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What qualifications should my Registered Massage Therapist have? [Hint: BCRMT]

Massage Therapists come in all shapes, sizes and “Certifications”. There are a huge selection of different kind of massages you’ll find advertised if you look around. Some are qualifies overseas after just a few months, some have no qualifications at all. Now would you really want someone’s untrained hands on your back? But there is only one way you know you are getting the best in the industry. Massage Therapy is a regulated Health Care Industry and BC, and RMT’s (Registered Massage Therapists) are included among the most highly educated, trained professionals in the world. In order to obtain certification as an RMT students must complete extensive training at an accredited school including 3 years and more than years 3000 hours of practice. Standard curriculum and practicums include advanced anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuroanatomy. Clinical studies include manual skills, orthopedics, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied extensively. BCRMTs are dedicated to treating underlying causes and symptoms of pain and dysfunction. Ask for their certification and make sure you are working with a BCRMT. RMT logo RMTBC logo

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