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Oakville Massage Clinic – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy’s primary goal is to improve the patient’s overall health care and well-being by physically manipulating soft body tissues which can be connective tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage therapy is not something new. It has been around for hundreds of years.  Massage therapy can decrease physical dysfunction, stress, and pain.

  • Massage treatment has a therapeutic effect on the whole body and improves health care and well-being.
  • In humans, the first sense that develops is the touch and also the last sense that fades away.
  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin, 3 thousand alone at our fingertips.
  • In any kind of touch, endorphins get released from the Brain which are the body’s natural pain killers.
  • Massage Therapy reduces heart rate, lower blood pressure which helps lowers depression and relaxes the body.  It instantly relaxes the body and reduces stress levels.
  • An hour massage therapy can have the same effect as 8 hours of good relaxed sleep.
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What is the difference between Relaxation / Swedish massage and Deep Tissue / Therapeutic Massage?

A Relaxation massage also known as Swedish massage is similar to spa-type massage. It comes with kneading techniques, and light to medium pressure during the session. Most often patients will go for one relaxation massage ones a month to maintain a healthy state of their body.

Deep tissue or Therapeutic massages use more advanced techniques to help ease pain and address chronic health care issues. Patients who go for therapeutic massage typically have health-related symptoms that impact their daily lives. No symptoms can be 100% treated with only one therapeutic massage session. Patients are often asked to make a few frequent weekly massage wellness sessions and over time those treatments can be reduced as the patients are getting better.

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What is Aromatherapy Massage?

An aromatherapy massage is very good for stress relief and also very beneficial for allergies. The massage therapists (RMT) will use essential oils during a massage session in order to relax the body. Most of these oils come from flowers, roots, and herbs are completely safe and do wonders for allergies relief.

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How is Deep Tissue Massage different than regular massage wellness sessions?

If you suffer from frequent tension headaches and back pains, you may benefit from a professional deep tissue neck massage. During a deep tissue massage wellness session, the massage therapist uses a stretching technique along with pressure to pull and stretch your muscles. This allows the muscles to relax and helps to relieve your headache and tension. The use of massage oil really does help usher in extra feeling and sensation. This helps reduce tension and stress in the muscle joints and help alleviate pain.

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What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

If you experience recurring pain in your muscles and joints. You may look into trigger points or neuromuscular therapy. Trigger points are tiny knots that occur in tight muscles. During the Neuromuscular therapy wellness session, the pressure gets applied to these trigger points. The trigger points are the muscular areas that feel lumpy and can be painful or uncomfortable and might be causing pain in your body. When these points are pressured, the muscle relaxes, causing you instant pain relief.

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How lymphatic drainage affects the lymphatic system and treats lymphedema?

Vodder’s technique (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) increases the lymphatic flow in the superficial lymphatic capillaries. This technique reduces edema and pain in the treated area and at the same time reduces scar tissue formation. It is also effective in removing metabolic wastes secondary to inflammation.

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Massage during and after Pregnancy

There are many benefits when it comes to Massage Therapy during and after Pregnancy. Most pregnant females come to us for massage therapy due to pain in their back, hips and legs. It is very normal to have those pains during pregnancy. Our Prenatal Massage Wellness Sessions help pregnant females get relieved from back pain, hips pain, and legs pain. It also helps them sleep better. Some females will continue their Prenatal Massages every two or three weeks and some will come in once a month. We recommend starting your Prenatal Massage sessions the moment you start to feel the pain in your body. It is always best to start early.

Will I be sore or in pain after a massage?

Massage therapy can hurt but it all depends on the areas you are working through. If a certain part of the body is tight, inflamed, injured or in spasm, then those parts can feel pain during any massage treatment. Before your massage wellness session, we always ask our patients to be open and honest with our massage therapists (RMTs) in regards to which areas you are experiencing pain on your body and how much pressure you would like to get. This will make a big difference and receiving the benefits of your massage session.

You may feel some soreness or pain after your massage but the healing you get from massage treatment out weights the pain. We always recommend our patients to drink plenty of water, always perform stretches, especially on the areas where our massage therapist find them to be very tight and take a warm bath afterward to reduce any soreness.

Do I need a doctor’s note for massage therapy?

No, you do not need a doctor’s note for massage therapy wellness sessions. Most of our patients come for massage appointments to get any pain or muscle stiffness relaxed. It brings balance to the entire body.

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How do I prepare for a massage wellness therapy appointment?

We always recommend having full rested the night before your massage therapy appointment so you can be well relaxed and take full benefit of your massage session. It is always a good idea to drink full glass water or bring a bottle of water with you before your wellness session.

How often should you get a massage?

It is always a good idea to have massage therapy sessions once every week for the first 5 or more sessions and then gradually change it to bi-weekly. As your symptoms improve, then we will recommend continuing one massage session regularly once a month to maintain your body in a healthy state.

What do Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) do?

Our Registered Massage Therapist provides Massage Therapy to anyone who is looking for massage treatment. We work with all ages from babies to anyone who is 65+. We also work with pregnant ladies who are looking for Pre-Natal massage or Post-Natal massage.

Will my health insurance cover massage therapy appointment?

Most health insurance companies do cover massage therapy for their clients. We always recommend double-checking with your insurance company in regards to your yearly coverage, coverage per session and when the benefits reset cycle. This will help you know your exact coverage and take full advantage of your insurance.

What are the reasons to visit the Massage Therapists (RMTs)?

There can be many reasons to visit a Massage Therapist. We see patients with all types of symptoms. Although massage therapy has many great benefits. Most people visit massage wellness sessions for relaxation or for some sort of pain relief. Many females come for Massage Therapy for their back pain and stress relief. We are very knowledgeable in Pre-Natal massage therapy and also provide Post-Natal Massage as well.

When is the best time to consult Massage Therapist?

There is no set of time to consult a Massage Therapist. We provide free 15 mins consultation to anyone who has any questions in regards to Massage Therapy. We can answer all of your questions via phone call before you set your appointment.

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How many Massage Treatments will I need?

For any pain relief, we always recommend 5 to 8 massage wellness sessions back to back every week. We have noticed great results when our patients keep up with their sessions. Once the pain has been relieved, it is always a great idea to continue one massage treatment once a month. This will help to keep the body pain free and relax the entire body.

How will I feel after My Massage Appointment?

If this is your very first massage appointment, then you may feel a little sleepy or dizzy which is very normal. It is best to drink water after your appointment and let your massage therapist know if you don’t get any better after a few minutes.

Is massage therapy only for relaxation purpose?

While Massage Therapy is mostly known for its relaxing effects, it has also proven to be highly beneficial in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction as well as soft tissues and joints disturbances. Massage Therapists (RMTs)  are trained not only to understand and treat these conditions, but also to identify when to refer the client to another level of health care.

Is it OK to fall asleep during massage session?

Falling asleep during your massage wellness sessions is very common. It shows a sign that you trust your massage therapist and feel relaxed. It also shows that you are very comfortable and your body is well-rested.

What are the psychological effects of massage?

The effects of a Massage are both physical and psychological. Stress, anxiety, and depression can be progressively and considerably reduced. Furthermore, by decreasing the stress level, massage therapy can improve conditions related to it such as asthma, depression, dermatitis, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.

Is Massage Therapy Safe for Babies and Children?

Yes, Massage Therapy is very safe for Babies and Children. We do provide pediatric massage therapy to anyone who is interested in trying it for their babies. Massage Therapy does bring many benefits for anyone from toddlers, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. Massage does help in decreasing stress and stress hormone levels in children and adults at the same level.

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Oakville Massage - People use Massage Therapy for a variety of health-related reasons which includes to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and general body maintenance. - Natural Health Clinic of Halton - Oakville | Naturopath - Osteopath - Massage Therapy - Acupuncture 109-3075 Hospital Gate Oakville, ON L6M 1M1 (905) 582-2360 https://www.nhchalton.com/massage-therapy/ - #OakvilleMassage #OakvilleBestMassage #MassageOakville #MassageTherapyinOakville

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