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FAQ

 
1Do I need a doctors’ referral?
There is no requirement to have a referral to see a Registered Massage Therapist. However, extended health care plans, and insurers may require a referral before you will be covered. You need to check with your policy to see if you need one to be reimbursed for treatments.
2I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?
It is important to let your massage therapist know (this will be one of the questions on the health history form you will be asked to fill out on your first visit).
3Am I expected to talk during the massage?
If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.
4After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?
An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage. It will help alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day, and it is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Make sure to drink water to keep your tissues hydrated.
5Is one massage therapy treatment enough?
Yes, if you just want to experience massage therapy to relax. However, to have a longer term therapeutic affect one treatment may not be enough. Massage therapy is most beneficial in both acute and chronic conditions, when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments. (Acute conditions are recent, occurring within a week to a month, and can be severe to mild but are sudden in onset. This could describe anything from car accident to a muscular sprain. Chronic conditions are present for several months or years.)