Fresh Start 2014

It is a brand new year, perfect time to set some goals for the months ahead. I like to focus on goals versus resolutions, following the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Targeted). This provides direction for my efforts, developing a game plan of what I want to achieve and when with short and long term goals. Writing down intentions and reassessing throughout the year is a great way to stay on track. Scheduling in events and mini goals is motivating and helps avoid procrastination. For example, this past December was very busy with massage bookings as clients were trying to maximize their extended medical benefits allowance. Ideally, spreading their appointments out with a session every couple of months could be more effective than six treatments at the end of December. Massage can be a great reward for reaching your goals, what do you want to challenge yourself with this year?

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RMT’s and Extended Medical Benefits

I wanted to post a little reminder that your extended medical benefit plans expire at the end of the year. That is just over a month away! Essentially if you do not use your allotted amount for health care services, it will not roll over to the next year. Since you are paying into the insurance plan, why not use it to the fullest?

RMT’s are on the list of approved health care practitioners by the Canadian Health Professions Act. That makes it easy for the extended health care plans to approve an RMT receipt for reimbursement. With some plans a doctor’s note up front saying that you could benefit from massage is required. Massage is great for relieving pain and stress, increasing circulation, improving immune system function, decreasing muscle tension, facilitating recovery from injury and overall it feels good!