Unlicensed Massage Treatments
If you are looking for a massage therapy, but you are on a budget or do not have extended health insurance then an unlicensed massage treatment may be an option for you.
All our unlicensed massage practitioners are trained on par with licensed massage therapists and have completed the 2200 hour program. so your massage experience won’t have to suffer. Additionally, all unlicensed individuals are upfront and honest about the fact they are unlicensed – so it is purely the client’s choice whether he or she feels comfortable with the service. Our unlicensed massage team can answer all questions you may have before, during and after to ensure that you are satisfied with the service.
Why Practice Massage Without a License?
Many of our clients ask why a person who has gone through our training program would not be licensed. There are a few reasons: 1) someone may be just finishing up necessary requirements and want to get started a little early or 2) someone might think of massage as more of a side-job and, therefore, not feel the need to get licensed.
A common reason is due to the fact that to apply for a license, you can never have performed a massage for money, which could include anyone who has ever been paid by a family member or friend to do so. Getting paid in cash can have its tax benefits as well, but the win-win really comes in that you save money and the unlicensed practitioner gets money he or she might not have otherwise.
It is important to note that there is a difference between massaging for pleasure and massaging for physical therapy or healing. Many provinces allow unlicensed people to perform relaxation massage, but not therapy. In this case, he or she would be known as a masseuse/masseur and not a massage therapist. Additionally, it is important to note there is a difference between a license and a certificate – one can still be certified and not licensed. In some areas, if you complete at least 500 classroom hours and have received a diploma or certificate, you can apply for a license. Our program requires completion of 2,200 hours – so that is just a comparison for anyone who might be slightly “on the fence” regarding the qualifications of our unlicensed individuals.
At other clinics, you might find some who are licensed, but have just come back to work after not practicing for some time. That could be just as harmful, if not more so, than having someone massage who hasn’t had the training. All unlicensed individuals are currently practicing and have been for some time.
The rates are as follows:
|Unlicensed Massage Treatments||Price|
|Half Hour Massage||$ 40.00|
|Forty-Five Minute Massage||$ 60.00|
|One Hour Massage||$ 80.00|
|Ninety Minute Massage||$ 120.00|
|Couples’ Massage (One Hour in Length)||$ 70.00|