Registered Massage Therapy focuses on relieving painful muscle tension, improving circulation and increasing joint flexibility. Our Registered Massage Therapists use their skills to bring health to all of their patients.
Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and as such, massage therapy should be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:
Only members of the College are permitted to use the title Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT. All members of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.
Registered Massage Therapists implement a variety of massage techniques including:
Traditional massage is used to treat everything from headaches and stress to sports injuries and fibromyalgia, along with everything in between.
Includes compressions, kneading, traction and yoga-like stretching. Performed on a floor mat, a client is fully clothed, clothing should be comfortable and allow for easy movement. No lotion is used. Benefits: increase in flexibility, range of motions, reduces muscle tension and stiffness, increases circulation, promotes relaxation, improves body awareness and posture.
Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
Specialized pillows and massage techniques help moms-to-be deal with the rapid physical changes of pregnancy.
Developed in the 1930s, lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of massage that stimulates the body's lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system.
The sports massage therapist may also make more use for frictioning techniques which involves applying deep pressure to tissues repeatedly to break down adhesions (sticky bits on tendons) and soften scar tissue. Some sports massage techniques are designed to regress an injury back to the acute stage, in order to then trigger the body's natural healing response.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper.
Hot Stone Massage
Combines heat and massage techniques. Stones used for massage are made of black basalt; they have been smoothed over time by rivers or oceans. Hot water is used to warm up the stones for massage. The stones are placed on certain areas of the body and used as a massage tool. Hot Stone massage is very effective in releasing muscle tension, it helps alleviate aches and pains, muscle stiffness, improves circulation and flow of energy, helps release toxins from the body, reduces stress and brings deep relaxation.
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist at Dr. Stana Djurdjevic & Associates. Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions. The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:
Dr. Stana Djurdjevic & Associates do not require a Medical Prescription in order to offer you Registered Massage Therapy. However, third party payers, such as your extended health carrier through your employer, may require a prescription from your Medical Doctor, in order for our care to be reimbursed. It is usually required that you submit the original prescription in order to receive reimbursement. Please contact your Human Resources Office or your Extended Health Care Provider directly to find out what your policy requires.