You can find a helpful FAQ about massage therapy at our professional association's website.
Massage Therapy Scope of Practice: ... the assessment and the treatment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain... by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain.
- Massage Therapy Act, 1991
To learn more about the regulation of massage therapy in Ontario, visit the CMTO Website:
Fettle Hill Therapeutics is a massage therapy clinic in Peterborough Ontario owned and operated by Theodore Dreibelbis MA RMT.
Fettle Hill provides specific treatment planning tailored to the needs of individual clients.
What makes Fettle Hill special is the incorporation of scientific massage therapy standards to the understanding and application of traditional Thai massage.
Traditional Thai massage is considered within the scope of practice of massage therapy. Click the naga for a list of other "in-scope" modalities.
Nuad Bo Rarn: Traditional Thai Massage
Ted Dreibelbis MA, RMT
Booking Thai Massage since October 2006
Thai massage is performed on a mat at floor level and involves full body manipulation by a practitioner trained to use hands feet elbows and knees in a complex series of broad contact and specific compressions, rhythmical kneadings and passive stretching. In the course of a full body Thai massage, more than 150 specific techniques may be employed in sequence to produce profound reflex autonomic effects. This produces significant relaxation in most clients, even those who are unable to relax with other massage methods. People receiving Thai massage are usually surprised to find that the massage is performed with clothing on. This reflects the traditional modesty of the Thai people.
Ted Dreibelbis is a registered massage therapist who has traveled to northern Thailand where he has studied with Thai massage masters Aree Sanyaluck and Surin Janpanet for certification in Traditional Thai massage.
He offers a unique blend of traditional Thai and modern therapeutic massage.