Registered Massage Therapy involves the kneading and manipulation of soft tissues to gain a therapeutic response. The Massage Therapist must be registered by the College of Massage Therapy in order for the massage to qualify as RM. Many people think physiotherapy and massage therapy are the same thing or very similar; in fact they are quite unique and different from each other. Massage Therapy is great for decreasing the development of painful muscular patterning after trauma/injury and for accelerating rate of recovery.
A Registered Massage Therapist requires enrollment in a government- approved massage therapy school. They receive over 2200 hours of anatomical, physiological, and clinical education along with intensive practical instruction. They then pass a provincial exam and become licensed and registered under the Regulated Health Professions Act.