Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries and conditions. Massage Therapy will increase circulation, increase range of motion, decrease pain, inflammation and decrease tension in hypertonic muscles. Massage Therapy can treat a wide range of soft tissue conditions.
We have been very successful in treating patients in Kanata for over 20 years. Many of the conditions and injuries we have helped people with include:
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Sports injuries
- Pregnancy-related conditions
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Sprains & Strains
- Back and neck pain
Frequently Asked Questions About Massage
Will I have to fill out a health history form before my massage treatment?
Health history forms are a requirement set by the Regulated Health Practitioner’s Act (RHPA). The form provides the therapist with valuable health information which is necessary to develop a highly effective and individualized treatment plan for each client. All the information on this form is confidential. It is best to download the massage form below and bring it with you on your first visit.
Must I undress for my massage?
Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.
Can I have a massage fully clothed?
It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. So just let your therapist know your comfort level.
Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?
It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment & only a light meal at that time. This is a similar process to swimming or a work out when your body will take all the blood away from the digestion process & take it to the working peripheral tissues therefore causing poor digestion and possible discomfort. In the cooler weather and with Covid 19, patient’s are more than welcome to bring their own blanket.
Am I expected to talk during the massage?
If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.
After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?
An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe & calm muscles. It will alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day. Our therapists will review your best recommendations of care & follow up procedures after every massage.
Do provincial health care programs cover massage therapy?
Many extended health care insurance programs and auto insurance offer coverage for treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
Are aromatic scents, essential oils or greasy lotions used in a massage?
This is a personal preference. Our therapist’s use an unscented hypoallergenic, sensitive skin formula lotion called Biotone, which does not leave a greasy or oily feeling. Aromatic scents & essential oils can be used by request. If you like scented oils we recommend scheduling your appointment at the end of the day in consideration for our sensitive patients.
Do I have to lie down for a massage?
Not necessarily. If you have a condition and are unable to lie down (injury, pregnancy), we can set-up the room according to your comfort level
Chair or seated massages are quite common and just as effective.