What do massage therapists do?
Our team of physiotherapists and massage therapists work collaboratively to provide comprehensive rehabilitation to encourage faster healing and maximal recovery from pain and injury. Registered massage therapy services are generally covered by most Extended Health Benefit Plans. Our therapists are also registered with Blue Cross for direct billing for RCMP and Veterans Affairs clients.
Why see a registered massage therapist?
Our clinic is located in the same building as Ottawa Medical Group, one of Ottawa’s leading Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), and Urology clinics. As such, our relationship and collaborative treatment plans for pregnant & post-delivery clients, along with our therapists’ training and experience (over 15 years), ensure you receive individualized result-driven care.
- Can I have RMT when pregnant?
Yes, you may receive massage therapy throughout your pregnancy, as long as there are no restrictions from your medical doctor or OB/GYN. Massage therapy visits here may involve the use of the bodyCushion (TM) which allows you to lie on your belly for treatment without undue pressure on the womb.
- Do you treat one on one?
Yes, massage therapy visits are always one on one, in a private setting. The duration of your appointment is based on your appointment time booked.
- How long will my appointments take?
Your massage therapy appointment time is based on what you book. We'll discuss your options with you over the phone, and help you choose a session duration that works for your schedule.
At your first massage therapy appointment, your massage therapist will ask you questions to understand your pain and problems more, then do an assessment prior to beginning treatment. This will ensure you are getting the best care and treatment focus. Generally the first appointment is 45-60 minutes, whereas follow-up session durations are based on your needs and desires, 30/45/60/90 minute intervals.
- What should I bring to my appointments?
For massage therapy, you do not have to bring any particular clothing items. Just come in what feels comfortable. We have all the appropriate draping you'll need for your appointment.
Massage During Pregnancy
For pregnancy massage treatments, our massage therapists use the bodyCushionTM system, which allows you to be treated lying on your stomach (prone), if you wish, and helps reduce the tension and load on your joints, belly, and breasts. This opportunity for many of our clients feels great and a is a nice change to the standard sleep positions limitations faced in the later stages of pregnancy.
Conditions Managed by Massage
- Pregnancy (pre-natal) related pains & conditions, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck, back, and pelvis pain
- Calf cramps
- Post-natal conditions, such as:
- Blocked breast ducts
- C-section scar tissue
- Fluid retention
- Shoulder, neck, back pain
- Neck and back pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Sports injuries
- Muscle spasms, strains, sprains
- Post-operative conditions
- Degenerative disc disease
Benefits of Massage
- Pain management
- Stress reduction
- Improved circulation
- Fluid retention reduction
- Promotion of healing
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system which is responsible for the removal of waste material from the tissue
- Enhanced relaxation
- Reduction of mental fatigue and stress
- Decreased muscle spasms and cramping
- Increased flexibility
- Increased range of motion
- Reduction of scar tissue and adhesions
- Improved recovery times post-strenuous workouts
- Reduction in anxiety
- Improvement in overall health and well being
Are you experiencing muscle tightness causing pain or other issues?
Let our Registered Massage Therapists help alleviate tightness to reduce pain and discomfort. Our experienced RMT's can help with pre-natal and post-natal issues to help you feel your best.