RMT Hours

Monday 9:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 7:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:30pm
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About RMT

  • All of the massage therapists at Halton Chiropractic and Wellness are licensed registered massage therapists with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario(CMTO).
  • Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints.
  • Massage therapy is very versatile, it is an effective stand-alone treatment for many specific conditions and for general well-being. It is also an effective complementary therapy to most other therapies. At our clinic, we generally see improved rates of results when massage is used alongside physiotherapy, chiropractic and acupuncture care.
  • Therapeutic massage works by increasing circulation to injured and hypertonic areas. This helps reduce swelling by removing toxins and increases circulation as well as supplying of nutrients required for healing.
  • Following an injury like a sprained ankle, whiplash or work injury, the body often forms tiny matted clusters of scar tissue called adhesions as it repairs itself. These fibres can actually prevent good healing and make movements painful or "tight." Therapeutic massage helps block scar tissue and keeping the tissue more pliable or elastic.
  • People of all ages are turning to massage therapy for relief from the everyday stress to help maintain health and wellness, to Feel Better…Live Better. Using soft-tissue manipulation techniques, massage reduces stress and fatigue by increasing relaxation and improving circulation.
  • Depending on the style of massage, techniques may include stroking, kneading, rocking, tapping or holding steady pressure. Speak with your massage therapist about your objectives at the beginning of your session to determine the right technique that will best meet your objectives. (e.g. Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, etc.).
  • Massage can reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses. it can reduce the physiological burden of stress and help treat conditions including stress-related tension, cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, depression, neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis just to name a few.

Insurance

Coverage Most extended health care plans cover all or part of treatments up to a maximum amounts. Maximums vary by plan.
Direct billing Available to the following companies:
• Blue Cross
• Chamber of Commerce
• Desjardins
• Great West Life
• Green Shield
• Industrial Alliance
• ManuLife
• Standard Life
• SunLife
• Cowan Insurance
• Johnson
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Symptoms & conditions commonly treated by RMT

Injury & Rehabilitation • Motor vehicle accident (MVA) injury
• Neck stiffness • Shoulder pain
• Numbness/Tingling • Chest pain
• Pain in extremities (arm pain & leg pain)
• Hip pain • Ankle/Foot pain
• Headaches • Migraines
• Ear aches
Pain • Headache • Migraine
• Low back pain • Joint pain
• Foot pain • Stiff neck
• Rotator cuff pain • Frozen shoulder
• Tennis elbow • Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Neuralgia • Sciatica
• Shingles • Gout
• Fibromyalgia • Dental pain
Digestive Issues • Constipation
Mental health • Stress • Depression
• Anxiety
Conditions •High blood pressure • Poor circulation
• Arthritis • Tendonitis
• Bursitis • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
• Fatigue • Edema/Swelling
• Kyphosis • Scoliosis
Lifestyle • Stress management • Wellness maintenance
• Low energy • Improve joint mobility
• Improve circulation
• Improve immune system functioning
• Increase lymphatic drainage
• Reduce tension within muscles
• Pregnancy and labour support

RMT FAQs

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Can anyone receive massage therapy?

Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, including infants, children, and the elderly. We treat patients of all ages. Parental approval is required for patients 17 years old and younger. There are some conditions for which massage therapy is not appropriate. Our qualified RMTs are trained to recognize such cases.

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Is massage therapy a regulated health profession?

Yes. The practice of massage therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). Only individuals who have completed the requisite training and have met the strict competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) can call themselves a "Registered Massage Therapist" or "RMT". All of our massage therapists are RMTs.

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Do I have to remove all of my clothing during a massage?

No. Most people undress to their undergarments, but you are welcome to undress to your level of comfort. All of our RMTs are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment. Our RMT will ensure expectations are understood before any treatment begins. Your comfort and ability to relax is paramount to having an effective treatment.

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Does massage therapy hurt?

Generally, massage therapy is quite the opposite. However, as with any treatment affecting the soft tissue, depending upon the condition, there are times when massage therapy may cause some light discomfort. RMTs are trained to provide treatment as comfortable as possible. Communication between you and your RMT will help to maintain your comfort. If needed, our RMTs can and will will modify their techniques to meet your needs.

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How often should I have massage therapy?

For some people, one treatment is enough as an indulgence within a busy lifestyle while for others, such as those with acute conditions, massage is most effective when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments. Your RMT can help you establish a program which fits your physical needs, lifestyle, recovery and/or maintenance of your health.

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Do you provide Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) rehabilitation?

Yes. RMT services are recognized by the Province of Ontario and within the Insurance Board of Canada's Minor Injury Guidelines as a health care therapy that is to restore your functional ability after a car accident or other MVA (motor vehicle accident). Similar to chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments after a MVA, your automobile insurance company, depending on the coverage you choose, can cover set amounts for massage treatments as a part of your recovery. This amount covered by treatment declines as time passes since your accident. To maximize the coverage you receive as a part of your rehabilitation, It is important that you visit us as soon as possible after your accident, even if symptoms are not immediately present.

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Do I need a referral from a medical doctor to see a massage therapist?

No, you do not require a referral to book an appointment with one of RMTs. A referral may be needed by some extended health care plans in order to receive a reimbursement of fees for massage therapy. This varies greatly per plan. Please check the details of your extended health care plan for your specific requirements. We do issue receipts for all RMT services.

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Are massage therapy costs covered by OHIP?

No. Massage therapy treatments are not covered by OHIP, regardless of whether the treatments are provided by an RMT, other non-licensed massage therapist, physician or pursuant to a physician's request.

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What reimbursement options are available for registered massage therapy
fees?

The following is a summary of reimbursement options available. Amounts covered will vary within each option:

  • Employer sponsored Extended Health Insurance Plans: coverage will vary per individual plan
  • Consumer purchased Extended Health Insurance Plans: coverage will vary per individual plan.
  • Veterans Affairs Canada: for war veterans.
  • Private automobile insurance companies: for victims of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) (under authority of the Auto Insurance Rate Stability Act, 1996).
  • WSIB (Work Place Safety and Insurance Board): for of workers injured on a work site (under the authority of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997).
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police: for members of the RCMP.
  • Ontario Disability Support Program: transportation to a massage therapy office may also be reimbursed to persons who qualify.
  • Revenue Canada: depending upon your level of gross income, you may be able to claim fees that have not been reimbursed under "Medical Expenses" within your income tax return. This will depend upon your level of gross income. We are not able to advise you further on this: please consult with Revenue Canada or your financial planner to determine if claims for massage therapy or our other health care treatments will be permitted.

Team RMT

Leydia Nayfeh

RMT, Certified Yoga Instructor

Traci Howard

B.A., RMT

Frank Chen

RMT, R.Ac, R.TCMP

Alycia Dunn

B.A.,RMT

Suzanne Fancy

RMT

Front Desk Staff

Sandy Fernandes

RMT, Thai Massage Certificate (levels 1 & 2), Advanced Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Certified Yoga Instructor

Get In Touch

  • Same day appointments are available
  • Halton Chiropractic and Wellness
    250 Wyecroft Road, Unit 5 Oakville
    ON L6K 3T7
  • 905.844.9117
  • admin@haltonchiropractic.ca

Emergencies

  • Our Doctors are on call 24/7
  • If our office is closed and you need immediate attention, please call one of the following doctors:
  • Dr. Larry Laughlin (905) 825-1011
  • Dr. Bill Stackhouse (905) 825-1051
  • Dr. Ryan Laughlin (416)500-5747