Registered Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Massage therapy should only be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). An RMT is a primary healthcare provider in Ontario and anyone may visit an RMT of their choice.

Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

The services of an RMT are not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP); however, many extended health benefit plans will cover all or part of the services provided by an RMT. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this. Massage therapy treatments may also be reimbursed by automobile insurance companies, if the client was in a motor vehicle accident, or in the case of workplace injuries, by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

The research being conducted on massage therapy demonstrates that it is an effective treatment for reducing chronic and acute physical pain. It can help you recover faster from injuries in the short term and reduce the need for pain medications and surgeries in the long term.

Massage therapy in a clinical setting is something you see more and more. It has been used for many years with treatments like chiropractic a natural complimentary regimen. But now can be found in cancer clinics, orthopedic offices, OBGYN offices as well as many independent clinics.

Therapeutic massage, in conjunction with directly treating physical pain, also alters your biochemistry; thereby dramatically improving your immune system, as well as boosting positive mood hormones. Stress has been said to be the root of as much as 80% of all diseases and is something massage therapy is know to help with. Getting a massage helps to reduce the stress hormones cortisol, raise feel good hormones dopamine and serotonin, and lower excititory hormones like nor-epinephrine and epinephrine.

Massage therapy is no longer regulated to spa days and get-away weekends. It can become an integral part of your life, especially if you suffer from any of the conditions above. Find an experienced therapist who has helped their clients with specific problems and know that given the right help your body is amazingly powerful to heal and function in optimal health! Therapeutic massage treats your entire being from head-to-toe to mind, body & soul.

What to expect at your first appointment:

On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. Your massage therapist will assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury or condition. The RMT will develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and will be reassessed at an appropriate time. You have no obligation to undergo any part of a 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.

 

What Conditions do RMT’s work on?

Physical pain
Muscle tension
Carpal Tunnel
Sports Injuries
Anxiety
Insomnia
Depression
Common Cod & Flues
Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lymphatic Drainage
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Analgesia
Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Golfers Elbow
Headaches
Migraines
Neuralgia
Neuritis
Neuropathic Pain
Central Neuropathic Pain
Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Pregnancy Massage
Neuropathy
Nociceptive Pain
Some types of cancer massage
Recovering from surgery
Hypertension
Asthma & bronchitis
Fibromyalgia
Genergy body Maintenance.
Sciatica
Sprains & Strains
Swelling
Tennis Elbow

Every massage therapy session at Heaven Scent is customized to provide you with relief from any pain you are having to relieve tight muscles located by your therapist and increase circulation . Along with these results you will also receive a greater sense of relaxation and well being!

30 Minute Massage:  Focus on the head, neck, shoulders and upper body.  Can be 30 minutes of just pain relief for any area of your body.   $65

45 Minute Massage:  Focus on relieving pain or getting to the “still point” of true relaxation. The RMT will incorporate different techniques depending on your desired results.  $70

60 Minute Massage: Focus on your trouble areas and relaxation using a variety of massage techniques.
$85

90 Minute Massage: A longer session is effective to treat pain and injuries and to relax and revive your body. $129

30 Minute Trigger Point Massage: Most often scheduled to focus on a problem area. $75.00

Massage with Cupping: Flexible silicone suction cups applied to increase blood from and use negative pressure to loosen tissues. 75 minutes $145.00