Registered Massage Therapy

WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

 

The scope of practice for registered massage therapists is determined by our college, the CMTO. It states:

“The practice of 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 tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain."

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

  • decreases stress, promotes relaxation
  • pain management and relief
  • alleviate discomfort associated with muscular overuse, chronic pain
  • increases circulation
  • relieves physical, mental fatigue
  • enhances healing to damaged tissue
  • reduces scar tissue and adhesions
  • restores length of muscles
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • promotes waste metabolite removal (i.e. lactic acid)
  • promotes general health and well being

What does massage therapy treat?

  • back and neck pain
  • overuse injuries, repetitive strain, tendonitis DDD, arthritis
  • postural imbalances, associated pain
  • adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • headaches, migraines
  • carpal tunnel
  • muscle spasm, strains, sprains
  • post surgical rehabilitation
  • nerve entrapments
  • complementary support during physiotherapy treatment