Massage therapists use manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response. Massage provides a holistic approach to treating dysfunction in the body by affecting the circulatory, muscular, connective tissue, lymphatic, immune and nervous systems. Massage therapy is beneficial in a variety of musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain, sprains, strains and muscle spasms, migraines and headaches and stress and anxiety. Pivot’s massage therapists hold additional certifications in infant and pregnancy massage, cupping, fascial release and acupuncture. For additional resources regarding massage therapy at omta.com.
What to expect on your first visit?
You will be asked to fill out a confidential health history form specific to massage therapy. This will enable the therapist to complete an assessment and develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Try to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your treatment time. If you are late you may not receive your full treatment time.
Your massage will take place in a private room where you and the therapist will work together for the session. Prior to the treatment an interview and assessment will be done as part of the treatment. It is essential to communicate during the treatment about any soreness, numbness or tingling you may be experiencing. Your comfort level and safety are a primary concern.
Payment for Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is not covered by OHIP. However most extended health insurance plans provide partial or full coverage. This usually requires a referral from a physician. It is your responsibility to call your health provider to find out how much coverage you have. You may also be able to save your receipts and apply them towards your tax return as a medical expense.
How does massage therapy and spa therapy differ?
How does massage therapy and spa therapy differ? Registered Massage Therapist Jennifer Costa explains.
Monday to Thursday: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: 8am – 2pm
2288 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, M6S 1N9