Massage Therapy is an effective tool in treating soft tissue injuries, overuse injuries, and chronic pain.
By using different massage techniques, the therapist can help you recover from injury, or just feel more relaxed. Below is some general information about massage therapy. If you have any further questions about how you may benefit from it, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is Massage Therapy?
Types of massage include: therapeutic, relaxation, sports massage, and deep tissue, all of which are done at varying depths and speed. The treatment may also include hydrotherapy (ice or heat), remedial exercise, such as stretching and strengthening, and electrical modalities, if the therapist is qualified.
Registered massage therapists are able to perform acupuncture, as long as they meet the standards set out by the regulating body in the province. These treatments are billed as massage therapy.
What training is required to become a Registered Massage Therapist?
Massage therapy is a two year program at accredited institutions across the province. Massage is a regulated health profession in Ontario and is controlled by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Massage Therapists are required to complete a certification exam, consisting of written, oral and practical portions. A Registered Massage Therapist must provide annual documentation of on-going professional development to maintain their status with their college.
What conditions can be treated with massage therapy?
Some of the conditions which may receive relief from massage therapy are:
Low back pain, Whiplash, Muscles strains, Migraines and headaches, Arthritis, Sports injuries, Stress, Repetitive strain injuries, Postural related stiffness and discomfort, Surgery (hip and knee replacement, fracture repair).
Do I need a referral to see a Registered Massage Therapist?
Most insurance companies require a doctor’s note for you to be reimbursed through your benefit plan.
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy can be helpful for people of all ages: infants, teens, seniors, and all ages in between.
Some of the benefits include: decreased muscle pain and spasm, increased circulation, Increased range of motion, decreased adhesions and general relaxation. If you live in the Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton and surrounding areas and would like more information or would like to book an appointment with one of our Registered Massage Therapists, please call 905-220-7858, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org