Registered Massage Therapy
Who Pays for Massage Therapy
While massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, there are ways you can help to fund your treatment. Many private insurance companies provide full or partial coverage under extended health plans. A doctor's note may be required for coverage.
How Can Massage Help You?
Many of today's health problems arise from stress. Because stress upsets the delicate integral balance of your body's functions, regaining this balance requires a holistic approach. Massage therapy not only affects problematic areas, but also affects the whole of your metabolism through normalizing your circulatory, muscular, and nervous systems and their interdependent functioning.
Massage therapy is safe and effective if used for stress management, but it is also widely used to help patients obtain relief from such problems as:
- Post injury rehabilitation
- Circulatory problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Neck and shoulder tension
- Low back pain
- Muscle spasm and Sciatica
Massage can benefit people of all ages and conditions; babies, children, pregnant women, the elderly, those in chronic care and those who need palliative care.
What to Expect
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response. This includes the muscles, skin, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments. The treatment combines Swedish massage with gentle joint mobilization and stretching to increase circulation to the muscles and joints, which maximizes your body's healing energy.