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45 Minutes
60 Minutes
90 Minutes
60 Minute Hot Stone Treatment
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Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy scope of practice

What is Massage Therapy?

What conditions can benefit from a Massage Therapy treatment?

What should i expect on my first visit?

What is a registered Massage Therapist?

Who can benefit from a Massage?

What is a hot stone Massage?

Effects of hot stone and cold stone applications

What is a hot stone treatment like?

Who should not have a hot stone Massage?

Who can benefit from a hot stone treatment?


Massage Therapy Scope of Practice

"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of the physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain." Massage Therapy Act, 1991

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses manipulations of the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues include the skin, muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP; however, many private insurance companies cover treatment or portions of treatments as part of their extended health plans.


What conditions can benefit from a massage therapy treatment?



-Scar Tissue                                                                                             Top of Page



-Strains and Sprains Carpal Tunnel



-Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)


-Rheumatoid Arthritis



-Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


-Multiple Sclerosis


-Spinal Cord Injuries


-Tension Headaches

-Sinusitis                                                                                              Top of Page

-Cerebral Palsy

-Piriformis Syndrome

-Bell's Palsy




-and many more


What should i expect on my first visit?

On your first visit to the clinic, the client fills out a detailed health history. Once the form is completed, the therapist will escort you to the treatment area. In the treatment area the therapist will discuss the information that is on the health history form with you. This form is important in helping to decide if massage therapy is appropriate for you.

After the health history is complete the therapist will perform an assessment to further assess the condition that you are presenting with. Your therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on your health history and the findings of the assessment. When consent has been obtained from the client, the therapist will proceed with the treatment. If you become uncomfortable for any reason during treatment, let the therapist know. The therapist is here to provide the best therapeutic care that you deserve. You always have the right to stop or change the treatment at any time.                                                          

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What is a registered massage therapist?

A registered massage therapist is a regulated health professional who has completed two or three years of comprehensive training at a recognized educational facility. Twenty-two hundred hours of training are required before the individual can complete the written comprehension test and the clinical examinations before becoming registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Only therapists who have completed the required registration exam and have become members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario are permitted to use the title Massage Therapist (MT) or Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

To identify a registered massage therapist, look for their Certificate of Registration, issued by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. This will show their registration number for identification. 

Who can benefit from a massage?

-Pregnant Women                                                                                    Top of Page
-Young Adults                                                                     
-Middle-Aged Adults
-Mature Adults


What is a hot stone massage?

A hot stone massage is an excellent way to help relieve stress, tension, and pain that you may experience in your day.

Various sizes and weights of stones are heated to around 120o Fahrenheit and placed on different parts of the body to penetrate the muscle tissue. The hot stones are used with different massage techniques to help you relax and to decrease the stress and tension you may be experiencing.

The penetrating heat will help to melt tension and pain away from both your body and your mind. The direct head relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.

Following the contact to the hot stones, the area where the stones were may be hyperemic (red and warm). This is due to the increase of blood flow and is beneficial as it helps to remove toxins from the body. 

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-Increases the heart rate and respiration
-Causes vasodilation (opening) of the capillaries and other blood vessels
-Increases flexibility of muscles and relaxes the connective tissues in the body
-Helps to increase metabolism and elimination of waste products in the body

The combination of hot and cold stones can help with the following:
-Increase blood flow to certain areas of the body
-Decrease blood flow (hyperemia) in certain areas of the body
-Help to decrease swelling (inflammation)
-It can stimulate or sedate the nervous system 


What is a hot stone treatment like?

Prior to treatment, the therapist will determine if a hot stone massage would be beneficial for you. Your blood pressure will be monitored before and after the hot stone treatment. Hot stone massages are used to increase blood flow; thus, this can increase your blood pressure.

 The hot stone session will last as long as you want it to. Stones may be placed under and on top of you during the treatment. During most treatments a sheet or towel is placed in between you and the hot stones. The stones will then be used with different massage techniques over various parts of your body. Some stones may be placed between your fingers and toes, as well as on your back, shoulders, and face and in your hands. It is important to let your therapist know what area(s) you want treated and which ones you do not want treated.

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Who should not have a hot stone massage?

You should not have a hot stone massage if you have any of the following conditions:
-Surgery where nerves have been cut due to loss of sensation
-Skin conditions which may be aggravated by moisture and/or heat

-Anyone on prescription medications that may have side effects from the heat

-Multiple Sclerosis


-Heart Disease


-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

-High Blood Pressure



-Acute Conditions                                                                                     

-Varicose Veins

Anyone with a condition that requires caution with heat therapies
such as saunas and whirlpools should consult with their doctor before treatment.

 Who can benefit from a hot stone treatment?

-Muscular aches and pains

-Chronic sprains and strains

-Poor circulation                                                               


-Rheumatoid or arthritic conditions

-Back, neck or should discomfort



-Stress, anxiety and tension

-and many more

It is recommended to drink plenty of water before and after a Hot Stone Massage.

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