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Benefits & Conditions

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness
  • Improving general well being
  • Prevention and promoting optimal health 

In British Columbia, over 75 percent of medical physicians regularly refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) - and they make these referrals because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patients' conditions. Today, RMTs use a blend of modern science and ancient philosophies, utilizing specific techniques and modalities.

Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in BC. This can be attributed to higher educational standards, research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and an overall increase in public demand for non-surgical and drug-free treatment options.  Click here for CBCnews|Health article.

RMTs work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations. They are primary health care professionals that focus on disorders of the muscoloskeletal and related systems.

Treatment and management of many health conditions by massage therapists is supported by research.

- Improving BC Health Care|Registered Massage Therapy Association of BC

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages.  Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.


The following is a list of some conditions which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can assist and prove beneficial with:

  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Sports Injuries
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer - Advaced post-surgical care
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory conditions: Arthritis and Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Degenerative Disc (DDD)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Tennis|Golfer’s Elbow
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Pregnancy and Post-natal care
  • Infant Massage
  • Anxiety, stress and depression
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - repetitive strain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Nerve|Impingement Syndromes
  • Dislocations, fractures and edema
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation - scar tissue
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Sciatic pain and Piriformis syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Postural Fault - correction