Massage Therapy is a complete system of healthcare focused on restoring, preserving, and optimizing health by natural hands-on care.
Where chiropractic medicine focuses on optimizing health with a non-invasive adjustment of the spine, Registered Massage Therapists work on the soft tissue of the body, releasing points of tension through the use of manual techniques. Included are: rubbing, kneading and applying fixed or movable pressure to various areas on the body, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body, that attend to the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are professional health care providers, and as such belong to the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC. They are educated to assess and treat using techniques such as manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative exercise and patient education.
Some of the conditions RMTs treat include: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, headaches, lower back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, sports injuries, joint pain due to pregnancy, general stress, whiplash and chronic pain from old injuries, just to name a few.