Therapeutic Massage is a widely accepted treatment method for reducing stress and relieving muscle pain and stiffness. Regular Massage can help to reduce the pain of chronic conditions such as headaches, neck or b ack roblems and help yo live more comforably with those problems.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissures of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
How can Massage Therapy Help Me?
Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including:
How often should I have massage therapy?
Some people believe that one treatment is enough; however, massage therapy is most beneficial in acute conditions when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments.
What happens on the first visit?
On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. This is important, as the Massage Therapist needs to know the requested information to develop a relevant treatment plan.
Is massage therapy covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?
No. Massage therapy treatments are not covered under OHIP, regardless of whether or not the treatments are required by a physician. Most progressive extended health benefit plans do cover massage therapy treatments when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist. Please note that some do require a physician's prescription.
Do I have to remove all my clothing for Massage Therapy?
No. Your comfort as a client is of the utmost to all Registered Massage Therapists, whether that is in the context of the clothing you wear or the treatment you receive. Massage Therapists can provide important treatment whether you elect to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. All RMTs are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all timed during treatment.