Registered Massage Therapy

Downtown Vancouver & Yaletown

Massage Therapists, also known as Manual Therapists, are licensed healthcare professionals whose primary objective is to facilitate healing. They specialize in rehabilitative modalities that target both chronic and acute pain, decreased strength and flexibility, and postural imbalances.

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About Our Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

Registered massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. RMTs are trained to assess and treat a wide range of conditions and injuries. An RMT treatment can naturally help you alleviate anxiety, stress, and find relief from headaches, and other conditions, including sleep disorders. There are thousands of modalities (or techniques) that a Registered Massage Therapist can perform during treatment, from the relaxing Swedish massage to an intense deep tissue treatment that focuses on addressing inflammation, chronic pain, or severe injuries.

Who can provide Massage Therapy?

Although there are many individuals practicing bodywork and massage, a Registered Massage Therapist is a rigorously trained and licensed health care professional with extensive knowledge of assessment, treatment, anatomy, and physiology.

The Therapists must complete an intense study program that comprises of over 2000 hours of instructions, often as many as 3000 hours, and over two years of full-time course work.

To gain their RMT certification, students must pass in-depth course work, a carefully observed practicum, and sit a board exam.

How do I know if someone is a Registered Therapist?
In BC, a registered massage therapist carries the designation of “RMT” beside their name and holds a current registration number with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

Registered Massage Therapy Modalities / Techniques


This depends on your particular claim. Please ensure you understand your claim fully. Some only reimburse a small amount towards your treatment. Please note most massage therapists do not bill ICBC directly. This means that you will pay the full amount at your treatment time and will need to provide ICBC with the receipt for reimbursement.

Massage Therapy & Extended Health Insurance

Because of the extensive knowledge and training RMTs undergo and the proven effectiveness of registered massage therapy treatments, a session with a  therapist is often covered by extended health plans.

However, every insurance plan is unique and tailored to the needs of company employees. Please be sure you check your extended health benefits booklet, speak with your human resources contact, or look up your plan in your online account, to understand how many sessions and what amount is covered under your plan.

Please note most therapists do not bill extended health insurance plans directly. This means that to be reimbursed, you will have to send your receipt to your insurance company, and they will reimburse you.

RMT can Help with:

  • Car accident injuries and Sports related injuries
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • TMJ (jaw disorders) and Headaches
  • Sleeping disorders and Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Pregnancy related problems
  • Joint mobility issues & inflammation
Positive Effects of Massage
  • Whole body relaxation
  • Loosening of tight muscles
  • Relief of aches and pains
  • Healthy circulation
  • Increased range of motion
  • The diminishing of chronic pain
  • Lowered blood pressure & heart rate
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Lowering the frequency and duration of headaches
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Reduced mental stress
  • Restful sleep
  • Recovery from surgery and severe injuries

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