What will my Massage Therapy session be like?
During your initial assessment, you will be required to complete a confidential health history form. This helps the Massage Therapist know if you have any medical conditions or if you are taking any medications that may be a contraindication for Massage Therapy. Your Massage Therapist will ask pertinent health history questions, listen to your concerns and perform a physical assessment with range of motion testing. The Massage Therapist will then work with you to create an appropriate treatment plan.
Your consent will be sought before any treatment is provided. During the treatment, your Massage Therapist will check in with your comfort level with respect to pain or discomfort of any sort. You may stop or modify the treatment at any time during the Massage Therapy session.
How can Massage Therapy help me?
Massage Therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and is useful in obtaining relief from conditions such as:
Headaches and migraines
Muscle related conditions such as strains, sprains, and spasms
Repetitive strain injury (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
Inflammatory conditions (e.g. arthritis, tendinitis)
Pregnancy and labour
Do I have to remove all my clothing during a Massage Therapy session?
No, your comfort is of the utmost importance to your Massage Therapist. Massage Therapists can provide treatment with as much or as little clothing you are comfortable with. RMT's are trained in professional draping techniques to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment.
Does Massage Therapy hurt?
Your Massage Therapist will stay in close communication with you regarding your comfort level. Some areas that are being treated may feel more sensitive, depending on the condition and stage of healing. Your Massage Therapist will check in with you, however, it is also important that you let your therapist know if your discomfort is beyond your tolerance at any point during the massage. You may stop or modify the treatment at any time and the therapist will adapt the treatment accordingly.