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Therapeutic Massage

Massage therapy is a regulated healthcare profession in Ontario. A Registered Massage Therapist is someone who: 

  • Has completed competency-based education of 2-3 years duration at a government of Ontario recognized institution. Studies include anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, neurology, orthopedic assessments, treatments, business and ethics. 

  • Has a minimum of 150 clinical hours at an accredited educational institution. 

  • Is examined, registered and monitored throughout their career by the CMTO (the College) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and Massage Therapy Act. 

  • Must participate in the Quality Assurance Program set by their governing College that ensures high professional standards and quality client care. 

  • Can be identified by their certification of registration showing their registration number. Only members of the College may use the title of "Registered Massage Therapist".​​

Benefits of Massage Therapy


  • Lymphatic drainage 

  • Circulation & healing 

  • Body awareness & posture 

  • Immune system function 

  • Joint mobility, flexibility & range of motion

Reduces or eliminates… 

  • Muscle imbalances 

  • Pain, muscle tension & spasm 

  • Depression & anxiety 

  • Sciatic & other nerve pain 

  • Migraines 

  • Constipation 

  • Scar tissue 

  • Blood pressure

Is Massage Safe for Me?

Your health history will be thoroughly reviewed to identify any contraindications to massage. To ensure that treatment remains safe and comfortable for you at all times, open communication is encouraged. Modifications to accommodate your specific situation and concerns will be discussed with you and applied to your treatment whenever necessary. If any of the following conditions apply to you, please be sure to disclose this information to your therapist prior to treatment.​

  • Fever

  • Early pregnancy

  • Infectious skin conditions, open wounds and large bruises

  • Severe inflammation

  • Blood clots

  • Varicose veins

  • Cancer

  • Fractures

  • Osteoporosis

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart disease/pace makers

  • Diabetes

  • Rheumatism

  • Sensory impairment/neuropathy

  • Systemic infections/acute illness

Bridget R. Smith

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