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Below are answers to my patients’ frequently asked questions. I look forward to meeting you soon.
What is registered massage therapy?
The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage feels deeply relaxing. This is due to the release of chemicals in the brain related to wellbeing and the reduction of stress hormones. Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
reduced muscle tension
stimulation of the lymphatic system
reduction of stress hormones
increased joint mobility and flexibility
improved skin tone
improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
heightened mental alertness
reduced anxiety and depression
What are the risks of massage therapy?
Massage is very low risk.
There's a chance you might feel lightheaded or dizzy throughout or towards the end of the massage. Getting up slowly and staying hydrated helps with this.
There is a chance you may feel some pain or discomfort or experience bruising when working on troubled areas. Inform your massage therapist if you are beyond your comfort level, and they will accommodate you.
For those with high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy, and prescriptions such as blood thinners, the massage can be modified for your safety and comfort.
Who should avoid massage therapy?
As an extra precaution you may be requested to produce a doctors note if you are recently recovering from surgery, are a cancer patient or otherwise have a compromised immune system.
If you have a fever or shareable illness such as a cold, flu or open wound you should wait until you are recovered before booking a massage.
What if I am not comfortable with undressing or being touched?
You are not expected or required to undress beyond your comfort level. Massage therapists are trained to work on clients professionally and effectively whether they undress or remain clothed.
You are not expected or required to be touched in areas of your body beyond your comfort level. Just express to your massage therapist if there is an area on your body you wish to be excluded from the treatment and they will accommodate you.
Furthermore, sensitive areas such as the glutes, inner thighs, and chest require additional written and verbal consent before being touched.
What is the price? How do I pay?
My Rate for All Services is $2/min + HST
ie. $120 + HST ($135.60) for 60 min
30 min, 45 min, 60 min, 75 min,
90 min, 105 min, 120 min
After the session is completed payment is accepted via cash or e-transfer, and RMT insurance receipts are sent via email upon payment.
Do I offer direct billing? Do I provide insurance receipts?
I do not offer direct billing. I provide insurance receipts. Clients are responsible for submitting their claims at their own convenience.
What is my cancellation policy?
Sometimes work and personal life conflicts with our appointments and we need to cancel or reschedule.
There is no cancellation fee for the first or occasional same day cancellation.
However, if it continues to happen regularly I kindly ask that you prepay when rescheduling your appointments or they will be cancelled upon request.
Where am I? When am I available?
I am serving Mississauga in the SQ1 area. Allergy warning: I live with a cat. The 'Book Now' button shows all of my upcoming availability.
Do I participate in corporate events?
No. For the foreseeable future I am not hosting corporate events.