1. How do I register for a yoga or pilates program?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including your experience with yoga or pilates, your physical limitations and what you are hoping our of the experience. Payments are accepted by cash, e-mail transfer, cheques or Visa and Mastercard (with a $2 processing fee-only available in Hanmer). You can pay at the end of your first class. Should you find yourself to be temporary challenged financially, contact us to discuss our payment plan options. Please be reminded that spaces are limited and we are accepting registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Your payment guarantees your participation in a program and your registration holds you a spot until your payment is accepted.
2. Do I have to be in shape to take Yoga, Pilates or Yogalates?
Forget those images of acrobatic backbends and pretzel-like postures! You do not have to be flexible, thin, or fit to start yoga, pilates or Yogalates. No one is too stressed out or too tight to benefit from these disciplines. They are low impact and designed to help anyone return to the health they enjoyed in their youth. All that is required is your willingness to find out what these techniques have to offer! I always tell my students to come and do what they can and that even doing 50% of the class is better than sitting on their couch. Come and see what you can do--it's very simple: "If it feels good you do it and if it doesn't feel good you just don't do it and rest in prompted resting positions".
3. If I am injured, can I still do low-impact exercise?
We recommend consulting with your doctor first. After obtaining permission from your physician, you might want to consider starting with a Classical Hatha Beginners class. You must notify us of your limitations so we can offer you variations to find comfort in your discomforts. Most importantly, always listen to your body and make sure you're never pushing beyond your own limits.
4. What should I wear to class and what do I need to bring with me?
In general, we suggest wearing something you can move comfortably in. Low-impact exercises are done barefoot therefore you do not need any special footwear. When attending a class you will need to bring in your own yoga mat, a blanky and small pillow, water, your smile and an opened miind.
5. How many times a week should I practise yoga/pilates?
A daily practice is ideal but not accessible to all of us. We recommend a minimum of one 60-minute class per week. Any low-impact exercise is better than no activity at all. It has been proven that transformation will occur more rapidly if you can sustain a regular practice.
6. How much does a yoga/pilates program cost?
Cost is based on the duration of the program and class. Please visit Class Schedule Page for cost.
The first hour is $75.00+GST (includes initial consultation and hand-out of exercises) and every additional hour is $50.00+GST (Incl. consultation, demonstration and plan). This includes all disciplines and pre-natal.
7. Can anyone receive massage therapy?
Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, including infants, children, and the elderly; however, there are some conditions for which massage therapy is not appropriate. A qualified Registered Massage Therapist is trained to recognize these cases.
8. Do I have to remove all my clothing for massage therapy?
No. Your comfort as a client is of the utmost to all Registered Massage Therapists, whether that is in the context of the clothing you wear or the treatment you receive. Massage Therapists can provide important treatment whether you elect to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. All RMTs are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment. Your comfort and ability to relax is paramount to effective treatment.
Registered Massage Therapists will also describe the treatments to be provided to ensure that you are comfortable with them. Your consent is sought before treatment is provided. If you are uncomfortable, your RMT wants you to let them know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.
9. Does massage therapy hurt?
As with many treatments affecting the soft tissue, there are times when massage therapy can cause some light discomfort but it is not harmful. Discomfort usually diminishes and no technique of this nature is used without the therapist first discussing it with the client and obtaining your permission. A comfort scale will be established and the therapist will work to the client's tolerance level. The client can stop or change the treatment at any time and Massage therapists will modify their techniques to meet their client's needs.
10. How often should I receive massage therapy?
Some people believe that one treatment is enough; however, massage therapy is most beneficial in acute conditions when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments.
Through mutual discussion, your Massage Therapist can help you establish a program which fits your physical needs and lifestyle. Your Massage Therapist is most interested in your recovery and in the maintenance of your health. Any recommendation for further treatment is being made by a qualified health professional and is made with your utmost care in mind.
11. Is massage therapy covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?
No. Massage therapy treatments are not covered under OHIP, regardless of whether the treatments are provided by a Massage Therapist directly, by a physician or required by a physician.
Most progressive extended health benefit plans do cover massage therapy treatments when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist and most do not require a physician's order to do so. Contact your employer for more information.
12: What is the cost of massage therapy ? (All prices include HST)
Please be advised that there will be a price increase as of September 1, 2018. (all Massage increase of $5.00 - see new price in brackets).
- 30 mins is $50 ($55)
- 45 mins is $65 ($70)
- 60 mins is $80 ($85)
- 90 mins is $125 ($130)