Pamela A. Renneberg  (formerly Monarch)R.M.T, C.D.T, & Associates
Registered Massage Therapist - Combined Decongestive Therapy
Assisted Device Program Authorizer
Useful Links

College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario

Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Assisted Device Program

Kelly  Shires Breast Cancer Snow Run


Is Massage Therapy Covered by OHIP?
No, however most extended health care plans offer
coverage for Registered Massage Therapy.

Is a Doctor Referral Necessary?
Most insurance companies will request a Doctor referral.

In some circumstances the therapist will request a
Doctor referral prior to proceeding with treatment.

Should Massage Therapy Cause Discomfort?
Some treatments could cause discomfort.
It is vital to ensure your therapist
establishes good communication and utilizes a
pain scale to ensure your comfort level is always
considered at all times.

Is It Necessary To Remove Clothing For Treatment?
Removal of clothing is not mandatory, however, it can be
restricting to treatment. If the client is comfortable with
removal of some clothing the therapist will ensure the sheets
are draped in such a manner that all body parts are covered
except the area being treated. The therapist always leaves
the treatment area so that the individual has an opportunity
to disrobe in private. The therapist re enters the treatment
area once the client has indicated that they  are on the
treatment table and covered with the sheets.
Treatment can be offered over the clothing if the client is
uncomfortable with disrobing. Your therapist will always
oblige to your comfort level.

What Should I Expect With My First Treatment?
Prior to treatment your therapist will intake your
confidential health history.  If any orthopedic
assessment is required it will be completed at this time.
This is to ensure you receive a safe and effective treatment.
Explanation of massage approach, draping and postioning
required for treatment will be discussed.
Upon forming a clinical impression your therapist will suggest
an appropriate treatment plan including any possible remedial
exercise and/or hydrotherapy recommendations.
An hour duration is required for your first visit.

Is Your Massage Therapist in Good Standing With The
College Of Massage Therapists Of Ontario?

Contact the College at 1-800-465-1933