Massage Therapy at Kamloops Active Health
To practice massage therapy in British Columbia you must be a registrant of the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). The CMTBC is the regulatory body responsible for the profession of massage in this province. You must have graduated from a licensed college of massage therapy and have successfully written the provincial exams required to be a member. Training to be a massage therapist at a licensed college takes from 2 ½ to 3 years.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.
RMTs are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.
Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
Your Visit to Kamloops Active Health Registered Massage Therapist:
Case History – A thorough review of your present condition, past history and overall health. That way we can determine how best to help you and refer you to the appropriate health professional for conditions we don’t treat.
Examination – Identification of the problem via specific tests, muscle testing and range of motion.
Diagnosis – Our clinical assessment of your condition combining information from your history, examination and professional knowledge of body functions.
Treatment – May include fascia or intramuscular therapies, muscle energy, positional release, hydrotherapy, stretching and or strengthening techniques.
Patient Education – We will explain what is causing your symptoms so that you can make an educated decision about your treatment options.