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Where are you located?

We have two locations:

The East clinic is conveniently located between Spadina and Stirling Roads.

The West clinic is in the white building at the lights at the corner of Highland West and West Ave. There are multiple entrances to this building, however, you need to use the entrance on the side of the building with the wooden staircase (our sign is right beside the stairs).

Queens Blvd is almost exactly half way between each clinic.

Both the East and West clinic are on the GRT #16 bus route.

A map of each location is under ‘contact’ on this website

Do you have a cancellation policy?

We ask for 24 hours notice to change or cancel all appointments.
Missed your appointment? Have to cancel in under 24 hours before your appointment? The full fee will apply.
We will charge your credit card, however, the receipt will not be for a visit, therefore cannot be reimbursed by insurance.

Do I need to get undressed?

That’s up to you. Swedish Massage techniques work best when applied with some form of lotion applied directly to the skin. If, however, you are in any way not comfortable removing your clothing we will never insist.

Your comfort and privacy are very important to us. We will ask that you undress only to the level you are comfortable. The sheets on the table are strategically placed while we work so only the area being addressed is uncovered.

What should I expect during my visit?

Each visit is unique. Everyone has to have an updated health history on file. When you book an appointment you will receive an email with a link to do the intake form.  The intake form must be completed before arriving for your first appointment.  We will also ask you to update it frequently to ensure a safe treatment.

A brief and private intake will help the Therapist assess your situation and determine the best and safest treatment for you. Ask questions, take charge of your health!

Is it safe to have a massage during pregnancy?

For most women, having a massage during pregnancy is safe and in fact beneficial. There are some cases where your doctor/midwife will restrict your activity level which also means there is a restriction on getting a massage. If you have been classified as a “high(er) risk” or if you’re uncertain, check with your primary caregiver.

We have the Body Cushion system which allows for the most comfort possible during your massage. These cushions create a hole for your expanding belly that can allow you to safely lie face down. It expands to accommodate you until full term! Your Therapist will assess whether or not lying face down is appropriate, sidelying may be a better option.

When booking an appointment, please mention how many weeks along you will be at the time of your visit to help us prepare properly. When booking online, you must select “Massage Therapy for pregnancy”.

Do my benefits cover Massage Therapy?

Insurance benefits that cover Massage Therapy must have treatment by an RMT, in other words, a Registered Massage Therapist. We have only RMTs.
Both locations can direct bill to over 20 insurance companies with some restrictions.  Please see the complete list on this page

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

We do not need you to see your doctor prior to visiting our clinic. Your extended health care plan may require a doctor’s referral to refund your money even with direct billing.

If you are hoping to direct bill to your insurance, please make sure your doctor’s note has been received by your benefit company prior to your visit.

We cannot tell you if you need a doctor’s note, however, you can find the information on your benefit plan.

My benefits have run out, can I use my partner’s benefits?

Yes, if you are on your partner’s plan, you can use their benefits. The way insurance works is that you must use up your benefits first and then your partner’s plan kicks in. If you have a deductible on your plan, you can submit the unpaid portion to their plan for reimbursement.

What you may not do is ask us to submit a claim, or give you a receipt under your partner’s name for your visit – that is insurance fraud. All visits must be billed under the person’s name who was treated on the date of the visit.

What payment types do you take?

Direct billing ( the list is here ), cash, or debit are available for payments.

Direct billing not available?
We have over 20 insurance companies to bill, however, if you have benefits with one not on our list, a receipt will be emailed that you can submit yourself.
If, for instance, you do not have benefits at all, a receipt will be emailed to you.

Questions? Send us an email and we will answer what we know!

What benefit companies can you bill to?

Companies for direct billing
  • Blue Cross (Ontario and Alberta)
  • Canadian Construction Workers Union
  • Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance
  • Claim Secure
  • CINUP
  • Co-operators (but with difficulty)
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins ( Importantly: payment always goes to the plan member)
  • Empire Life
  • Equitable Life (also, with difficulty)
  • First Canadian
  • Great West Life
  • GroupHEALTH
  • GroupSource
  • Green Shield
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group Inc
  • LiUNA Local 183
  • LiUNA Local 506
  • Nexgen Rx
  • Manion
  • Manulife Financial **
  • Maximum Benefit
  • OTIP **
  • RWAM
  • SSQ
  • Sunlife Financial
Restrictions
  Thomas and Christina cannot bill to Manulife/OTIP.  This problem is on the Manulife/OTIP side, not with the Therapist, so you can still be reimbursed after seeing them.  You will have to pay for your visit at the clinic.

Each policy is based on how your employer arranged it. In other words, some policies don’t allow electronic billing (ie Federal employees). In addition, some only allow payment to go to you.

We can only work with how your employer has set up the policy. We cannot tell you in advance if your payment will be accepted or not, sorry!

Co-ordination of benefits between two plans is not yet available, however, we keep hoping!

Doctor’s notes
Not all policies need a doctor’s note. Most importantly, if you need one, the note has to be submitted to your insurance ahead of your visit. To clarify, we cannot submit it for you and we do not need to see your doctor’s note. 

Deductibles
Payments are by cash or also debit. While we do also accept Visa and Mastercard, due to high processing fees, we would appreciate the use of cash or debit where possible.  We do not accept cheques.

You must always bring a form of payment (for instance, debit) to your visit.

Who do you treat at this clinic?

Are you are between 5 and 100 and suffer from pain related to injury, overuse or stress? We may be able to help!

Options:
We have multiple booking categories depending on your situation.
Children under age 16, for example, children should be booked under “Children (<age 16)”.
Pregnant women must book under “Pregnancy Massage” from the day they find out they are pregnant.
If it is your first visit to either location, however, you must choose the appropriate “Initial Visit”.
Otherwise choose the appropriate length of “Returning Visit”.

Please note, however, we are not accessible because we do have several stairs inside and out.

Details on gift certificates

Massage Therapy is a gift of health for someone you care about!

Gift certificates are purchased online through the Gift Card Cafe, however, you can write a message to the lucky person. Above all, buy online securely!

We do not sell gift certificates in the clinic.

You may choose to have the gift certificate emailed to yourself or the recipient. It is valid at either location, however, needs to be presented on paper at the visit.  There is a one year expiration date.

Insurance will not accept payment by gift certificate. Read the terms and conditions on the gift certificate fully before purchasing.

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How do I book an appointment?

Online booking for everyone!



  "About " has each Therapist's bio as well as their hours

Which location do I go to?

We now have two locations with several RMTs at each.  When you book an appointment online,  “EAST” or “WEST” tells you which clinic they work at. 

Your confirmation and reminder emails have the details and directions so please read it fully.
A map to each location is on this website under ‘contact’, but exact directions are in the email you receive when you book the appointment.