Do I need a Doctor's referral ?
A doctor's referral is not necessary, unless required by your insurance carrier for coverage. If you are taking certain medications or have a specific concern you may want to check with your health care provider that massage therapy is right for you.
Do I have to take my clothes off ?
It is recommended to do treatment on direct skin contact. But again you can undress according to your comfort level. If you would like, you can wear a sport short and top. If you desire, it is possible to do a session with clothes on. Our Therapists are trained to do treatment over the clothing. Whatever will make you most comfortable is the policy at Guru Massage Therapy.
What should I expect during the Massage Therapy Treatment ?
Your first visit will involve filling out a health history form so it is suggested to arrive a few minutes early. There may be some special tests to plan the best course of action for your treatment. Deep breathing recommended during the massage session. The deeper your breathe, the more likely you are to reap the benefits of massage. Keep yourself self comfortable, any botheration do tell the massage therapist so he/she can help you to make your session perfect.
What should I expect afterwards ?
Massage releases toxins into your bloodstream which can be disagreeable a few hours after the treatment. Drinking water will flush out the toxins from your system. After a deep tissue treatment you could feel sore in the treated area for 1or 2 days which is totally normal effect of deep treatment.
Do extended health insurance cover Massage Therapy ?
Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for registered Massage Therapy services in their workplace health care plans. You will be provided with a receipt that you can submit to your extended health provider. Or we can help you to submit your claim.