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  Your commonly asked questions ...answered.

I still donít know if Massage Therapy will help me?
If you have specific questions regarding your concern of the effectiveness of massage therapy and your condition please contact us directly. This way we can discuss your specific condition to see if massage is right for you.

How can I tell the difference between a Registered Massage Therapist and someone who does massage so that my insurance company will cover the massage expense?
A registered Massage Therapist is someone who has completed a degree in Massage Therapy at a recognized training institution and has studied Anatomy, Physiology, Injury Assessment, Neurology, Treatments, Ethics and more. They have also completed 200 hands on clinical hours. They also hold an active registration in good standing with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario). This means that they will have an identification card and a wall certificate stating their unique registration number. This number may only be used by that specific therapist and is used on their receipts. This unique number and signature on the receipt show the insurance company that we are registered and your therapy session will be covered.

My insurance company says it will only cover $500.00 dollars a year in massage therapy, does my OHIP card cover the rest?
Unfortunately your OHIP card does not cover any massage therapy expenses. But, be sure to keep all of your massage therapy receipts that go over and above your extended heath care coverage as it is a medical expense on your income tax return.

What will the massage feel like?
Your massage will start with lighter flowing techniques that will help calm your nervous system and calm your muscles and tension. As your muscles relax and warm up pressure will gradually be increased to address specific areas and decrease muscle tension. From there depending on specific conditions the therapist will introduce a variety of techniques. Half way through the massage generally the therapist will ask you to turn over which will be done with you under the sheet where the therapist can not see you.

Will the massage hurt me?
There are times when certain techniques are used that massage therapy can cause some discomfort but it is not harmful. If it is causing you pain at any time, be sure to tell your therapist right away so they can stop or modify the technique. Your therapist will always discuss the technique with you first and be asking you for feedback on how it feels. Let them know if you are ever uncomfortable.

How do I undress, Do I remove all of my clothes?
Your comfort is what is important. You should only undress to where you are comfortable. Some people choose to undress completely. Some people choose to wear underwear, while some people choose to remain mostly or fully clothed. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on. It is your choice and the therapist will accommodate your comfort level at all times. Even if you comfort level changes during the treatment.

How often should I get massaged?
Some people think that one treatment is enough. But often massage therapy is more beneficial when treating new injuries over a series of massages and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments. Your Massage Therapist can discuss with you what is best for you and always leaving the decision in your hands.

Is Heated Stone Massage more expensive?
It is more expensive as it requires additional training and the stones must be sanitized prior to every treatment.

Is Heated Stone Massage better for me?
Some people prefer Heated Stone Massage as they find it penetrates the deeper muscles more quickly and find this massage more relaxing. It is most popular in the frigid months. It is also a popular gift choice for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Birthdays, Christmas and Valentines Day.

What takes place on my first visit?
You will be asked to complete a case history form. This allows the therapist to understand your health and reason for seeking massage therapy. They will then discuss the form with you. Your therapist will ask you to perform a couple of assessments to clearly understand your conditions. They will then discuss the massage treatment plan. If you are comfortable with everything discussed they will then leave you to get on the table. Please follow this link to a published article which provides more detail.

Can my pregnant wife get a massage?
Yes, Massage therapists are trained to massage pregnant women. They practice extra care and caution. The treatment usually focuses on alleviating associated pregnancy discomforts from, sore back, neck and feet. The post natal treatments are focused on alleviating the womanís once again constant changing posture generally from nursing discomforts to carrying posture. The massage is performed with the women lying on her side.

Can seniors get a massage?
Yes, Massage is safe for seniors. The treatments are performed and modifications are made in the massage on a very individual basis. For example, lighter pressure, shorter treatments or seated in a chair.

Can my children get massages?
Yes, Massage Therapists massage infants, toddlers, children and teens for varying reasons. Infants often for teething pains, toddlers often for gas pains, children for growing pains and teens for anxiety, stress and sports injuries.











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