Enhance Cosmetic Centre & Spa offers massage therapy by a registered massage therapist (RMT), which is covered under many extended health plans. We also offer Reflexology which has recently been added under many health plans, check your plan to see if covered. You pay for your treatment at the spa and we give you an official receipt for you to make your claim.
According to the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (http://www.rmtao.com)
“There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:
|Anxiety and depression||Asthma and Emphysema|
|Back, leg, and neck pain||Cancer|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)||Chronic Fatigue syndrome|
|Fractures and edema||Gastrointestinal disorders|
|Headaches||Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis|
|Insomnia||Kyphosis and Scoliosis|
|Multiple sclerosis||Parkinson’s disease|
|Muscle tension and spasm||Palliative care|
|Post-surgical rehabilitation||Pregnancy and labour support|
|Sports injuries||Strains and sprains|
|Stress and stress related conditions||Stroke|
Massage Therapy as Part of your Health Maintenance Plan
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system functioning
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.”
Reflexology is the technique of applying gentle pressure to the reflex areas on the feet to bring about a state of deep relaxation and to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. It is a natural therapy that can also facilitate more energy, help boost the immune system and create a stronger body and calmer mind. Reflexology is a safe, natural therapy that helps to give your body what it needs – that might be a reduction in the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, assistance in losing weight or feeling younger and looking healthier. You will discover how reflexology can help you achieve and fulfill both emotional and physical goals. Enhance’s Colette Robitaille is a certified Reflexologist with RAC The Reflexology Association of Canada. Colette also performs Reiki.