What Is Massage Therapy And A Registered Massage Therapist?

"Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligament and joints.  Massage therapy is a clinically oriented health care option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions."  "Massage therapists are regulated health professionals in Ontario and massage therapy should only be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)."  RMTs are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance  with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act.  Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT."

What Benefits Can Massage Therapy Provide?

"There are significant benefits to be achieved through the use of regular massage therapy treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan to:

* Reduce or eliminate pain * Improve joint mobility * Improve circulation * Improve lymphatic drainage * Reduce depression and anxiety * Reduce muscular tension."

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What To Expect On Your First Visit

"On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment.  The Registered Massage Therapist will assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury or condition.  The RMT will then develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive a safe and effective treatment.  The treatment plan can be changed at any time you wish and will be reassessed at an appropriate time.  You have no obligation to undergo any part of 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.  As a health professional, your massage therapist needs to know your complete health history, including details regarding any medications you may be taking at the time of your visit, as well as other health professionals from whom you are seeking treatment.  There are many situations where massage therapy treatments need to be modified or not provided depending on the circumstances of your condition or the medications you may be taking.  Don't hold any information back.  As a health professional, your massage therapist is obligated to keep your health history strictly confidential and secure."

*Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you may complete your health history as well as any insurance documentation for direct billing requirements.  

Edie's Hours of Availability

Sunday:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm*

Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm*

* Saturday and Sunday availability alternates each week, please call: 519-974-7777 to clarify or press book now button on home page to see if your desired appointment time is available.