Massage Therapy 

What is Massage Therapy

 

Registered massage therapists (RMTs) follow the rules and regulations determined by the CMTO, including our scope of practice, which states: 

"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain."

Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves 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 can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy. 

What to expect your first Appointment

On your first appointment, you will be requested to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a confidential health history form pertaining to your health. Your appointment will commence with a review of this form prior to your assessment and treatment.

At the beginning of each treatment, your therapist will perform an assessment, which will help you and your therapist formulate a personalized treatment plan. Your Massage Therapist will ensure an atmosphere of safety and privacy during every session. Your comfort and level of pain tolerance will be respected throughout the treatment.

 

How can Massage Therapy help?

 

People of all ages and conditions can benefit from massage therapy as it is widely used to treat many conditions including: 

  • Musculoskeletal conditions e.g. muscle spasms, tendonitis, sprains and strains

  • Repetitive strain injuries (a.k.a. Accumulative Trauma Disorder) e.g. rotator cuff tendonitis

  • Stress

  • Low back pain

  • Headaches and migraines 

  • Neck and shoulder tension and pain

  • Whiplash/motor vehicle accidents 

  • Respiratory problems e.g. asthma

  • Poor circulation 

  • High blood pressure

  • Adhesive capsulitis (a.k.a. frozen shoulder)

  • Joint pain, arthritic conditions

  • Neurological deficits and pain e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Digestive problems 

  • Jaw pain e.g. TMJ Dysfunction

  • Prenatal / postpartum conditions

  • Breast conditions e.g. PMS or post-surgical mastectomy

  • Palliative conditions e.g. cancer, ALS

  • Chronic conditions e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis

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