What is a Registered Massage Therapist?
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body. RMTs in British Columbia are required to take a three thousand hour program over three years. This rigorous course is the highest standard of massage therapists in North America and most of the world. On average, massage therapists in British Columbia take six times more training than state requirements for the United States. RMTs are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat clients with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education. Massage therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
If you have any questions about what an RMT can do for you, contact us or simply drop by our office.
Who Qualifies for Massage Coverage?
Because Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are BC health care providers, you may qualify for provincially subsidized premium assistance.
If you have recently been in a motor vehicle accident, you may qualify for treatment massage.
If you are an aboriginal of BC, you qualify for premium assistance.
If you have extended health care benefits, you may be covered through a private insurer.
If you are an RCMP officer or a Veteran, you will be covered by Blue Cross.
Those with WCB claims may also qualify.