Massage Therapy in Ajax and Pickering Village
At Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage, our registered massage therapists employ a variety of hands-on techniques to assess and treat the soft tissues and joints of the body.
The benefits of massage therapy are numerous and act as a perfect complement to chiropractic care. Massage treatments can be used to successfully for the treatment of
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Pre- and post- natal pain
Is massage therapy covered by OHIP?
No, but if you have extended health care coverage, you may be reimbursed.
Are both massage therapists registered?
Yes, both Rolf Castanheiro and Jessica Raedish are registered massage therapists. They each have a registration number which they include on every receipt.
Do I have to be experiencing some form of pain or discomfort to have a massage?
Not at all. Many people use massage therapy to help them relax and relieve stress.
Do I have to get undressed?
Yes, but it isn’t necessary for you to remove all of your clothes. You will be covered by a sheet and a blanket and may keep areas that are not being worked on clothed.
Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
No. You only need a doctor’s referral if you are planning on submitting your massage receipt to an insurance company for reimbursement. Many insurance companies require a note from your physician explaining why massage has been recommended.
Can I still have a massage if I’m pregnant?
Absolutely. Often, women suffer from lower back pain, neck pain or sciatica when pregnant. Massage can help relax the muscles that support your spine and help you stay relaxed as your body—and your baby—grows!
“I believe massage therapy enhances one’s quality of life through soft tissue manipulation. This manipulation brings about self awareness. As we age, we lose the elastin from our muscles and need to work harder to keep them flexible. Massage therapy can help improve your flexibility as well as foster the healing of injuries.”
Jessica Raedisch, RMT
“The focus of my massage therapy–although treatment based–is to act as a catalyst to assist the body in returning to an optimal state of well-being. As essential as massage is for the body, mind and spirit, we cannot ignore the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle that includes physical activity, proper nutrition and rest.”
Rolf Castanheiro, RMT