What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to maintain, restore and rehabilitate physical function or relieve pain.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body to restore balance and improve health and energy. New needles are used to ensure risk free treatment.
Who qualifies as a Registered Massage Therapist?
A RMT completes 2,200 hours of theoretical and practical instruction. A RMT must be guided by the laws of the Regulated Health Professions Act, and must be registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario to practice in the province of Ontario.
You may request to see a photo ID card with a registration number to be certain your therapist is registered with the CMTO.
Massage Therapy/Acupuncture have been proven to help:
Reduce stress, promote relaxation
Relieve back pain
Decrease blood pressure
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia
Pregnancy related symptoms
What to expect on your first visit?
A confidential medical history is taken by the RMT and reviewed with you. This medical history along with a postural assessment will be used by the RMT to form a specific treatment plan. Injury assessment may take 15-20 minutes of your initial visit. The treatment plan will be reviewed with you and the therapist will honour any modification you request.
You will not be asked to undress beyond a level with which you feel comfortable.
In addition to general Swedish Massage Techniques, the therapist may employ hydrotherapy (hot/cold packs), stretches and remedial exercise in your treatment. These methods and the reasons for using them will be fully explained beforehand. You will have opportunity to ask questions and may refuse treatment or put a stop to treatment already initiated at any time.