Have a question about massage therapy? See our list of frequently asked questions below.
How can massage therapy help me?
Massage therapy has a wide range of benefits, and it can be an effective treatment for:
- Aches and Pains
- General Relaxation
- Work Related Injury
- Pre/Post-Natal Pregnancy or Labour Pains
- Colic in Newborn Babies
- Growing Pains
- Varicose Veins
- Restless Legs
- Circulatory Problems
- Anxiety and Depression
Can anyone receive massage therapy?
Yes. Massage therapy is suitable for anyone, whether young or old. It is important to note, however, that massage therapy is not appropriate for individuals that suffer from certain health conditions. It is therefore very important to disclose all health considerations on your medical history questionnaire prior to treatment.
Do I have to remove all of my clothes for the massage?
No. It is important that you feel as comfortable as possible during your massage. You may remove some or all of your clothing. Massage therapist are trained in proper draping procedures to respect your privacy and comfort levels.
Does massage therapy hurt?
Your massage therapist can modify his or her techniques and pressure to suit your comfort. At the beginning of your visit, your massage therapist will usually work with you to establish a pain scale from 1-10, and he or she will be sure to work within your pain tolerance level. It is normal to feel some mild discomfort at some points during your massage.
How will I feel after the massage?
It is common to feel relief, relaxation, tiredness, and maybe even a little bit dizzy after a massage. Some patients also experience some soreness for up to 24 hours. These are all normal reactions to a therapeutic massage treatment.
How many massage therapy treatments will I need before I notice an improvement?
Some individuals notice an immediate improvement after treatment, while others require a series of treatments. Your Massage Therapist will work with you to design an effective treatment plan based on your condition.
Who pays for my massage therapy?
Massage therapy is not covered under OHIP, however most extended healthcare benefit plans cover massage therapy treatments. Always check with your insurance provider to determine whether or not a medical doctor’s referral is required for coverage.