Massage Therapy in Hamilton
Massage therapy is the therapeutic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body (muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints) by a trained and regulated therapist. Massage therapy can help alleviate the pain associated with injuries, disease processes and every day demands on the body. At the Physio In Motion Therapy Centre in Hamilton only registered massage therapists provide massage therapy. These therapists have completed a recognized therapeutic massage program and are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. When you choose a registered massage therapist you are able to submit the expense to your extended health insurance plan for reimbursement.
What to Expect
Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist will ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you’re hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist will explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.
In a typical massage therapy session, you undress only to the point that you are comfortable or wear loosefitting clothing. You generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet. You can also have a massage while sitting in a chair, fully clothed. Your massage therapist will perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.
Your massage therapist will use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. If you have allergies to any products please discuss this with your massage therapist and he or she will provide a hypoallergenic option. Alternatively, a massage without lotion or oil can be provided.
A massage session in our clinic will be either 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage. Pain that’s more significant than momentary discomfort could indicate that something’s wrong. If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It’s likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up. Alternatively, if you would like more pressure from your massage therapist please let them know. Good communication with your massage therapist is the key to a great massage experience.