ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) act upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve health. They are trained to evaluate, provide differential diagnosis, prognosis and treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system through the use of active and passive massage techniques.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) in British Columbia undergo the most extensive training program in all of Canada. The program includes 3 years studying anatomy, physiology, pathology, exercise theories, remedial exercise and hands on clinic experience. All RMTs must complete the BC registration exams set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). The Massage Therapy Association mandates continuing education and upgrading throughout years of registration. RMTs hold active first aid and CPR certification, with recent progression in linking research to practice.
Most Extended Health Insurance provides coverage for Registered Massage Therapy – ask your provider for details.
Registered Massage Therapists in BC are licensed and regulated through the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.