Registered Massage Therapy– is manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of relieving pain and increasing function. Massage therapy has also been found effective in enhancing the parasympathetic system, in other words reducing stress and stress response and increasing the activity of systems that govern healing, relaxation and balance of all the body’s regulatory functions that promote health and well-being.
Massage therapy offers effective and efficient address to common work and recreational stress.
RMT services are covered under most extended benefit plans. Massage proves effective in the specific address of physical discomfort to the more generalized promotion of relaxation.
Decades ago, Health Canada projected that the two most common workplace issues impeding workers would be repetitive strain and workplace stress. As a result Massage Therapy became a feature of extended health benefits because it was less costly to maintain health and than to compensate the worker for loss of function, whether it was physical or emotionally based. Massage therapy is identified as a means of promoting long term health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Massage Therapy can be deep or gentle. There are many techniques that can be employed to address stress and disfunction, sessions are customized for the needs of each person. Each case is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all, that will be effective for everyone. Sometimes the best approach is a mix of deep and subtle work. The objective should always be to bring the body into balance where freedom of movement and emotional integration is optimized.
Acute and chronic problems demand the same objective, to return the parts to the whole, fully integrated and functional. Pain and discomfort are the body’s language, and guide the understanding of the nature of the problem.
Shiatsu and many other approaches, such as lymphatic massage cranio sacral therapy, are covered under the scope of practice for Massage Therapy.