Massage therapy, as outlined by the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists Ontario), is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. As a therapist, we use our knowledge of anatomy and physiology to work on the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints to work on the musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory system.
As a RMT, we assess and develop a treatment plan to help achieve each client achieve their long term and short term goals. For example, decrease the tension and/or pain in the first session with a long term goal of preventing the development of the tension/pain.
During the treatment, a RMT will generally use General Swedish Techniques, fascial work, and stretching as well as other additional hands-on techniques or modalities such as Craniosacral Therapy, Fascial Stretch and Acupuncture.
A RMT will work with your level of pain tolerance, comfort level to make sure you feel that you are receiving a safe and effective treatment.