About massage therapy in BC
In British Columbia massage therapy is covered by many kinds of insurance, including extended health care group benefit plans, Medical Services Plan, WorkSafeBC, ICBC, Veterans Affairs, RCMP coverage and others. Check with your provider for details.
There are many health conditions that are treatable by massage therapy. Treatment of these conditions is supported by healthcare best practices and research:
- Bursa, bone Muscle and tendon disorders, including tendonitis, muscle cramps, contusions, sprains, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
- Foot and ankle disorders including metatarsalgia, plantar fasciosis and medial plantar nerve entrapment.
- Joint disorders including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint disorders.
- Neck and back pain like sciatica, degenerative disc disease, facet pain, whiplash and associated disorders, scoliosis and thoracic outlet syndrome.
- Hand disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis of the hand, and ergonomic conditions.
- Headaches: tension, migraines and TMJ dysfunction.
- Hip, leg and knee disorders like shin splints, patellar tracking dysfunction, ligament tears and illiotibial band impingement.
- Emotional and psychological disorders like anxiety, depression and PTSD.
- Cancer care, paediatrics, neurological disorders, asthma, and more.
Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia
The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC is the professional body representing the Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) of British Columbia. When RMTs join their professional association they are demonstrating their belief and support in an association that will advance their profession. RMTs receive support, assistance and services that all contribute to a strong professional presence and profile within the health care community. – RMTBC