Massage Therapy Scope of Practice
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to enhance function and prevent or reduce pain. The official massage therapy scope of practice referred to in this website is based on that of the province of Ontario, Canada.
The requirements to become a massage therapist in North America vary greatly, with the minimum standard in Canada (for the most part) being 2200-hours of training. For more information on massage therapy in Canada and the United States, please check out Massage Therapy in Canada or Massage Therapy in the United States.There are many types of massage therapy techniques, however, Swedish massage is the type of massage therapy people often think of when they hear the term 'massage therapy'.
Finding the right massage therapist for you
Before you can benefit from massage therapy, you have to find a massage therapist who suits your needs - while technique plays a huge role in how you will benefit from treatment, there also has to be a level of trust and communication within the therapeutic relationship. Knowing how and where to find a licensed massage therapist could be the difference between a great experience, or one that you'll never repeat. more ...
Your First Massage Treatment - What to Expect
What to know about your first massage therapy treatment, before you go. more...
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