Registered Massage Therapy

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What can I expect from my first massage?

Upon arriving for the initial massage, clients complete a health history form. The massage therapist then asks a series of questions based on pre-existing or current health conditions in order to determine client goals. Once treatment objectives are established, the massage therapist conducts an assessment to help determine possible causes of the discomfort. Based on the results of the assessment, a treatment plan is developed through consensus. The therapist then leaves the room. When clients are ready, the therapist re-enters and commences treatment. The massage therapist checks in periodically throughout the treatment to ensure client comfort. The only area of the body exposed is the part being treated. The rest of the body is covered by secure draping. Though it is advantageous for the therapist to have hand-to-skin contact, if clients wish, they can remain dressed or partially dressed.

Is Massage Therapy for relaxation purposes only?

No, massage therapy has many purposes. Clients may desire a relaxation focused treatment to help to decrease stress and to increase feelings of wellness, or they may require a more specific treatment to address identified complaints or conditions. Massage therapy can also aid in rehabilitation from injury.

Once clients regain health, massage can be used to maintain optimal wellness. In the end, clients choose the direction they want their therapy to take.

What is the difference between general Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy?

General Swedish Massage treats soft tissue to bring about relaxation, rehabilitation and maintenance. A range of techniques are employed with varying degrees of pressure. If clients request a relaxation massage, Swedish massage techniques are primarily used.

Trigger point therapy, on the other hand, uses therapeutic techniques to address the phenomenon of trigger points. A trigger point is an irritable knot in a muscle that can be painful. Pain is referred along characteristic patterns. As a result, the location of the pain may not necessarily be its origin. Treatment of trigger points can take the form of compressing the knot or of deep muscle stripping techniques followed by stretching. This form of therapy can illicit tenderness so it is important for the therapist to remain in close communication with the client to ensure their comfort throughout the process.

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Fees Schedule (taxes included)

  • 30 minute treatment - $55.00
  • 45 minute treatment - $75.00
  • 60 minute treatment - $95.40
  • 90 minute treatment - $135.00

Most company health plans cover massage therapy treatments. Check your extended health coverage to see if you receive any benefits.

Hours

Massage hours are available 6 days a week, Saturdays and evening included. Please call the office for details.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissue and joints of the body. It involves a hands on approach in which a diverse system of strokes and techniques, ranging from light to deep pressure, are used to manipulate the tissues and joints. The aims of massage are the prevention and rehabilitation from physical dysfunction as well as relief from pain and stress.

Why Choose Massage Therapy?

There are various reasons why individuals decide to receive a massage. It can provide relief from an array of discomforts such as chronic pain, injury or stress and anxiety, while calming the nervous system thus inducing a general sense of wellness.

Benefits Include…

Massage Therapy is known to improve circulation and lymphatic flow, stretch tightened muscles, facilitate proper range of motion of joints, and to induce a relaxation response.

Massage Therapy Successfully Treats:

  • headaches
  • motor vehicle injuries
  • poor posture
  • back pain
  • rotator cuff injuries
  • rehabilitation from surgery
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • digestive problems
  • bronchitis and asthma
  • stress and fatigue

A typical massage may involve any of the following services:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • General relaxation treatments
5 Broadway Ave. Suite 107
Toronto, ON M4P 1T7
(at Yonge/Eglinton subway)
416.488.5501