What is Massage Therapy?
Restore your mind and body with massage.
Benefits include: pain relief, improved mobility, improved circulation & lymphatic drainage, and reduced muscle tension.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Massage therapy helps alleviate the discomfort associated with occupational stresses, muscular over-use, and many acute and chronic pain conditions.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Registered Massage Therapy is not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP); however, many extended health benefit plans will cover all or part of your RMT session. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, however some insurance companies may require a presciption before covering the cost of your care. RMT treatments may also be reimbursed by automobile insurance companies, in the case of motor vehicle accidents, or by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in the case of workplace injuries.
What to expect during your first appointment
Confidential health history
Physical assessment of factors which may be contributing to your symptoms
Development of a treatment plan
More on treatment plans
Your RMT will develop your treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment.
Your treatment plan can be changed at any time and will be reassessed at an appropriate time.
You have no obligation to undergo any part of a treatment.
Your treatment will begin once you have given your informed consent, which involves setting realistic goals for treatment, discussing possible responses to treatment, and being informed of alternative care options.