Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy in General

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. This is performed using 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 are Primary Healthcare Providers

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.  Whether patients require more speed for a sport, more strength for work, to decrease pain, or just for overall wellness, RMTs will do a full assessment, treatment, and reassessment to ensure patients get a full and professional healthcare service.

Research Supports the use Massage Therapy

A significant rise in massage therapy use in BC can be attributed to higher educational standards and extensive research studies proving the efficacy of massage therapy. There has also been 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.

Riverside Massage Therapists are all Registered

Registered Massage Therapists in British Columbia are some of the highest trained Massage Therapists in the world.  All the therapists at Riverside are registered and have a keen interest in treating patients to the best of their abilities and training. Patients visiting our clinic tend to refer their friends and family to us because they can trust our skills and knowledge.