Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in BC are health professionals regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) under BC’s Health Professions Act. RMTs provide manual, hands-on treatment, assessment, and preventative care for a wide range of health conditions. Registrants with CMTBC 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 and regulations of the Health Professions Act, standards of professional conduct, and CMTBC’s quality assurance program. These standards ensure ongoing professional competence and development.
Like all regulated health professionals, RMTs must practice within their professional scope of practice. This means providing primarily manual, hands-on treatment and assessment in accordance with the definition of “massage therapy” within CMTBC’s regulations.
General and Specific Conditions
Registered Massage Therapy can help with general pain and stress management as well as specific conditions. Treatments can assist with injury rehabilitation and improving movement, mobility, and biomechanics. Clients can also find benefit from specific conditions such as:
- Tension Headaches
- Sciatic Pain
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Tennis (Climbers) Elbow
- TMJ (Jaw) Pain & more