Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre
The West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) offers affordable student massage for those with PD and family caregivers. Advanced students provide massages at $12/hour for Parkinson's and $20/hr for family caregivers.
If interested, please call (475-6677) or email Maureen Matthew to discuss your eligibility. You need to bring a letter from Maureen with you to your first appointment. The letter she gives you will explain how to use the service and orient you to the college's location which is tricky to find and for parking instructions.
Appointments are available one half day weekly except for summer and Christmas closures. It is wise to call a few weeks ahead of your desired appointment time. If all appointments are taken, you can also use the student clinic services which are generally half the cost of a registered massage therapist.
Please also note that those of you with extended health insurance may have massage therapy coverage.