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Why should I get a massage?

With a massage you will experience a relief from chronic muscular tension and pain, have increased joint flexibility, and feel a reduction of mental and physical fatigue and stress.

What can I expect on my first visit?

On your first visit, you will be asked for a confidential health history form, which will help your therapist form your assesment. You and your therapist will work together to develop a treatment plan for a maximum benefit. Your massage takes place in an atmosphere of safety and confidence. It is a partnership between you and your therapist who will help you understand the process behind your pain and how you can work together to alleviate it. Your comfort during the treatment is of the utmost importance.

Do I have to take off all of my clothes?

Your personal comfort during a massage is the key to it's effectiveness. Remove only the clothing you are comfortable with removing. Traditional full body massage techniques are more effective when they aren't administered through the barrier of clothing, but you will be fully draped with no compromise of your modesty. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered. Before and after the treatment, you will undress and dress in private.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

To get the most out of your treatment it is recommended to express your feelings and tell your therapist what are your expectations. Depending on the problem, the source will be targeted and will be treated accordingly.

How will I feel after the massage, will it hurt?

After your massage, your body will feel relaxed and often experience freedom from long term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. The deep relaxation may leave your body slightly tired, but this feeling passes quickly leaving you with increased energy and greatest productivity.

Should I expect muscle soreness after a massage?

Some people, particularly patients who are new to a massage or those who request first time deep tissue work, may experience mildly sore muscles after a massage. However the soreness passes quickly (about a day or two), leaving you feeling much looser and relaxed. Drink plenty of water after a massage to help flush released toxins and minimize discomfort. Your therapist will supply epsom salts for a relaxing bath after massage.

How many treatments will I need to notice an improvement?

It depends on the individual, his or her current state of general health and particular condition.Your therapist will suggest a treatment plan including number and frequency of visits. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.

Is massage therapy covered by OHIP?

Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, however many private and extended health care plans provide coverage. We can help you check your plan to determine if you are covered.

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What should I expect during treatment? (Acupuncture)

During the Treatment you may feel warmth, tingling or heaviness of the areas being treated. This is normal, in fact it is a good sign that your body is reacting to the treatment. You may also feel drowsy during and after the Acupuncture session, it is best if you can take a few minutes after the treatment to relax and recover before driving away.

Does it Hurt? (Acupuncture)

Some people become worried when they hear the word, “needle”. This is understandable but the needles that are used for acupuncture don’t look anything like the needles that are used for vaccines or blood tests, for this reason they feel very different to what injection would feel like. Acupuncture needles are only about as thick as a human hair. The needles are very fine, flexible and rounded but are perfect for stimulating pressure points. They are ‘atraumatic’, meaning that they do not have a cutting edge like a hypodermic needle. Their design allows acupuncture needles to slide smoothly through tissues and puts patients at ease after a first visit.

People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pressure as the needles are inserted and others will feel nothing at all. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed, this may vary depending on the treatment and on the patient. Many patients even fall asleep during their treatments!

Is Acupuncture Safe?

At Back2Back Therapy only sterile, non-toxic, single-use needles be used by qualified practitioners. Our practitioners always use a new set of disposable needles taken from a sealed package for each patient and swab treatment sites with alcohol or another disinfectant before inserting needles. Acupuncture has been practised for over 4000 years with much success.

How many treatments will I need to feel improvement? (Acupuncture)

This can vary. The reason you are having treatments, including whether your problem is acute or chronic, and whether you have more than one condition, will help determine how many treatments might help. Generally acute problems get better after only a few treatments, but chronic conditions may require 1-2 visits per week for some time. Your acupuncturist will work with you to develop treatment plan, always having in mind your personal needs.