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Registered Massage Therapy

What is Registered Massage Therapist?

A Registered Massage Therapist has passed qualifying examinations at the provincial level. In Ontario, the "college of Massage Therapists of Ontario" (CMTO) is the governing body.

The CMTO regulates who qualifies to practice in Ontario, maintains an ongoing quality assurance program, sets the code of ethics and standards of practice, and rules on complaints and disciplinary procedures.

In Ontario, students undergo a 2-3 year program at a vocational school approved by the Ministry of Education. Areas of study include: anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition, public health, and massage theory as well as practical clinical studies.

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Chris Murray
Chris at healthy-body.ca

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Lisa Wilson
Lisa at healthy-body.ca

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage Therapy provides an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day stresses as well as injuries and illnesses.

Registered Massage Therapy provided by Tracie Schmerling at Healthy Body Chiropractic
Pictured, Tracie Schmerling RMT and patient


Massage Therapy is an effective treatment for many conditions:

-motor vehicle accident injuries
-muscle aches and pains
-exercise/sports related injuries
-sprains and strains
-fibromyalgia and chronic pain
-pregnancy related pain & swelling
-joint pain and arthritis
-circulatory and respiratory problems
-stress and tension

Massage Therapy effects the circulatory and respiratory systems by increasing blood flow to the heart and lungs. The relaxing and pain relieving effects of the treatment may also contribute to decreasing blood pressure, increasing immune system function, and causing an increase in endorphin levels.

Additional References

Lower back pain is reduced and range of motion increased after massage therapy. Int J Neurosci 2001;106(3-4):131-45.

Immediate effects of a five-minute foot massage on patients in critical care. Intensive Crit Care Nurs 1999 Apr;15(2):77-82.

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