Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia (RMTBC) are government regulated health care professionals under the Health Professions Act (HPA) and are registered by The College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). Massage Therapy is defined as:
“The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manual and physical methods to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function to relieve pain and promote health.”
RMTs work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations providing an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. They are primary health care professionals that focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and related systems. RMTs are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat patients with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education. Massage therapy is effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common and chronic conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction. RMTs are committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.
~Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC.
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