Massage Therapy

A registered massage therapist is an individual who has completed an accredited 2200 hour massage therapy program, passed the provincial licensing exam and is registered with the provincial regulatory body.  Once registered, an RMT is a health care professional, as outlined by the Regulated Health Professions Act. With extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, assessment, treatments and ongoing studies in advanced techniques, massage therapists can work with you, and your health care providers, to help you attain and maintain optimal health. The Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia has adopted the Code of Ethics developed by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. 

Registered massage therapists are trained in techniques that can help to bring relief for the following conditions:

• Stress and tension
• Circulatory problems
• Digestive complaints
• Discomforts of pregnancy

• Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
• As well as many other conditions

• Muscle strains, sprains and spasms

• Headaches~tension, sinus, migraines

• Pre & post surgical and post injury rehabilitation

• Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis

Benefits of Massage therapy include:

• increases circulation
• decreases blood pressure
• enhances body awareness

• strengthens the immune system

• increases soft tissue and joint mobility

• helps to alleviate stress and tension in the body

• reduces pain and swelling from injuries and chronic conditions

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