When should I get a massage?
Any time is a good time. You don’t need to wait until you’re stressed or injured. Too often people wait until they reach this state to get a massage. Instead of waiting until you’ve injured yourself or when pain starts, regular massage works wonders for preventative care. It is a wonderful way to cope with stress both physical and emotional.
How often should I get a massage?
The answer will depend on the reasons for getting a massage. If a client comes in for injury relief and to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with their daily lives, weekly sessions maybe necessary for a while to see improvement in relief and healing. For those who use massage as preventative care, once – twice a month is the norm. Some come in more often just because they enjoy it that much.
How early should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment in order to prepare for your massage. If you are a new client you will need to fill out a case history form. Arriving late will deprive you of precious minutes of your treatment. Unfortunately no matter how late you start, your treatment will end at the allotted time.
Will I have to undress?
We ask clients to remove as much clothing as they feel comfortable with and any jewellery. Your privacy will be protected at all times. A sheet will be draped over the entire body except the area being treated.
Will massage hurt?
That depends on the type of massage. A lighter massage shouldn’t hurt, but at the same time it may not work out the stress that’s deep within the muscles. Muscles that have been chronically tight may have that “good hurt” feeling with a deeper massage. A sharp pain may indicate a muscle has been injured and has some sort of inflammation, and deep tissue massage may be too much for that area. A deep massage may leave some residual pain the next day. Everybody has a different pain threshold. Communicate with your therapist during the massage whether pressure is enough or too much.
Are all the therapists certified?
All of our massage therapists have graduated from accredited schools and belong to either the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Practitioners (NHPC) or the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM).
Is Massage Therapy and your other services covered by insurance?
Depending on your health benefits, you may have coverage. Ask your plan administrator for details.
Does your clinic offer Direct Billing for my Insurance provider?
Direct billing is offered for Manitoba Blue Cross and Canada Life (formly Great West Life). Please ask your therapist about direct billing to other insurance providers.
Is massage good for all ages?
Massage is beneficial for all ages, from infant to the elderly.
Can massage help with other problems besides muscle and stress problems?
It can help with a variety of conditions including:
* tendonitis and bursitis
* TMJ dysfunction
* carpal tunnel syndrome
* thoracic outlet syndrome
* headaches and migraines
* asthma and bronchitis
* And Many More...
Is there anything I can do to help the healing process?
Drink plenty of water. Massage therapy helps flush out toxins from your tissues and water is needed to aid in this process and replace what you have lost.
Take it easy, the body does most of it’s healing at rest.
* Ice – helps to stop inflammation.
* Epson salt bath – help draw the toxins out of the body.
* Stretch – This will keep the soft tissues loose and help