Massage Therapy

massage therapist treating a patient for pain management

Massage Therapy is a safe and effective manual approach to pain management and rehabilitation. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.

RMTs graduate from an accredited school of Massage & Hydrotherapy completing a provincially legislated 3000-hour 3-year full time curriculum. They successfully complete a CMTBC provincial licensing examination, thus earning the title of RMT. Some Aspects of the curriculum include Anatomy, Physiology, Neurology, Pathology, Orthopedic Assessment, Therapeutic Exercise.

RMT’s are effective in providing a thorough orthopedic assessment and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization and hydrotherapy. They also provide rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.

RMT’s provide relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction that may have been referred by your medical doctor.

It is recommended that all those who seek massage treatment should do so via a Registered Massage Therapist.