Massage therapy is designed to rehabilitate, maintain or improve physical function by performing manipulation techniques on the soft tissues of the body.
This process delivers a therapeutic response allowing for enhanced function of muscles and joints, which can help in the relief of both pain and stress. Massage therapy is beneficial for people of all ages.
Massage Therapy in Nova Scotia:
Although Massage Therapy remains an unregulated health profession recent legislation "Massage Therapy Title Protection Act Bill No. 193" indicates that a therapist may only use the title "Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)" or similar title if they are a member in good standing with one of the three professional associations in Nova Scotia.
The associations are the Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS mtans.ca), the Massage Therapists and Wholistic Practitioners of the Maritimes (MTWPAM), and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). These three associations outline specific requirements to practice as a member.
Elizabeth A. Pullin RMT, Doula, BKIH
If you have questions regarding Title Protection or Massage Therapy, please email the clinic.
Massage therapists undergo rigorous training in anatomy, physiology, assessments of musculoskeletal disorders, chronic health conditions, disease management, rehabilitation and hundreds of hours of appropriate techniques and assessments. Massage therapy is not without risks. Please be sure to see a qualified Registered Massage Therapist for consultation and treatment. Massage therapy used in conjunction with other health care services is beneficial but be aware that the RMT is the expert in massage therapy and is responsible for providing safe treatment and assessment and treatment should not be altered or discontinued without consultation with the Registered Massage Therapist. Other health professionals are not qualified to make decisions about the services provided by another therapist. All therapy services are determined by the client receiving services and the therapist providing them.