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Registered Massage Therapist

A registered massage therapist (RMT) in British Columbia is a health professional regulated by CMTBC under BC’s Health Professions Act.

Applicants for registration with CMTBC have completed post-secondary education in clinical applications of health sciences in massage therapy settings, and must meet CMTBC’s rigorous entry-level requirements.

RMTs are subject to:

Like all regulated health professionals, RMTs must practice within their professional scope of practice.  For RMTs, this means providing primarily manual, hands-on treatment and assessment in accordance with the definition of “massage therapy” in the Massage Therapists Regulation.

In British Columbia, medical physicians regularly refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) – and they make these referrals because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patients’ conditions. Today, RMTs use a blend of modern science and ancient philosophies, utilizing specific techniques and modalities.

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Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in BC. This can be attributed to higher educational standards, research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and an overall increase in public demand for non-surgical and drug-free treatment options.

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RMTs work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations. They are primary health care professionals that focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and related systems.

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Treatment and management of many health conditions by massage therapists is supported by research.

Our Massage Therapists use a wide range of modalities in their treatments and adapt them according to your needs and an agreed upon treatment plan.

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)


Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)

PLEASE NOTE: AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTION NEW PATIENTS FOR REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY.  OUR OTHER DISCIPLINES WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR WELLNESS GOALS.  CALL THE CLINIC TO SEE WHICH ONE WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU!

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