A Natural Approach
Massage is the answer!
Who cares what the question is!
Registered Massage Therapy
Prior to your appointment :
1) Please fill in the survey that will be emailed to you prior to your appointment for Covid-19 Screening.
2) Upon arrival at the clinic please wait in your car. Your massage therapist will let you in.
3) Please bring a clean mask with you to wear, or use a clinic face mask - social distancing is not possible while in the treatment room. Masks are still required in the common areas of the building, but If you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to wear a mask ***in the treatment room***.
4) Upon arrival at the clinic, please wash your hands following the 20 second hand washing guidelines.
** If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing please cancel your appointment, stay home and call 8-1-1 or your doctors office for next steps. For more information please check this link: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel) **
Thank you for your patience - we are all in this together!
~~Mrus Massage Therapy~~
Melanie Mrus RMT, BHSc
Welcome to Mrus Massage Therapy! I am a registered Massage therapist regulated by the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia (CMTBC), and I am also a member of the Registered Massage Therapist's Association of British Columbia (RMTBCA).
A little about me? I am an original islander though, I have left to travel and learn throughout the years, but I keep coming back to Nanaimo and home is where the heart is!
My treatment style? I would say my pressure is firm, but always adapting to individual preference. I have recently completed level 1 of the Graston Technique and I am always learning new techniques and treatments of symptoms. Above all else, I always strive to treat my patients in a professional, safe and secure way.
Coral Nast RMT
I'm very happy to join Melanie at Mrus Massage. Originally from Metchosin, I'm getting reacquainted with the island after a ten-year hiatus. I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2009, and have been working as a RMT for ten years. Most recently, I worked in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Kamloops for three years.
My approach to massage is a compassionate and informed one. I'll try to determine the root cause of your symptoms with specific questions and testing. Examples of root causes can be acute and chronic injuries, repetitive use, postural habits, chronic stress, primary medical conditions and structural differences. I also believe in creating a relaxing space where your body feels safe to receive treatment.
Some of my hands-on modalities include myofascial release, general swedish massage, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, and muscle energy technique. I will give you homecare suggestions if they're appropriate to your function and wellness, and will refer you to specialists or other healthcare providers if necessary.
I am comfortable treating most conditions including low back pain (stemming from various conditions such as muscle strains, stenosis, DDD, herniation), whiplash and other motor vehicle accident symptoms, headaches, pre/post pregnancy, rib subluxations, tendinitis/tendinosis, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, nerve impingements, ligament sprains, muscle strains, and postural issues.
I direct bill for ICBC, Medavie/Blue Cross, Greenshield and most other extended health providers.
A few other things about me: I'm slowly chipping away at a degree in Health Science; I'm an avid hiker and the first thing I do in a new area is explore the trails; I like to garden, read, and talk to my cat.
RATES AND CANCELLATION SCHEDULE
30 min 70.00
45 min 95.00
60 min 115.00
60 min (initial massage 125.00)
75 min 140.00
90 min 170.00
Session time includes assessment, treatment, and home care.
There will be no charge for cancellation due to sickness and symptoms of Covid-19. Please give as much notice as possible.
Cancellations with less than 4 - 24 hours notice - $30.00
Cancellations with less than 0 - 4 hours notice - $115.00 (Or cost of booked appt.)
**All listed prices include GST **
Pacific Blue Cross
Great West Life
Chamber of Commerce
Most extended health coverages cover a percentage of Massage Therapy. Some extended healthcare providers require a doctor's referral. Please contact them directly to find out your annual and/or visit allowance.
Health Services BC : **Direct billing is not available at this time for (MSP) at Mrus Massage Therapy.**
ICBC: ICBC will pay toward 12 treatments. Please contact your claims adjuster for more information. (Please bring with you your claim number and adjuster's contact information.)
RCMP & DVA: I do direct Bill RCMP and DVA. (Please bring with you your doctor's note for massage therapy.)
Are you an RMT or healthcare professional looking for an independent place to practice?
There is potential for part time morning shifts Wednesday - Saturday! Please inquire :)