Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. It is a highly effective hands-on manipulation of soft tissues including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is more than just about relaxation.  Not only has it been shown to help alleviate discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses/muscular overuse, it can also help treat many chronic pain conditions and help in injury recovery and rehabilitation.

What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy benefits people of all ages from people with acute to chronic conditions. It enhances an overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing through:

  • Improving joint mobility
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension
  • Calming the nervous system

What are common conditions that Massage Therapists treat?

Registered Massage Therapists are trained to help relieve:

  • Arthritis & tendonitis
  • Stress & associated symptoms
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Repetitive strain Injury
  • Muscle tension
  • Neck & back pain
  • Post-injury & post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pre & post-pregnancy related symptoms
  • Muscle conditions (spasms, strains)
  • Circulatory & nervous system problems
  • Sports Injuries

Massage Services Offered

Our registered massage therapists have years of training in diverse types of treatment techniques and massage therapy. Whether you’re injured or stressed, in chronic pain or just need a bit of relaxation, we will customize an integrative treatment plan that will help you achieve your optimal health.

Swedish Massage

Is the most popular type of massage on which all other massage styles are based.

Deep Tissue Massage

This massage focuses on releasing chronic tension and engages muscles more intensely. Deep tissue massage releases resistant knots to decrease pain and tension and creates better range of motion for joints and muscles.

Lymphatic Drainage

Is designed to reduce swelling and alleviate pain caused by edema. Edema (inflammation) can be caused by acute or chronic conditions.

Myofascial Release

Focuses on releasing fascial tissue from underlying muscle. It increases mobility and range of motion, as well as decreases pain and scar tissue.

Trigger Point Therapy

Focuses on massage, compression of the muscles, and deep breathing to help alleviate muscle tension and pain.

Sports Massage

It can help the body recover from physical activities, as well as improve performance and prevent any future injuries.

Pre and Post Natal Massage

Helps ease pain and tension associated with pregnancy.

Hot Stone Massage

Uses specialized stones that hold heat, helping to create a sense of warmth and wellbeing throughout the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect on my initial massage visit?

On your first visit, you will need to fill out a health history form. An assessment will be performed to determine the best course of treatment for you. The treatment plan will be discussed with you and suggestions will be made to optimize your personal therapy. The techniques used during each treatment will stretch and loosen connective tissue and muscles. This helps increase joint movement and function which reduces muscle tension. After the massage, you may be given some suggestions for home care, along with a recommendation for follow-up treatments.

Is massage therapy covered by provincial health?

Massage therapy is covered by many health insurance plans but is not covered under provincially funded health coverage. In cases of injury rehabilitation, Work Place Safety Insurance WSIB (ON), Worker’s Compensation Insurance and auto insurance may cover the cost of massage therapy. Please check with your extended health care plan for details of your coverage.

Do you provide direct billing for massage visits?

We do provide direct billing to most insurance companies. Here are some the the companies we currently bill directly to:

  • Great West Life
  • Sunlife
  • Manulife
  • Green Shield
  • Blue Cross
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