Uptown New Westminster's Massage, Yoga and Wellness Space

Momentum Bodywork and Massage


What is Bodywork and How Does it Differ From Registered Massage Therapy? Do You Offer RMT Massage?

Kristine is a Certified Bodywork Practitioner, not a Registered Massage Therapist.

Bodywork is any of a number of therapeutic practices that involve the manipulation, massage, or regimented movement of body parts. It provides relaxation while releasing adhesions (knots) in the muscles and re-aligning the body's structure.  This can help to reduce stress, increase circulation and return the body to a state of equilibrium.

A Certified Bodyworker may have extensive training in many different holistic therapies to help release muscular tension or emotional holding in order to rediscover the body’s natural ease of being. Such techniques may include: Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage techniques, Structural Integration, Shiatsu, Cupping, Acupressure, Ayurvedic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Trager, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Reiki and other holistic practices.

Kristine is fully trained to take care of most musculoskeltal issues, alignment issues, patterns of tension and overall aches and pains as well as moderate injuries. She graduated with Honors from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, a program with a strong medical anatomical component with therapeutic applications and a holistic component for those wanting more of a Spa type treatment.

Kristine's blended, client-customized approach to bodywork means that each session is unique and tailored to your needs for the day, addressing the area of concern as well as the rest of the body as opposed to a more clinical approach that may not allow for therapeutic relaxation. She offers Spa Add-ons such as epsom salt foot soaks, custom aromatherapy for a more relaxing treatment which can assist client's bodies in releasing tensions brought on by stress and anxiety.

When making a decision as to whether to see a Bodyworker or an RMT you may take the following into account:

  • Do you have third party insurance or MSP benefits? Because RMTs are part of the BC medical system all insurance companies and MSP Premium Assistance plans cover (or partially cover) treatments, Bodyworkers may not be covered however due to provincial restrictions on massage therapy.

  • MSP Premium assistance only covers $20 of the cost of the session. RMT massage costs $100 or more per hour, we charge $85/hour. With our New Client Special (15 minutes added to the first session) giving you a 75 minute massage for $85 you will actually save money!

  • Third Party insurance is different. Depending on your insurance coverage it may cover as little as $20/treatment or as much as 100% of the treatment. There are a few insurance companies that do cover Bodywork, so if this is the case you can maximize your insurance coverage as Momentum charges less than Registered Massage Therapists. Check with your insurance company to see if Bodywork is covered before booking if you need insurance reimbursement.

  • If you do not have third party insurance booking with us will save you money