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Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. (source: www.rmtao.com/massage_therapy, Government of Ontario. (2000). Massage therapy act, 1991. Ottawa, ON: Queen's Printer for Ontario.)

Massage therapists are focused on relieving discomfort due to stress, muscular overuse, or injury due to a variety of factors such as work, physical, and personal stress. Massage therapy may be an effective preventative form of therapy or used as part of a treatment plan for specific conditions. As a preventative therapy, patients may not always sense what is happening internally until their bodies reach a breaking point; however, receiving regular massages is one way patients can help minimize or prevent their bodies from reaching that point.

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Commomly Treated Conditions

Massage therapy can also aid in the treatment of conditions such as:


Finally, massage therapy can help in the management of the following conditions:


Specific types of massage therapy techniques include: light relaxation massage; deep tissue massage; trigger point therapy; and muscle mobilizations.

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What to Expect with Treatment

At the first massage visit, patients complete a general case history outlining their health concerns and goals for treatment. After reviewing the information provided, the massage therapist may ask additional questions and provide recommendations to help the patient achieve his or her goals.

Some patients specifically request a relaxation massage: this is generally lighter in pressure and does not have the side effect of post treatment soreness. Other patients seek deep tissue massage to correct problems in the muscular system, which are causing symptoms of pain and discomfort. To effectively treat these types of problems, greater pressure must be applied. Patients may feel soreness during deep tissue massage, however pressure can be modified to ensure patients remain comfortable during their massage while receiving effective treatment. It is especially common to feel soreness after the very first massage treatment if deep tissue massage is used to correct problems in the muscular system. Soreness typically lasts one to two days and is mild to moderate in nature. Many patients find that homecare, consisting of an Epsom salts bath and gentle exercise, helps to detoxify and stretch the muscles.

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Massage Frequency

Patients with symptoms such as pain are usually treated weekly until the underlying problems in the muscular system are corrected. Patients receiving maintenance care to help maintain health are typically scheduled on a monthly basis. Massage therapy is often included under employee health coverage plans.

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Massage Therapy Clinic Hours

Massage Therapy is available the following hours by appointment:

Michelle  
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 7pm
Joanne  
Monday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 9:45am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 12:30pm

Patients should call the clinic directly at 905-648-0661 to book an appointment.

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Massage Patient Intake Forms

Massage Health History form

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Massage Session Fees

Massage Fee Schedule

Please note massage fees are reflective of increase beginning January 1, 2015.

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Please call the office directly at 905-648-0661 for all appointment inquiries including rescheduling, cancelling, and booking appointments.

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Non-chiropractic services are also available outside of these hours. Please call 905-648-0661 to inquire about hours offered by non-chiropractic practitioners.

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Please call the office directly at 905-648-0661 for all appointment inquiries including rescheduling, cancelling, and booking appointments.

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Chiropractic care offered during these hours. Please call 905-648-0661 to inquire about additional hours offered by other practitioners.