Kristi Maguire

Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Craniosacral Therapist
Certified BodyIntuitive

Kristi Maguire RMT, RCST®, CB

Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Craniosacral Therapist
Certified BodyIntuitive


Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

This section will help you learn more about my services.

If your answer is not covered in this section, please feel free to contact Maguire Massage Therapy and BodyIntuitive at any time.

How can massage therapy help me?

Massage therapy can benefit people of all ages and has a variety of benefits, including, but not limited to:


  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Sleep
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Management & Relaxation
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Reduced Susceptibility to Strains & Injury
  • Improved Tissue Elasticity & Pliability
  • Increased Circulation
  • Lymphatic Flow Improvements
  • Decreased Adhesions
What conditions can massage therapy help?

Massage therapy is beneficial in treating many types of conditions. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:


  • Tension & Pain in the Neck, Back & Shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Strains, Tension, Spasms & Cramps
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammation
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Jaw Pain & Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Sciatica, Hip & Leg Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • “Frozen” Shoulder & Other Shoulder Issues
  • Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shin Splints
Can massage therapy help me even if I don't have a specific condition or disorder?

When used as part of a preventative care program, massage therapy can be remarkably effective. Catching an issue before it has the potential to become a problem can make a huge difference to your overall health, vitality, and physical wellness. Additionally, once an issue becomes problematic, it usually takes much longer to resolve.

Including massage therapy in your regular health care routine can allow your body to better function on a regular basis. Massage therapy can also help your body to be more resilient if a health or physical issue does arise.
Are you a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)?

Yes, I am a registered massage therapist. When seeking the care of a massage therapist, look for the initials RMT behind their name. This ensures the therapist has taken the necessary training and has passed the board exams to become registered in British Columbia.

Will my extended benefit plan cover the cost of treatments?

A majority of plans do offer coverage for massage therapy services. As there are many types of plans, you will need to contact your insurance provider to check what type of coverage is offered.

Do I need a referral from a doctor?

No referral is needed to receive massage therapy. However, if you have a benefit plan, you should check with the provider as many do require a referral from an MD before they will cover the treatments.

About Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a holistic, hands-on approach that taps into the body’s inherent healing capabilities by balancing the cranial rhythm. It gently assists the body in addressing a range of physical and emotional challenges, fostering deep relaxation and improved well-being.

What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)?

Biodynamics is an attempt to always appreciate the whole of things and to support the fundamental health mechanism called Primary Respiration. It is natural breathing type of movement of expansion and contraction that expresses in the tissues, fluids, and potency. The body needs to have this movement within and between the structures in order for health to be flowing.

At the core of the body is the central nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord. These neurological tissues are bathed and surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid expresses a natural ebb and flow to its motion, similar to tide movements in the ocean. As the body expands and contracts, the CSF has its tide-like motion that flows around the central nervous system. This tide-like motion can be felt through all the tissues and fluids in the body. So any blocks or restrictions to that natural ebb and flow can also be felt throughout the whole body.

Our bodies are shaped by our experiences in life. Bumps and falls, injuries, mental or emotional stress, and birth traumas are all examples of experiences that can leave their imprint in our biology. If these experiences are not cleared, they leave their mark resulting in a contraction of the tissues and a block of the flow of our natural resources and health.

How does it work?

Practitioners use an educated gentle, non-invasive light touch to listen for and to engage with the expression of health in the system. The system responds by bringing about its own internal adjustments and reorganizations within the body tissues, fluids, and potency.

The body knows how to heal itself. The intelligence of the system sets the priorities of the sequence in which it wants to unravel. Using the light, skilled touch, the body can and will open up fluid movement, reorganize tissue imbalances, release held tension and trauma, and improve pliability of the tissues. Once that has occurred, the area is freer to move back into its original primary respiration motion with an increase in potency, vitality, and life force energy. This results in an ability to express stronger health. In addition to that one area releasing its held or inertial pattern, it allows the entire organism to shift and unravel as the area of inertia releases its grip on the whole.

As the body is an interwoven matrix, allowing one area to dissolve its held tension, allows the entire organism to reorganize itself into a more balanced way. It is a whole person approach to treatment. The work encompasses every system and structure in the body.

What should I expect from a Biodynamic Craniosacral session?

Sessions are performed on a fully clothed body. It is recommended to wear comfortable loose or non-restrictive clothing with no belt. Biodynamic Craniosacral sessions begin with the practitioner placing their hands on the body at the ankles or feet to feel what is happening in the system. From there, the practitioner follows and supports the unravelling of the tissues and self-repair of the system with light touch in different areas of the body as indicated.

How long will a session take?
Sessions are booked in one hour increments. The hands-on portion will often be about 45 minutes with discussion, explanation and home care afterwards. Sometimes the body will stop responding in a shorter time as it has done what it can for that day. We honour what the system needs and take our hands off at that time and go over what is needed to be discussed. Longer sessions can be booked once the body has gained more stamina and can handle longer sessions.
Can I combine Massage and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in one session
You can, however it is not ideal. To obtain deeper unwinding and create more permanent shifts in the body, time is needed in order for the body to be able to access the deeper changes.
What can Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy help me with?

The list is very long and extensive of conditions that respond very favourably to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. From structural imbalances, stress reduction, to releasing held trauma that is preventing our healing, to overall relaxation and well-being. It is very helpful for all types of pain as it assists the nervous system in regulating itself and calming down a hyperactive pain signal. Experiencing less aches and pains, less body tension, more suppleness and flexibility to all the tissues allows for greater range of motion, mobility, and flexibility. Bringing about a greater awareness of our bodies and becoming more embodied is one of the great benefits of this work.

Is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Covered By My Insurance Plan?
Yes, if you see a registered massage therapist who is certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, your insurance plan will cover it under their coverage of Massage Therapy Services. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is gaining in recognition and some insurance plans are covering the treatments of those who are certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, but not a Registered Massage Therapist.
What are the costs?
The regular massage therapy rates apply.
For more information on Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy or to set up an appointment, please contact Maguire Massage Therapy.

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