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Registered Massage Therapy
Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Improve Your Overall Wellbeing with Altea’s Professional Massage Therapy Services
If you are looking for a way to relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall wellbeing, registered massage therapy may be just what you need. At Altea, our registered massage therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals through an array of therapeutic massage approaches.
Our registered massage therapists use a variety of techniques to help improve overall health, manage stress, and reduce pain. Some of the techniques that our therapists specialize in include myofascial work, neuromuscular techniques (NMT), passive stretching, range of motion exercises, and joint mobilizations.
At Altea, we are committed to providing the highest level of care and service to our patients. Many extended healthcare plans cover Registered Massage Therapy, and we offer direct billing to many insurance providers. Our team can work with you to determine the coverage and payment options that are available to you.
Registered Massage Therapy
What Can Registered Massage Therapy Help With?
- Chronic pain and tension in the muscles and other soft tissues
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress and anxiety
- Postural imbalances and misalignments
- Sports injuries and other types of injuries
- Pregnancy-related discomfort
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Digestive disorders and other internal organ dysfunctions
- Sleep disturbances
- Immune system imbalances
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What To Expect During A Registered Massage Therapy Session
When you arrive for a registered massage therapy session at Altea, you can expect to receive personalized, high-quality care from our experienced and dedicated registered massage therapists. Your therapist will begin the session with a consultation to better understand your health history, current health concerns, and specific needs and goals. This information will be used to customize your treatment plan and ensure that your therapy session is tailored to your unique needs.
Our massage therapists will create a relaxing and comfortable environment to help you feel at ease and maximize the benefits of your massage. This may include dimmed lighting, soft music, and comfortable furniture. You will be asked to disrobe to your level of comfort and will be properly draped with sheets to ensure your privacy and modesty at all times during the massage.
During the massage, your therapist may focus on specific areas of the body that require attention or work on your entire body, depending on your needs and preferences. You will be asked to communicate with your therapist throughout the session regarding your comfort levels, the amount of pressure being applied, and any other concerns you may have.
At the end of the session, your therapist will allow time for you to rest and relax before getting up and dressing. You may feel some soreness or discomfort after the massage, but this should subside within a day or two. It is important to drink plenty of water after the session to help flush toxins out of your body and promote healing. Many people experience a range of physical and mental benefits from massage therapy, including increased circulation and lymphatic drainage, improved range of motion and flexibility, enhanced relaxation and stress relief, and a heightened sense of overall wellbeing.
Frequently Asked Registered Massage Therapy Questions
Q: What should I wear during a registered massage therapy session?
A: You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows your therapist to access the areas of your body that require treatment. It is best to wear clothing that you can easily take on and off, as you will be asked to disrobe to your level of comfort during the session.
Q: Do I need to bring anything to my registered massage therapy session?
A: No, you do not need to bring anything to your session. Your therapist will provide all of the necessary equipment, including massage oils, sheets, and blankets.
Q: Will the massage hurt?
A: The amount of pressure applied during the massage can vary depending on your needs and preferences. Your therapist will check in with you regularly to ensure that you are comfortable with the amount of pressure being applied. It is normal to experience some mild soreness or discomfort after the massage, but this should subside within a day or two.
Q: How long is a registered massage therapy session?
A: The length of a registered massage therapy session at Altea Physiotherapy + Wellness is 60-minutes.
Q: Is registered massage therapy covered by extended health care plans?
A: Yes, many extended health care plans cover registered massage therapy. At Altea, we offer direct billing for most major insurance companies to make the process as easy and convenient as possible for you.
Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral to receive registered massage therapy?
A: No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to receive registered massage therapy. However, if you have a specific health condition or injury, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor before starting any new therapy or treatment.