Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) in Whitby
Whether you want to reduce muscle tension, achieve relief from chronic pain, or simply want a moment of relaxation, book a therapeutic massage with one of our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) at Family Wellness Clinic, located in Whitby, to benefit your whole self.
Why visit a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)?
RMTs are trained, and certified by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). The Massage Therapy Act of 1991, which is the provincial legislation for massage therapy in Ontario, defines massage therapy as “the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain”.
At Family Wellness Clinic, all of our massage therapists are RMTs, and provide receipts for insurance purposes. Many health care plans offer annual coverage for massage therapy (performed by an RMT), and don’t require a doctor’s referral.
How does massage therapy help you?
Massage therapy helps to maintain, rehabilitate, and augment physical function, and also relieves or prevents physical dysfunction and pain. It can also promote lymphatic drainage, increase circulation, stimulate the nervous system, rehabilitate injuries, and reduce anxiety.
Massage therapy can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as your quality of life. We have offered massage therapy along with Chiropractic services for more than 30 years, due to the benefits each treatment offers when combined with the other.
Massage Therapy is effective when used to:
- Help relieve back, leg, neck, and arm pain, arthritis, dislocations, and carpal tunnel/repetitive strain injuries.
- Treat conditions including anxiety and depression, headaches, stress, and insomnia.
- Help those with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Asthma and emphysema, Gastrointestinal Disorder, and those in palliative care.
- Relax and rejuvenate during pregnancy and post-natal care.
- Treat sport injuries (with deep tissue massage).
Massage therapy can provide an increased range of motion, pain free movement, and relief from headaches, neck and low back pain, tendinitis, and soft tissue injuries such as whiplash. It can also help you reduce stress and muscle tension.
How often should you have massage therapy?
The number of massage therapy appointments varies by condition and treatment. Everyone can benefit from a massage therapy session to reduce muscle tension, stress, and provide relaxation and an overall sense of wellness, and these appointments can be booked at any time. However, if massage therapy is used to relieve chronic lower back pain, for example, more than one session will be required. At Family Wellness Clinic, our RMTs are focused on your recovery and continued wellbeing. Talk to your RMT about your concerns, and work together to develop a wellness plan that is right for you.
Are there different types of massage therapy?
At Family Wellness Clinic, our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are trained in many massage therapy methods, including hot stone massage, Thai massage, deep tissue massage, pre and post-natal (pregnancy), and sports massage. We also offer cupping, and paraffin wax therapy on the hands and feet to alleviate arthritic and carpal tunnel pain.
Who benefits from a massage?
Massage therapy is for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. Massage therapy benefits the injured, the ill, and the stressed.
Family Wellness Clinic – RMTs
Although our RMTs are trained and experienced in every type of massage therapy, some have gained a specialty in one or more massage therapy types.
Shauna brings over 10 years of experience to her massage therapy practice. Shauna’s gentle, compassionate approach attracts patients of all ages, from those suffering from everyday stress to her senior patients looking for better circulation and mobility.
Susanna graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Susanna has gained experience treating stress and anxiety, headaches and migraines, acute to chronic pain, occupational strains and overuse injuries, postural issues, sports injuries, prenatal and postnatal concerns, car accidents, and physical traumas.
Blake MacEwan, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Blake MacEwan, RMT specializes in relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, sports, prenatal and postnatal, and hot stone massage. He has previous experience with patients with Parkinson’s Disease and MS, and has a gentle touch with palliative care patients. He offers paraffin treatments for hands and feet, which has wide-ranging positive effects, including relieving arthritic and carpal tunnel pain.
Mark Meyer, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Mark specializes in pregnancy treatments and overall joint health using mobilization techniques. He is an accomplished Hot Stone Massage practitioner, and has proven success in treating shoulder ailments, diminishing chronic pain and headaches related to desk posture.