Massage Therapy Services

Massage Therapy is a holistic method of health care through which the assessment and treatment of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body are done mostly by hands-on manipulations.

Assessment and treatment can include orthopedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation (Swedish massage is the most commonly used technique), hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client education programs.

Scope of Practice The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)

Acupuncture Modality falls within the Scope of Practice of Massage Therapy because it constitutes a “manipulation” within the meaning of the (Massage Therapy Act, 1991) and its Scope of Practice statement. As a modality, acupuncture can reasonably be expected to have an effect on the soft tissues and joints of the body and constitutes the “treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.”

Your Treatment

Before a treatment, a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history will be proposed. A health history form will have to be filled out the first time you enter the clinic and updates will be made every time. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.

What you can expect?

Healthy Living is my passion and as a client, you will receive the highest quality of care based on your objectives. Each treatment is customized to meet your specific needs by incorporating a variety of assessment and treatment techniques that are best suited to you. We determine your goals and work towards achieving the best results possible.

I help clients of all ages regain control of their health including children, adults and seniors and welcome new clients!

Massage Therapy and Acupuncture Modality Service Fees

Treatment Time Cost
90 Minutes $130 +hst
75 Minutes $115 +hst
60 Minutes $90.00 +hst
45 Minutes $75.00 +hst
30 Minutes $60.00 +hst

**First Treatment & Assessment, Requires a minimum of 60 minute appointment.

 

FAQs

If you have extended health coverage for Acupuncture, Chiropractic or Massage Therapy you would pay up front and we would provide you with a receipt with our registration information that can be submitted for reimbursement.  We accept Visa, MC, Debit and Cash.

We cannot issue a receipt in someone elses name even if it is a spouse or child.

No, these services are only covered through extended health care plans, check with your employer or insurance company to see your coverage. (you may need a doctors prescription to be fully covered)
Wear as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, we will adapt to your needs (With Massage Therapy, only the areas being worked on will be uncovered otherwise you are covered with a sheet and blanket at all times).  First we will have you fill out a detailed health questionnaire where your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained, you will then have an assessment from the Registered Massage Therapist which may include special tests, Postural alignment assessment and verbal questions based on what you have shared on your health form.  Sessions may require you to lie face up or down on the table, your therapist will instruct you with their approach, ask if you have any questions and ensure consent is accepted.  If at any time you are uncomfortable please inform the Therapist to ensure you receive the best treatment possible, following the treatment you will be asked your result, be honest we want you to improve, being polite doesn’t help us find the best treatment approach for you.  Home care advice and a recommendation of when to return will then be provided.
“Licensed” or “Certified” is not the same as “Registered” they do not possess liability insurance, are not regulated by a College Body or the Regulated Health Professions Act and therefore generally will not be covered under your extended health care insurance and often have significantly less training.
Full Body includes treatment on the back, neck, legs (front and back), feet, arms, hands, shoulders, face and scalp. Abdominal massage can also be included, for specific areas it is best to consult with your RMT.
It really depends on the individual and their particular condition. Generally, in acute conditions, therapy is most beneficial when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventative treatments. For example, if you were in a serious car accident, you may need to come two-three times per week for 12 weeks before “graduating” to a more relaxed schedule of once per week and then once per month. On the other hand, if you are looking for stress relief, maintenance or relaxation, once a month may suffice.

Factors such as pain level, availability, finances, insurance coverage and your body’s healing time will affect your decision. After going over your health history with you and treating you, your therapist can give you a recommendation as to how often they think you should come. Ultimately the decision is yours.

An assessment is a process for collecting information. It is a necessary aspect of any healthcare. Your therapist is required to perform an assessment so that the treatment provided to you will be safe and effective. An assessment length can vary in time. The time used will depend on the condition that is being assessed, whether the client is new to the therapist or if during the assessment the massage therapist believes it is necessary to perform additional testing. An Assessment is included in the time you have booked this is why for new patients we always recommend an hour as the therapist may have less hands-on time if the assessment is extensive.
If you have never had a massage before or it has been an extended period of time since your last massage, it is normal to feel achy sore, similar to a good work out 48 hrs post treatment. Drink plenty of water to re-hydrate the tissues. An Epsom salt bath is recommended also to help soothe and to calm muscles, provided you are not allergic to sulfur. If you have had a deep tissue massage with aggressive techniques it is advised that you refrain from extreme physical activity for 48 hours.
If preferred feel free to bring your own if worried about sensitivities.  We all use different types which are all hypoallergenic, if you have extreme sensitivity we can use Holy oil or our all natural oil (also sold within the clinic) it contains no mineral oil, moisturizes, no scent, ingredients are: Grapeseed oil, apricot oil, sesame seed oil, shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil and modified palm oil.
We ask for all rescheduling or cancellations to provide a minimum of 48 hours notice.  Missed appointments or cancelled and you will be charged the full fee for the missed appointment.  We are of course forgiving in the case of emergencies.