Massage FAQ

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.

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

RMT is a professional designation used by a graduated Massage Therapist who has completed at least two years of education at a recognized school of massage therapy, and who is a registered member of a RegulatoryCollege, such as The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

Massage therapy should be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  An RMT is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only registrants with the CMTO are permitted to use the title Massage Therapists (MT), Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and the equivalents in other languages. To determine whether someone is an RMT, you can search for them on the CMTO website.

What is the purpose of getting a massage?

Generally, massage is delivered to improve the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in lymph glands, part of immune system), to reduce muscular tension, to affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and to enhance tissue healing.

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