Assessment First Remedial Massage Therapy

Dedicated to helping you feel better!

Use our convenient online Appointment Book to schedule your session today!


Lymph Drainage can help:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Alleviate pain
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve mobility




Are you tired of living with pain and looking for a way to change that? 

Rosemarie (Marie) Trafford, RMT, CLT, CDT is the owner and operator of Assessment First Remedial Massage Therapy.  She has spent the past 14-years training her mind and hands to help you figure out what is causing the pain.  Once that is done, then she tries to help your nervous system, muscles and lymphatic system learn something new to relieve, or change, some of the pain and discomfort you are feeling.

ASSESSMENT FIRST REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY is found near the Medicine Hat hospital inside NEXUS ORTHOTICS at Gershaw and 4th at 101 - 266 4 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4E5

Rosemarie (Marie) Trafford is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and Complete Decongestive Therapist (CDT).  She is trained in Myofascial Cupping Technique, Dermoneuromodulation (DNM), took a Master Series with Professor Lorimer Moseley, one of the creators of Explain Pain. Other continuing education includes:  Oncology massage; Scar Tissue Management; Lymphatics; CranioSacral Therapy (CST) (Level One); Pre-natal massage; Intra-oral TMJ massage; Migraine and tension headache pain management; Lower and upper body nerve mobilization for the treatment of sciatic and carpal tunnel pain; pain science and much more.  

During your first appointment you will notice Rosemarie (Marie) Trafford, RMT, CLT does things differently.  A thorough oral health history is recorded and an assessment is done before you are on the table.  That means if you book an hour for your first appointment, you will only get about 1/2 hour of treatment, which is why it is recommended you book a 90-minute appointment for your first consultation with Marie.

Marie firmly believes you should NOT leave a massage feeling worse than when you walked in the door.  If you believe in "no pain, no gain" then this is not the right therapist for you.  

DIRECT BILLING IS AVAILABLE FOR MANY, but not all, INSURANCE PLANS.  It is the patient's responsibility to know if they need a doctor's referral for their medical insurance.  The claim will be processed online before patient leaves.  IF THERE ARE PROCESSING PROBLEMS, OR CLAIM IS REJECTED, the patient WILL have to pay the full cost.

Debit, Credit Card and Interac E-transfers are accepted.  

Owner/Operator, Rosemarie (Marie) Trafford is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) and an Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS) Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)  or Complete Decongestive Therapist (CDT).