Frequently Asked Questions about our RMTs and massage therapy in Ladner
Got Questions? Here are the basics.
Why should I see a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)?
BC’s Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are among the most educated and highly trained professionals in their field. To The regulations to become an RMT in BC are the most stringent in North America[ND1] ;, students must complete extensive training at an accredited college and pass an extensive board exam.
RMTs are dedicated to treating your symptoms of pain and dysfunction, including the underlying causes.
It is widely understood that massage therapy decreases stress and helps control pain. Perhaps less known is the effectiveness of massage therapy in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs, and other soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:
- Migraine headaches
- Low Back Pain
- Stress Release
- Sports injuries
- And many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction
Read more at the MTABC website
Does a massage therapy treatment have to be painful?
No. Each massage treatment is unique to the individual patient and the patientwho has full control of their pain scale. The therapist will check in periodically through out the treatment to get a sense of how the treatmentit is being perceivedexperienced. Some areas of the body are more sensitive then than others and can feel more tender/ or painful. It is important that the patient communicate with the therapist about what they feel so that the therapist can adjust to meet the patient’s needs.
What is wrong with me, Why does it hurt?
To best help you, the therapist will need to do a full history and assessment. Patients The unique qualities of each patient’s activities, past injury history, habits, etc., can all contribute to an issue therefore making each patient’s complaint unique to them.
How long will it take for me to get better?
After your initial treatment the therapist will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan will explain the number of treatments, how regularly the treatments should occur, and how long each treatment should be.
Can I do anything at home to help myself get better?
Yes. Homecare is an essential part of returning to optimal function. The therapist will educate you on the proper stretch/strengthen/movement/postural awareness at the end of each treatment.
I have had a hard day/week/year, can I just get some help to relax?
Yes! If you just need to come in and get a massage to help you feel like you again we are more than happy to help.
Should I continue massage as maintenance on my body?
Our bodies take a lot of abuse through work, sports, hobbies, etc. Maintenance can be a great tool to keeping your body healthy and pain-free. Everyone’s maintenance is needs are different and depending on their our lifestyle. Some people find they need massage every couple of weeks, while and others find that every couple of months works well for them.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.