Massage Therapy in British Columbia has been a regulated health care profession since 1946 and is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of BC.
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body for the treatment and prevention of disfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. Registered Massage Therapists undergo extensive training in manual manipulation of body structures such as ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, muscles, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues. Massage therapy is effective in the treatment and management of many health conditions.
Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in the demand for massage therapy in BC. This can be attributed to high educational standards, research studies showing the efficacy of massage therapy, and an overall increase in public demand for non-surgical and drug-free treatment options.
~Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia