Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist (RMT) 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 RMT is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.
Your RMT must also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body, regardless of whether you are fully covered or partially covered with sheets and/or blankets. Your privacy will always be respected, and you may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time. Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of tolerance to pressure during the treatment. The treatment can be stopped at any time should it become uncomfortable.
Massage Therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist as part of their extended health care plans.
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