Emma Chafe MCAT
Registered Massage Therapy
Fees & Insurance
We can direct bill most extended health insurance providers on your behalf. Please check with your insurance provider to see if you require a referral from a physician to access your insurance benefits. If your company or plan doesn't allow direct billing we can provide you with a receipt to submit through the appropriate channels.
We accept cash, debit, e-transfer, and most major credit cards. Prices include HST.
"Do I need a massage?"
Registered massage therapy is a hands-on health care intervention that uses physical manipulation to:
Improve functional movement
Relax tense muscles
What to Expect
Massage appointments start with some paperwork (just the first time), a brief health history to ensure that your treatment is focused and any health concerns are properly addressed. We will have a talk about what your treatment is going to involve - please let us know what you want to focus on! This is your time and we can plan a treatment that addresses your specific concerns.
After we address any questions you might have, the therapist will step out to wash their hands and let you get ready. For the treatment, you will be on the massage table between the two sheets provided. Typically you would undress down to your underwear and we would undrape the area we are working on (eg/your back, your left leg). Many massage techniques are most effective with skin-to-skin contact, however, you can and should only undress to the level you are comfortable with. The therapist will knock and wait for an answer before they come back in.
The treatment will cover the areas we discussed before you got on the table. You can always change your mind about any part of the treatment, even if you already agreed to it. If you find a spot that could use some extra work, or you would like to pay more attention to a certain area (feet and scalp massage are popular) you can ask to focus there. You can also stop the treatment at any time.
The therapist will leave the room after the treatment while you get dressed. Please take your time getting ready, sometimes you can feel a bit lightheaded after a massage. Sometimes we will discuss or practice self-care options such as stretches, yoga practice, or hydrotherapy. If you have questions before or after treatment please ask or get in touch.