Massage Therapy is the manipulation, through hands on work, of the soft tissues which are: Muscles, Connective tissue, Tendons, Ligaments, and Joints. It can be performed by only a Registered Massage Therapist and the term “Massage Therapy” is a restricted title.
The practice of massage therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and is therefore a Regulated Health Profession. Only individuals who have completed the requisite training and have met the strict competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) can call themselves a “Massage Therapist” or a “Registered Massage Therapist”.
A trigger point is a tiny area of irritation in a stressed muscle. Trigger points refer pain, weakness, or numbness to either surrounding or distant areas of muscle tissue. The key clue pointing to a trigger point is that applying pressure to a specific point causes you to feel pain or another sensation someplace else. Trigger points result from trauma, exposure to cold or infection, overuse, misalignment, or chronically contracted muscles.
If you’ve never been to a massage therapist before, you are in for a treat. Regardless of whether you are coming for therapeutic reasons or just to relax, massage can have an amazing curative effect. Many people who have received a massage experience releases of tension and pain in muscles, improved circulation, increased flexibility, reduced mental and physical fatigue, and a general sense of calm, focus and well-being. Therapeutic massage is one of the most effective means available to combat stress.
Yes, Massage therapy is a wonderful way to relax, relieve pain and discomfort, and help you cope with stress and fatigue during pregnancy. Massage helps relieve pain in your muscles and joints that must support extra weight and help increase flexibility, making it easier for your body to adjust to additional weight. Major physiological and emotional changes occur during the childbearing year, prenatal massage helps support these changes as a woman’s body adapts to the new life within. Women experiencing common pregnancy conditions like Sciatic pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually get amazing results with pregnancy massage therapy treatments.
Finding the right therapist is very important with pregnancy treatments just because of the nature of the condition since pregnant woman’s body goes through various physiological and anatomical changes during the pregnancy in multiple stages. The knowledge and the experience is very crucial with treatments, even the positioning matters. Our Therapists are well experienced and specialized in pregnancy treatments also they integrate their treatments with Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Our massage therapist only uses hypo-allergenic massage oils or lotion However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotions please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.
Massage Therapy improves blood and lymph flow which will bring more oxygen and nutrition to the muscles and relaxes muscles. Improved circulation and flexibility encourages proper muscle metabolism and removal of waste products which can speed up the healing process and leads to optimal muscle performance. Also, massage can help reduce pain, which in turn can help accelerate recovery.
No, All our Registered Therapists are trained to assess and treat your condition without a doctor’s prescription or referral. However, Some insurance companies do require a prescription from your doctor for the reimbursement. Please check with your provider.
Most people feel lot better after few treatments. Massage therapy is most beneficial in acute or chronic conditions when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments. Your Massage Therapist can help you establish a treatment plan which fits your physical needs, lifestyle and your extended health coverage. Your Massage Therapist is most interested in your recovery and in the maintenance of your health and wellness. Any recommendation for further treatment is being made by a qualified health professional and is made with your utmost care and wellness in mind.
Yes, initial assessment is for our therapist to understand your condition to provide you with the right treatment. Initial physiotherapy/chiropractic session at Therapy One is a combination of assessment and treatment for approximately 45 minutes. If you were assessed by another health care practitioner recently regarding your current condition, please bring the results when you come to facilitate our assessment process at the initial visit.