Massage Therapy is a centuries old form of drug-free, non-invasive healing that uses various forms of touch to: manage and reduce pain, increase circulation and immune system function, reduce stress, increase muscle flexibility and joint function, as well as contribute to a sense of well-being. It is known that there is a direct link between our physical health and our mental or emotional state. Massage therapy is a therapy which can positively affect both.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) in B.C must complete at least 3,000 hours of training at an accredited college. Standard educational requirements include comprehensive studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuroanatomy. Other studies include clinical sciences such as manual skills, orthopaedics, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied extensively. To maintain status as a Registered Therapist, RMTs must obtain a number of continuing education credits within a given cycle. This ensures that RMT’s are up-to-date in new research and techniques as well as constantly reviewing and refining treatment skills and knowledge.
Massage Therapy can be used for:
- Muscle strains
- Joint dysfunction
- Arthritis (degenerative and inflammatory)
- Pregnancy & Pediatrics
- Neurological conditions
- Overuse injuries (including too much time at the computer!)
- Stress reduction and general well-being
And much, much more!
Lymphatic Drainage: Lymphatic drainage is an advanced therapy using a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to stimulate the lymphatic system. This therapy brings relief and control to lymphedemas, promotes healing and improves the appearance of scars, can minimize stretch marks and improve many chronic conditions as well as strengthen the immune system.
Here at Cross Roads Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy, we use a number of different techniques and treatment modalities to cater to you as an individual. From initial assessment, through treatment and rehabilitation, we will create a plan of treatment to give you the care that you need all in a relaxing and tranquil setting.
Registered Massage Therapy is covered by MSP (for those who have MSP premium assistance), ICBC, RCMP & Veteran’s health care plans, as well as most extended medical insurance plans.
Please call us today for more information! You may also find our Massage Therapy FAQs page helpful.