Manipulation of soft tissues, fascia (scar tissue) and joints of the body using various techniques to increase physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. This treatment is adapted to the needs of the patient. The preferred booking time is 60 minutes, it gives enough time to assess the problem areas and also perform an efficient treatment while giving your body the appropriate time to adapt to the changes demanded.
What does a RMT do?
- RMTs are trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for complete patient care.
- RMTs provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions.
- RMTs act upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve health
BC's Registered Massage Therapists also:
- have the highest training standards in North America
- have mandatory continuing education and upgrading
- are linking research to practice, including providing evidence-based patient education and remedial exercise
- have a specialized program at an accredited college
- have completed the BC registration exams set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC), and must continue with post-graduate studies to maintain registration
- honour a strict code of ethics set by the CMTBC, which ensures that patients receive safe, competent, and ethical care
Massage therapy is remarkably effective when used as part of a preventive care program. Some examples of general wellness care include pre or post-natal care (pregnancy), infant massage, stress management, sports training, injury prevention and performance enhancement.