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Massage Therapy in Richmond Hill

Patient getting massageYou may have heard about the power of human touch — including the power to help the body heal. One healing technique that hinges on the manual treatment of tissues is massage therapy. Different types of this therapy have special benefits for the treatment of different conditions, particularly in partnership with a chiropractic adjustment.

Here at Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic, we offer this form of care alongside our other all-natural healing modalities. You’re welcome to schedule a massage all by itself, or you can utilize a combination of our services to get the best result.

The Many Forms of Massage Therapy

If you have ever had a soothing massage at a health spa, you likely enjoyed a Swedish form. This type uses relatively light strokes to enhance blood flow to the skin and relax superficial muscle groups. Swedish massage can help your body heal more quickly from an injury, get rid of inflammatory pain and swelling, and provide some much-needed muscle relaxation.

But Swedish massage is only one of the techniques we can employ to improve your health and comfort. A more forceful technique called deep tissue penetrates deeper muscle groups, breaking up adhesions (scar tissue) and other problems that prevent pain-free motion.

Trigger point therapy is an additional type that focuses on releasing individual muscle knots, or trigger points, that relay pain signals to other areas of the body. Prenatal massage uses gentle techniques and a specially constructed table to help pregnant patients enjoy natural and welcome relief from their aches and pains. Sports massage aims to help you loosen or rehabilitate the muscles you use the most in your chosen sport.

No matter what your needs are, our therapist can customize a treatment for you.

Meet Our Registered Massage Therapist

RMT Dorothy Chan is a graduate of Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy. She also studied at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Toronto. Dorothy uses various integrative therapeutic techniques. These include Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release cupping, trigger point therapy, Indie head, and stress reduction techniques to help alleviate clients’ pain or discomfort.

Massage therapy has many variants that make it a powerful treatment tool for a wide range of health challenges. Our chiropractor, Dr. Chan, may recommend massage for issues such as :

  • Insomnia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Chronic strains and sprains
  • Neck and shoulder issues

  • Stress reduction
  • Tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow
  • Back pain

It’s no coincidence that many of the same conditions improved by massage therapy can also be treated with chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractic adjustment and massage make an especially powerful combination. That’s because muscles relaxed by massage are more receptive to spinal and extremity adjustments, which makes it easier for the body to accept the changes.

At our clinic, you can choose to have chiropractic and massage therapy, which will work hand-in-glove to help your body heal.

What makes massage at your clinic different than anywhere else?

We focus on your clinical needs rather than an overall, general goal such as relaxation. When you’re in pain or having chronic problems, you need a more therapeutic approach. That’s exactly what we offer to you.
Do I have to see the chiropractor first?

No and yes! We encourage you to take advantage of having multiple practitioners under one roof. Since our therapist is well trained and licensed to practice in Ontario, they are professionally equipped to address your musculoskeletal needs. However, if you see Dr. Chan before a massage, he can gather medical data that will be passed onto our massage therapist. They’ll have a roadmap to follow of exactly what needs to be done for a more effective and efficient massage.
Do I need to do anything special to prepare for my massage?

Dress comfortably when preparing for your appointment. You’ll spend about 5-10 minutes being assessed and going over informed consent. Then, your massage will begin. At the end, your therapist can make any recommendations about how often to return for a session.


Wednesday 10am – 12:30pm & 3pm – 6:30pm

Friday 10am – 12:30pm & 3pm – 6:30pm


30 mins – $65 plus HST

45 mins – $80 plus HST

60 mins – $95 plus HST

75 mins – $120 plus HST

90 mins – $145 plus HST

Important Information & Instructions

Please read the following before you book any massage treatment.

  • We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out an intake form and treatment consent form.
  • For the safety of everyone, we highly recommend you wear a mask during your session. Please reschedule your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19, or are feeling unwell.
  • After you book an appointment, that time is set aside for you. Missed appointments prevent us from accommodating other clients. Please understand that therapists only get paid when they deliver a service.
  • A fee of $50 will be charged for any missed or canceled appointment without 24 hours’ notice. Future appointments will be denied until payment is made. If an emergency arises, please let us know so that we can treat your specific situation with personal attention.
  • If you arrive late, your session may be shortened to accommodate other clients whose appointments follow yours. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the full session you have booked.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (905) 707-8328.

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Massage Therapy in Richmond Hill ON | (905) 707-8328