Massage Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy can benefit people of all ages. It benefits the injured, stressed and ill. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Here is a following list of conditions which massage therapy can provide benefit:
- Reducing or eliminating pain in the body
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system functioning
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression & anxiety
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
- Anxiety & depression
- Back, leg, & neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain pain)
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- Gastrointestinal disorders
What is a Registered Massage Therapist?
Registered Massage Therapists or RMT are regulated health professionals in Ontario.
- A Registered Massage Therapist is an licensed professional who has:
- Completed Massage-based educational institutions recognized by the Government of Ontario Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, and other related health subjects
- Completed a minimum of 150+ clinical hours on the job
- Successfully completed examinations and are Registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act
- Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and Quality Assurance programs that assists in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their massage clients
- Only members of the College are permitted to use the title, Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT. All members of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association must be registered with the College and are therefore registered massage therapy practitioners.
Who Is Massage Therapy For?
Massage Therapy is for individuals of all ages, however, there are some conditions for which massage therapy is not appropriate. A qualified Massage Therapist (RMT) is trained to recognize these conditions. Please Contact Us Now if you have any questions “If Massage Therapy is for you”
What Should I Expect On My First Visit?
On your first visit at Freedom of Movement RMT New Market, you will be asked to complete a confidential health history form which will be reviewed in privacy. We do this to develop a safe and effective treatment plan the initial process may involve assessment.
Your Registered Massage Therapists will also describe the treatments that will be provided to ensure that you’re comfortable. Your consent is sought before treatment is provided. If you are uncomfortable, let your RMT know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.
Your privacy will be respected at all times. The registered massage therapist will leave the room so that you may disrobe and cover yourself on the table. You may remove as little of your clothing as you are comfortable with. During the treatment, you will be draped so that only the part of your body being treated is uncovered.
Communication is a key element of an effective massage and ensures that your treatment goals are being met. You will have the opportunity to give feedback throughout the treatment to have the pressure adjusted to meet your needs.
For your first visit it is recommended a treatment time of 60 minutes. This will provide adequate time to complete a thorough assessment of your health status and suggest an effective treatment of massage.
Do I Need To Remove My Clothing?
Registered Massage Therapists will provide important treatment whether you want to remove any, or all of your clothing. Freedom of Movement Rmt’s are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is respected at all times during treatment.
Your comfort and relaxation is essential to an beneficial treatment.
If you have any questions with regards to your first visit or privacy please contact us now to speak with a registered massage therapist.
How Often Do I Need A Massage?
Massage therapy is most beneficial in acute conditions when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments. A massage 1-2 per month would have excellent health benefits and help reduce the effects of stress and body pains.
Your Freedom Of Movement RMT can help you establish a monthly program which fits your physical needs and lifestyle. Your Registered Massage Therapist is most interested in your recovery and in the maintenance of your health.
Our recommendation for further treatment is being made by an Ontario Registered health professional and is made with your utmost care in mind.
What Forms Of Payment are Accepted?
At Freedom of Movement Register Massage Therapists Newmarket we accept Cash, VISA, & MasterCard. We will issue you a receipt to submit to your Extended Health Care Insurance Plan.
Does My Health Care Plan At Work Cover Massage Therapy?
Registered Massage Therapy Services are recognized under the provincial health legislation in Ontario, and our massage services are covered by most extended health plans from your workplace.
Please check with your employers Human Resources at work if these extended health care benefits are available to you.
Do you offer Massage Gift Certificates?
Yes at Freedom of Movement RMT, you can treat someone special with a gift that will leave them looking, feeling and moving pain, stress and tension free. Our Gift Certificates are available in a number of denominations.
Do you have a cancelation policy?
If you need to reschedule or cannot keep you appointment, and to avoid a $100 Cancellation Charge, please notify us at least 24 HOURS PRIOR to your appointment.
Contact us here if you need to cancel or reschedule.
Should I Leave a Tip for my Register Massage Therapist?
Tipping is not expected. Your return visits and referrals from friends and family are the best reward and most appreciated.
What is a Register Holistic Nutritionist?
Registered Holistic Nutritionists. Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) is a professional trained by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) to educate individuals and groups about the benefits of nutrition. Please visit our therapist page for more information on our Holistic Therapists.
What Should I Bring to My First Visit With the Holistic Nutritionist?
Yes, please bring any medication and/or supplements that you are taking.