Registered Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

RMTs in BC are trained in:

  1. The assessment and diagnosis of soft tissue and joints of the body

  2. The treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders

RMTs are dedicated to treating your symptoms of pain and dysfunction, including the underlying causes.

It is widely understood that massage therapy decreases stress and helps control pain. Perhaps less known is the effectiveness of massage therapy in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:

A significant rise in massage therapy use in BC can be attributed to:

  • Higher educational standards

  • Extensive research studies proving the efficacy of massage therapy

  • An overall increase in public interest in non-surgical and drug-free treatment options

Current research suggests that there is a direct link between our physical well-being and our mental or emotional state, which can be positively affected by massage therapy. Research also supports the use of massage therapy as an effective approach in injury management and rehabilitation, as well as part of a preventive care program.

At VIH, we offer various types of massage therapy treatments including:

  • Rehabilitative Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Sports Massage

  • Graston Technique® - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

  • Geriatric Massage

  • Prenatal Massage

  • Postnatal Massage

  • Pediatric Massage