Is massage therapy just for relaxation?

Massage therapy, Proactive rehab, Huntsville

Do I need a referral for massage therapy even if I don’t have an injury?

Even though massage therapy can greatly improve your relaxation, there are many other benefits to the body. Relaxation in and of itself has very good benefits to your body, not just for your mental health, it can also help your recovery from injury, improve your sleep quality, and improve your immune response. Along with those benefits with relaxation, massage therapy can improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and strain, help with pain management, help maintain stress, anxiety and depression levels, reduce headaches and improve range of motion.

You do not need a referral to have a message here at ProActive Rehab whether you are coming for a specific treatment/injury or for relaxation. Keep in mind if you have extended health benefits, some insurance companies will require a referral from your doctor to reimburse you. Most extended health care plans will cover massage therapy from a Registered Massage Therapist, as we are considered health care providers in Ontario. It is best practice to check your benefits package for details on coverage and whether you need a referral before your massage appointment.

ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre is your centre of choice for effective injury management and prevention in a professional, relaxed, motivating environment .  We will guide you along your way to reaching your full potential! ProActive Rehab is a multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility located in the heart of downtown Huntsville Ontario. We offer a wide range of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, aquatherapy and post-rehab aquacise, cardiac rehabilitation, custom foot orthotics, braces, supports and rehab products. We pride ourselves in being the centre of choice in north Muskoka for exemplary customer service, professional and effective rehab programs and experienced staff all in a relaxed and motivating environment!