Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to massage therapy, we understand that you might have some questions, and we are confident that we have the answers to your inquiries. Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about massage therapy treatment. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.
Yes. Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy and some even have on-line billing. Some plans ask you to first receive a physician’s referral. Massage Therapy is not covered by OHIP. Please contact your health benefits provider or workplace administrator before making an appointment, if you are unsure.
With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.
Your body can let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries.
It is recommended that you drink lots of water to help flush the toxins from your body. An epsom-salt bath is also suggested to reduce any inflammation and tenderness associated with your massage. You can purchase Epsom salts at your local drugstore or pharmacy. Add ¼ cup to your warm bath water, relax and enjoy!
Any age. Massage therapy treatments are effective for anyone – my youngest patient is five years old, and eldest is 93 years young.
The therapist will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands.
It is not uncommon for first-time clients to be apprehensive with the personal nature of massage therapy. Most clients lose this apprehension within the first few minutes of treatment. Massage therapists are trained professionals who respect your feelings and go out of their way to allow you to feel comfortable.
One of the keys to the success for any massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. Traditional full-body massage treatments work best administered directly, without the barrier of clothing on the areas massaged. During a session you will be fully covered with a table sheet/blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.
Yes, we do! A therapeutic massage is a great way to show someone how much you care. For details please visit my gift certificate page.
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