Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)

What is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)?

Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in British Columbia and as such, massage therapy should be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). All RMTs are required to be registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC).

A Registered Massage Therapist is someone who has:

  • Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by the Government of British Columbia;
  • Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;
  • Completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours;
  • Successfully completed examinations from and have been “registered” by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (the College) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;
  • Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and a Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.

What can a Registered Massage Therapist help me with?

Registered Massage Therapists in Vancouver 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 ligamentsbones and jointsfasciablood vesselsorgans and other soft tissues of the body.

At Angel Hands, our RMT’s incorporate training such as Trigger Point Therapy, CranioSacral, Neurokinetic Therapy, Hot Stone, rehabilitative exercises such as hydrotherapy, fascial work, stretching, strengthening, and postural and structural exercises. Whether you have had a car accident, sports injury, or suffering from neck pain, the goal is to get you feeling better as soon as possible. Your RMT is there to be your health advocate,  supporting your good health and keeping you at your best.

Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Stress Release
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • And many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction


 Extended Coverage:

Almost all extended health insurance providers cover Registered Massage Therapy. We recommend checking prior to booking, especially since they might only cover a percentage of costs.