Massage in Guelph – FAQs

HPC Guelph Massage Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Health and Performance Centre, your trusted destination for massage therapy in Guelph. We understand that you may have questions about our services and how to make the most of your massage therapy experience. In this article, we address frequently asked questions to provide you with the information you need to feel confident and informed.


It is very important to give accurate and up to date information of your health and any injuries on your health history form. Your therapist will use this information to design the most appropriate, safe and effective treatment for you.
There is no requirement to book an appointment for a massage with a Registered Massage Therapist. Extended health care plans, and insurers may require a referral note from your physician before you will be covered. You need to check with your policy to see if you need one to be reimbursed for the treatments.
Currently, there are no Provincial Health plans that cover therapeutic massage therapy, but many workplaces or private Extended Health Care Insurance programs have full or partial coverage.
In many provinces Worker’s Compensation Insurance, WorkPlace Safety Insurance WSIB (ON), and private auto insurance plans cover the cost of massage therapy for injury rehabilitation. Before you go for your therapeutic massage therapy treatment, your details of coverage should be arranged with your insurance representative.
If you feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with getting a massage, it's essential to communicate your concerns with your therapist. Our massage therapists can adjust to different comfort levels, and direct skin contact is not always necessary to achieve the desired benefits. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.
The gender of the massage therapist is a personal preference. We strive to create a comfortable and inclusive environment where you can choose the therapist that makes you feel most at ease.
It is possible to bruise from a massage treatment, but it can be managed. Please inform your HPC massage therapist about your tendency to bruise, and they will adjust their techniques and pressure accordingly. Your comfort and recovery are our priorities.
If you prefer a quiet session, you can let your therapist know at the beginning of the treatment. However, your therapist may require occasional feedback regarding your comfort level throughout the session.
After your massage therapy treatment, it's beneficial to hydrate by drinking water to rehydrate your tissues and flush out toxins. An Epsom salt bath can also help soothe and calm your muscles while enhancing the benefits of the massage. Gentle stretching and range of motion movements can aid in restoring the muscles.
In 1919, the Drugless Practitioners Act was passed and the Board of Regents was established to regulate massage therapy and other drugless health professions in Ontario. In 1994 the Regulated Health Profession Act was proclaimed and the Drugless Practitioners Act was revoked.
Your Massage Therapist can help you establish a treatment plan that suits your individual needs. Together, you can evaluate your progress and adjust your treatment frequency accordingly.
While one session can provide relaxation, for longer-term therapeutic benefits, multiple treatments are often recommended. Massage therapy is beneficial for both acute and chronic conditions, and a series of treatments followed by maintenance or preventive sessions can yield optimal results. Your massage therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
Yes, we have set aside time, especially for you, and we appreciate advance notice if you are unable to make the appointment. Always ask your therapist what their policy is, and you should be informed of any policy when making an appointment.