Registered Massage Therapy is a safe and natural health care therapy that can help alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday stresses, injuries and illness.
Relaxing and therapeutic, massage therapy also comes in various treatment styles.
Massage Therapy Treatments
Massage is a great way to reduce stress in your life and it allows you a chance to just relax. Not only can the effects be soothing physically, but often there is reduced anxiety and an increased feeling of well-being.
It has been proven that massage therapy can help reduce stress hormones which have been linked to many types of health issues, including sleep disturbance and insomnia, high blood pressure, and weight gain.
Some people may think massage therapy is an occasional treat, while others experience its usefulness as a therapeutic treatment for chronic health conditions such as back, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, and more.
Massage therapy can be used to assist in healing as well as in the prevention of conditions and palliative care.
Sports Injury Massage
Ideal for pre- and post- athletic events. Before your activity it can loosen and lengthen your muscles. Improving your muscle flexibility can help reduce the risk of injury.
After your activity it can help re-stretch over-worked and tightening muscles, decrease muscle soreness over the next few days after your activity and reduce recovery time.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and connective tissue. It uses a similar technique to other forms of massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense.
It can feel a bit uncomfortable at times, but you’ll know you’re being worked on.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area or knot in the muscle belly that can refer pain to other areas in the body.
For example: many trigger points in the upper back and neck can cause headaches. Massage Therapy can help diminish or completely release trigger points, freeing the body and decreasing symptoms.
Loosen those knots! Book a massage therapy assessment today.
Cost, Coverage and Payment Options
Massage therapy is covered by many health insurance plans but is not covered under provincially funded health coverage.
In cases of injury rehabilitation, Work Place Safety Insurance WSIB (ON), Worker’s Compensation Insurance and auto insurance may cover the cost of massage therapy.
pt Health services are covered by most healthcare insurance plans. Typically, these plans pay 80-100% of the fee for service.
At pt Health, we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better. In many cases, we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and upfront costs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy
Who provides massage therapy?
Your massage will be provided by a highly trained registered massage therapist. Registered massage therapists are certified (registered) with their provincial regulatory body.
Does massage therapy hurt?
You may experience some slight discomfort during your massage, which is common in many treatments involving soft tissue, however this is not harmful or long term.
Some people describe it as “hurting so good”. Your therapist will establish a comfort scale and tolerance level during your treatment.
Always inform your massage therapist if you experience pain or discomfort so that the treatment can be modified to suit your needs.
Inform your massage therapist if you experience pain or discomfort so that the treatment can be modified to suit your needs.
Do I have to remove all of my clothing for a massage?
No, you only have to undress to your comfort level. Your therapist may explain the benefits of skin-to-skin contact, but it is ultimately your choice. Your privacy is our utmost concern. Strict ethical and privacy guidelines are followed by all pt Health massage therapists.
Rest assured that your massage therapist is trained in proper draping procedures and your privacy will be fully respected at all times throughout the treatment.
What do massage therapists do when they treat a patient?
The massage therapist will take your medical history, discuss your symptoms and ask you about the results you want to achieve. Initial evaluation is performed and – if there is nothing to be concerned about – your therapist will proceed with the massage.
If you are seeking treatment for a chronic condition, the massage therapist may advise a series of sessions.
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