It’s almost the end of the year and our Extended Health Benefits are about to expire! I don’t know if it’s the Asian in me, but I totally love taking full advantage of my benefits…because why not?? It’s the perfect way to take care of yourself without breaking the bank, AND the professionals who are eligible for coverage are usually more educated and experienced. For example, a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at a clinic or spa usually provides better results than the average masseuse because they know the science behind all those moving muscles and joints.
Here are some places in Downtown Vancouver that I recommend, and also frequent myself.
SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic
#150 – 1152 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Why I love this place: I was going here regularly for their Dermapen (micro needling) service, to minimize my old acne scars. I was greeted so warmly by all the staff (with perfect skin, I must add) every time I went, and although it’s a clinic, the atmosphere and treatments made me feel like I was at a spa. What my wallet appreciated about SKN Clinic was that they offered monthly specials which grouped together services and products for a significantly lower price, AND there would often be packages paired with Cosmetic Acupuncture, which you could claim up to $99 through Extended Health! Amazing, am I right?
Vancouver Sports Massage
#108-885 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
Why I love this place: Camelia’s hands are magical. Those were the words in someone’s reviews that convinced me to try her, and I have been seeing her regularly ever since! She knows how to target issues and relieve tension in just one session. Since I’m easily ticklish, I find it hard to find the right RMT…but she applies the perfect amount of pressure and leaves my muscles feeling completely relaxed!
878 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Why I love this place: This place offers awesome acupuncture services by Melissa. She’s super knowledgeable and explains what each needle placement does. They offer 3 types – one for health, one for weight management, and one for face. I’ve tried all 3 now and can see them all offering benefits with regular visits. Can’t wait to go back!
Other great paramedical services that we’re usually covered for:
- Social Workers
All of the above are great for self-care, so might as well take advantage of them if you’ve got ’em!
Where are some places you recommend?