West Kelowna Medical Massage Therapy
Like all regulated health professionals, RMTs practice within their professional scope of practice. For RMTs, this means providing primarily manual, hands-on treatment and assessment in accordance with the definition of “massage therapy” in the Massage Therapists Regulation.
Many modalities and treatments that may be considered acceptable in other jurisdictions are outside the scope of practice of Massage Therapy in British Columbia.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
“Massage therapy” also means the health profession in which a person provides, for the purposes of developing, maintaining, rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of
(a) assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, and
(b) treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of soft tissue and joints of the body by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.
In BC, There are RMTs practitioners and Non-RMT practitioners, the difference between RMT & Non-RMT is RMTs are recognised by most of the insurance company and able to issue a reimbursable receipt to a clients. The Non-RMT can’t use RMT as their title and they are not recogized by insurance company.