Be aware, be safe and be informed!
Did you know, just because it’s called a massage, it does not mean that it will be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist?
Massage therapy needs to be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Here’s why:
- They have completed a competency-based education recognized by the Government of Ontario;
- Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;
- Completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours; 2200 hours training in total
- Successfully completed examinations from and have been “registered” by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (C.M.T.O.) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;
- Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and the Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.
While people usually come into massage therapy in order to relieve the pain they are experiencing, it simultaneously treats many other areas as well. These can range from stopping headaches to reducing stress, anxiety and elevating your general well-being.
Some benefits of Massage Therapy are:
- Relief of stress and muscle tension
- Alleviating lower back pain
- Increasing joint flexibility
- Decreasing pain
- Improving circulation
If you’re dealing with pain around your body like muscle spasms or tendonitis, you should come to our clinic and ask for a therapeutic massage such as a Swedish Massage or Therapeutic Ultrasound with Massage Therapy.
Before treatment begins, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded under the Privacy Act. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent. Once the session is over your therapist will talk to you about future appointments and will give you homecare, such as stretches or exercises to help improve your condition.
Only registrants with the CMTO are permitted to use the title Massage Therapists (MT), Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and the equivalents in other languages. To determine whether someone is an RMT, you can search for them on the CMTO website.
When it comes to your well-being – choose being well! At Hands On Therapy Don Mills our professional massage therapists will always go out of there way to ensure quality and safety for you.
Therefore, book an appointment for massage therapy and go back to feeling great!