Masking Mandate Changes
As of March 21st, 2022 Ontarians no longer have to wear masks in public places, except for healthcare settings and public transit.
The requirement to wear masks in healthcare settings has been extended to June 11, 2022.
Massage therapy clinics are categorized as healthcare settings, which means that RMTs and clients will still be required to wear a mask until at least June 11th.
After June 11th (if the government plan doesn’t change), the use of masks will be up to the discretion of the RMTs and clients:
We will continue to:
provide hand sanitizer
clean and sanitize the clinic after each client
clean and sanitize all linens after each client
self-monitor for any illness and act accordingly
**All staff are fully vaccinated and boosted**
*** WE HAVE MOVED ***
We are now located at 73 Water Street North, 2nd floor, suite 212 in Cambridge Place
(just down the street from the old location)
It's the tall brown building between Food Basics and our old location on Thorne St.
Same building as Southworks Antiques, across from L.A. Franks.
Lots of free parking around the building.
You can enter the building from either Water St. or Ainslie St.
The best parking option is the building's elevated parking lot on the Ainslie St side, and it is right next to the back door for easy access.
This is how you access our clinic:
This is the Ainslie Street entrance to the building.
You need to drive up a short ramp to access this parking lot.
This is the door to use after 5pm as you will need to use the buzzer for access (before 5pm, just walk in).
The buzzer is located on the brick wall to the left of the doors.
This is the buzzer that you need to use after 5pm for us to remotely unlock the doors and elevator for you. Note: when Southworks Antiques is open after 5pm, the doors will be unlocked for their customers, but the elevators will be locked. You will still need to use the buzzer for us to be able to unlock the elevators for you.
Please select the correct practitioner from the options on the buzzer as the buzz comes through to our individual cell phones.
If you are seeing Linda, enter "1110" on the keypad, or scroll through the options on the buzzer until you find "Galt Massage L" and select that one.
If you are seeing Denis, enter "1111" on the keypad, or scroll through the options on the buzzer until you find "Galt Massage D" and select that one.
Once you get to our suite, please walk in (no need to knock) and enjoy the fish in the aquarium
in the waiting area until we come to greet you.
Not all massage is the same... Experience NISA
A different kind of massage therapy
NISA provides long lasting changes to chronic postural habits, and most clients feel
increased range of motion and less restriction after one or two treatments.
Our philosophy of treatment is to get to the root of the problem, address it,
and enable the person to get on with their normal activities.
We use therapeutic techniques to relieve long term pain, tightness and imbalances.
Massage Therapy is a hands-on approach to healing and maintaining the body that is performed by regulated health professionals.
It works by:
physically breaking up adhesions and scar tissue
increasing the flow of blood and lymph, thereby speeding the healing of injuries and increasing the drainage of toxins (by-products of metabolism)
decreasing the tone of tight muscles
releasing entrapped nerves
increasing joint mobility
Used regularly as a maintenance tool, massage:
keeps the tissues healthy with regular blood/lymph flow
decreases the tension on the nervous system by keeping the muscles and joints that surround the nerves flexible and supple
improves posture and body awareness
increases flexibility in the joints and muscles to help prevent injury
improves breathing by releasing the muscles surrounding the rib cage
decreases overall stress and fatigue levels by maintaining a lesser muscle tone and causing you to take some time out for yourself to heal. Plus, touch has been scientifically proven to be an essential part of living a healthy life.
Basically, massage is an all natural, nurturing way to take care of yourself
that’s been used by people for millennia.
Our Practice in the time of COVID-19
Regulated Health Professionals in Ontario are allowed to work in all levels of the provincial response framework.
The virus is still active in our community, so the risk of transmission still exists.
There are many changes that have happened to the policies, procedures, and physical appearance of our practice.
These modifications were made to ensure that we all remain safe.
Galt Massage Therapy’s Commitment to Lessen the Transmission of COVID-19:
- The reading and implementation of hundreds of pages of documents from the Ministry of Health to fully understand transmission prevention, hospital grade cleaning practices, health and safety practices, public health measures, etc.
- The cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces and equipment after contact, even when they are not visibly soiled. This includes the massage table, pillow, bolster, desk, payment machine, tablet/computer, pen, shelves, door handles, light switches, lotion dispenser, etc.
- Documenting of our cleaning processes and timing.
- Educating clients on the proper use of PPE.
- Removal of all non-essential or hard-to-clean objects from the clinic.
- Laundering and thoroughly drying fabric items that have come into contact with the client or therapist on the highest temperature setting possible (we have always done this and also have always used bleach).
- Constantly screening our own health and staying home if we have any kind of spreadable illness.
- Understand that because massage therapy involves maintaining prolonged and close physical contact in a small room, there will be an elevated risk of disease transmission, including COVID-19.
- Bring your own clean mask to wear for the entire time that you are at the clinic, including throughout your treatment. We will check your mask for a proper fit when you arrive. If you forget your mask, we will sell you one for $3 with all proceeds going to the local food bank.
- Happily answer our COVID-19 screening questions every time we ask them. We must ask, and then document the answers, with every visit as your situation can change at any time. We know it will get boring, but it is essential to stopping the spread
- Please stay home if you have any kind of spreadable illness or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.