What is Massage Therapy?
Our bodies are in constant motion and that is a very good thing… we are made to move and to move relatively pain free. Musculoskeletal disorders caused by postural problems, repetitive stress, trauma and disease can inhibit normal body movements and set up pain cycles that diminish quality of life. These disorders are one of the primary reasons that people seek medical attention.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy is of great benefit in treating many soft tissue disorders to reduce and eliminate pain and restore the body to optimum health. Therapeutic Massage achieves these successful outcomes through various techniques like Frictions, Myofascial Release, and Swedish Techniques (to name just a few). Resulting physiological changes that promote healing in the body include improved fluid mechanics (blood and lymph), neuromuscular, connective tissue and reflex effects. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) are highly trained health care professionals and know how to match the treatment to the injury/disorder for the best outcomes. We adhere to the principles of Evidence Based Practice as a means to provide sound validation for our methods so that we can provide the best possible care to our patients and further the body of knowledge of Therapeutic Massage.
What can Massage Therapy treat?
- Low Back Pain
- Preventative Maintenance
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Stress Relief and stress Related Conditions
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
- Migraines and Headaches
Does extended insurance cover therapy?
Yes. Registered Massage Therapy is recognized by WSIB and most insurance providers. You will be covered if your plan includes Registered Massage Therapy. A receipt will be issued to you at the end of each treatment. If you don’t have an extended health care plan, save your receipts for income tax purposes.