Massage Therapy involves the assessment and manipulation of muscles, soft tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints to promote physical and emotional health. The therapeutic effect of massage therapy helps to optimize health and well-being; improving, developing and maintaining physical function and relieving or preventing physical dysfunction and pain.
Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions to reduce or eliminate pain, improve joint mobility, circulation, lymphatic drainage, depression and anxiety and muscular tension. A Registered Massage Therapist can help with arthritis, headaches, inflammatory conditions, insomnia, muscle tension and spasm, sciatica, post surgical rehab, sports injuries and many other debilitating conditions.
When you come for your first visit you will be asked to complete a confidential health history. Your massage therapist will access your individual needs, develop and discuss an appropriate treatment plan and work with you to set realistic goals, evaluate your response to treatments and keep you informed of alternative care options. Your informed consent is an important part of the treatment process and you may withdraw this at any time. Please be assured that your privacy and comfort will always be respected.
In Ontario massage therapy is a regulated health profession. Practitioners of Registered Massage Therapy use the title RMT that signifies they have undertaken extensive training at a recognized college to become a primary healthcare professional.
Anyone can visit an RMT without a referral or prescription. While OHIP does not cover RMT services many extended health care benefit plans will cover part or all of RMT services. Please check with your provider to determine if you are covered under your benefit plan.