Registered Massage Therapists

The basic style of massage therapy used at The Health Network is composed of Swedish massage techniques. Massage therapy is defined as the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body, done with knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the structures, applied in a scientific manner for therapeutic results

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) have completed a minimum of 2200 hours of training at a government approved school of massage. They have been examined and registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). An RMT is required to possess both general and professional liability insurance in order to practice. All RMT’s are given a photo ID badge stating their registration number from the CMTO. Throughout Canada, Massage Therapists work in collaboration with physicians, dentists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and many other health care professionals.

Massage Therapy is an effective treatment of:

  • Lower Back and Neck pain
  • Whiplash and other car Accident Injuries
  • Stiff and Sore Shoulders Sciatica
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Strains/Sprains and Spasms
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Arthritis/Tendinitis/ Bursitis
  • Scar and Scar Tissue
  • Tennis & Golf Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Swelling and Inflammation
  • TMJ Dysfunction

Receiving a Massage:

Prior to receiving a massage treatment, you will be asked to complete a brief and confidential health history form. The registered massage therapist needs to know of any medical condition that you may have, even if you feel that they are not related to your area of complaint. This is necessary because massage has a wide range of effects. After taking the health history, the massage therapist may assess your posture, range of motion, muscular strength, ask you to set goals and discuss a treatment plan. You will be shown how to lie comfortably on the massage table. Your massage therapist will leave the room so that you may disrobe and cover yourself on the table. During the treatment you may wear as much or as little clothing as you wish. Patients will always be covered by a sheet or blanket, uncovering only the area being massaged. Massage oil or lotion is applied over the area to be treated. The pressure should be within your pain tolerance level, let your therapist know if the pressure is too deep or too light. Feel free to ask questions before, during and after the treatment and give feedback to your therapist regarding techniques, pressure applied, etc