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Conditions Treated

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health for their patients. They are educated to assess and treat using techniques such as manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative exercise and patient education.

Massage therapists are effective in the treatment and management of many health conditions. Below is a list of some of those:

Cancer

Cancer is a disease in which cells of an organ or tissue fail to respond to normal control mechanisms, growing and multiplying out of control. Massage therapy is increasingly being …

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common, disabling condition that affects the median nerve by impairing wrist and hand function. Symptoms: pain (localized and surrounding), paresthesia in the hand …

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-Al-juh) syndrome (FMS) is a chronic health problem that causes pain all over the body. Some of the other symptoms of fibromyalgia: Migraine or tension headaches, pelvic pain …

Headaches

Headaches have many causes. Headaches treated by a Registered Massage Therapist include: Tension Headache: this most common headache is likely due to chemical changes triggering brain nerves and blood vessels. Migraine …

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very common, but a precise cause is often not found. Researchers found that 60-80% of people will experience uncomplicated back pain at some time in …

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that effects the immune system and central nervous system (composed of the brain and spinal cord). MS can occur at any age but …

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 10% of the population. Recent research suggests that OA is a group of diseases marked by a dysfunction in the repair of joint cartilage, especially in …

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia (connective tissue that creates the arch of the foot). It is the most common cause of localized heel pain …

Pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes major physiological, structural and emotional changes during pregnancy. Some women experience muscle and joint pain. Stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue can also be problematic for pregnant …

Sports

Sports massage therapy has been a time-honoured practice dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. Sports massage therapy can be included in a training program as a pre-event warm up …

Stress Release

Stress is something we experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment, it can be both positive and negative. Positive stress can encourage action and raise our awareness and …

Stroke

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain stops. Blood flow to the brain is disrupted, causing oxygen and blood supply to be compromised and brain …

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a syndrome of multiple pathologies affecting the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and related structures. It is estimated that TMD affects more …

Whiplash

Whiplash is a condition resulting from an acceleration deceleration transfer of energy to the neck. Automobile accidents, sports injuries and occupational mishaps are events that can cause this injury. Symptoms: …