Registered Massage Therapy is a hands-on modality which addresses the soft tissues of the body.
It involves manipulation of soft tissues and the joints. It can be very gentle and subtle, or can also, when indicated, require more pressure to address deeper issues. Soft tissue includes muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. It can be used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions as well as stress related tension and has a therapeutic effect on your body's systems, including muscular, circulatory and nervous.
Massage treatment can last anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes. It is advisable to book at least 60 minutes to get the most from your treatment.
Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario will have completed a minimum of 2200 hours of training and successfully passed the Entrance to Practice exam to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. To maintain their licence, they must also complete a required number of hours of continuation training each year.
Most workplace or private health insurance plans will provide coverage for Registered Massage. Please consult your policy for details. It is unfortunately not covered by OHIP.
We have several massage therapists who each have their area of interest and expertise. You can read their individual biographies to help you to decide who to see. We encourage you to take an appointment with each of them to experience firsthand how they can help you.
Massage Therapy is beneficial in the management of many conditions:
Headaches, Migraines, Whiplash, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Sciatica, Low Back Pain, Muscle Spasm, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Sprains and Strains, Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Muscle & Joint Aches, Fibromyalgia, Pain during Pregnancy, Stress and Tension, and much more!
Additionally, Massage helps you to relax which boasts an abundance of health benefits in itself!
Massage at Ottawa Holistic Wellness
We offer several types of massage including:
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Manual Lymphatic
- Myofascial Release (MFR)
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Pregnancy Massage*
*We have a set of specialised cushions which will allow you to lie comfortably face down throughout your whole pregnancy.