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REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

LEVELUP RMT CLINIC

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage

What is RMT?

Ontario's Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) are among the most educated and highly trained professionals in the world.To become an RMT in Ontario, students must complete at least 3,000 hours of training at an accredited college. This can be compared to a university bachelor degree which typically averages 1,500 hours over four years. Standard educational requirements include comprehensive studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuro-anatomy. Other studies include clinical sciences such as manual skills, orthopaedics, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied extensively.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMT’s are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction. There is a direct link between our physical well-being and our mental or emotional state, which can be positively affected by massage therapy. Research also supports the use of massage therapy as an effective approach in injury management and rehabilitation, as well as part of a preventive care program.
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APPOINTMENTS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.  

BOOK ONLINE VIA OUR APP.

LEVELUP HOT YOGA

*SUITE 209

LOCATED ON THE SAME FLOOR AS LEVELUP HOT YOGA

500 SHEPPARD AVE EAST

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OUR THERAPISTS

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Josie Lattip

Manager & Registered Massage Therapist

I am a passionate and dedicated Registered Massage Therapist who strongly believe that massage therapy is a unique and effective way to heal from injuries, pain and manage chronic conditions. I have nearly 10 year experience well-honed techniques in Deep Tissue massage, Fascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Reflexology and Swedish Massage to address stress, tension, mobility and pain in any specific or general physiological concerns to help the body achieve its optimal function and fullest potential. I have years of experience in Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage. Being a mom myself, I share my secrets and professional knowledge to patients who are new parents, on how to give their babies infant massages. As a former educator, I mentor Massage Therapy Students to help them do well in school and prepare new graduates for their board examinations. To end my day, you will find me attending a hot Yoga or Pilates class at Levelup Hot Yoga studio.

Natalie Wright

Reiki Master Therapist

I have been on a spiritual journey of transformation for most of my life. For me, the physical has been a portal to the spiritual. I have learned how building flexibility and strength in the body has led to flexibility and strength of the mind and of the soul. I have also learned how trusting our own intuition can build self-confidence leading us to be our own gurus and ultimately help us to gain the conviction to fulfill our own dharma and achieve our highest potential. Reiki for me has been a lesson in subtleties, a tuning in and listening to our own deeper wisdom, a recognition of our capacity to self-heal and help others on their own healing journeys. I look forward to sharing the benefits of reiki with you soon!

"Reiki works on all levels, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically."

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OUR TREATMENTS

NOTE: New patients will be prompted to create a client profile when booking appointment for the first time. Existing Yoga studio members will use the same log in ID to book Massage/Reiki treatment.

Therapeutic Massage

Our therapists use a combination of massage techniques to address a specific problem, relieve pain, reduce stress, promote faster recovery and overall improve health and wellness. This treatment may include a deep tissue massage to break down scar tissues and get the blood circulating. Some patients may benefit by feeling some relief from chronic pain. Specific techniques and the right amount of pressure will be applied to address your specific need, and sometimes that may be a lighter touch depending on what you need on that particular day.

Pre-Natal Massage

Pre-natal massage therapy is excellent to relieve the various aches and pains of pregnancy. Our Therapists use special techniques to help alleviate muscle tension, nerve compression and stress related to pregnancy body changes.As blood circulation is improved, swelling reduces and stress is melt away. During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arms and legs swelling, and relieving muscles and joints pain. Massage may be particularly helpful when medication and other medical options may be more selective during pregnancy.Our therapist will help get you into a comfortable position by using special pillows.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a great way to manage pain and can give you a lot of relief from chronic pain. Many patients with frozen shoulder and neck pain benefit greatly from a deep tissue massage, two very common side effects of working on computers all day. Therapist may choose to apply neuromuscular, myofascial, trigger point therapy, sports massage or a combination of techniques to effectively treat the patient. Usually muscles will feel more sore after the deep tissue experience.

Post Pregnancy Massage

A postpartum massage is a full body massage that occurs within the first 12 weeks after you give birth to your baby. Women who get a massage after giving birth helps to speed up healing and uplift the mood. Massage help relax and get the body ready for deep and restorative sleep. You may also see improved milk production and hormones regulations. Please be sure that you have spoken to your Doctor prior to getting this massage done especially after a cesarean delivery and presence of blood clots.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle treatment that relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation. This massage is performed using Swedish techniques consisting of long, rhythmic strokes and small circular movements which help to break down adhesions and promote better circulation. Unlike deep tissue massages, a relaxation massage does not address the connective tissue of the muscles. It is not intended to treat sports injuries or other discomfort and is instead used to reduce muscle tension while bringing the body back to a relaxed state. Many people seek relaxation massage treatments after a long week at work or to help improve their mental health.

Reiki Therapy

Reiki is a healing treatment that is based on energetic principles and is practiced in many medical settings, and as private practices around the world. During a Reiki session, you may feel a very slight tingling, heat, or energy, or nothing at all. Therapist's hands may be a few inches above your body at with no actual touch or sometimes a light gentle static pressure is used. The sensations or lack of are not a barometer of the Reiki, they are just how your particular body senses energy. You may feel peace and calm in your mind or physically in general. It is different in every person but deep relaxation is almost always felt. You will see for yourself how Reiki makes you feel more relaxed, and perhaps feeling more clarity after a session. Wear a light comfortable clothing as these will remain on during the whole treatment.

What are the benefits of a Massage Treatment?

Relaxing Back Massage

What are the Benefits Massage Therapy?

Getting your skin and muscles pressed or rubbed can compensate for the lack of movement a lot of people are going through. Craving for human touch or interaction. A massage treatment may seem like a luxury for many, but perhaps the benefits of reduced stress, increased relaxation, reduced pain and muscle tension and overall improved joint mobility and immune function in the human body are suggesting this may be a need rather than simply a 'want'. Recent studies show higher levels of psychological and physiological relaxation in people are observed after only 10 minutes of receiving a massage therapy. This helps reduce depression and anxiety that co-exist with the emotional state of the mental health. Neck and back pain seems to be a common complaint these days, as a result of spending too many hours sitting in front of the computer. Many individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress that tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck. Chronic back pain is the number one reason for missed work days and second most common cause of disability. Having a back issue is often the result of incorrect or poor posture while standing or sitting. Being overweight, having poor posture, and repetitive movements may also contribute to the strain on the back and other potential problem areas. As a result, the added strain often causes spasms, pain, and tense muscles in the hips, glutes, back, neck, and legs.

It's a great idea to combine Yoga and Massage Therapy together

Definitely an excellent idea! One a practice and the other a therapy that have similarities in many ways. They both benefits from the detoxifying and oxygenating effect from increased blood flow, promote flexibility, increase range of motion and excellent stress busters. The twisting, bending, and compression that takes place during a Yoga practice helps to massage the internal organs, making it an excellent way to gently promote their healthy functions.

A Massage treatment after a Yoga or Pilates workout is a fantastic idea

The action of massage treatment reduces lactic acid that builds up in the body after an intense Pilates or HIIT class and this helps the body to recover more quickly. When deeper connective tissue and fascia is worked on during a massage, the effects will encourage your freshly stretched muscles to stay at their increased length, echoing and sealing in the extra benefits of a Yoga practice.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is of Japanese origin and is a method of energy healing which focuses on the subtle body. Reiki means “universal life energy”, and also “soul energy” and “aura”. When you receive reiki, your reiki practitioner channels prana (life force energy) into their hands, streamlines it and transmits it to you using light touch or their hands hovering just above your body.

What are the benefits of Reiki treatment?

Receiving reiki is a subjective experience. Many people report feeling warmth or heat, a gentle tingling or healing, feeling balanced, or feeling waves of energy flow through their system. Most people experience reiki as extremely relaxing. Some people even end up falling asleep! Yet even if you do fall asleep, it doesn’t mean that reiki isn’t still working hard. Reiki is drawn to where the body needs it most and will work in whatever way you need it. A “healing response” can occur in the days or weeks following a treatment. Traditionally, a 21-day period of cleansing begins after treatment as the energy begins to work on you. Yet everyone is different and so Reiki can affect each person in a unique way.
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RMT CLINIC POLICIES

Appointments

All massage treatments must be pre-booked via our online App or on the website. We do not accept walk-ins. All new patients will be prompted to create an account with us. Existing Yoga Studio members will use the same email account ID to book treatments.

Payment

We require your VISA/MSTR credit card information at the time of booking. Payment will be processed at the end of your service. We do not accept CASH or CHECKS. Receipts are sent via email and if applicable, will include details that can be used for your insurance claims purposes.

Cancellation

We practice a 24 hours cancellation policy. This can be done by logging into your App or simply cancel on the reminder email that we send you prior to your appointment. Patients who fail to show up for their scheduled appointment time will not be scheduled for future appointments. There is a charge of $60 for all Late-Cancels and No-Shows appointments. Gift Certificates may be forfeited for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice and No-Shows.

Lateness

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment. In the event that a patient arrives late to the appointment, the Therapist can only make the best out of the time left. Patient will still be charged for the time allocated to the appointment. ​

Sickness

In the event when patients feel unwell on the day of appointment, please contact the Therapist directly. Exceptions will be made to last minute emergencies and sickeness, no charges will then be incurred. However, if you simply do not show up for your appointment, please note that you will be charged $60 as per our no-show policy. Pay attention to these contagious or illnesses that may require to rest and reschedule or cancel your appointment. Covid-19, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever, Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, Meningitis, Hepatitis A, Conjunctivitis, Rubella, Head Lice, Impetigo, Influenza, Meningococcal Disease, Polio, Ringworm of the body, feet or scalp, Scabies, Thrush, Whooping Cough and the Common Cold.

Children

Patients must not bring children that will be left unsupervised by an adult during a massage treatment.

Massage for Minors

Massage for minors is allowed only under special circumstances and with the consent and presence of the parent/guardian during the session. In this case, parents must decide to stay in the treatment room the whole time as the front main door must be locked at all times whenver a session is in progress.

Cell Phones and Music Players

Cell phones and music playing devices must be turned off prior to treatment as a courtesy to other patients who may be receiving a massage treatment at the same time in the other room.

Therapists code of practice towards patients

We welcome feedbacks about the effectiveness of the work, situations that may have been uncomfortable for you, massage techniques that you enjoyed, massage techniques that you did not like, which is very important.​ If any techniques applied makes you feel uncomfortable, stop and tell your therapist immediately. They will not be offended.​

Harrasments

We do not tolerate harrasments, by words, physical or any sort towards our Thereapists. In the event that a patient makes our Therapist uncomfortable, the treatment will be stopped immediately and patient will be asked to leave. No refund will be given and patient will be barred from coming in the future. Vice-versa, our patients will be treated with respect with appropriate boundaries.

Code of practice

Massage therapists do not work within the parameters of licensed medical professionals. Therefore, massage therapists do not diagnosis or prescribe for a particular body dysfunction; nor may they provide treatment for a specific condition. The massage therapist is required to refer you for diagnosis and to follow recommendations of your physician.​The massage therapist is a skilled practitioner of safe, structured touch that is beneficial for many life aches and pains. Massage professionals are trained in the use of manual techniques to normalize the soft tissue of the body. Therapeutic massage is intended to be a health-enhancing system that promotes body balance and efficient body function. Massage treatments stimulate the natural restorative processes of the body and mechanically reduces muscle tension. These methods may not be used to diagnose or treat any specific, preexisting condition without written permission from your physician.