Susan Campbell - Registered Massage Therapist

By: Susan Campbell  09-12-2011
Keywords: Massage Therapy, Massage Therapists, Registered Massage Therapists

The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body; the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue/joints by manipulation. Massage Therapy develops, maintains, rehabilitates and/or augments physical function and relieves pain.

Hours of Availability

Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday : 9 am - 7 pm
Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

Rates

REGULAR STUDENT/SENIOR (min age 60)
45 minutes: $60 45 minutes: $55
60 minutes: $80 60 minutes: $65
75 minutes: $100 75 minutes: $80
90 minutes: $120 90 minutes: $110

NOTE: Prices include HST.

Therapeutic Products

I use only carefully selected products to ensure your comfort and satisfaction - from my unique all-natural gel to the highest quality sheets from my linen service. My heated electric table further ensures your comfort during your massage - leaving you with a warm and relaxed experience.

Massage Therapy is recommended for:

Back pain, cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic edema, contusions, depression, grieving process, degenerative disc disease, diabetes, digestive complaints, constipation, dislocations, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, fibrositic breast pain, breast injuries, congestion and swelling, plantar fasciitis, flat foot, fractures, headache, fibrositic migraine, hypertension, insomnia, jaw pain, TMJ, lymphatic disorders, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, strain rehabilitation, neck pain, whiplash, torticollis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, parkinson's, postural disorders, scoliosis, pregnancy discomforts, pre, peri and post natal, pre post-surgical and post-injury, rehabilitation, period pain, dysmenorrhoea, prevention/lessening of fibrosis, relaxation, relief of pain, repetitive strain injuries, respiratory problems (such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema), sciatica, neuralgia, strains, ligament and joint athletic, injuries, stiff joints, stress related disorders, tendonitis, bursitis, neuritis, thoracic outlet syndrome.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 
ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY

What is a Massage Therapist?

Registered Massage Therapists are primary health care practitioners. RMT’s are licensed by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and are regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy melts away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular aches and pains. By encouraging the body's own healing processes to act, Massage Therapy reduces injury healing time. Massage Therapy aids in the healing process from injury or over-use, and is an excellent form of preventive health care. Massage Therapy is a self-governing health profession in Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). Under the RHPA, it is the duty of the Minister of Health and Long Term Care to ensure that health professions are regulated, organized and coordinated in the public interest.

Are there any preparations I need to 
make before my appointment?

It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment. And only a light meal at that time. This is a similar process to swimming or a work out when your body will take all the blood away from the digestion process and take it to the working peripheral tissues therefore causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.

What can I expect when I go
for a massage appointment?

On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will go over your health history form with you to determine your treatment needs and goals.

Must I undress for my massage?

Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.

What if I am uncomfortable with my body?

It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. So just let your therapist know your comfort level.

Does the gender of the massage 
therapist make a difference?

This is an issue of personal preference.

I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?

It is important to let your massage therapist know (this should be asked on the health history form you will be asked to fill out on your first visit). Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from hemophilia.

Am I expected to talk during the massage?

If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.

After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?

An epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage. It will help to alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day, and it is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Have on hand a 2kg bag of epsom salts, and drink plenty of water to keep your tissues hydrated.


The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Massage Therapists, Massage Therapy, Registered Massage Therapists

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