Registered Massage Therapists are primary health care practitioners and are recognized by the Regulated Health Professions Act. Only a massage therapist may be designated as:
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Massage Therapist
Massage Therapists are required to complete a minimum of 2200 hours of training and in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, hydrotherapy (the use of water as a means of therapy), remedial exercises and treatment of medically related conditions, including clinical experience. While many individuals might provide “massage”, massage therapy should be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist.
At Therapeutic Massage we have over 30 years of experience with additional expertise in myofascial release, sports massage, deep muscle tissue therapy and stretching, cranial sacral massage, and TMJ treatments.
Many private insurance companies cover massage therapy under their extended health care plans if the therapist is a Registered Massage Therapist. Please consult your policy as some plans may require a physician’s approval prior to treatment.
Upon receipt of payment by either cash or cheque for your treatment, your massage therapist will issue you, in return, a signed receipt stamped with his or her registration number. Your receipts are also classified as a taxable deduction for your personal income tax. Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP.
The cost of massage at our clinics will depend on the length of treatment: