the door for you when it is your appointment time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Meet Stan Giesbrecht
Meet Stan Giesbrecht
In over a decade of running Vanderhoof Registered Massage Therapy, Stan Giesbrecht has had the privilege of helping hundreds of Vanderhoof and area residents reduce or eliminate pain related to a variety of conditions. Being able to improve a person's quality of life through massage therapy brings him a great deal of satisfaction and fulfillment in his work.
Stan admits that as a Registered Massage Therapist he could have opened a business anywhere in the province, but he deliberately chose Vanderhoof. "I did a lot of research," he says, "and I saw a need here." Plus, he adds, the community is a vibrant and beautiful place to live and raise a family. Becoming an entrepreneur seemed to be a natural choice for Stan. Most Registered Massage Therapists go into business for themselves, he notes. Some of the things that he appreciates about working for himself include being able to set the tone for his business and being in control of the hours and days that he works.
Stan has seen his share of unique business challenges. What inspires and drives him every day is being able to help improve the quality of life in the way of pain management for his clients where they have not been able to find help elsewhere. He loves the fact that most of the people he treats each day "leave the clinic feeling better than they did when they came in."
When Stan isn't working he is usually spending time with his wife and two children. He also participates in the community through volunteering and supporting various charities and organizations.