Conditions Treated

Below is a list of common conditions that can be treated by Registered Massage Therapists; as approved by the Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia.

  • Autoimmune Rheumatic Disorders
  • Bursa, Muscle & Tendon Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Joint Disorders
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Hand Disorders
  • Shoulder & Elbow Conditions
  • Headaches
  • Hip, Leg & Knee Disorders
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Cancer Care
  • Female Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Neurological disorders
  • Asthma

* Conditions are as listed on the RMTBC website


The following is a list of treatment techniques generally utilized by Registered Massage Therapists in common practice.

Contract-relax Stretching Techniques

Stretching technique that involves contracting and relaxing muscles to increase flexibility.

Contractile Myofascial Release (CMFR)

Myofascial release technique that involves contracting the muscle before releasing it to increase blood flow and decrease pain.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Gentle manual therapy that focuses on the craniosacral system to relieve pain and tension.

Deep Tissue Massage

Massage technique that targets the deeper layers of muscle tissue to alleviate chronic pain and muscle tension.

Fascial Release

Technique that aims to release fascial restrictions and improve mobility and flexibility.

Joint Mobilization

Manual therapy that involves passive movement of joints to improve range of motion and reduce pain.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Gentle massage technique that stimulates the lymphatic system to reduce swelling and improve immune function.

Muscle Energy Technique

Technique that involves contracting and relaxing muscles to correct alignment and improve range of motion.

Postnatal Massage

Massage for new mothers that focuses on recovery and relaxation after childbirth.

Prenatal Massage

Massage for pregnant women that helps alleviate the physical and emotional stress associated with pregnancy.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Technique that involves contracting and relaxing muscles to improve strength and flexibility.

Sports Massage

Massage designed for athletes to improve performance, prevent injury, and aid in recovery.

Swedish Massage

Traditional massage technique that involves long strokes, kneading, and circular movements to promote relaxation and improve circulation.

Therapeutic Exercise/Home Care Exercise

Exercises prescribed by a therapist to improve mobility, strength, and function.

Trigger Point Release

Technique that involves applying pressure to trigger points in muscles to alleviate pain and tension.