Common Questions About Massage Therapy

How is orthopaedic massage different from other types of massage?

Orthopedic Massage focuses on a specific area or problem. It is generally used to treat an overuse injury, help prevent an injury or help in the recovery from an injury. Orthopedic Massage tends to be a deeper and more aggressive form of therapy and can be painful at times.

What should I expect from the first session?

You will begin your first appointment by completing few forms. Please plant to arrive 10 mins early to work through any questions. You should allow approximately 1 hour for your first visit. Before treatment your therapist will ask questions to be certain he/she understands you health history, concerns and goals. The therapist will then conduct an evaluation and proceed with an appropriate treatment. You will often times be given a home treatment plan which will include strengthening, stretching and self massage.

What should I wear?

We want you to be comfortable during your session. You should bring shorts and a loose t-shirt. You will be draped at all times.

Do I need a referral from a physician to be treated?

Yes, as per the guidelines for COVID-19 released by the government, referral note from physicians, chiropractors and physiotherapists are needed for massage therapy.

Do we accept health insurance?

Yes, we do direct bill all major health insurance. However. we can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

How many sessions does treatment usually take?

The number of sessions can vary depending on the issues and pain that you could be facing. It is best to discuss expected length of treatment with your therapist.

 

 

 

 

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