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Massage Therapy

Woman getting back massageAt Williams Chiropractic Health & Performance Centre, we’re thrilled to offer patients a variety of natural healthcare modalities to help them express true wellness. One way we do that is through massage.

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.

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People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, reduce stress, and promote overall health and wellness.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Massage therapy is provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

The services of an RMT are not covered under Medicare; however, many extended health benefit plans will cover all or part of the services provided by an RMT. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this. Massage therapy treatments may also be reimbursed by automobile insurance companies, if the client was in a motor vehicle accident, or in the case of workplace injuries, by the Worksafe NB.

A Registered Massage Therapist:

  • Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists New Brunswick (CMTNB)
  • Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
  • Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies to safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
  • Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care

Your First Appointment

On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. Your massage therapist will assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury or condition. The RMT will develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and will be reassessed at an appropriate time. You have no obligation to undergo any part of a treatment. Your treatment will begin once you have given your informed consent. This involves setting realistic goals for treatment, discussing possible responses to treatment, and being informed of alternative care options.

We’d love to see you in the practice soon for your first visit. Get started today by contacting us for an appointment!
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Massage Therapy Fredericton NB | (506) 452-1609