Registered massage therapists employ a variety of hands-on techniques to assess and treat soft tissue and joints of the body. Improved circulation of blood and lymph fluids, decreased pain and inflammation, improved mobility, promotion of relaxation, and reduced stress are all positive, proven effects of therapeutic massage.
What Massage Techniques are Offered at your Clinic? Our massage therapist is trained and highly experienced in Swedish Massage as well as Deep Tissue Massage.
Does it Hurt? A person who has never experienced therapeutic massage before may feel some discomfort during or after the first one or two treatments. However, the overall effect for most patients is to feel more relaxed and mobile, totally free of discomfort. Patients are encouraged to provide feedback for the therapist about a comfortable degree of pressure.
Is massage therapy coverd by OHIP? No, however most extended health care plans cover massage therapy. If you are uncertain whether you have coverage, our reception staff can help you determine this information. Do I need a Doctor's prescriptionto Receive Massage Therapy? Some insurance companies require a note from your family doctor explaining why you need therapeutic massage therapy before they agree to reimburse costs. No referral is required for those who pay for massage therapy on their own. Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy? Massage has been proven a safe and effective treatment for women experiencing pain and discomfort related to pregnancy. It can help to relax the muscles that support the spine, and reduce pain associated muscle tension. Our massage therapist always takes special care to place a pregnant patient in positions that are comfortable as well as safe for both mother-to-be and developing child.
(See also: Chiropractic Care, Accupuncture, Auto accidents, Orthotics)