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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the assessment of the body’s soft tissues and joints, and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints.

Clients do not need a doctor’s referral to see a registered massage therapist but it may be required for reimbursement from your insurance company or ICBC.

All of our Abbotsford Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are licensed and registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) as well as the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of BC (RMTBC).

Registered Massage Therapists in British Columbia (RMTs) are trained in:

1. The assessment and diagnosis of soft tissue and joints of the body

2. The treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders

RMTs are dedicated to treating your symptoms of pain and dysfunction, including the underlying causes.

It is widely understood that massage therapy decreases stress and helps control pain. Perhaps less known is the effectiveness of massage therapy in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Stress Release
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • And many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction

(Source: Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of BC

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Massage Therapy RMT Blog

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