Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.
They are among the most highly trained manual therapy professionals in the world and are educated to accurately assess and treat with diagnostic tests and techniques that include manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, neurotherapy and rehabilitative exercise such as rehabilitation stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.
Massage Therapy is an alternative health modality with effective approach to preventative and current health care. RMT’s are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of health conditions, diseases, pathologies, injuries, as well as common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction, pain, anxiety, stress management and physical rehabilitation. Massage therapy can have an effect on every part and system in the body and is complimentary with many forms of medicine and alternative health modalities.
A significant rise in massage therapy use in BC is attributed to higher education, research in efficacy of massage therapy, and increase in public interest to alternative health care options.
Current research suggests that there is a direct link between our physical well-being and our mental or emotional state, which can be positively affected by massage therapy. Research supports the use of massage therapy as an effective approach in injury management, rehabilitation, and preventive care program.
Massage Techniques: are how the therapist uses their knowledge and education through the applications of massage and manual manipulation and are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, props and tools.