FAQs

What can I expect during my initial appointment?

If you are coming into the clinic for the first time, you should arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Upon arrival you will fill out a health history and consent form, or you can download one and bring the completed forms to your appointment.

The therapist will speak with you to determine the right kind of massage techniques for you and your condition. They will notify you which areas they will be treating and ask for your permission to proceed with the treatment.

The therapist will conduct a physical examination, focusing on your main goals.

When it is time for your treatment, the therapist will explain how to position yourself. You will be left in privacy to undress and get onto the table.

During the massage your therapist will regularly check in with you on the pressure and your level of comfort.

Please Note: Click each of the links below to print out the two forms you will require for your initial visit.

Health History
Consent for Massage Therapy Treatment

How early should I arrive and what if I am late?

If you are coming into the clinic for the first time, you should arrive 10 to 15 minutes early, as you will have to fill out a case history and sign consent and privacy forms. Try to be on time. If you are late we will do what we can to see that you get a full appointment, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please consider others and be on time.

Am I required to complete a personal health history form?

Yes, it is best if you can give an accurate picture of your health and injuries on your health history form. This enables your therapist to design the most appropriate and effective treatment for you.

Please click here to print out the Health History form required for your initial visit.

What clothing do I wear for massage?

Massage therapy is most effective when the skin is exposed so wearing as little as possible is best. For your security and comfort, sheets and a blanket are constantly covering you. The areas being massaged are the only areas undraped or exposed throughout the massage treatment. If disrobing makes you feel uncomfortable, massage can be done over the clothing as well.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, cheque or etransfer to info@foryourrelief.ca.

Could I be covered for Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a well-known form of alternative healthcare. Many insurance companies are including massage therapy in their extended health plans. Every health care plan is different so it is worth calling to see if you have it on your plan.

If I am covered for Massage Therapy through my extended health care, can you bill the insurance company directly?

In most cases we Do Not bill the insurance company directly.You must pay for the treatment, you are given a receipt with all the relevant information and you must then submit the receipt for reimbursement. Some exceptions are motor vehicle accidents or work place accidents.

What is Massage Therapy?

Registered massage therapists (RMTs) follow the rules and regulations determined by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), including our scope of practice, which states:

"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain."

How can I expect to feel following Massage Therapy?

You may feel a little stiffness the next day. An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe muscles and enhance the benefits of the massage, as well as help alleviate any stiffness you may feel. It is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Make sure to drink water to keep your tissues hydrated.

What services do you provide?

A list of services is available on our Services & Fees page. Please click here to view our services page.

What conditions do you treat?

Our registered massage therapists treat all forms of soft tissue aches, pains, stiffness and injury, including:

  • Back, hip, neck and leg pain or discomfort
  • Headache; TMJ; tingling or numbness in arms and hands; neck and shoulder pain or tightness; and postural or ergonomic problems due to extended computer use or other repetitive tasks
  • Build up of lactic acid, tension and joint mobilizations or stretches for runners, dancers and other athletes
  • Prenatal discomforts including shoulder, lower back or hip discomfort
  • Motor vehicle or workplace accident sufferers (MVA and WSIB claims)
  • Chronic pain, and secondary symptoms of insomnia, depression or anxiety resulting from conditions such as Fibromyalgia
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Postural imbalances and promotion of preventative treatments

Have you treated chronic diseases?

Yes. Our therapists are registered, licensed and fully trained in a range of massage therapies designed to treat chronic diseases and their symptoms such as: Cancer, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Strokes, Head Traumas, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Arthritis/ Bursitis, Asthma/ Emphysema, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Paralysis and various neurological conditions.

I have heard about Myofascial Release. Do you offer this treatment?

Yes, we do offer this treatment. Fascia is a thin sheath-like layer of connective tissue that surrounds everything in the body creating a 3 dimensional, interconnecting suit of the body.

Injury, trauma and/or years of improper posture can cause the fascial layers to become sticky causing the layers to adhere to one another. When the fascial layers stick together they pull parts of the body out of alignment. This causes the other soft tissues to compensate resulting in increased pain and decreased range of motion.

Collaborative Care Massage Therapy works on the fascial layer that can realign the fascia properly by using a dry massage technique resulting in better posture and less pain.