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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.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

There are many benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments. Your Registered Massage Therapist can work with both acute and chronic conditions, help you reduce or eliminate pain, Improve joint mobility, increase circulation, help with lymphatic drainage, and reduce muscular tension. 

 Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.

Massage Therapists  use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury, and disability.

Common conditions that respond well to Massage

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

Anxiety and depression

Asthma and Emphysema

Back, leg, and neck pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)

Chronic Fatigue syndrome



Fractures and edema

Gastrointestinal disorders


Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis


Kyphosis and Scoliosis

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Muscle tension and spasm

Palliative care

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Pregnancy and labour support

Sports injuries

Strains and sprains

Stress and stress related conditions




Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more! Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs.

This is not a full list of conditions that massage therapy can help with. If you have any questions about weather or not  massage therapy is right for you please contact your RMT.

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