Your initial visit will consist of a medical history and assessment of your current condition or injury. Please take the time prior to scheduled visit to fill out the online intake form or arrive early on the initial visit as you will need adequate time to fill out a patient history and not have this time cut into your scheduled appointment time.
The information provided will establish an educated decision on the proper approach to treatment that is best suited for you. It is of the utmost importance that you do not leave anything out, things may not seem relevant at the time but can actually have a major impact on the risks and benefits of the treatment provided for you.
Towards the end of the treatment your therapist will allocate some time to discuss findings and provide recommendations. Patient education on the condition and self-care for home will also be provided.
Registered Massage Therapy in British Columbia
Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in BC. This is attributed to the higher educational standards, the research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and the overall increase in the public demand for non-surgical and drug free treatment options.
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 musculoskeletal and related systems. Treatment and management of many health conditions by massage therapists is supported by research. In British Columbia, medical physicians regularly refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist and they make these referrals because massage therapy is both accessible and effective in the treatment of their patient’s conditions.
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There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by: