What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapists are primary contact health care professionals that focus on disorders of the musculo-skeletal (MSK) system. Today’s RMT’s use a blend of modern science and ancient philosophies, utilizing specific techniques and modalities. Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in BC. This can be attributed to higher educational standards, research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and an overall increase in public demand for non-surgical and drug-free treatment options. RMTs work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations.
Who We Are
Tammy Graham, RMT
What to Expect
Your first visit to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at Optimum will include a brief assessment (relevant medical/injury history, physical exam as indicated) and a customized soft tissue treatment session focused on your therapeutic goals. Your therapist will ask you for feedback during your session to ensure that treatment intensity is suitable and that your specific treatment needs are being met. You will also be provided with education regarding your injury or presentation as well as possibly home exercises to supplement your treatment session.
Now that you know more about Massage Therapy; learn more about Physiotherapy at Optimum.