How will massage therapy benefit me?
With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.
How often will I need treatments?
Your body will let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare.
How do I find a qualified Registered Massage therapist?
When you are choosing a massage therapist, be sure to choose one who is licensed, and has 2200 hours (Advanced Diploma) of education.
Registered means a therapist has passed a written and practical exam, meets educational requirements at an accredited institution, participates in continuing education courses and holds insurance.
How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?
Any age. Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until palliative care stages.
Which regions of my body get massaged?
The therapist will ask you what your goals are for the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic problems you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands.
Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed and often experience significant relief from aches, pains, and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Will my extended healthcare plan cover the costs of massage therapy treatments?
Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy and some even have on-line billing.
Some plans ask you to first receive a physician's referral.
Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you determine your plan's coverage. We also direct bill.
What are some of the benefits of massage therapy?
1. Blood pressure lowers.
2. Heart rate slows down.
3. Breathing slows down.
4. Muscles and bones have an opportunity to relax.
5. Gravitational forces are more equally distributed.
6. A mental sense of “It is ok to relax”. Massage gives the body a chance to recuperate from a busy stressful day.