Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of human touch and has been around in many different forms since ancient Chinese and Egyptian times. We inadvertently rub an injury when it is sore, and we massage our loved ones at every age from our babies to our elderly. Massage Therapy is a great tool to use in the recovery of may different injuries including sports, motor vehicle accident and workplace injuries. Massage Therapy is used to treat and prevent pain and stress of the soft tissues and joints of the body. Conditions such as stress, arthritis, tendonitis, muscle strains, headaches, swelling and whiplash are commonly treated with massage therapy.
Your first appointment will include a one on one assessment with your registered massage therapist that includes a detailed health history intake, a consent form, postural assessment and sometimes range of motion testing and special testing. They will collaborate with you to establish a treatment plan that is safe and effective for your recovery.
During your massage, you will remain fully covered with sheets and only the area(s) being treated will be uncovered. A variety of techniques and varying levels of pressure may be used for your massage dependng on your needs and condition. Your therapist will always work within your pressure tolerance.
Your massage may include a combination of techniques such as the ones listed below.
Swedish: effleurage, petrissage, tractioning, recoil, myofascial trigger point, and cross fibre frictioning and rocking/shaking
Non-Swedish: myofascial release, rhythmic mobilization, joint play, scar tissue release, and manual lymphatic drainage
Other Modalities: passive stretching, hydrotherapy heat/ice), range of motion exercises, post isometric relaxation and acupressure.
Insurance receipts are provided to you if you are claiming massage therapy through your private extended health benefits plan. Your insurance company may require a doctor’s referral before they will cover your claim. Approval from your auto insurance or WSIB is necessary if you have a motor vehicle accident claim or work place injury.
Our current MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICE hours are Monday 8 am–7 pm, Tuesday 8 am–7 pm, Wednesday 8 am–5 pm, Thursday 8 am–7 pm, Friday 8 am–5 pm.