What is an RMT?

What does an RMT do?

Registered Massage Therapist, RMT. We assess, diagnose, and treat soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions. Provide evidence based therapeutic care to the body’s muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.   To practice, RMTs must complete a government-approved program of study in pathology, neurology, anatomy, remedial exercise, kinesiology, physiology, and clinical sciences.


Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles, combined with active and passive movements of joints to increase general body awareness, relaxation, and blood circulation.  It is often used initially to prepare tissue for deeper work. 


MyoFascial & Neuromuscular

Myofascial release is a therapy which releases restrictions, adhesions and lines of tension in the connective tissue layer.  It targets both deep tissue and superficial fascia.  Connective tissue (fascia) connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in our entire body and can store memory of physical trauma.  Release of fascia allows the client to discharge recurring physical patterns and trauma-based pain.  Both Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation tie in strongly with Myofascial Release.

Neuromuscular techniques treat “trigger points” and specific areas of neural activity to break cycles of spasm and pain.  The goal is balance between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.


Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a specialized fascial technique that works to free the connective tissue surrounding brain, spinal cord, and surrounding membranes and bones, from restrictions. Fascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the central nervous system, and surrounding structures, that develop from injury or compensation, can be at the core of perpetuating pain and misalignment in the body.

An important component to healing is our nervous system and how it relays messages from the point of injury/imbalance to the brain. Through gentle manual manipulation of the bony structures that support our nervous system, craniosacral therapy allows the therapist to clear, unravel and rewire in order to optimize this message. 

Craniosacral Therapy is gaining acceptance among health professionals worldwide as a successful treatment modality to improve overall body functioning, and for treatment of a wide range of conditions including migraine and tension headaches, ear infections and related conditions, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain, depression and anxiety, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), and post-concussion disorders.