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. 

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Pregnancy/ post-Partum

Massage therapy can be used throughout all stages of pregnancy and can also be very effective during the post-partum period.  It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.  Massage therapy relieves many of the normal discomforts of pregnancy such as low back pain, hip and pelvic discomfort, leg cramps, headaches, neck pain, and edema.

After the baby is born, massage therapy can facilitate the body’s return to its pre-pregnancy state and decrease the muscle pain associated with breastfeeding and the forward-bending posture so common with caring for an infant.  Specific therapeutic manual techniques can also reduce scar tissue formation after a C-section and facilitate healing of soft tissue in the surrounding areas.


Sports Massage

Utilizing specific strokes and stretches, the goal is to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning to reduce change of injury and pain.  It increases endurance and flexibility both before and after events/workouts.  It often combines classical Swedish with trigger point release, deep tissue or myo-fascial release to reduce soreness.