FAQ Massage

According to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario “Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.”

More information about Massage Therapy, it’s scope of practice and standards can all be found at the CMTO website. www.cmto.com

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According to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario “Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology.”

More information about Massage Therapy, it’s scope of practice and standards can all be found at the CMTO website. www.cmto.com

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According to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario “Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.”

More information about Massage Therapy, it’s scope of practice and standards can all be found at the CMTO website. www.cmto.com

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According to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario “Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.”

More information about Massage Therapy, it’s scope of practice and standards can all be found at the CMTO website. www.cmto.com

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If it’s your first appointment or it’s been a year since your last visit a health history intake will take place followed by any necessary assessment.

The intake and assessment will help develop a proper treatment plan to help your goals. Once consent has been obtained the treatment can begin.

You’ll be asked to undress to your level of comfort and then have yourself under the sheets on the massage table. The therapist will leave the room while you get on the table.

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Some health risks will need to be taken into consideration before receiving a massage therapy treatment. After reviewing your health history, the therapist is able to determine whether or not you are suitable to receive a massage at that time.

There are many modifications that can be made to accommodate any health risks reported through the intake.

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It is not recommended to receive a massage if you are suffering from the flu, cold or any serious skin infections.

If you’re uncertain you can always contact your primary health care provider or massage therapist to ask whether massage is recommended for you.

You are not sure? Feel free to contact us.

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There are many insurance providers that offer massage therapy packages as part of their benefits. Each insurance provider will have their own policies.

It will be your responsibility to pay for the treatment. A receipt with with the necessary information will be provided to you after your treatment for any insurance claims.

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Massage therapy has been a regulated health care profession in Ontario for 100 years.

Massage Therapy is not covered by OHIP.

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You do not need a prescription to receive a massage from a Registered massage therapist.

If you have any serious health concerns, please contact your primary health care provider first to make sure massage therapy is recommended.

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Depending on your insurance policy you may need a doctors note to be able to use your benefits.

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Yes! Many studies have indicated that massage therapy during pregnancy is safe and encouraged to help manage yours and your baby’s health. \

Modifications are made to accommodate any health risks a person may have during their pregnancy.

Some benefits include:

  • improvement of blood circulation,
  • decrease in back pain,
  • promotion of healthy hormone regulation
  • decrease in edema (swelling).

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There are many benefits children can receive from massage therapy.

They can include:

  • healthier sleep pattern,
  • decrease in growing pains,
  • healthy growth stimulation
  • encourage a more active lifestyle.

During a pediatric massage treatment certain considerations will take place such as always making sure the child wants to receive the treatment and is comfortable.

If the child requests, a parent or guardian may be present during the treatment. 

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