How Can Massage Help
Massage Therapy is a hands on approach to health and wellness. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) utilize thorough knowledge of the human anatomy to manually manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues in an effort to relieve restrictions which may cause pain and discomfort.
Why See a Registered Massage Therapist
In Ontario, a Registered Massage Therapist is a licensed and regulated health professional. This means that all members have completed a determined amount of training (2-3 years) and must follow the Standards of Practice established by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Only RMT’s are able to issue valid receipts for “massage therapy” which are claimable through extended health insurances.
Massage can be used to address many issues such as
- Muscular tension
- Sprain/strain injuries
- Discomforts caused by pregnancy
On your first visit, your massage therapist will conduct a short assessment in order to identify impairments and areas of dysfunction. Your therapist can then work with you to establish an individualized treatment plan and goals.
It is normal to have some post-treatment soreness in your muscles following your massage treatment. This is especially true if there is an area which has been worked on that is particularly tight or contains trigger points (tight bands of muscle). It is important to inform your therapist how you felt in the time directly after your treatment and between treatments, in order to adjust the amount of pressure applied if needed.