Massage Therapy

Relieve pain and tension with massage therapy

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Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are regulated health professionals trained in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue structures such as muscle, fascia, tendon and ligaments. Massage therapy also supports tissue repair and healing by increasing circulation (blood flow), bringing more oxygen and other nutrients to the tissue. Polymed massage therapists work with patients to help alleviate their pain, tension and stress, improve range of motion, mobility, posture and overall physical function. Massage techniques offered by Polymed RMTs include Swedish, deep tissue massage, hot stone therapy, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of Massage Therapy is offered at Polymed Rehab and Wellness?

Polymed Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are trained in Swedish Massage techniques, Deep tissue, Acupressure, Sport massage, Aromatherapy, Foot Massage

What conditions can be treated with Massage Therapy?

The following lists some conditions that are commonly treated with Massage Therapy at the Polymed Rehab and Wellness.

  • - stress

  • - painful or tight muscles

  • - headaches

  • - delayed onset muscle soreness

  • - pain or tingling in arms or legs

  • - sports injuries

  • - marathon or triathlon massage

  • - prevention of new injuries

  • - pain or restriction in joints

  • - posture

  • - pregnancy massage

  • - prenatal pain

  • - postnatal pain

  • - sports injuries

  • - the effects of forced inactivity

  • - repetitive stress injuries

  • - fluid retention

Does Massage Therapy hurt?

Usually Massage Therapy is pain-free, however there may be some discomfort or soreness during or after a treatment if a muscle is inflamed and/or strained. If there are any conditions that the Massage Therapist deems more serious and/or could benefit from other treatments, Polymed’s integrated clinic allows for efficient case management in-house for referral to any of our other health care services, (ie. Medical care, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture or Active Release Techniques®), usually on the same day.

Are Polymed Massage Therapists registered?

Yes, all of our Massage Therapists are registered (RMT). A registration number is included on the receipt that may be submitted to the patient’s insurance company.

Do I have to be in pain to have Massage Therapy?

No, Massage Therapy can be used for relaxation and stress relief.

Do I have to get undressed for Massage Therapy?

Yes, but it is not necessary to remove all articles of clothing. Patients may keep clothing on areas that are not being worked on. The patient is covered by a sheet and blanket.

How long does a Massage Therapy session last?

We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute Massage Therapy appointments. This time allotted is for the entire time booked with the therapist, including any patient preparation or assessment. It is important that the patient show up on time for every appointment for maximum therapy time.

If I am pregnant, can I still have Massage Therapy?

Yes. With pregnancies, some women suffer from lower back pain, neck pain and other muscular conditions. Massage Therapy can help relax the muscles that support the spine. Please talk to your Polymed Registered Massage Therapist for more information.

Do insurance plans cover Massage Therapy?

Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for registered Massage Therapy services in their workplace health care plans. OHIP does not cover these services. The massage patient is provided with a detailed itemized receipt listing the services provided, the credentials of the Massage Therapist, as well as payment details for reimbursement.

Do I need a Doctor's prescription for Massage Therapy?

Some insurance companies may require a note from a physician and/or chiropractor explaining why massage has been recommended. It is recommended that patients check with their insurance.