Whether you are an athlete or fitness enthusiast, suffering from a nagging injury or repetitive strain, or simply just want to relax, a massage therapy treatment may be just what you need.
Collingwood, Ontario is a beautiful town that supports a healthy lifestyle with its endless trails to walk or bike, and the mountain minutes away to hike or ski, so it's no wonder the area is such a popular destination for tourists, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts alike. There is no shortage of massage therapists, chiropractors, gyms, and health food stores to keep up with the demand for our healthy lifestyles, but finding an RMT that meets your treatment preferences can sometimes be a hard task. Finding the right therapist for you is extremely important because you want to build a rapport and of course receive quality massage therapy treatments by a knowledgeable RMT who genuinely cares about treating you.
WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
It's in your best interest to seek massage therapy from a Registered Massage Therapist. An RMT:
has completed a 2-3 year program at a recognized school of massage therapy;
has passed an entry-to-practice examination that ensures they have the competencies necessary to safely and effectively offer massage therapy services;
must participate in a Quality Assurance program with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, a program that assist in the maintenance of professional standards and quality care;
is accountable to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, through the complaints and discipline processes, in the event that the services they provide to not meet the standards of practice;
provides a receipt that will be accepted by your extended health benefits plan for reimbursement (provided your plan covers massage therapy). (RMTAO)