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Scheduling an Appointment

Booking Your Treatment

To book a treatment in Montreal call 514.545.8500.  For Vancouver call 778.802.9220.  Or you can email info@bodhithaimassage.com or click here to make an online booking. We request an e-mail address so that we can email you a confirmation and reminder of your appointment, as well as a mobile number in case we need to reach you by phone. A credit card will be requested to guarantee your appointment.

To Cancel or Postpone a Treatment

Should you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. Should insufficient notice be given, the full amount for the treatment may be charged to you. If you create an account within our system during your booking, you can log into your account afterwards at any time to make changes if required.

Not Sure What Massage Treatment is Best Suited for You

When booking an appointment our massage practitioners will be happy to help you to determine what kind of massage treatment is best suited to you. Please note we offer massages for health and therapeutic purposes only, and we are strictly non-sexual.

Suggested Massage Length

Though the 60 minutes massages are wonderful for providing quick relief, we suggest booking ninety minute sessions in order to allow adequate time to address muscular discomfort or chronic conditions and for longer lasting relief.

Service Locations

Our mobile massage services are offered within the metro Vancouver, however, a travel fee of $25 will apply.   For areas outside of Vancouver, such as Burnaby, Richmond, and other immediate suburbs, an additional surcharge of $1.50 per km (for any travel over 20 km return), plus any bridge toll fees, will be the responsibility of the client. Parking fees for the practitioner are at the expense of the client also.

Mobile service is not available for the Montreal location.

Preparation for the Appointment

What to Wear

We will provide our clients with clean, comfortable clothing or professional draping to ensure your comfort and privacy at all times during the massage session. We do recommend wearing underwear. For certain services, such as a body wrap, we will provide you with disposable undergarments.

Eating Before a Massage Session

It is best if you are neither too hungry nor too full before the massage session. If you are going to have a full meal, it should be eaten at least two hours before the massage session. If you are coming immediately from work, a small snack one hour before the massage session is fine.

Special Precautions

Before your massage session, our practitioner will require you to fill out a form to list any medical health conditions, allergies you may have or any medications you may be taking. In some cases, depending on the client’s condition, a doctor’s written referral may be required before we can perform a massage.

(We are concerned about client comfort and will always ask if you have previous injuries or sensitivities that might affect you during your massage session.)

Maximize the Massage Experience

To really maximize on the massage experience, it is recommended you communicate what you would like in terms of pressure of the massage, music volume, or otherwise, informing the practitioner of your key concerns both prior to and during the treatment. This will help to ensure that all of your requests and needs have been met. For total relaxation, it is also recommended that you minimize on talking and thinking and focus on meditative breathing and letting go any stress or tension you may be holding.

Drink Water to Flush Out Toxins

Because many toxins are released, it is important to drink plenty of water after a massage session to help eliminate these toxins from your body.

Deep Tissue Work & Communication

For deep tissue work, because the masseuse is working so deeply, it is not uncommon to feel a little sore after the massage, and in some cases to experience bruising. Sometimes the practitioner won’t know if they’re working too deep unless you say something. Open communication is critical. Every day your body is different, so what feels good one day may hurt the next. And, what one person calls deep tissue another will call light. The most important thing is that you communicate and feel comfortable during your massage.

Rest After the Massage Session

It is important to take some time to relax after your treatment, as some therapies can really put you in a relaxed mode where resting may be best to get the full benefits of the massage treatment.

General Information

Certified Thai Massage Practitioner Vs Registered Massage Therapist

Certified Thai Massage Specialists are trained specifically in Thai Massage and other massage modalities as presented in this website and the massage treatment provided is ideal for health promotion and stress reduction. Registered Massage Therapists are medical professionals trained to assess, diagnose, and treat soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions.

Reimbursement from Extended Health Care Plans

Some extended health care plans may provide a bit of coverage. Each plan is different. Check with your extended health care plan provider and ask for details. A receipt will be issued upon payment and services rendered which can be used to claim back your reimbursement if so allowed by your extended health care plan provider.

Is Thai Massage Painful

Thai massage should not be painful. Thai massage is slow and gentle, incorporating meditation, gentle rocking, passive stretching, and rhythmic compression on the body’s energy lines. Because stiffness and loss of flexibility becomes more apparent with aging and leading a sedentary lifestyle, the yoga-like stretches and rhythmic compressions in Thai massage aids muscles to lengthen and become more flexible. Its effectiveness and strength lies its ability to promote flexibility, and overall health and well-being.

How often and how many Thai massage treatments is recommended

This depends on the condition of the client. For acute conditions, one to three treatments as soon as possible, is recommended. For chronic conditions, treatments once a week or every two weeks is advised. For maintenance of health and prevention of illness, regular monthly treatments is recommended. Over 50% of the massage clientele come every 2, 4, or 6 weeks for relaxation therapy and/or for maintenance purposes.

Payment | Gift Certificates | Series | Discounts

Method of Payment Accepted and Gratuities

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit and Cash. Gratuities are at your discretion but are always appreciated as they are not included in the fees charged for the massage service, gift certificate, series or package

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates have been very popular as no gift is better than the gift of good health! They are an ideal present as it shows your friends and family that you care about their health and well-being. These gift vouchers are valid for six months from the date of purchase and makes a good present any time of the year.

All Gift Certificates sales are final and are not redeemable for cash value; and Bodhi Thai Massage is not responsible for any lost or stolen Gift Certificates.

Massage Series

Enjoy the health and relaxation benefits of regular massage treatments with purchasing Massage Series. These vouchers may be shared between individuals and will give you access to massages at a discounted rate.

Discounts

Discounts apply to regularly priced products/services only, and cannot be used with other promotions/specials/discounts/vouchers/coupons/certificates, or for the purchase of gift certificates, memberships, classes, and so on.