Massage Therapist providing Massage to the Patient at North Vancouver Clinic

Understanding the Benefits of Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) 

Are you dealing with stubborn pains that won’t go away? Or feeling stressed out from daily life? Registered massage therapy (RMT) might be the solution you’ve been looking for. This article explains what RMT is and how it can improve your physical and mental health. 

What is Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)? 

Registered massage therapy (RMT) entails manipulating the body’s soft tissues through techniques like kneading, trigger point release, and applying pressure. These methods are administered by trained, registered therapists who have undergone thorough educational programs. A key advantage of RMT is pain alleviation; whether it’s back pain, neck discomfort, or muscle tension, proficient therapists can effectively reduce these issues using focused techniques that encourage relaxation and recovery. 

In addition to alleviating pain, registered massage therapy (RMT) can enhance circulation and decrease inflammation throughout the body. By boosting blood flow to targeted areas and supporting lymphatic drainage, massage therapy contributes to the healing process following injuries or surgical procedures. 

Registered massage therapy (RMT) is known for its ability to alleviate stress and anxiety, which are increasingly prevalent in today’s hectic society and can have adverse effects on both physical and mental well-being. Through specialized methods like Swedish massage or deep tissue massage, experienced therapists can effectively reduce muscle tension and induce feelings of tranquility and relaxation. This can lead to improved sleep, a more positive mood, and an overall better quality of life. 

Benefits of Massage Therapy 

Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy 

  • Registered massage therapy (RMT) provides various physical health advantages, such as easing muscle tension and pain, enhancing circulation, and promoting relaxation.  
  • Regular sessions can help manage persistent ailments like arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back discomfort, upper back strain, and neck pain. This is especially beneficial for individuals dealing with stress resulting from extended periods of desk work. 

Mental Well-being Through Massage 

  • Registered massage therapy (RMT) provides mental health benefits by reducing stress, which is associated with anxiety and depression.  
  • Massage therapy helps decrease cortisol levels and increase serotonin and dopamine levels, leading to a better mood and overall sense of well-being. 

Improving Athletic Performance with Massage 

  • Speeds up recovery post intense workouts or competitions 
  • Boosts blood circulation 
  • Assists in preventing injuries 
  • Increases flexibility 
  • Enhances range of motion 
  • Improves overall athletic performance 

Conditions treated by Massage Therapy 

  • Whiplash injuries from ICBC-related motor vehicle accidents 
  • Strains in the neck and lower back (including sciatic pain) 
  • Headaches and jaw discomfort 
  • Stiffness in the neck and nerve-related pain 
  • Conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis 
  • Sports injuries such as runner’s knee, hamstring strains, and calf strains 
  • Strains in the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow 

Why is North Vancouver Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic the best Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Clinic? 

If you’re seeking outstanding registered massage therapy, visit North Vancouver Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, a leading destination in the region. Known for excellence, our clinic provides exceptional massage therapy services. Our team of Registered Massage Therapists is highly proficient and committed to your well-being. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing chronic pain, or simply looking to relax, our services are tailored to meet your every requirement. Schedule your massage therapy appointment today and experience firsthand why so many rely on us for their massage therapy needs. 

We offer direct billing services to all private insurance companies and ICBC, ensuring a seamless experience for you. Relax knowing your session is covered, allowing you to enjoy professional massage therapy without the stress of insurance paperwork. Choose North Vancouver Physio Clinic for convenient and hassle-free massage therapy in your area. 

We welcome new patients for Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) at our North Vancouver Physiotherapy clinic on Marine Drive. To book your appointment, call us or book online.


  • What should I wear to my massage therapy appointment? 

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting attire that enables unrestricted movement. Choose shorts and tank tops for easier access to your skin by the therapist. Depending on the type of massage and areas being targeted (such as the lower back), choose clothing that can be easily rolled up or removed. Simply relax and let your skilled massage therapist attend to your needs. 

  • What is the cost of a full-body massage in Surrey, BC? 

For details on our rates for Bodyworker Massage therapy and Registered Massage Therapy (RMT), please reach out to our clinic directly. 

  • Does ICBC provide coverage for massage therapy? 

If you have an active ICBC claim, ICBC approves one initial 45-minute Massage Therapy session, followed by 11 additional 30-minute sessions within the first 12 weeks (about 3 months) from your injury date. We handle direct billing for all approved claims with ICBC, with no out of pocket costs to you.  For inquiries about Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) treatments through ICBC, please contact our clinic. Book your appointment online 24 hours a day or call us at our North Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic. 

About Reg. Massage Therapist (RMT)

Kolten Marino is a registered massage therapist originally from Kelowna where he grew up and started his career. Throughout Kolten’s youth, he spent over ten years as a competitive gymnast before transitioning into outdoor athletics. This has given him the experience to understand personally what athletes ask of their bodies. He holds importance in keeping an open treatment room to anyone and everyone from acute injuries to a wellness based approach.