Frequent Asked Questions

What to wear for the treatment?

You'll be fully clothed during treatment! Ideally, wear something comfortable and stretchy that allows for some movement.

First Visit

Please note: A few minutes will be added to Initial Visits. This will accommodate extra time for filling in an intake form, answer questions, and to get to know you. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled booking time. I will meet you by the entrance to greet you. There is no buzzer.

Studio's Location

 

My Studio is located within my home in Newport Village at 285 Newport Drive. I am licensed with the city of Port Moody. To be let in, please arrive  5 minutes prior to your scheduled booking time. There is no buzzer - I will meet you by the entrance to greet you.

My location is within walking distance from Inlet Centre skytrain station and bus stops. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood. Please, plan your trip in advance.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Cancellations require a 24 hour notice. For cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice the full cost of the booked treatment will apply.

If you are sick, you need to to stay home and we can reschedule your appointment.

Please contact me (Anika) at 604-351-5272 and I will assist you. 

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - from 9am-5pm. By appointment only.

Payment options

Dedit card, Cash or e-transfer payment is preferred. Credit card payments will also be accepted. A receipt will be provided upon payment.

Procedures during COVID-19?

The safety and health of my clients is my priority and I follow the protocols of my professional association. I will be wearing a mask during the treatment at all times. You will also be required to wear a mask when laying "face-up" on the treatment table. I will update this information regularly depending on current health regulations and recommendations.

There is a high quality air purifier in my treatment room. Upon arrival I'll provide you with hand sanitizer or a sink for washing hands.

Prior to your scheduled appointment I will contact you to confirm that you are well. If you are sick, we will need to reschedule your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.

After -Treatment Care

I recommend to drink plenty of water (ideally warm or at room temperature with a splash of lemon) or herbal tea. This will allow for proper elimination of toxins. Rest and take it easy for the rest of the day if you need to. You might even want to have a nap, or you might feel very energetic. I encourage you to listen in with yourself and respond to what you need. Even though the session is over, the body-mind needs time to adjust to the energetic changes that have been facilitated. 

Can I claim Shiatsu with Extended Health Plan?

I (Anika) am a registered shiatsu therapist (R.S.T.) and a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada & the Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC. Therefore, you may be able to claim Shiatsu treatments with your insurance provider. If coverage is important to you, please contact your Extended Health Plan Administrator to confirm with them before receiving your treatment!

Listed below are Extended Health Providers that recognize Shiatsu with selected plans: Each plan is individual to what your employer has chosen as a benefits package.

  • Great-West Life

  • Green Shield Canada

  • Johnson Insurance

  • Manulife

  • Sun Life

  • SSQ Financial

  • Alberta Blue Cross

  • Saskatchewan Blue Cross

  • Canada Life

  • Blendable

  • Claimsecure

  • Co-operators

  • GroupSource

  • Equitable Life

  • Cowan Group

  • Industrial Alliance/ iA Financial

  • Plans with wellness or personal spending accounts

  • WCB + ICBC with Dr's referral