What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy involves hands-on manipulation of the body’s tissues including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints, to help decrease pain and improve mobility. By increasing circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body, massage is able to promote the body’s natural healing process.
How will massage therapy help me?
Massage therapy can treat acute and chronic conditions including stress and anxiety, headaches, neck and back pain, sport injuries, arthritis and more.
Massage is not only great on its own as a wellness strategy — we also recommend it as complementary therapy to physio, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies.
How does it work?
Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to maintain and improve physical function. Massaging the soft tissue helps improve circulation and lymphatic flow, decrease heart rate, promote relaxation and stress relief, and relieve pain.
When can I expect to see results?
Results vary depending on the type and degree of your condition. Massage is very effective and many clients notice a difference immediately, but it can take several, on-going treatments for a full recovery.
Our registered massage therapist (RMT) will discuss your individualized treatment plan with you and explain when you can expect to see results.
What do I need to bring to my initial appointment?
At your initial appointment, our registered massage therapist will discuss any medical history that relates to your condition. Please come prepared to discuss details of health problems or treatments you’ve had in the past.
Cost and coverage
Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.
Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:
- All third-party insurance
- Extended health benefits
- Worker’s compensation
- Motor vehicle accident insurance
Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, cash and personal cheques are accepted.
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