Are you a Registered Massage Therapist?
Suzanne Ritchie and Morgan Kerber are registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario.
Registered Massage Therapists have the highest standards in North America after completing a rigorous three-year training program.
All RMTs are required to participate in ongoing training and education to ensure their skills remain current.
Do I need a Doctor's Referral?
No, a doctor's referral is not required for your initial visit. We do, however, recommend that you obtain a referral if possible because some Extended Health Plans require one before you can receive reimbursement.
Am I covered under OHIP?
OHIP does not cover massage therapy treatments, but most extended health benefit plans do.
If you have insurance through your employer, you can inquire about your massage therapy allowance. Some insurance companies require a medical note prior to paying out for massage.
Am I covered under my Employer's Extended Health Benefits Plan?
You can ask your insurance provider if it provides a massage therapy under your health pan.
Do you accept RCMP/Veteran's Affairs (DVA)?
RCMP members are covered for massage therapy. Our clinic can direct bill Blue Cross. Please advise us when making your first appointment that you are a member of the RCMP.
What should I expect at my first visit?
At the beginning of your initial visit, you will be asked to complete a brief medical history and description of the condition that you are seeking treatment for.
Your therapist will also take you through a thorough assessment of your current condition or injury. These are vital steps in your treatment because it allows your therapist to formulate a treatment plan for you. It is important that you provide the therapist with as much information as possible.
After your examination, the hands-on portion of the treatment will begin. You will be properly covered for privacy with only the immediate area being treated exposed. During the hands-on portion, your therapist will en sure you are comfortable with both the environment and the pressure being used.
It is common for your therapist to take a moderate approach during the first visit to determine your tissue response. Be sure to let your therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, and feel free to ask questions before, during, or after your treatment.
Your therapist's goal is rehabilitation and prevention and she will discuss and provide direction to you on such topics as exercise, posture, stretching and other areas of self-care.
What do I wear to an appointment?
Your regular clothes are fine. You may be asked to partially disrobe but you will be properly covered for privacy and comfort.