Registered Massage Therapy In Surrey
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Canada are health care professionals whose main training concerns diagnosing and treating the conditions that plague the soft tissues and joints in the body which lead to pain and physical disorders. before you fix an appointment with a therapist, ensure that they are registered because RMTs are regulated and have the adequate, necessary theoretical knowledge and practical experience you need to receive the best massage treatment you deserve. Also, it is important to note that it is only when your massage therapy is performed by an RMT that your health insurance covers the therapy.
Registered Massage Therapy can be used to treat issues such as stress and anxiety (this is why most of us always wish for a massage when we are stressed out or tired); neck, shoulder, and low back pain; headaches; arthritis and sports injuries. Also, massage therapy is a procedure that restores muscles to the optimum length, vigor, and balance. When you have an injury or condition, your muscles would defend and shield the affected area just like the pain that results is the bodily reaction to the injury. Therefore, when the pain in the muscle is decreased through massage therapy, the body relaxes and gets better.
In massage therapy, the RMT professional manipulates the soft tissues in the body in a bid to relieve pain. The professional may also press and rub the muscles and soft tissues of the body to help a person relax. More often than not, the therapist often makes use of their hands and fingers, but they may also use forearms, feet, or elbows. There are many techniques subsumed under this form of therapy- there is the classical or Swedish massage which is often the main type in a lot of massage training packages.
While applying the Swedish massage, the professional may use kneading, vibration, deep circular movements, long strokes, and tapping to achieve relaxation.
The other techniques include sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, and clinical massage to achieve certain aims like relaxing muscle spasms. Sports massage is somewhat similar to the classical/ Swedish massage; however, it is tweaked to suit what an athlete or sportsperson needs at that point in time. The deep tissue massage and trigger point massage are concerned with the myofascial trigger points (this refers to knots in the muscle which are often painful when touched and cause pain in other parts of the body). Sometimes, massage is often used with aromatherapy – this is the application of essential oils.
How do massage therapists work? They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, spa studios, fitness facilities, private offices and may even go to a client’s home or place of work. No matter where the setting is, they always put in the effort to make sure the environment is relaxed, serene, and calm. Before the professional begins treatment with the patient, s/he would try to attempt a diagnosis by asking about symptoms, medical history, and the desired effects. Asides asking these questions, the professional would touch and try to detect and localize the sore or tense areas so as to define the adequate amount of pressure to be applied.
In most cases, the patient would lie on a table while putting on loose clothes or mostly undressed- the patient would be covered with a body spread except for the massaging area. Then, the professional may apply lotion or oil (remember aromatherapy?) to achieve decreased friction on the skin. It is important to note that not all patients may need to lie on a table, some people are often massaged as they sit in a chair. The duration of a massage session may range from relatively short to an hour or even longer than that.
Is there a note of caution? Yes, there is. Here are some risk avoidance tips about massage therapy:
- Avoid massage in areas of the body that have fractures, open or healing wounds, blood clots, skin infections; a body area that has undergone recent surgery or bones weakened from cancer or osteoporosis.
- Vigorous massage should not be done by people who have conditions such as low blood platelet counts or bleeding disorders. In the same vein, vigorous massage should be avoided by people taking blood-thinning medications.
- Pregnant women ensure that they speak to and check with their health care provider before undergoing massage therapy.
- Cancer patients may be generally safe while undergoing massage therapy but they need to check in with their oncologist before receiving a massage that needs a high level of pressure. It is a “no-no” to apply direct pressure over a tumor; it is not safe at all.
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