What Is Registered Massage Therapy?
Registered Massage Therapists is licensed with a provincial governing body and receive up to 3,000 hours of education in orthopaedic and physiologic health sciences. They must pass a rigorous written and practical provincial registration exam before becoming a fully licensed .
In B.C. Registered Massage Therapists have over 3000 hours of training, the highest training in North America . They are licensed by the government.
Extended health care can cover between 80-100% of a visit. Please check with your provider for further information.
Registered Massage Therapy is the practice of applying pressure or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. A form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation and relieve tension. Where massage is used for its physical and psychological benefits, it may be termed “therapeutic massage therapy” or manipulative therapy.