Registered Massage Therapy
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 release 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.
What is the first appointment like?
You will begin your first appointment by filling out a health intake form. Please arrive about five minutes early to allow time for this. After completing the form, you will be introduced to your therapist who will lead you to your massage room. He or she will ask you any questions pertinent to the session after reviewing your intake form. (Click here for Online Line forms)
You will relax on a padded table designed for stability and comfort and cover yourself with the sheet. The room will be warm and quiet, with soft music to set a relaxing mood.
Upon the therapist's return, the session will begin. The massage is done with professional massage lotions or light oils that are good for your skin and absorb easily. Some forms of massage do not require the use of oil or lotion. He or she will ask you if the level of pressure is to your liking. Remember, the more feedback that you give, the better the massage will be for you. A typical one-hour body massage covers the neck, back, arms, legs, face, upper chest and scalp. Some clients like to receive massage over their stomach area, some do not, so please communicate your likes and dislikes with the therapist. If you have any sensitive areas that you want avoided, tell the therapist. You can talk during your session, or remain quiet. After your massage is finished, you will be given privacy while you dress.
What should I expect afterward?
After a session, most people feel extremely relaxed and sometimes feel a little fatigued. Many experience freedom from aches and pains that have built up over weeks and months from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, clients often experience an increase in energy that can last for several days.
Does my insurance cover the cost of massage?
Many insurance plans provide excellent coverage for massage therapy by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). A prescription from your family doctor is usualy required to be reimbursed by your insurance company. Please visit our Insurance coverage section for more information