Massage Therapy FAQs
Can anyone receive massage therapy?
Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. However, there are some conditions for which massage therapy is not recommended. A qualified Massage Therapist (RMT or MT) is trained to recognize such cases.
There are Massage Therapists that treat a variety of diseases and disorders while other Massage Therapists concentrate on specific conditions (fibromyalgia) or groups of people such as athletes, performers, women during pregnancy (including labour and delivery), infants and children. When booking your first consultation, be sure that the Massage Therapist is registered and is the right choice for you.
Anyone with any of these conditions and more can benefit from massage therapy:
• 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
• Back pain
• Repetitive strain injury
• Circulatory and Respiratory problems
• Pregnancy and labour discomfort
• Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
• Maintenance of good health
• ...and more!
Does massage therapy hurt?
As with many treatments affecting the soft tissue, there are times when massage therapy can cause some discomfort but it is not harmful. Discomfort usually diminishes and no technique of this nature is used without the therapist first discussing it with you and obtaining your permission. A comfort scale will be established and the therapist will work to the your tolerance level. Don't forget that you can stop or change the treatment at any time and the therapist will modify their techniques to meet your needs.