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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 https://www.rmtbc.ca/about/who-we-are)


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Massage Therapy RMT Blog

How often should you get a massage?

When it comes to massage therapy, we often only think to book an appointment when we’re injured or are experiencing pain or stress. Then we might schedule another session (or maybe a few) until we start feeling better and forget about it again. But is there a better...

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Understanding Whiplash

Whiplash is a term that describes a specific type of injury to the neck resulting from an intense, rapid force, typically from a motor vehicle accident. Damage to the muscles, joints and connective tissues in the neck occur when the head is suddenly jerked back and...

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Gardening and lower back pain

Its that time of year again when the temperature starts to warm, the birds begin to chirp and the flowers arise from the soil. Spring is here, and with it comes the nurturing of your plants and gardens after a long cold winter. Its important to take advantage of warm...

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Hop to it!!!

Spring break is here, which means I will be watching my nephew and niece for a couple of days. Time to get creative and prepare for the wiggles and giggles. Lots of activities geared to kids can also be be used to help common trouble spots for adults, so here are a...

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Foam Rolling

Everyone has heard of it, but how many people are doing it the right way? I don't claim to be an expert, but with just a small bit of research there are A LOT of opinions and ideas of the best way to roll out those nasty trigger points. Here is a list of tips that I...

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HEAT VS. ICE: A Guide of When to Use Each

 Heat and ice can both be used to treat pain, and can be a very effective addition to any treatment plan. However, it can be terribly confusing to establish when to use either therapies. Here are few simple rules to help you determine when to use heat or ice - and...

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Following the Clues

Many clients come in for a massage and wonder why we ask so many questions, or give a brief assessment before we begin treatment. As health professionals, we are trained sleuths. Our first priority is to figure out what underlying health conditions may be present. We...

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Can you induce labor with Massage?

Can you induce labor with massage? I get asked this question pretty frequently. My answer? If I could I would be a millionaire! I know you can google a lot of ways to naturally induce Labor, and I've tried lots! (None of them worked until baby was ready!) I have four...

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Stretching: When, Why and How

Stretching: When, Why and How. Are you still doing static stretching before activity? Stop. Chances are this idea was drilled into you in childhood sports teams or through your highschool PE class. Although the intentions are well, research suggests this to be an...

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What is Fascia?

Fascia is the soft-tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body. Thus, forming a continuous, whole-body, three-dimensional matrix of structural support. It interpenetrates and surrounds all organs, muscles, bones, and nerve fibers,...

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