About Medical Massage Therapy:
The word massage came from the Greek word “massein” which means to knead. Archaeological evidence of massage has been found in many ancient civilizations, and literature from all over the world have referred to pressing, kneading, and rubbing as a healing practice. Hippocrates (the Father of Medicine) wrote “The physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing.”
Today in some places, massage therapy is considered a regulated health profession – with the government and professional bodies requiring specific training, examination and standards of practice for massage therapists.
What is Massage Therapy?
Also known as: Therapeutic Massage, Medical Massage, or Medical Massage Therapy; Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body, and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain.
What is A Massage Therapist?
Also called professional massage therapist, registered massage therapist (RMT), licensed massage therapist, RMT, massage therapist (MT), massage practitioner, masso kinesitherapist, massotherapist, and myotherapist.
Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. Massage therapists work in many places such as private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, spa, rehabilitation centres and educational institution.
Common reasons for getting medical massage therapy treatments are sports injury and conditioning, neck pain, back pain, body aches, prenatal massage, relaxation, deep tissue massage, stress relief, and other massage treatments that can only be properly administered by a licensed, certified professional massage therapist.