What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is "the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.”
Long sentence, but an important one. This is the scope of practice of an RMT, set out when massage therapy has been regulated in Ontario in 1991. This means each RMT is part of the Health Care system of Ontario, and completed a rigorous program to become part of the College of Massage Therapists.
People often assume that massage therapy only involves the muscular system, but RMT's training and knowledge go far beyond that. Massage therapy can be applied to a number of conditions, from stress and tension, to overuse work injuries, to dealing with specific injuries.
Important note for new clients!
When booking your first Massage Therapy appointment, you may want to book a few follow up appointments to avoid long waits between visits. We also encourage you to book 45-60min for an initial appointment to make sure there is plenty of time to cover the treatment needs you may have.
An appointment with one of our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) will include assessment, treatment, and home care recommendations, depending on your needs. Treatments can be performed directly on the skin with lotion, or performed over your clothing depending on your comfort. Treatment will be targeted towards the areas of your body which are most affected and based on any assessments performed. Some therapists will used advanced techniques such as cupping, fascial release, PNF stretching, or more.