Registered Massage Therapy in Ontario is a regulated health profession regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Massage Therapists provide a high standard of quality care, and treatments with a Massage Therapist are often covered by extended health benefit plans (check with your benefit provider for more details).
Massage Therapy treatments can have a beneficial effect on many painful conditions, as well as having an overall positive and calming effect on the nervous system. Massage therapy can be a helpful component of self care in cases of injury or trauma rehabilitation, painful conditions like headaches, back or sciatic pain, stress related concerns and many other conditions. Massage therapists are qualified to assess and treat patients all the way from infancy to end of life. Pregnant women, babies, athletes, the elderly, and everyone else - nearly anyone can derive benefit from a treatment with a massage therapist!
- Q:Is it going to hurt? A: In many cases there may be some mild discomfort if we are trying to determine the location and nature of painful areas, but in general a massage treatment is often more beneficial with less pain (!!!). This goes against a commonly held idea of "more pain more gain" in massage, but is supported by the bulk of current pain research. It is important that you communicate with your therapist about how comfortable you are during the treatment.
- Q: Do I have to take off my clothes? A: No. Depending on the type of treatment you are looking for and what is determined to be the best course of treatment on a given visit, you may choose to have a traditional massage treatment lying on a table undressed under a sheet and blanket, or you may choose to leave all clothing on, or anything in between - it is entirely up to your individual comfort level.
- Q: Can you bill this directly to my health insurance provider? A: Probably - let us know who your provider is and we will do our best to accommodate!
Overall Wellness and Relaxation
Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and joint dysfunction and pain. Massage can help restore flexibility and range of motion as well as increase overall wellness and relaxation.
All types of Massage Therapies
Treatment can include myofascial release, thai massage, acupuncture/ electro-acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound and taping, IFC, joint mobilization, home exercise and cupping therapy.