Massage Therapy is “the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.”
What is Massage Therapy?
Why use it?
Massage Therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body, general health and overall well-being. Massage Therapy may be used to maintain and improve physical health and can also ease the effects of physical pain.
A recent consumer study sponsored by AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) indicates that 88 percent of individuals view massage therapy as beneficial to overall health and wellness, from relieving pain to managing cancer symptoms and reducing depression. You can explore the many health advantages of massage therapy beyond simple muscle relaxation!.
What to expect from your session?
- Mutual respect, courtesy, professionalism, confidentiality and dignity between you and the massage therapist
- Being draped appropriately by a sheet, towel or blanket, with only the area being massaged exposed
- A licensed/registered/certified professional massage therapist, working within their
scope of practice and in an ethical manner. Expect them to be a member of a professional association with a code of ethics.
- A health intake conversation about your medical conditions and your expectations for the massage
- The right and option to ask questions of the massage therapist and receive professional responses
- The right to determine if there will be conversation, music, or quietness during the massage
- An explanation of the nature of the massage and techniques to be used before the start of the massage
- The right to consent to the massage techniques and approaches, including the level of manual pressure, used in the massage and the ability to request adjustments to pressure at any time during the massage
- The right to stop a massage and report anything you feel is inappropriate during the massage.
- Back or neck pain
- Pain in the shoulder, elbow, or hand
- Pain in the hip, knee, ankles, or feet
- Muscle strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tension Headaches
- Stress and depression
- Water retention
- Return to doing activities of daily living independently
- Increase range of Motion/ Flexibility
- Reduce muscle tension
- Promote relaxation, reduce anxiety
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Relieve stress and decrease pain
- Sleep better
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Help chronic neck pain
- Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Manage low-back pain
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Better daily function and performance
We do not provide OHIP, WSIB, MVA, or OW based Massage Therapy, and patients can use private insurance to claim for expenses. We will only use private insurance for claims.
Patients will receive a receipt to submit for claims and reimbursement.
A reduced fee will be charged if the client has no insurance coverage.
We have sliding scale for low-income clients. Please call to inquire.
55% of payments from the clients will donate back to 105 Gibson center for helping with the community.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST | BA, RMT, CMTO
Cecilia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University prior to obtaining a Massage Therapy Diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy (RCC). She is a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), with years of experience in hospitals, physical therapy clinics and rehabilitation centers. She finds joy and satisfaction in having a career that allows her to assist others in relieving pain and achieving their treatment goals. Cecilia conducts detailed assessments and is a firm believer in working together with her clients to develop goals that are meaningful to them. She enjoys successfully treating different clients, from athletes to weekend warriors, from trauma patients post motor vehicle accident to patients with repetitive strain injuries. She particularly enjoys doing deep tissue massage, trigger points, and stretches but also has been very effective at utilizing light touch techniques, effleurage and petrissage. When indicated, clients usually find massage a nice complimentary treatment to physiotherapy.
Cecilia enjoys swimming, volleyball, running and volunteering at the church as Sunday School teacher for young children. During her spare times, she loves to go hiking with her husband and four children to explore nature, and watching her three sons playing badminton.
Cecilia is fluent in English, Cantonese and conversational Mandarin.