What Kind of Education Does my BC RMT Have?
Massage Therapy first became regulated alongside physiotherapists in 1946. We then became our own entity with the creation of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) in 1994. We are governed by the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia (MTABC) where the Health Professions Act (HPA) has strict legislation to which every BC RMT must oblige, to protect and serve the people. The Massage Therapists Regulation defines our scope of practice, and reserves our professional title to “Massage Therapist” “Registered Massage Therapist” “Massage Practitioner” and “Registered Massage Practitioner”. It designates who we are and what we can do lawfully. With every association comes its own set of bylaws to which we must abide.
I attended the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) HTTP://COLLEGEOFMASSAGE.COM/ and completed the 3,000 hour program in 2009. It was an intense, and challenging program. But I feel that it provided me with the best education possible in my field. It was thorough and comprehensive, with 500 hours of hands-on time in the student clinic, and some unique and varying other settings, so that our practice remained broad and encompassing. We have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the human body, including – Anatomy & Physiology, Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Kinesiology, Neurology, Neuro-Assessment, Orthopedic Pathology & Assessment, General Pathology, Joint mobilization, and Therapeutic Exercise to name a few. Please feel free to ask or email any questions you may have and I will be as prompt as possible to answer.
What Kind of Conditions are Treatable by your BC RMT?
We are educated in a vast number of different conditions that the body can present with, as well as common disorders and dysfunctions. Here is a link to some commonly seen conditions treatable by your BC RMT:
When is it NOT appropriate to see your BC RMT?
Some times you may be hurting, but having massage therapy might not be beneficial for you. Pain does not always come from the source of where you are hurting. It can sometimes be referred pain, or an internal problem manifesting on the outside of the body. Please refer to this comprehensive list of contraindications to massage therapy. As guided by the CMTBC.