Registered Massage Therapy

What is Registered Massage Therapy?

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is a health profession that uses manual hands-on techniques and patient education for the purposes of developing, maintaining, rehabilitating or augmenting physical function. In addition we provide pain and stress relief, and can assist in improving biomechanics for increased quality of life.

What Can Registered Massage Therapy Help?

Registered Massage Therapy can be helpful both for general concerns and specific conditions. Our Registered Massage Therapy can be helpful for clients with:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • TMJ (Jaw) Pain
  • Tension Headaches
  • & more

As well as:

  • Stress & Pain management
  • Movement Strategies/Biomechanics

At this time we are unfortunately unable to treat patients looking for pregnancy massages. We hope to be able to offer this in the future.

What Is A Registered Massage Therapist?

A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in British Columbia is a health professional regulated by College of Massage Therapists of BC under BC’s Health Professions Act.

Registrants with the College of Massage Therapists of BC have completed post-secondary education in clinical applications of health sciences in massage therapy settings, and must meet CMTBC’s rigorous entry-level requirements.

RMTs are subject to CMTBC’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, the requirements of the Health Professions Act and regulations made under the Act, standards of professional conduct, and CMTBC’s quality assurance program, which ensures ongoing professional currency and development.

Like all regulated health professionals, RMTs must practice within their professional scope of practice. For RMTs, this means providing primarily manual, hands-on treatment and assessment in accordance with the definition of “massage therapy” in the Massage Therapists Regulation.

For more information on what an RMT is, please see the CMTBC website here.

What To Expect At Your First Appointment

On arrival you will be greeted by your Registered Massage Therapist who will bring you to a treatment room. There you will discuss your health history and concerns related to your massage therapy treatment. This discussion will include things like:

  • Your medical history
  • Previous injuries/illnesses
  • Previous treatments tried
  • Preferences

Following your intake you may be asked to perform some movements and/or simple tasks to assess the function of the area of concern and to rule out any serious conditions that may require a different medical professional (such as your family doctor).
Once this is complete, it is time for your massage! Your massage therapist will discuss with you the plan for the treatment and you are able to ask questions and make changes based on your comfort level.


If you are interested in working together, take the first step today by sending us an email or giving us a call!
We will get back to you as soon as we can.