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Registered Massage Therapy

How does Massage Therapy help?

While there seems to be universal agreement that massage “feels good”, it also offers many specific benefits. The therapeutic use of massage affects all systems of the body, most particularly circulatory, muscular, facial, and nervous systems. Massage therapy is also effective in the control of pain - both chronic and acute, in stress reduction and in creating a sense of relaxation and well-being. When muscles are loose and circulation is sufficient, the result is better health and less chance of injury or dysfunction. Some other effects are not well understood, such as decreased anxiety following treatment. Some physical and psychological effects may be due to the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

What can Massage Therapy do for me?

An increasing number of clinical research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from injury or illness. It can also hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
You don’t need to be injured or in pain to experience massage. It can be used as a tool to help facilitate your general well-being. Many people seek massage therapy regularly to help them perform at their best and feel positive about themselves.

What is an RMT?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:

Completed competency-based education at a recognized educational institution
Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, treatments, ethics and other subjects
Completed a minimum of 1100 hours of massage therapy program
CPR First Aid certification

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