FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS STACEY AN RMT?
No, I am not a Registered Massage Therapist. I am a Bodywork Therapist and a Life Coach. Otherwise titled, Lifestyle and Bodywork Coach. Learn more here.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BODYWORKER AND AN RMT?
For some info on my description of Bodywork, please head here.
Many RMT's are also trained in the same or similar manual therapy modalities that I am. To summarize the difference between my practice and Registered Massage Therapy, it is not within an RMT's scope of practice to also support your emotional or mental well being.
Knowing trauma is not what happened to you, it is the body's response to what happened, trauma is stored in the body. Acknowledging the body with manual therapies can connect a client's awareness to this trauma. My passion is to hold space and help support the processing of this awareness.
WHAT IS TRAUMA AND HOW DOES MANUAL THERAPY AFFECT IT?
Trauma is a change in the optimal functioning of your body and brain due to an overwhelm of acute or chronic physical or emotional stress. Manual therapy brings attention to the tension created by this overwhelm and bodywork therapy supports the safe unwinding of this tension to 'neutral' or genuine physical and emotional rest.
*it is expected that the client also be under the care of a clinician (counsellor, therapist, psychotherapist or psychologist)
CAN STACEY PROVIDE A RECEIPT FOR REIMBURSEMENT?
Please check with your insurance provider to determine if my services fall within the category of 'Alternative Therapies'. If so, the receipt provided at checkout may be used to submit for reimbursement.
CAN I BOOK AN INTAKE SESSION WITH STACEY?
Absolutely, click here to book your complimentary 15min Intake Call.
WHAT ARE STACEY'S FEES?
Please visit my booking site here for a list of my services and their rates.
WHAT ARE STACEY'S CERTIFICATIONS?
Over the years I have collected completed many trainings and collected multiple certifications. Please see a list of them here.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST BODYWORK SESSION?
During your first Bodywork session, I will use a number of techniques to determine just how much tension is stored in your body and exactly where it is stored. This will involve a general reorganization of the soft tissue, making room for the bones to float into alignment and movement to become available. To sum that up, you can expect a general 'whole body' treatment where both you and I get to know your habits of moving/not moving on a deeper level as we explore the potential for optimal wellness.
*every Bodywork session contains an element of Life Coaching as a means of developing a relationship of the client with themself.
Note: Please arrive wearing what you might to a yoga class (loose or form fitting clothes that allow room for the range of motion of joints/limbs).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST LIFE COACHING SESSION?
You can expect a 'Coaching Conversation'. This is where I inquire into where you are at, hold space for all things you might be frustrated/angry/sad/curious about and 'unpack' it all. We determine what your current habits/behaviours are, what the intention behind it all is, and give you the tools to choose behaviours that are authentic to who you genuinely are versus who you've been condidtioned to be.
*every Life Coaching session contains an element of Bodywork as a means of aiding the client's relationship to themself.