All of our Massage Therapists are Registered

Types of Massages

Swedish Massage

A smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.

Sports Massage

Combines different massage techniques to enhance sports performance and recuperation. An effective component of any training program.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It’s especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Other types of massage offered: Myofascial Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Pre and Post Natal Massage.

Frequently asked Questions

What should I expect in the first visit?

If it’s your first time at the clinic, arrive about 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so that you can relax before starting the massage.

Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.

What schooling does a massage therapist receive in order to become a Registered Massage Therapist?

To become a massage therapist a student must complete a 2-3 year training program in the areas of massage theory, anatomy, physiology, pathology and herbal remedies related to the massage therapy treatment. Training also includes 150 hours of supervised clinical experience. The massage therapist must then complete an exam to become licensed to practice massage therapy in Ontario.

Where will my massage session take place?

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Is a massage always appropriate?

No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That's why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms and before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

How long will a massage treatment last?

The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.

What do I wear during the massage?

Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.

Massage therapists are trained to provide treatment if you elect not to remove your clothing. Your comfort is important for effective treatment.

Should I eat before I come for a massage?

It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment and only a light meal at that time. The body needs time to digest your food. This is the same caution you would take when you go swimming or exercising. The digestion process directs the blood flow away from your peripheral tissues and concentrates it on digestive tract. Massage draws the blood flow to the area tissues being worked on therefore draws the blood away from the digestive tract causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.

Do I need a doctors’ referral?

There is no requirement to have a referral to see a Registered Massage Therapist. Extended health care plans, and insurers may require a referral before you will be covered. You need to check with your policy to see if you need one to be reimbursed for the treatments.

Do Provincial Health plans cover Massage Therapy?

Currently there are no Provincial Health plans that cover Therapeutic Massage but many work place or private Extended Health Care Insurance programs have full or partial coverage. Work Place Safety Insurance WSIB) and Auto Insurance cover the cost of massage therapy for injury rehabilitation. Before you go for your Therapeutic massage treatment your details of coverage should be arranged with your insurance provider.