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Registered Massage Therapy

Massage is recommended for many conditions because the release and removal of tissue waste and tension is beneficial to any condition.

Swedish massage is based on proven effectiveness and is the base from which many other therapies developed. It's appropriate for all ages, from babies to the elderly, because techniques vary according to the individual, their needs, age and their preferences.

A Registered Massage Therapist has studied extensively in health subjects such as anatomy, muscle rehabilitation, neurology, osteology (bones), microbiology, nutrition, assessments, pathology (disease), exercise and appropriate treatment for numerous medical conditions. They must qualify at college level to apply for provincial examinations as part of their registration process.

Their training enables them to provide a variety of types of massage suitable for relaxation and stress prevention, or tailored to meet the needs of those in chronic pain and acute injury. In Ontario, it's the registered title or certification the lets the public know the type of massage the therapist is qualified to provide.

Registered massage therapists work with all types of needs because the human body is mainly muscle, tendons and fatty layers which is the soft tissue they are trained to know. If your body is not responding to massage treatment, they are able to recognize that and refer you to other health care workers. A registered massage therapists' career may see them working in numerous settings, from physiotherapy clinics to spas, chiropractic offices to sports clinics, medical offices to private home practice. They have all undergone the same training, examinations and qualifying procedures if they are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

The wide range of conditions they work with may range from arthritis to fibromyalgia, tendinitis to bursitis, pregnancy discomfort, low back pain or headaches, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis (MS). Whether addressing an injury to speed healing, or chronic discomfort to provide relief, the body responds to knowledgeable soft tissue manipulation. And that's massage therapy. It's worth a try, especially if you're ready to begin a new, healthier lifestyle. Let massage therapy remind you how good life feels when your body and mind function from a natural, relaxed state.

Most extended health care plans reimburse massage therapy fees. Whether or not you need a doctor's note to activate coverage depends on your particular health care plan. OHIP does not cover massage therapy treatment.


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