What Can a Registered Massage Therapist Do for You?

When 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 treatments that are most suitable for you.

Since I’ve begun my new profession as an Certified Massage Therapist (RMT) I’ve been amazed by the lack of information that people are aware of the types of treatments that an RMT offers, and the distinction between a registered Massage Therapist and other massage professionals offered.

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RMT Education and Training

RMTs are registered with an authority in the province. They receive up to 3000 hours (this amounts approximately 2.5 consecutive years) of training in orthopaedic and physiological 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 complete a continuous education course every year to keep their registration with the governing body of their particular profession and in BC it’s known as the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). With all this knowledge, what is an RMT offer?

Swedish Massage as opposed to. Corrective Treatments

Many people think of massage therapy as the rubbing and kneading of muscles and soft tissue that is part of the treatment mode associated with Swedish massage. This method of treatment is the basis of all RMTs in the beginning of the semester of school . It can offer amazing therapeutic benefits. It’s known as the “feel nice” massage, which is 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 aid in removing or alleviate your symptoms. The term “corrective therapy” is broad term used to describe the various techniques that are designed to alleviate symptoms of clinical.

There are numerous different therapies that are included in this category, for example joint mobilization, muscles energy therapy (MET) myofascial release treatment, visceral manipulation craniosacral therapies and the manual drainage of lymph. All of these therapies are focused on different symptoms and outcomes that are desired. For instance, neuromuscular stimulation could be extremely beneficial for those recovering from strokes or spinal cord injuries, as well as patients suffering from neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease as well as Multiple Sclerosis. The purpose of this procedure is to assist “re-train” muscles and movement patterns by engaging both the central and peripheral nerve systems, which are the ones which actually control the function of our muscles.

The advantages of Myofascial Releasing Therapy

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

The best advice I could offer anyone who is who is new in RMT therapy is to inquire which techniques are delivered from the RMT. A good therapist should have an established network of RMTs and other health professionals they’ll suggest when they’re not familiar with the kind of treatment you require.

If you’re seeking an RMT to get that reassuring treatment, inquire about other methods are available to alleviate your discomfort. As RMTs we aren’t permitted 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 techniques which is something to consider when searching for an Therapist.

Therefore, I am challenging you not to be uneasy about asking your RMT questions the next time you get treatment. You might be amazed at the amount of additional services they provide.