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Who can receive Registered Massage Therapy?

            Most everyone is able to receive Registered Massage Therapy treatments, for a very wide variety of ailments and conditions. However, there are some contraindications that may prevent certain techniques from being used during a regular treatment – for instance, open wounds (i.e. burns, cuts) should not come in contact with the oils or lubricants used during treatment that may cause infection, as well, due to drag and pull on the tissues during treatment, extra care is required to not break the skin further. Closed wounds (i.e. bruises, excessive swelling) are often painful to touch, and can sometimes indicate underlying issues or conditions that may not be apparent.

            For these reasons, this is why the Registered Massage Therapist completes their education with a significant component focused on the assessment of physiological conditions and dysfunction. Every client is required to complete a comprehensive Health History prior to their Massage Therapy treatment, and will be reviewed in front of the client during the initial assessment (and all subsequent re-assessments). During the initial assessment, the RMT asks the client about their indications on the Health History, as well as any additional information that may be pertinent to the client’s heath. All information is kept strictly confidential, and will not be given to any third party without the expressed and/or written consent of the client – see Privacy Policy


What can Massage Therapy do for me?

            Registered Massage Therapy can provide treatments for a very wide variety of conditions and ailments. See [Services] for a list of services we offer. And feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions.


Can I use my health insurance benefits?

  • Yes, but please check into your benefit coverage BEFORE booking with any manual therapy service. Many manual practitioners will not process benefit coverage on your behalf (some do, often large clinics), so that process will have to be done by yourself after the transaction is completed with the Massage Therapist. You will be provided an official receipt from the Massage Therapist which you will submit to your insurance company along with their required paperwork. Ensure that you send the ORIGINAL receipt or else the process may take significantly longer. 
    • As well, at the end of the year, make sure you have enough benefit coverage left in your account before committing to any new Massage Therapy appointments. Ensure that you have not already "maxed out" your coverage -- many people use up their allowed coverage throughout the year, especially if they have had an injury, and may lose track of how much they have left. To avoid a declined submission, always check with your insurance company of you are planning on receiving benefit coverage for any therapeutic treatment. 

Will I have to remove ALL of my clothing?

  • No. Every person makes their own choice as to how much clothing to remove during a treatment session. Certain Massage Therapy treatments can even be done without the removal of any clothing. However, the majority of Massage Therapy treatments rely heavily on the friction and glide of skin-skin contact. Therefore, as much clothing removal as the client is comfortable with and/or is required is suggested as many therapeutic methods will not be as effective if clothing is not removed. 


Can I receive treatments in my own house?

  • Yes, I am happy to provide In-Home services to any client who wishes to receive Massage Therapy treatments in the comfort of their own home. People often do so for many different reasons: family commitments, illness/injury, seasonal, personal privacy, etc. Everyone is different and may choose the space they are most comfortable in. As well, the client reserves the right to terminate any Massage Therapy session if they feel uncomfortable in any way at any time. Keeping this in mind, the Therapist also hold the right to terminate any Massage Therapy treatment should he/she feel uncomfortable in any way or at any time during a treatment, especially if the Therapist is made to feel unsafe or endangered in the personal space of the client. 



For more Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario website.