Massage therapy utilizes manual manipulation of soft tissues in order to enhance health and well-being by relaxing muscles, reducing pain and stress, and rehabilitating injuries. Massage therapy is a fantastic compliment to chiropractic care, and vice-versa.
Massage therapy has been a regulated health care profession in British Columbia since 1946 and is legislated by the government under the BC Health Profession Act.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) complete extensive training at an accredited massage therapy college. Standard educational requirements include studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, neuroanatomy, manual technique, orthopedics, exercise rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, and patient education.
RMTs in British Columbia are trained in the assessment and treatment of soft tissues and joints of the body and the prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain, and physical disorders.
Massage therapy aims to decrease stress and control pain as well as treat deeper structures of the body including ligaments, bones, joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs, and other soft tissues.
Conditions commonly treated by massage therapy:
• Migraine Headaches/Other Headaches
• Pregnancy related discomfort/dysfunction
• Neck Pain
• Low Back Pain
• Extremity Disorders (Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Hands, Hips, Knees, Ankles, Feet)
• Stress Release
• Sports Injuries
• Any many other conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction