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Massage therapy can help with many conditions. It is an effective treatment for reducing back or neck pain, swelling and headaches. It can help with stress reduction and promote relaxation.
Massage therapy is used for conditions such as sciatica, as well as Parkinson’s disease, and can assist with contractures resulting from paralysis or positioning.
Massage therapy achieves results by promoting circulation and decreasing muscle tension, thereby decreasing pain and swelling and contributing to overall enhanced quality of life.
Massage therapy offers gentle range of motion exercises to assist with contractures and offers temporary relief from tremors during treatment session for conditions such as Parkinson’s.
Veterans Affairs Canada provides health benefits to eligible clients. Payment for these benefits is made through the health benefits program administered by Atlantic Blue Cross Care.
Veterans Affairs Canada offers 15 one-hour treatments per calendar year for registered massage therapy for eligible clients. A shorter treatment duration can be offered, however, the number of treatment visits would remain at 15 per year.
Residents living at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre have access to an on-site registered massage therapy clinic. The clinic was established in 2000 and has been operating at St. Joseph’s since 2004.
Residents receive treatment in the comfort of their rooms. Any person from the community can also visit the office, located on the fourth floor of the St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre.
If you have any questions regarding massage therapy or wish us to verify if you have coverage through Veterans Affairs Canada, please contact Pam Monarch at 519-751-7096 ext. 3414. The office is open Monday to Friday.
Brant News’ Life Worth Living column is presented by St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre.