How can massage therapy help me?
Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from:
Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis;
Stress relief and associated conditions;
Headaches and migraines;
Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains;
Repetitive strain injury;
Circulatory and Respiratory problems;
Pregnancy and labour discomfort;
Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation; and more
Can anyone receive massage therapy?
Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, including infants, children, and the elderly; however, there are some health conditions and stages of well-being where massage therapy would not be appropriate.
If you have a pre-existing health condition or concern, please talk to your therapist. RMTs are trained to recognize any contraindications or cautions and can advise you of your treatment options.
Does massage therapy hurt?
Soft tissue treatment can sometimes cause slight discomfort, but should not cause any harm. Any discomfort felt during the course of treatment usually diminishes and no aggressive techniques will be done without the therapist first discussing it and obtaining a client's consent.
A comfort scale will be established at the beginning of the session and the treatment work will remain within the client's comfort levels. A therapist will stop or modify a technique to meet your needs at any time. Once again, Your comfort and ability to relax is paramount to effective treatment.
How often should I have a massage?
This depends on the purpose of treatment and stage of injury.
massage therapy is most beneficial in acute conditions over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments.
Discuss your reasons for receiving massage therapy, treatment goals, and desired outcomes with your RMT. Your Massage Therapist can help you establish a program which fits your physical needs and lifestyle. Any recommendation made for further follow up treatment is being made by a qualified health professional and is made with your utmost care in mind.
What happens on the first visit?
When you arrive at our clinic you will be asked to complete a confidential health history form as part of our patient intake process. This health history form is an important part of your assessment and helps to ensure that you receive safe care.
Your Massage Therapist will then conduct a private interview to listen to your concerns, assess your individual needs as well determine any other factors that may be contributing to your injury (lifestyle, nutritional status, etc.) This process may include a physical assessment and observations. The Massage Therapist will then develop a treatment plan with you discussing the techniques and modalities they intend to use to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment.
Once the course of treatment is agreed upon, questions answered, and client consent is given the therapist will instruct you on how to proceed onto the treatment table and leave to wash their hands, returning shortly to administer care.
Is Massage Therapy covered under my insurance plan? do you direct bill to insurance?
Most private insurance providers that provide Extended Health coverage (EHC) will cover Massage Therapy services when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, and all massage therapists at Wolseley Wellness are registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.
Some insurance providers require a physician's referral or prescription to claim reimbursement for the service. Contact your employer or insurance provider for more information.
Wolseley Wellness offers direct billing service to many insurance providers, at no extra cost to you. Please inquire with our administrative staff when booking you appointment to see if we can direct bill to your plan.