Kitchener Massage Therapy Specialists
All of our Massage Therapists are RMTs (Registered Massage Therapists)
The practice of massage therapy is a Regulated Health Profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) . Only individuals who have completed the requisite training and have met the strict competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) can call themselves a “Massage Therapist” or a “Registered Massage Therapist”.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.
Why Massage therapy?
Therapeutic massage is a helpful treatment to maintain the health of joints, and soft tissue and also to improve muscle function. It is a natural remedy for headaches, promote faster healing of injuries and enhance recovery. Along with these benefits this treatment approach helps to ease stress, anxiety and pain levels.
What are the Benefits of Massage therapy?
Therapeutic massage is beneficial to maintain the health of joints and soft tissue to improve muscle function. Massage therapy is a natural remedy to relieve headaches and to enhance healing of injuries in order to assist patients return to normal daily activities. Along with these benefits, this treatment approach helps to relieve pain, ease stress and anxiety.
Massage therapy stimulates the circulation which improves supply of oxygen and nutrients to body tissues. It also increases lymphatic circulation which in turn will cleanse, detoxify and improve system function. As a result, patients notice an improvement in their sleep patterns. All massages at Kitchener Rehabilitation Clinic are performed by a Registered Massage Therapist.
Can Anyone Receive Massage Therapy?
Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, including infants, children and seniors. However, there are some conditions for which massage therapy is not appropriate. Our qualified Massage Therapists (RMT or MT) are trained to recognize these cases.
What Conditions can Massage Therapy help?
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and associated conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Back pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Circulatory and Respiratory problems
- Pregnancy and labour discomfort
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
Do I Have to Remove All of my Clothing for Massage Therapy?
No. Your comfort as a client is of the utmost importance to us at Kitchener Rehabilitation Clinic. Our Registered Massage Therapists can provide treatment whether you elect to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. Our team of massage therapy professionals are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment. Your comfort and ability to relax is very important to the effectiveness of your treatment.
Our Registered Massage Therapists will also describe the treatments to be provided to you to ensure that you are comfortable. Your consent is sought before treatment is begun. If you are uncomfortable, please let your RMT know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.
Does Massage Therapy Hurt?
There are times when massage therapy can cause some light discomfort as treatment affects the soft tissue, but it is not harmful. Discomfort usually diminishes and no technique of this nature is used without the therapist first discussing it with the client and obtaining your permission. A comfort scale will be established and the therapist will work to the client’s tolerance level. The client can stop or change the treatment at any time and Massage therapists will modify their techniques to meet their client’s needs.