What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and all Registered Massage Therapists must be registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). To become a Registered Massage Therapist, an individual must have completed a competency-based education at an educational institution recognized by the Government of Ontario. As a part of their studies, Registered Massage Therapists gain knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics, and other subjects, complete a minimum of 150 clinical hours, and pass examinations registered by the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act. 

Additionally, Registered Massage Therapists must maintain their registration through continuing education and Quality Assurance to ensure high professional standards and quality patient care. Drawing on this extensive experience, Massage Therapists combine their knowledge in physiology and anatomy with modern massage therapy and traditional Swedish techniques (the foundation of Registered Massage Therapy in Ontario).

Techniques Our Registered Massage Therapists Use

  • Reflexive techniques
  • General Swedish massage
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Fascial techniques
  • Trigger point release/trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Frictions
  • Passive stretch
  • Joint play/traction
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Hydrotherapy (use of heat and cold)
  • Remedial exercise and instructions for home care
  • Muscle strengthening techniques
  • Cupping

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Common Health Concerns Supported By Massage Therapy

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Cancer symptoms 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Headaches
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Insomnia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Natural prenatal care, postnatal care, and labour support
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Strains and sprains
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Stress and stress-related conditions
  • Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ)
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our Registered Massage Therapists provide treatment for all areas of the body, excluding the genital and perineal areas. The only internal massage within an RMT’s scope of practice is an intra-oral massage for temporomandibular joint (jaw) dysfunction. Special consent from you is required for intra-oral massage and other areas considered sensitive or invasive, including the chest wall, breast tissue, buttocks, and inner upper thigh. At any time during treatment, you may withdraw your consent, stop, or change any aspect of the massage. 

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At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our health professionals and front desk staff put you first. With everything you need to start living a life with more energy, strength, and joy under one roof, we support your physical and emotional health no matter where you're at. With free parking on site, an accessible ground-level entrance, an online booking calendar and patient portal, and direct billing and telemedicine options available, our Stoney Creek-based naturopathic clinic is here to provide you with compassionate, reliable care 12 hours a day, including evenings and weekends.

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Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm*



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