Lisa Fox, R.M.T. - Collingwood Office
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is a hands-on approach that manipulates the soft tissues of the body which includes muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. The purpose is to both treat and prevent pain and discomfort that is associated with everyday life.
Indian Head Massage
- Indian Head Massage is an alternative practice based on what are known as ayurvedic techniques. It involves work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. It is a gentle, safe and non-invasive therapeutic modality.
- BENEFITS: This treatment alleviates stress, fatigue, tension, insomnia, headaches and sinusitis and improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. As a treatment, Indian Head Massage helps to restore the body’s balance and encourages its own healing process.
Massage Therapy Can Help Treat
- Back/Neck Pain
- Muscle Stiffness
- Reduced Range of Motion
- Sciatic Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain due to Arthritis
What Is A Registered Massage Therapist?
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has completed an extensive program with a minimum of 2200 hours which includes the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and hydrotherapy. They will be registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario therefore RMTs are primary health care professionals. To maintain their high level of knowledge Massage Therapist take part in the CMTO’s quality assurance program which ensures a therapist keeps up to date with their knowledge and practice.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. For information regarding the profession please visit www.cmto.com