A Little Bit About Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in B.C. are trained in the assessment and diagnosis of soft tissue and joints of the body, and the treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders. RMTs are dedicated to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.
Tissues RMT’s work on may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, fascia or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the digestive system. Techniques that are used include massage, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.
Benefits of Registered Massage Therapy
Some benefits of massage include relaxation, decreased anxiety, increased circulation to body tissues, which in turn brings nourishment to all structures of the body, promote deep and restful sleep, break up scar tissue, decrease muscle tension, as well as rehabilitation or management of specific conditions and dysfunction using therapeutic massage techniques. Massage therapy is also great for speeding up recovery from athletic injuries and intense training regimes. This includes injuries ranging from sprained ankles to tight shoulders.
What Can Massage Therapy Help for You?
Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions.
A few examples are listed here below.
- Tension Headaches
- General Muscle Tension and Soreness
- Stress-Related Pain and Discomfort
- Poor Sleep
- Digestive Problems
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sports Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Nerve Compression
- Pregnancy related problems
- Frozen Shoulder