Massage therapy can be tremendously beneficial for people of all ages and conditions. While it is known best to benefit the ill, the injured and the stressed, massage is also a great treatment in preventing illness and conditions before they develop.
Regular therapeutic massage from a Registered Massage Therapist can be an excellent part of your health maintenance by;
Massage therapy not only treats those parts of you that are a problem, but also affects your whole body. It is not only your muscles that are treated during a massage, but also your circulatory and nervous systems. This helps to restore an overall feeling of well being.Many of today’s health problems arise from stress. Because stress upsets the delicate balance of all your body’s functions, regaining this balance requires a holistic (whole body) approach.Massage therapy is safe and effective for stress management, but is also highly effective for various other problems, including, but not limited to:
A massage should be a relaxing, pleasurable experience. The pain or pressure felt during some types of massage should always be temporary. Finding the right therapist and the appropriate style can be daunting. If you are not sure if massage is right for you, contact your Physician, or call / e-mail us here at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
You are encouraged to undress to your level of comfort. It is much more beneficial to apply massage techniques directly to the skin and massage therapists are required to drape you with a sheet so that they only expose the portion of your body on which they are working. It is quite possible to work on a client who is partially/ fully dressed; although this will limit the type of techniques the therapist can use. Your choices will always be respected & you will never be made to feel uncomfortable.
We ask that you arrive 10-15mins early on your first visit. You will be required to fill out a confidential health history form, which will help your therapist in creating your assessment and treatment plan. The therapist will then explain the massage process and answer any questions you may have about your condition or tension. Remember that your first visit will include the assessment in your treatment time.
Registered Massage Therapy is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (www.cmto.com). Massage students must complete 2200 hours of intensive anatomical, physiological and clinical studies, including practical instruction, at a massage therapy college. Graduation is a prerequisite to taking the provincial examinations; successful candidates then become licensed and registered under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). All current registered massage therapists (R.M.T.) are members of this College, and only members of this college may call themselves Massage Therapists or Registered Massage Therapists.
Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP; however, many private insurance companies provide full or partial coverage under extended health care packages. Some insurance companies may require a physician’s referral. Please check your individual policy. We require our clients to pay for their treatments at the time of receiving the treatment, which we will supply an official receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. If you do not have extended health care benefits you may wish to consult with Revenue Canada or your financial planner to determine if claims for massage therapy under “Medical Expenses” on your income tax return will be permitted. Under the new “no-fault” automobile insurance, potential coverage has increased for treatment of injuries sustained in automobile accidents. Direct billing to the insurance company may be available in the case of motor vehicle accidents. Please speak to us about your individual case.