Massage Therapy is the manipulation of muscle and other soft tissues using hands, fingers, forearms and elbows. In general, massage therapy is used to help manage health conditions and for over all wellness.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy can be a standalone treatment or complementary to other health care treatments. It can effectively help to decrease stress, help alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension and increase range of motion.
Qualifications of Our RMT
Our Massage therapist (RMT) is a regulated health professional and registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Insurance Coverage for Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy can be covered under extended health benefits, or under motor vehicle accident insurance claims. Receipts can also be used as a tax deductable medical expense on your tax return. We may be able to direct bill to your insurance provider.
What to Expect on Your First Massage Therapy Visit
We recommend coming to your appointment 10 to 15 minutes early to fill out some paperwork. Our massage therapist will take you in to the treatment room where you will discuss your health history and massage preferences. Once your treatment goals are discussed the RMT will leave the room so you can disrobe and get on the treatment table and under the sheets.
The massage therapist is trained to position the sheets to protect your privacy. Only the body part being worked on will be exposed. The massage therapists will ask you during treatment if the pressure feels okay. You are also encouraged to communicate to the therapist about the pressure or any discomfort so the therapist can adjust the treatment.
The massage therapist will inform you when the treatment is over and then leave the room so you can get dressed. When you’re ready the RMT will come back in the room to recommend things you can do at home to help with your treatment and also recommend a follow up treatment plan. This is also a great time to ask any questions or concerns you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy
What do I need to bring to my massage therapy visit?
You do not need to bring anything to your massage therapy visit. We have the forms for you to fill out at the clinic.
Do I need to be fully undressed for my massage therapy treatment?
You may leave your undergarments on or fully undress, this is up to you. The massage therapist will not see you undressed. The massage therapist leaves the room while you undress and get on the table under the sheets. The massage therapist is trained in draping techniques and will take special care not to make you feel vulnerable or exposed.
Do I need a doctor’s note?
Some insurance companies require you to have a doctor’s script in order for your treatment to be covered. It is best to contact your insurance company before hand. * However, you do not need a doctor’s script in order to receive treatment.
Do I need a reason to come in for a massage therapy treatment?
No, your RMT will ask you what your goal is for the treatment. Whether it is relaxation or rehabilitation from an injury. the RMT will ask you about any muscle tension or pain and any areas you would like your treatment focused on.
How long should I book for my massage?
We recommend for your first visit to book a one hour massage. We also offer 30 minute and 45minute massages.
To book your appointment, please call the clinic at 905 991 1887.