What To Know

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

Massage therapy is the safe and effective hands-on treatment involving the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Treatments provides therapeutic effects, allowing the body to heal efficiently and function optimally. Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy work very well together to permit full restoration of the musculo-skeletal system.

Massage therapy decreases stress, promotes relaxation and helps control pain. It is effective in helping treat deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels and organs.

Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:

  • Migraine and Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle tension and strains
  • Pre- and post-natal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer

Education and Training for our RMTs

BC’s Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are among the most educated and highly trained professionals in their field. To become an RMT in BC, one must complete extensive training at an accredited college. RMTs are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC).

RMTs in BC are trained in:

  • The assessment and diagnosis of soft tissue and joints of the body
  • The treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders

Standard educational requirements include comprehensive studies in the health sciences of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuroanatomy. Other studies include clinical sciences involving manual skills, orthopedics, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are studied extensively.

Our RMTs: Christine Miemban.

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