What is Massage Therapy?
Registered massage therapists (RMTs) follow the rules and regulations determined by the CMTO, including our scope of practice, which states:
"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain."
Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and well being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved and physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.
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