Are you a Registered Massage Therapist?
Yes, I am Registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. Registered Massage Therapists have the highest standards in North America after completing a rigorous three year training program. All Registered Massage Therapists are required to participate in ongoing training and education to ensure their skill remain current and relevant.
Do I need a Doctor's Referral?
You do not need a doctor's referral for your initial visit; however, we recommend that you obtain one anyway as some Extended Health Plans require one before they will reimburse you.
Am I covered under OHIP?
Unfortunately OHIP does not cover Massage Therapy. However, most extended health benefit plans do! So, if you have insurance through your employer, check to see what your Massage Therapy allowance is. Some insurance companies do require a medical note prior to paying out for Massage so do make sure you check these details before your appointment.
Am I covered under my Employer's Extended Health Benefits Plan?
You would have to check with your extended health plan to see if you are eligible.
Do you accept RCMP/Veteran's Affairs (DVA) ?
RCMP members are covered for massage therapy. Our clinic can direct bill Blue Cross. Please advise us when making your first appointment that you are a RCMP Member.
What should I expect at my first visit?
At your initial visit you will be asked to complete a brief medical history and description of the condition that you are seeking treatment for. Your therapist will also take you through a thorough assessment of your current condition or injury. These are vital steps in your treatment as your therapist uses this information to formulate a treatment plan for you. It is very important to provide the therapist with as much information as possible, even if it doesn't seem immediately relevant.
After your examination, the hands on portion of the treatment will begin. You will be properly draped (covered) for privacy with only the immediate area being treated uncovered. During the hands on portion, your therapist will check to make sure you are comfortable with both the environment and the pressure being used.
It is common for your therapist to take a moderate approach during the first visit to determine your tissue response. Be sure to let your therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, and feel free to ask questions before, during, or after your treatment.
Your therapist's goal is rehabilitation and prevention and they will discuss and provide direction to you on such topics as exercise, posture, stretching and other areas of self care.
What do I wear to an appointment?
Your regular clothes are fine. You may be asked to partially disrobe but you will be properly covered for privacy and comfort.