Registered Massage Therapy
“Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.” (College of Massage Therapists of Ontaio & Ottawa)
Massage Therapy is a Regulated Health Profession which means there is a College which regulates the practice of massage therapy. As a result, many extended health plans cover massage therapy and you receive a receipt at the end of your treatment that you can then submit to your extended health provider.
There is a growing body of research regarding the conditions that professional massage therapy can treat:
Boosting immune function
Lowering blood pressure
Lowering heart rate
Decreasing pain associated with musculo-skeletal conditions
Increasing range of motion
Improving quality of sleep
Your First Visit
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment. This is so you will have time to fill out a confidential health history form. Your therapist will then review your health history form with you and perform a short assessment. This is done so that your therapist can design a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
After the treatment plan is explained and agreed upon, your therapist will explain the treatment to you. This includes how to get on the table and to what level you should disrobe (some people leave their undergarments on and some do not). Your therapist will then leave the room to wash her hands while you get on the table.
Throughout your massage, your therapist will check in with you periodically making sure the pressure is ok and that you are comfortable on the table. After the massage,your therapist will leave the room so you can get dressed. Getting off the table you may feel a bit dizzy or lightheaded after having lain down for an hour, so you may have to sit on the side of the table for a moment before getting up. You may also feel a little sleepy and very relaxed! It is often a good idea to drink some water after your massage.
If indicated, your therapist will suggest some stretches and/or exercises for you to do at home. She will also suggest when you should return for your next treatment.
30 min. $70
45 min. $90
60 min. $110
75 min. $130
90 min. $150