What is massage therapy?
Massage is the hands-on manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body. Soft tissue includes muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue.
Does health insurance cover massage therapy?
Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, however, you may have coverage through your work place or private health insurance plan. Consult your policy for details.
Registered Massage Therapists are required to complete a minimum of 2200 hours of training. Upon completion of the program, the student must pass an Entrance to Practice examination set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Benefits of massage therapy
Massage therapy is a drug-free approach to treating acute and chronic pain as well as stress related tension. Massage has a therapeutic effect on your body’s systems, including muscular, circulatory and nervous and is beneficial in the management of many conditions including:
- headaches / migraines
- neck and shoulder pain
- sciatica / low back pain
- stress / tension
- muscle spasm
- tendonitis / bursitis
- sprain / strain
- plantar fasciitis