Registered Massage therapy services include Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, pre/post natal, lymphatic drainage or relaxation massage. Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain (Massage Therapy Act, 1991).
Registered massage therapy distinguishes itself from other forms of massage practice, in that it is recognized under provincial health legislation, and as a result many extended health care plans provide partial or full coverage per treatment, often with a maximum total allowed in a year. Consult your health insurance company or policy guide regarding coverage details. As with other health care practitioners, you will be provided with a detailed receipt containing your Massage therapist’s registration number that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Janine Viret – RMT
Janine graduated from Centennial College with a diploma in Massage Therapy in 2004. While completing her course, she also took several specialized outreach programs in both pre and post natal massage as well as an outreach posting in St Michael’s Hospital Ambulatory Care Unit.
Although hands on therapy has been the main focus of Janine’s practice for the past 12 years, she has also spent time working with the Auto Insurance Industry as an insurance examiner which has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and experience involving Motor Vehicle Accident treatments and claims.
Educating her clients on self care and injury prevention has always been very important to Janine. Her passion for that education has led her as far as Nairobi, Kenya where in 2008 and 2009, she ran several community outreach programs.
Wednesdays 9:00am – 9:00pm
Fridays 9:00am - 2:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm by appointment.
Diane Iantorno – RMT, Ayurveda Practitioner, Holistic Yoga Teacher
Diane completed her massage training from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinics in Toronto, Ontario in 2006 and has been practicing professional Registered Massage Therapy ever since. She has extensive knowledge and experience working with a wide range of clients, formulating various treatment plan goals ranging from stress management to postural assessment to prenatal comfort to chronic repetitive injuries and much more. Diane understands the importance of client-focused care in addition to client education and self-care awareness when it comes to achieving any desired therapeutic goal.
Over the past ten years of experience, Diane has come to recognize that the power to heal lies deep within the intrinsic nature of our being. With a little effort, patience and grace we can all achieve an improved quality of life and wellness.
In 2010, Diane traveled to Rishikesh, India and became a Certified Yoga Teacher honouring the classical holistic tradition of yoga and the ancient system of asana, pranayama, relaxation, mantra, meditation as well as offering insights on yogic lifestlye and philosophy.
Diane’s devotion to Yoga, Ayurveda and Massage Therapy has made her into a unique therapist offering a heightened intuitive self awareness as well as holistic quality care. Her path of practice and commitment to service has illuminated her heart. She walks a path of holistic health and believes that the physical body can aid as the gateway into ones awakened self-awareness and development of higher consciousness.
Tuesdays 9:00am - 9:00pm by appointment.
What to expect during a massage treatment
During your initial massage therapy session, a thorough health history and physical assessment will be done, as well as the opportunity to discuss current complaints and ask any questions.
You will be covered at all times with a sheet, so that only the area being worked on is exposed. The massage treatment can also be done over the clothes depending on your comfort level.
Treatments consist of Swedish massage, with additional techniques as required, including hydrotherapy, joint play, trigger-point therapy, rhythmic mobilizations and deep-tissue massage.
Following your session, your therapist will give you various directions for homecare to maximize the benefit from your treatment.