What is massage therapy?
What conditions can massage help?
- Chronic & Acute Pain
- Headaches (Tension & Migraine)
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
- Overuse/Repetitive Strain Syndromes
- Digestive Disorders
- Muscle Strains/Sprains/Spasms
- Postural Imbalances (Scoliosis)
- Sciatica and Other Nerve Pain
- Stress (General or Specific)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Fractures and Dislocations
- Lung Infections (bronchitis/asthma)
- Arthritic Conditions
- Discomforts of Pregnancy
Massage can not only provide relief from ‘dis-ease’ but it can also lead to a greater level of health through body awareness, deep relaxation and education on how to deal with the stresses of daily life.
What training does a therapist receive?
What happens at my first treatment?
Since lubricant is required during most Swedish massage techniques, your therapist will need you to undress to your level of comfort prior to massage. You will be left in privacy to undress and be covered during treatment except for the area being worked on. The exception to this is Thai Massage, where the client is always fully dressed for treatment. Techniques and pressure will vary depending on your treatment choice, assessment, symptoms, goals and preferences. Your privacy will always be respected and you may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time.
What will my therapist need from me?
Will the massage be painful?
What should I do afterwards?
Post treatment suggestions/recommendations are usually self-care techniques to minimize soreness and prolong the effects of the the session. These can include stretches, strength exercises, hydrotherapy, breathing and lifestyle changes to keep your pain from returning. Effects can be felt immediately or take a day or so to be fully realized, depending on the person.
How often should I get a treatment?
Is massage therapy covered by insurance?
Do you offer direct billing to my insurance company?
How have you changed your day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19?
Although I have always done my best to provide the safest environment and most effective treatments for my patients, the Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated an even greater level of care and meticulous attention to detail in order to reopen. Your safety, as well as mine, are my top priority and I have implemented many changes in order to ensure this, which include:
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols with Health Canada approved products
- The removal of any surface that cannot be disinfected and/or washed/sanitized
- The removal of non-essential high-contact items (ie. magazines, tea/water station, rugs)
- Longer gaps between clients to ensure adequate time for disinfection and to prevent cross-contamination
- Optional pre-payment, contactless payment onsite and electronic receipts on request
- The continual procurement of personal protective equipment for both myself and my patients
- Active and passive screening of every patient
- Instructional/educational signage in every room and point of entry
- Logging of all persons entering my clinic to facilitate contact tracing should the need arise
- Getting myself tested on a regular basis as a precaution