What is Registered Massage Therapy?
Published on April 26, 2023

Massage therapy in British Columbia is performed by a Registered Massage Therapist, a person who has received extensive education in anatomy and physiology, disease process, and rehabilitation science. RMT massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue: muscles, tendons, ligaments as well as the manipulation of joints to relieve pain, improve circulation and to promote a sense of wellness and relaxation. An RMT can employ various techniques and modalities to alleviate pain and improve overall function. Massage therapy is often used to treat back pain, neck pain, headaches and sport related injuries as well as to support states of optimal health like pregnancy. Whatever your personal goals are, massage therapy can be a valuable component of a comprehensive wellness program.


What is the difference between registered and non-registered massage?

In summary: insurance coverage! RMT’s are recognized by Health insurance providers based on their level of education, training and qualifications. Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in British Columbia. They must obtain a diploma from a regulated educational institution, pass a certified examination and are obligated to engage in ongoing continuing education to maintain their registration. RMT’s can work in clinical or medical settings as well as spas to help their patients manage and treat various conditions, injuries, chronic health issues and pain. They often work in conjunction with other healthcare providers such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, and kinesiologists.


Overall, your RMT is able to use their knowledge to support specific health conditions, can provide relaxation, pain relief, stress relief and can tailor their treatment to help you achieve your wellness goals. Book an appointment today!

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