Are you looking for Massage Therapy in Centretown Ottawa?
If so, you are in the right place.
Our experienced Massage Therapy team offers various treatments that may help a wide variety of conditions and symptoms.
Do you want to find out more?
Let's dive in and find out about what specific conditions and symptoms Massage therapy may help.
What Conditions Can Massage Therapy Help?
- Back, leg, and neck discomfort
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Muscle tension and spasm
- Palliative care
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pregnancy and labour support
- Sports injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Stress and stress-related conditions
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is a manual therapy that treats the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons, viscera and fascia.
Massage therapy techniques can be very gentle or deep pressure dependant on the underlying condition and best approach.
Our Massage therapy team offer employ various techniques, including:
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- CranioSacral Therapy
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release (MFR)
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Visceral Manipulation
- Fascial Restructuring
- Pregnancy Massage - we have a set of specialized cushions that allow you to lie comfortably face down
Some of our massage therapists are also experts in the use of therapeutic exercise and can prescribe follow-up exercises for you to do at home.
For your first visit we prefer that you come for at least 75 minutes. This allows time for a health history to be taken, for the therapist to get a feel for your body and your needs, followed by full 60-minute massage treatment.
If you can only come for a shorter time we can still provide a beneficial treatment.
Follow up massage treatments range from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Most people choose 60 to 90minutes.
Your massage therapist will discuss frequency and length of treatments with you and make recommendations as needed.
For acute conditions this may be weekly, for more ongoing conditions and maintenance they may be less frequent. Most of us benefit form ongoing maintenance visits.
After A Massage Treatment
Following a massage some people experience a little mild discomfort which may last for a day or two. You may also be tired.
If you are concerned by any symptoms following a massage, please contact our clinic reception and we will make sure your massage therapist gets in touch to address your concerns.
Massage Therapy and Insurance
All government and most private health insurance plans cover Registered Massage. They have varying levels of coverage and maximum amounts so lease check with your insurance provider for details. We are happy to direct bill for Massage Therapy where possible, make sure to check that this is an option for your plan.
Please note: You may also need a doctor’s referral in order to claim.
Massage Therapy is regrettably not covered by OHIP but you can apply it to your taxes.