Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved, and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.

Our Therapists

Our massage therapists are regulated health professionals who have received two or three years of comprehensive training at a recognized school before completing both written and clinical examinations, and registering with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Your Treatment

Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?

It is best not to eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment. And only a light meal at that time.

What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?

On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will go over your health history form with you to determine your treatment needs.

Must I undress for my massage?

Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet sot hat they expose only the area which they are working on. You will undress to your comfort level for the therapy treatment. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you find uncomfortable.

What if I am uncomfortable undressing?

It is optional and possible to work on a client who is dressed. Just let your therapist know your comfort level.

I bruise easily. Can I still get a massage?

Yes, you can, but it is important to let your massage therapist know about it. Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from haemophilia.

Am I expected to talk during the massage?

If you wish to have silence, please say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment. You are in control of your treatment, if you wish to stop the treatment at anytime for whatever reason, you may do so.

After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?

An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles and enhance the benefits of the massage. It will help to alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day. It is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Drink plenty of water to keep your tissues hydrated.

Do provincial health care programs cover massage therapy?

Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a massage therapist. Please consult your policy.