Registered Massage Therapy

What is Registered Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

How does Registered Massage Therapy benefit the body?

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

What conditions does Registered Massage Therapy treat?

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

Anxiety and depressionAsthma and Emphysema
Back, leg, and neck painCancer
Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)Chronic Fatigue syndrome
DislocationsFibromyalgia
Fractures and edemaGastrointestinal disorders
HeadachesInflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
InsomniaKyphosis and Scoliosis
Multiple sclerosisParkinson’s disease
Muscle tension and spasmPalliative care
Post-surgical rehabilitationPregnancy and labour support
Sports injuriesStrains and sprains
Stress and related conditionsStroke
TendinitisWhiplash

Why chose a Registered Massage Therapist?

It’s in your best interest to seek massage therapy from a Registered Massage Therapist. An RMT:

  • has completed a 2-3 year program at a recognized school of massage therapy;
  • has passed an entry-to-practice examination that ensures they have the competencies necessary to safely and effectively offer massage therapy services;
  • must participate in a Quality Assurance program with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, a program that assist in the maintenance of professional standards and quality care;
  • is accountable to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, through the complaints and discipline processes,  in the event that the services they provide to not meet the standards of practice;
  • provides a receipt that will be accepted by your extended health benefits plan for reimbursement (provided you plan covers massage therapy).