What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is much more than a relaxation massage. The goal of massage therapy is to make you healthier and help reduce or prevent pain. It involves assessment and treatment of the soft tissue and joints of the body. By manipulating soft tissues and joints, the massage therapist helps your body recover and reduce pain.
What can Massage Therapy Treat?
Massage therapy can be used to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions and injuries. Some common issues are chronic back pain, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Massage therapy can also be used to treat posture and help your body stay healthy by treating smaller issues before they develop further.
Massage therapy can only be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Although RMTs are primary health care providers in Ontario, massage therapy services are not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
However, many health benefits plans cover all or a portion of massage therapy costs. For your convenience, we are happy to be able to offer direct billing for most insurance providers.
What to Expect from your First Appointment?
Our massage therapist will review your health history and assess your needs and concerns. Together with you, the massage therapist will discuss and decide on the best treatment options with you.
You have no obligation to undergo any part of the treatment that would make you any way uncomfortable. Our massage therapist will let you know what the treatment would involve and begin only after you have given your informed consent.
After the massage session, the massage therapist will discuss possible responses to the treatment and may suggest exercises or strategies to help you with you treatment goals.