What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
Reducing or eliminating pain
Improving joint mobility
Improving lymphatic drainage
Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Massage Therapy is a Regulated Health Profession in Ontario, and Massage Therapy should only be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
A Registered Massage Therapist is a primary healthcare provider in Ontario. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this.
All information referenced from The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario https://secure.rmtao.com/home
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