What is Massage Therapy?
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 with various treatment styles from which to choose.
Massage Therapy Treatments, Services & Programs
Massage is a great way to reduce the stress in your life and allow you a chance to just relax.
Not only can the effects be very soothing physically, but often there is reduced anxiety and an increased feeling of well-being.
It has been proven to help reduce stress hormones which have been linked to many types of health problems, including weight gain and sleep disturbance.
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 pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many others.
It 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. By improving your muscle flexibility it may 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 the same or very similar techniques as other forms of massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense.
It may be a bit less comfortable at times and 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 health care plans. Typically, these plans pay 80-100% fee for service.
If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for many of the services and products we offer at pt Health.
We also accept auto insurance and Work Safety Insurance Board (WSIB/WCB).
In some cases, we also accept Veterans Affairs and Medicare, such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care (Alberta) and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia).
Not sure if you’ve got coverage with one of these government plans? We can help you find out. Just call us toll free at 1-866-618-8124.
At pt Health, we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better – plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and upfront costs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy
Who provides massage therapy?
Your massage therapists are highly trained and registered (certified) with their provincial regulatory bodies.
Does massage therapy hurt?
There may be some slight discomfort which is common in many treatments involving the 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.
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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