Queen West Physiotherapy - Life Long Good Health!

Massage Therapy

Rejuvinate your body and mind with a relaxing and therapeutic massage at Queen West Physiotherapy.

  1. Ease your pain, heal your ailments and relieve your stress with your choice of a Swedish, Deep Tissue or a Hot Stone Massage - see all types of massage therapy.
  2. Our spacious massage therapy rooms are tucked away in the quiet area of our newly expanded facility.
  3. Our massage therapy hours, from morning to late evening, will accommodate your busy schedule. Choose from a 30, 45, and 60 minute massage - see all treatment durations
  4. We'd be happy to call and see if massage therapy is covered by your health insurance plan - starting as low as $50, our fair prices make massage affordable even when insurance coverage is not available.
  5. Our Registered Massage Therapists enjoy what they do and it shows in their work - they are friendly, attentive and in touch with your needs - most importantly, they'll give you a great massage.

We strive to improve your health and happiness and exceed your expectations in massage therapy. If you're suffering from a sports injury, or a chronic pain condition, or simply want to relax, a massage at Queen West Physiotherapy will rejuvinate you and help restore your health and well being.

Massage Therapy Treatment Durations and Prices (pre-HST)

  • Half Hour Massage: $50
  • 45 Minute Massage: $65
  • One Hour Massage: $78
  • 90 Minute Essential Oils Aromatherapy Massage: $125
  • Hot Stone Massage(75 minutes): $120

Payment Options

We accept VISA, MASTERCARD and INTERAC. If you have extended health coverage, you must submit your receipt to your provider, and they will reimburse you.

Hours of Operation

We offer massage therapy from Monday to Thursday for your convenience.

  • Monday: 9-8pm
  • Tuesday: 1-8pm
  • Wednesday: 9-8pm
  • Thursday: 1-8pm
  • Friday: 9-4pm

In order to book the time slot that is most suitable for you, please try to schedule your appointment in advance as the schedule fills up very quickly. We would be happy to place you on our cancellation list if we cannot accommodate you at your preferred time.

We require 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment to avoid charging your full appointment fee.

Parking

There is free parking right in the Queen West Strip Mall parking lot in front of our clinic.

How is Massage Therapy Covered?

Most patients have massage therapy covered through their extended health care plans. Registered Massage Therapy is not covered by OHIP.

You do not need a physician's referral to see a registered massage therapist, however your insurance company may require one to ensure reimbursement. If you have any questions regarding this, please either call your extended health care provider to find out or just let us know - with your permission, we'd be happy to call and see if massage therapy is covered by your health insurance plan.

Types of Massages Offered

Hot Stone Massage -

wonderfully relaxing, de-stressing and soothing, and relieving of tight muscles. It involves the use of black basalt stones which are warmed in hot water. It combines Swedish Massage and Shiatsu while the stones are placed on your body to offer deep, penetraing heat. This increases circulation, decreases stress and relaxes the muscles.

Essential Oils Aromatherapy Massage

a blend of using massage techniques, with a combination of essential oils, that have been specifically selected for a particular condition. It makes use of a number of different parts of a plant, flower, tree as well as fruit, by extracting the natural fragrance and making use of the oil extracted for a particular health problem.

Prenatal Massage

massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother who needs to be positioned for maximal comfort and safety. This massage also helps to reduce stress, decrease swelling in all extremities and relieve muscle and joint pain.

Infant Massage & Infant Massage Instruction

massage for infants involving rubbing stimulation to enhance physical and cognitive development. This helps infants gain weight, decrease irritability and crying and improve sleep. Instruction to parents is also available by our experienced massage therapists.

Reflexology

this involves the application of pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. It helps relieve tension and improve circulation. This technique is based on the philosophy that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve function of the area being focused on, thereby improving one's health.

Deep Tissue Massage

this relieves tension in muscles and the connective tissue and is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and people who have sustained a physical injury. The session is quite intense and requires a great deal of focus by the practitioner.

Myofascial Release

a form of soft tissue manipulation to decrease pain and restriction of motion.This involves relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia. People with pain from overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often respond well to this type of therapy. Myofacial release helps decrease the thickening of connective tissue and the resultant irritation and reflexive muscle tension. Direct myofascial release (or deep tissue work) method works through engaging the myofascial tissue restrictive barrier, the tissue is loaded with a constant force until tissue release occurs. Indirect release, on the other hand, involves a gentle stretch, with only a few grams of pressure, which allows the fascia to 'unwind' itself. The dysfunctional tissues are guided along the path of least resistance until free movement is achieved.

Get to Know Our Registered Massage Therapists!

Theresa Janikowski, RMT

Theresa has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since October 2001 and has completed a professional program comprising 2200 hours. She treats a variety of soft tissue and joint dysfunctions using therapeutic massage, along with the following modalities: trigger point therapy, joint play, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), hydrotherapy and remedial and postural exercise recommendations.

She regularly treats the following conditions:

  1. Headaches
  2. Muscle Strains
  3. Sprains
  4. Tendonitis
  5. Arthritis
  6. Sports Injuries
  7. Circulatory Conditions
  8. Fibromyalgia

Theresa continues to take professional courses on an ongoing basis to enhance her knowledge and expertise.She is currently completing her certification in Acupuncture through the Contemporary Acupuncture for Health Professionals Program at McMaster University in Hamilton. After passing an official examination, she will integrate acupuncture into her clinical practice.

Christina Fleming, RMT

Christina has been a Massage Therapist for 10 years now. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan Massage School, a private school in Toronto and is in good standing with both the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. Christina believes in the body's ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body. She is also a strong supporter in self-care.
 
Since 2001, Christina has worked alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and homeopaths. In that same time she has also taken many courses to further her education as a therapist like dynamic posture, hot stone and thermal palms therapies and Reiki along with her knowledge in Swedish massage. 
 
Christina's work is both relaxing and therapeutic and is delivered with a compassionate touch, being unique to each individual's needs.

Gift Certificates

Show someone you care by giving them the gift of Massage - it makes a great gift! You can purchase gift certificates at the clinic or by phone.

Enjoy Our Pleasant Environment

We have two spacious, private massage therapy rooms tucked away in the quiet area of our newly exapnded facility, which offer a calm atmosphere through use of dimmed lights, relaxing music and comfortable placement of pillows, towels and sheets.

What Our Registered Massage Therapists Offer

Expertise

Our massage therapists work closely with our physiotherapists and have a great deal of experience dealing with many types of injuries. They know exactly how much pressure should be used and offer education regarding the care of your muscles through stretches and postural positioning.

All of our Massage Therapists are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario which is the professional regulatory body.& They all must be licensed by the Regulated Health Professionals Act, which is the same act governing medical doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. Registered Massage Therapists abide by a strict code of ethics and standards of practice set out by their professional college. All registered massage therapists in Ontario must complete an approved 2200 hour program and pass provincial examinations set by the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario).

Verbal Feedback to Suit Your Needs

Our massage therapists respect the wishes of each client relating to all the factors that will make them relax to the fullest. For example, they do not speak during a treatment session with the exception of asking for feedback regarding the amount of pressure, comfort level felt, room temperature and music level. Additionally, our therapists will talk to the client when prompted eg. when the client initiates conversation and wishes to chat; even in this scenario, our therapists ensure that the clients gets the exact amount of quiet time they wish for. Likewise, the right background music often plays a contributing role in enabling the client to relax; therefore, we offer a variety of types of music so that you can choose what is best for you.

A Variety of Massage Therapy Types

Our massage sessions can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes and even up to 90 minutes. We offer hot stone massages, swedish massage, and Thermal Palms massage. After an assessment, our therapists will offer you their opinion regarding how many sessions you would benefit from and the frequency of massage therapy sessions. They will also suggest the length of each session and even the type of massage according to what they find in the assessment. You are encouraged to follow their advice but if you wish to make alternative choices, then your decision will always be respected.

A Positive Attitude

Our massage therapists, like all of our other staff, are friendly, professional, positive and absolutely love what they do. This is important as the combination of their expertise and great attitude will ensure that you are completely satisfied with your massage experience.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is manipulation of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and fascia in order to provide pain reduction, tissue relaxaton and healing. It is an effective option of healthcare for all ages, providing a therapeutic response and alleviating discomforts arising from muscular oversuse, occupational stresses, and many types of chronic pain syndromes.

The benefits of Massage Therapy are physical, mental and emotional in nature.

Physical benefits include:

increased joint range of motion, increased tissue pliability and flexibility, decreased levels of acute and chronic pain, and increased circulation.

Emotional benefits include:

increased relaxation and decreased stress.

Psychological benefits include:

decreased depression and anxiety, and improved concentration.

Massage Therapy also has a healing effect through the human touch that it involves. Several research studies have shown this, however, more work needs to be done in order to fully explain how it all works. Although it is still not fully explainable, it can certainly be experienced.

Massage Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions including:

  1. Back Pain
  2. Stiff shoulders/neck
  3. Whiplash/Car Accidents
  4. Post-injury rehabilitation
  5. Post-surgical rehabilitation
  6. Headaches
  7. Sprains/strains
  8. Arthritis
  9. Pre & Post-Natal Discomforts
  10. Insomnia
  11. Stress
  12. Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Why Get A Massage?

Life can be stressful and our bodies often tell us a lot about what is going on, however, many of us choose to ignore the signs of a potential condition arising. Massage can help prevent and cure muscle and ligament pain, along with myofacial pain. Aside from the physical benefits, it can help decrease stress, calm our emotions, focus our energy and maintain a healthy level of energy. Physical and mental aspects of our well being are closely related. Massage therapy is a wonderful way to ensure that we remain in the best health possible both physically and mentally. Massage therapy can also help boost our immune system and prevents colds.

Stop suffering from pain. We can help you experience healing of your physical ailments as your mind releases stress and worry. Enjoy a sense of well being and health as you move freely without pain, improve your posture and go through each day with more energy.

Don't ignore your body's warning signs - consider massage therapy to rid of your pain the natural way and wean yourself off of pain medications which simply cover up your symptoms. We are accepting new clients at this time.

Live a long, happy and healthy life - call us today at 905-450-7870 and book yourself a massage!

WHY CHOOSE US?

  1. We offer a variety of types of massage in a comfortable, soothing environment.
  2. All of our Registered Massage Therapists are fully licensed under the Regulated Health Professions Act.
  3. We maintain a high level of confidentiality concerning our clients.
  4. Our friendly clinic is located right on Queen Street West in Brampton on a convenient bus route.
  5. We offer evening appointments from Monday to Thursday.
  6. Our massage therapists, along with our physiotherapists, develop custom exercises for our clients to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  7. We have been providing quality massage therapy to the Brampton community since 1998.

Book your massage therapy appointment today! 905-450-7870

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