Massage therapy melts away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular aches & pains. By encouraging the body's own healing processes to act, massage therapy reduces injury healing time, aids in the healing process from injury or over-use, and is an excellent form of preventive health care. There are many conditions that massage is effective in treating including;
- Back pain and /or general pain management
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress related conditions
- Migraines and headaches
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation including sports and other physical injury
- Prenatal and Postnatal care as well as infant massage
- On site sports event care to augment performance and relieve muscle tension
What does it mean to be Registered?
In 1919, the Drug-less Practitioners Act was passed and the Board of Regents was established to regulate massage therapy and other drug-less health professions in Ontario. In 1994 the Regulated Health Profession Act (RHPA) was proclaimed and the Drug-less Practitioners Act was revoked.
A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is someone who has completed a college level diploma program, a minimum of 2,200 hours training, and then passed Provincial Board Exams administered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). The CMTO regulates the practice of massage therapy and governs in accordance with legislation. It's primary function is to serve and protect public interest. Legislation that governs registered massage therapists includes regulated health professions act (RHPA), Massage Therapy Act (MTA), personal health information protection act (PHIPA), healthcare consent act (HCCA), and the personal information protection and electronic documents act (PIPEDA)