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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy at Lakeside Physiotherapy, Nelson BC

What is Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)?

Massage Therapy is the ancient technique of manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well being. The practice of Massage Therapy includes the assessment, treatment and prevention of soft tissue and joint disorders. RMT’s use different modalities to decrease pain, rehabilitate and restore health. 

RMT is a professional designation used by a graduated Massage Therapist who has completed at least two years of education at a recognized school of massage therapy, and who is a registered member of a Regulatory College – College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). RMT’s honour a strict code of ethics set by the College to ensure that patients receive safe, competent and ethical care. During a RMT appointment you can expect an intake, assessment, treatment, reassessment and therapeutic exercise.

RMT providing massage therapySome of the specific techniques an RMT has training in include:

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) and Trigger Point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Muscle Energy Technique

Conditions Treated

Massage Therapy is beneficial in the treatment of many conditions including;

  • Prenatal and postnatal care
  • Muscular injuries
  • Post surgical recovery
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Postural dysfunctions
  • Sprains, strains, spasms
  • Disc herniations, degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction


Appointments are available:

Tuesday 9:30-2

Wednesday 11-6

Thursday 11-6

Friday 9:30-2

Please call the clinic at 250-354-3929 to book or visit https://lakesidephysio.janeapp.com to book online.

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