What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and connective tissue. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
What Conditions Do Registered Massage Therapists Treat?
Massage Therapy is used for both acute and chronic conditions and can help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, and many persistent pain syndromes.
Registered Massage Therapists work with a wide variety of clients in the treatment of soft tissue and joint issues related to illness, injury, rehabilitation, and disability.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy offers significant benefits for a variety of conditions. Whether you need to de-stress, reduce muscle tension or pain, improve joint mobility, range of motion, or lymphatic drainage, Massage Therapy can enhance your overall well-being. Learn more about the benefits of Massage Therapy from the Mayo Clinic.
Massage Therapy may help with (a) low back and joint pain (b) muscle strains and sprains (c) repetitive strain injuries (RSI) (d) arthritis pain (e) reduced range of motion or joint mobility (f) sports injuries (g) pain or injury during everyday life (h) whiplash (i) headache and migraine pain (j) stress and tension (k) recovery from surgery (hip/knee replacement rehabilitation) (l) recovery from accidents or disability (workplace accidents, vehicle accidents).
Is a Medical Doctor’s Referral Required for Massage Therapy?
No. A Medical Doctor’s referral (prescription) is not required for Massage Therapy.
Are the Services of a Registered Massage Therapist Covered by OHIP?
No, however many third-party / extended health benefit plans do include coverage for all or part of the services provided by an RMT. Some insurance companies may require a referral (prescription) from a Medical Doctor. Check your benefit plan or talk to your plan’s administrator. In some cases, Massage Therapy is covered by automobile insurance companies (motor-vehicle accident) or Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for workplace injuries.
Your First Appointment
Your first visit is an assessment of your condition and complaints. You will complete a confidential health history as part of this process. Your Registered Massage Therapist will assess your individual needs and develop a treatment plan especially for you. A treatment plan involves setting realistic goals for treatment and discussing possible responses to treatment.
Learn more about the Registered Massage Therapist at Corbett Family Chiropractic
Contact Corbett Family Chiropractic today to book an appointment! We’re conveniently located in downtown Burlington, Ontario (Brant & Caroline), offer free patient parking, convenient hours, and we welcome walk-ins so you can learn more about us!