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Types of Treatment

Riverside Massage Therapy offers many therapeutic treatment modalities including:

  • Postural Assessment
  • Orthopedic Assessment
  • Myofascial Release
  • Arthrokinetic Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Pregnancy/Post Natal Care
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Therapeutic/Remedial Exercises


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Massage Therapy

The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints by manual and physical methods to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function to relieve pain and promote health.  Massage therapy decreases stress and helps to control pain.

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.

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, and an overall increase in public interest in non-surgical and drug-free treatment options. The most 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. Treatment and management of many health conditions by massage therapists is supported by research.


Below is a list of some of the conditions RMTs treat and assist with:

Bursa, Muscle & Tendon Disorders

  • Strains
  • Muscle tension/spasm
  • Contusions(bruises)
  • Tendinitis / Tendinopathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Trigger Points

Joint Disorders

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Sprains

Neck and Back Conditions

  • Tension Headache
  • Migraine Headache
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Whiplash and associated disorders
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Facet Pain

Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Golfers / Tennis elbow (tendinopathy)
  • Dupuytrens’ Contracture

Low Back & Hip Pain

  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (slipped disc)
  • SI (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Illiotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Thigh, Knee & Foot Conditions

  • Quadriceps/Hamstring Injuries
  • Patellar Tracking Dysfunction
  • Shin splints and Compartment Syndromes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pronation/Supination problems
  • Metatarsalgia

Neurological Conditions

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spastic paralysis
  • Stroke
  • Parkinsons
  • ALS

Respiratory Conditions

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema

Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Massage therapy is also remarkably effective when used as part of a preventive care program. Some examples of general wellness care include pre or post-natal care (pregnancy), infant massage, stress management, sports training, injury prevention and performance enhancement.