Massage Therapy is the practice of using various myofascial techniques to relieve aches and pains in muscles, fascia, bones, ligaments, and other structures. It does this by increasing blood flow and improving fluid drainage (venous stasis, edema, etc.), as well as improving mobility and desensitizing the nervous system.
Our Massage Therapists are adept at treating aches and pains related to poor posture, injury, repetitive loading, and tight muscles. They can also work to prevent these conditions from arising by doing maintenance treatments. Types of massage therapy treatment may include:
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Drainage Massage
- Fascial Release Techniques
- Sports Massage
At Motion Science Physiotherapy, we take a multidisciplinary approach: our Massage Therapists work alongside our Physiotherapists to give you a higher level of care. Charting information can be shared within our team of professionals and interdisciplinary discussion is encouraged here. We believe that the best way to help our patients is to work together in our shared goal of bringing you back to YOUR life.
Do I Need a Doctors Referral?
You do not need a doctors referral to book an appointment with a massage therapist, however, some health insurance providers will require a prescription before you can submit your massage therapy invoice. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to see if you require a doctors note for reimbursement.
Do You Direct Bill?
Yes! We do direct bill to most insurance companies for massage therapy. A complete list can be found on our home page.
Is Massage Therapy Only for Relaxation?
While massage is greatly known for relaxation, it has so many more benefits. Massage therapy helps to reduce stress, decrease muscle tension, improve mobility, improve circulation and much more!
Will I be Sore After my Massage?
It is not uncommon that you could have some muscle soreness and/or fatigue after a massage therapy session.
How Often Should I Get a Massage?
It is recommended that you get a massage once a month. However, you and your massage therapist will decide what the best treatment plan is for your specific needs.