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Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy

 Massage therapists utilize a variety of hands-on techniques to assess and treat the soft tissues and joints of the body. Therapeutic massage has numerous positive effects on the body including improved circulation of blood and lymph, decreased pain and inflammation, improved mobility, enhanced relaxation and stress reduction. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What conditions do massage therapists treat?

Many conditions respond well to this therapeutic approach, including back pain, headaches, sprains/strains, repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and post-injury rehabilitation. 

Do I have to be in pain to have a massage?

No. Massage therapy is often be used for relaxation, stress relief and overall well-being. Massage therapy helps to relieve stress by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol and also appears to enhance immune function.

Do I need a Doctor's prescription?

Some insurance companies may require a note from your physician and/or chiropractor explaining why massage has been recommended. 

Does massage therapy hurt?

Massage therapy should not hurt. Occasionally there is mild discomfort when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know. After a massage therapy session, most people feel very relaxed. If deep tissue work was performed, there may be some tenderness that lasts a day or two. The therapist will advise you of homecare that will help to decrease any discomfort.

Is massage therapy covered by OHIP?

No. However most private health insurance plans provide coverage for massage therapy. Check with your insurance company to see specifics of your health care coverage plan.

Is your therapist registered?

Yes, our massage therapist is registered with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. The registration number is included on your receipt to ensure proper coverage by your health insurance company.

Do I have to get undressed?

Yes, but you do not take off all your clothes. For techniques that require the application of oil or lotion, direct skin contact is ideal. You will be asked to undress to your comfort level and will be covered by a sheet and blanket. Modesty is maintained throughout your treatment by undraping only areas that are being worked on.

Petrolia Chiropractic

4345 Petrolia Line - Unit C

Petrolia ON

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