Getting the Most out of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can take shape and a number of forms and it's important to know what type of therapy will work best with you, how to pick the right massage therapist to suit your own individual needs, and how to communicate effectively to get the most out of your treatments.

I live in the province of Ontario in Canada where massage therapy is a regulated profession. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are required to complete post-secondary education as well as complete licensing tests administered by a governing body. RMTs are regularly reassessed for their competency and are held accountable for their actions by the governing body. This is to ensure safety, consistency, and professionalism within the profession. On top of that, there are a number of certifications and additional training that RMTs can complete, so you’ll find that there are many RMTs that specialize in particular areas. This can make finding an RMT a challenge, so I wanted to share some tips on picking an RMT as well as getting the most out of treatments.

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