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Advantages of Seeing A Registered Massage Therapist

Although Swedish massage is primarily focused on relieving symptoms registered massage therapists provide different types of treatments. Before you schedule a massage session to alleviate sore muscles or to treat an injury learn how to select the massage therapy services that work most suitable for you.

Since I’ve begun my new profession as an Certified Massage Therapist (RMT) I’ve been awestruck by the lack of information that the general public is aware of the services that a registered RMT offers, and the distinction between a registered Massage Therapist and other massage professionals that are that are available.

RMT Education and Training

RMTs are licensed by an authority in the province. They receive up to 3000 hours (this amounts approximately 2.5 continuously a year) of instruction in physiologic and orthopaedic health sciences. We must successfully pass a exam that includes both a practical and written provincial registration test before being fully licensed RMT.

All RMTs must earn annual continuing education credits to keep their registration with the governing body of their particular profession and in BC it’s The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). With all the education that is available, what is an RMT offer?

Swedish Massage as opposed to. Corrective Treatments

Many people think of massage therapy as the rubbing and kneading soft tissue and muscles. This is a part of the treatment method that is Swedish massage. This type of treatment is the basis of all RMTs in the beginning of the semester of their studies and provides outstanding therapeutic outcomes. It’s what is known as the “feel great” massage that is extremely efficient in relaxing tension and general tension in muscles.

Swedish massage is primarily focused on relieving symptoms, however there are other methods or techniques that could assist in eliminating and, more importantly, resolve your issues. The term “corrective therapy” is term that is used loosely to describe the various techniques that are designed to alleviate symptoms of clinical.

There are a variety of treatments that are included in this category, for example joint mobilization, muscle energetic technique (MET) myofascial release therapy, visceral manipulative craniosacral therapy , and the manual drainage of lymph. Each of these therapies is specifically targeted at different ailments and outcomes that are desired. For instance, neuromuscular facilitation is a great benefit for people recovering from strokes or spinal cord injuries, and also patients suffering from neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The goal of this method is to assist “re-train” muscles and movement patterns, while engaging both the central and peripheral nervous systems, which are the ones which actually control the muscle’s function.

The advantages of Myofascial Releasing Therapy

I have had excellent results from myofascial release therapy. This treatment method is becoming more popular not just RMTs but also with other health professionals as research into fascia continues to advance. This type of treatment is focused on reducing the adhesion of fascia throughout the body’s musculoskeletal structure. Fascia is an interesting and distinct kind of connective tissue all over the body. It forms an intricate web-like structure of support which plays an important role in protecting damaged tissues. If not addressed properly the fascial issues may cause problems with mobility, pain and performance.

The best piece of advice I can offer to anyone who is who is new who is new to RMT therapy is to inquire what methods can be assuredly delivered from the RMT. Any good therapist has an established network of RMTs as well as other health care professionals they’ll recommend you to when they’re not familiar with the kind of treatment you require.

If you’re seeking an RMT for that relaxing treatment, inquire about other methods are available to ease your pain. As RMTs we aren’t allowed to claim we are specialists in any specific treatment, but most RMTs (after several years of experience) tend to limit their treatments on the two or three most common treatments which is something to consider when searching for an Therapist.

So, I’m challenging you not to be scared to ask your Vancouver RMT massage therapist questions the next time you get treatment. You might be surprised by how much they have to provide.