Proven to be an effective method of preventing and treating diseases and injuries as it helps to enhance the functioning of all body systems.
Whether through improving posture, muscle tone, and joint mobility of the musculoskeletal system or encouraging blood and lymph flow in turn increasing the efficiency of the circulatory and immune systems, massage therapy mechanically affects the body in a positive way. Our respiratory systems benefit from improved breathing patterns and our digestive systems experience better uptake of nutrients from food allowing a better flow of oxygen and other essential substances to all body tissues. Furthermore, our nervous systems benefit from improved sensory stimulation as well as coordination skills and our hormonal systems increase production of endorphins and oxytocin that promote healing and a sense of wellbeing.
Massage therapy is effective in the treatment of:
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Arthritis / Bursitis / Tendonitis
- Athletic Injuries (Plantar Fasciitis/ ITB strain)
- Circulatory Conditions (Varicose Veins)
- Contractures / Dislocations / Sprains / Fractures
- Digestive & Respiratory Conditions
- Entrapment / Compression Syndromes (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
- Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Joint Dysfunctions (TMJ Dysfunction)
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Muscle Cramps / Spasms / Strains / Tension
- Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Injuries
- Nervous System Disorders (Sciatica, Multiple Sclerosis)
- Postural Deformities (Scoliosis, Pes Planus)
- Pregnancy & Postpartum related conditions
- Repetitive Strain Injuries (Rotator Cuff Tears, Carpal Tunnel)
- Stress / Anxiety / Fatigue / Insomnia
- Womens Health Issues
What is an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)?
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.
A Registered Massage Therapist:
- Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
- Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
- Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies to safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
- Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is the regulatory body for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario. They protect the public interest by ensuring the competency and quality of care provided by Massage Therapists. All RMTs in Ontario are required to be registered with the CMTO. Individuals who are not registered with the CMTO are not permitted to practice massage therapy in Ontario or call themselves Massage Therapists in Ontario.
What to expect at your first appointment
On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. Your massage therapist will assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury or condition. The RMT will develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and will be reassessed at an appropriate time. You have no obligation to undergo any part of a treatment.
Your treatment will begin once you have given your informed consent. This involves setting realistic goals for treatment, discussing possible responses to treatment, and being informed of alternative care options.
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