Just because massage feels like a pampering treat, doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. Massage Therapy is the physical manipulation of the soft-tissue structure of the body to gain a therapeutic response. It is highly effective in treating headaches, lower back pain, pregnancy-related aches, tendinitis or simply to relax and promote wellness.
Do you have health insurance benefits that cover Registered Massage Therapy? Be sure to check it out and take advantage of your benefit coverage!!
Q. What are the treatment differences between a Registered Massage Therapist and a Spa Technician?
A. A spa technician’s focus during a massage revolves around relaxation and self-pampering. The techniques used can include Swedish, aromatherapy and hot stone. However, RMTs complete approximately 3,000 hours of training at an accredited school and pass the exams set out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. They must also make a commitment to continue their education upon graduation to stay relevant and updated on techniques.
When you’re experiencing muscle pain or soreness, have an injury or specific health conditions, it may be time to choose a Registered Massage Therapist. Therapeutic treatments offered include: Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Structural Integration, and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) among others.
Although massage therapy also focuses on the benefits of relaxation, it is also distinguished as being qualified to treat from a ‘health care’ perspective. Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario are Health Professionals and will use a health history and a detailed assessment to figure out the issue, create a treatment plan and treat based on that. Conditions such as strains/sprains, headaches, fibromyalgia, arthritis, TMJ dysfunction and many more can all be effectively treated through massage therapy. As such, an appointment with an RMT is not all massage – assessment is part of the treatment and is included in the time that you have booked.
Registered Massage Therapy Treatments
Therapeutic Massage | 30 min – $70 | 45 min – $85 | 60 min – $100 | 90 min – $135 | 120 min – $175
This therapeutic treatment is provided by a Registered Massage Therapist with the goal of specific remedial work and correction to the muscular-skeletal system. Examples of concerns addressed are tendinitis, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, sports injury, muscular spasms, pain and more.
Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage | 30 min – $80 | 45 min – $102 | 60 min – $120 | 90 min – $165 | 120 min – $205
Provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, your treatment will be customized to incorporate the techniques of a regular massage using Basalt Lava Stones, which are heated, placed, and massaged over your body using treatment oils. Benefits include pain relief, stress relief, increased joint flexibility, decreased muscle spasms and tension, and better sleep.
Pregnancy Massage | 30 min – $70 | 45 min – $85 | 60 min – $100 | 90 min – $140
This therapeutic massage is provided by a Registered Massage Therapist and focuses on the needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the various changes of pregnancy, birth and post-partum. The massage relieves stress on weight-bearing joints, assists in maintaining proper posture, reduces swelling and provides emotional support.
Massage Treatments (Non-RMT)
Relaxation Massage | 30 minutes – $54 | 45 minutes – $73 | 60 minutes – $90
The benefits of this unobtrusive, relaxing massage are to calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, improve circulation and to relax tight muscles caused by emotional and physical stress. Please note: You must specify at the time of booking if a RMT is required. It will otherwise be booked with a certified technician.
Chair Massage | 30 minutes | $54
A great alternative to regular massage which involves lying flat on your back and stomach. A specially designed chair allows you to be in a comfortable seated and slightly crouched position. Performed over clothing, your treatment provider uses a series of compression, acupressure techniques combined with kneading and muscle squeezing which increases circulation and allows stressed muscles to relax. Your provider will massage your back, arms, neck and scalp in a quiet private setting. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing. Please note: You must specify at the time of booking if a RMT is required. It will otherwise be booked with a certified technician.
Relaxation Hot Stone Massage | 30 minutes – $65 | 45 minutes – $92 | 60 minutes – $105
Our technicians customize your treatment using smooth polished Basalt Lava Stones, which are heated and smoothed over your body using aromatherapy essential oils. The perfect treatment to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress and ease tension. Please note: You must specify at the time of booking if a RMT is required. It will otherwise be booked with a certified technician.
Vichy Shower Massage | 30 minutes – $62 | 60 minutes – $107
Experience the wonders of the Vichy Shower. This treatment transitions from a body massage with oils, to a warm water rain massage from anatomically placed shower heads – ranging from a fine mist to a tropical downpour.
Indian Head Massage | 30 minutes – $55 | With oil treatment – $83
Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the face, head, neck and shoulders, upper back and upper arms which are important energy centers within the body. It is very relaxing and has a balancing effect that helps to release stress and tension creating a sense of peace and well-being. This form of massage is done over the clothing in a seated position.
Reflexology | 60 minutes | $70
This is a science that deals with the principles that there are reflexes in the feet that relate to each organ and part of the body. Stimulating these reflexes with gentle thumb pressure induces relaxation and is a wonderful form of preventative medicine.
Massage Treatments for Two
Tandem Relaxation Massage for Two | 30 minutes – $59 | 45 minutes – $78 | 60 minutes – $95
This is an intimate treatment couples can experience together. Indulge your loved one in unsurpassed luxury and wellness. Relax side-by-side in a romantic setting as two technicians perform a Relaxation Massage. Please note: Tandem rates are per person. You must specify at the time of booking if a Registered Massage Therapist is required. Applicable RMT pricing will apply.
Tandem Relaxation Hot Stone for Two | 30 minutes – $70 | 45 minutes – $97 | 60 minutes – $110
This is an intimate treatment couples can experience together. Indulge your loved one in unsurpassed luxury and wellness. Relax side-by-side in a romantic setting as two technicians perform a Hot Stone Massage. Please note: Tandem rates are per person. You must specify at the time of booking if a Registered Massage Therapist is required. Applicable RMT pricing will apply.
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