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.


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 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.  ALL NEW CLIENT FIRST APPOINTMENTS ARE 90-MINUTES in length to accommodate the taking of a thorough health history. The COVID-19 Pandemic taught Marie that people are better at remembering and telling their story than writing it down.  The first appointment includes question and answers that are recorded for your health history.  Then there is assessment and treatment. 

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 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). She remains an Associate member of the Massage Therapist Association of Canada.