What are the changes to service as a result of COVID?
During Covid-19, regulated health practitioners are permitted to practice but the following stipulations must be strictly observed:
- A mask must be worn at all times while in the clinic
- Surface areas are sterilized between clients
- We ask you to confirm your exposure level prior to attending
- What does RMT stand for?
RMT stands for Registered Massage Therapy
- Does OHIP pay for massage therapy?
Answer: No Massage Therapy is not covered by OHIP
- Do you direct bill to benefits provider?
Answer: Yes, I bill to all the major providers.
- How do I know if my Extended Healthcare Benefits Plan covers Massage Therapy?
Answer: You must contact your Benefits Provider. Massage Therapist, do not have, nor can they get, information about your Health Plan. Massage Therapists cannot tell you the dollar amount of your Benefits Plan, the percentage y9ur plan pays, when your plan renews or what you have remaining.
If you are relying on Benefits to pay the cost, it is your responsibility to know your coverage before you book an appointment,
- Do I need a prescription for massage from my doctor?
Answer: You may, some, though not all plans, require a doctor’s prescription for massage before the provider will cover it.
Answer: Ask your provider if you need a doctor’s prescription.
- What if I forget to get a prescription or forget to bring it?
Answer: If you need a doctor’s prescription to activate your Massage Therapy Benefits and you don’t have it, you will have to pay up front. However, you can submit your RMT receipt to your provider with a copy of your prescription and they will reimburse you.
- Do you do WSIB, MVA and other insurance benefits claims?
Answer: Under some circumstance, yes. This will require a discussion.
- What does massage treat?
Answer: Massage Therapy treats many conditions but also helps retain and build health
There are protocols for:
Neck pain and stiffness (torticollis)
Lower back pain (lumbago)
Sciatica (nerve pain down the leg)
Repetitive strain injury (tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome)
Shortness of Breath
Improves muscles and skin tone
Aids the body’s detoxification
- Do you do infant and child massage?
Answer: Yes I do child and infant massage and teach infant massage. If you have Extended Health Benefits they extend to your children.
- How do I know what kind of massage to book?
Answer: The depth and intensity of your treatment can always sorted out prior the treatment. The length of your session and special elements such as shiatsu, stones, cups and aromatherapy are important to determine prior to booking.
How you feel about a given modality can only be known once you explore it for yourself, review services. The amount of time will depend on your level of physical discomfort, the length of time you have been in pain or discomfort and your budget for time and cost