I know, I know, I’ve already done a massage therapy blog. But you can stop rolling your eyes because I’m talking about a whole different ball game now: Registered Massage Therapy. RMT’s (Registered Massage Therapists) can be compared to the nurses of Physical Therapy. And let’s be serious, nurses, like mothers, are the ultimate backbone of any well oiled health – or family – facility (Wear those stethoscopes prominent and proud!).
My cousin is a chiropractor and his wife is a pediatric physical therapist so I have seen and know the sheer will and commitment it takes to do what they do, day in and day out. Ok, honest moment coming up. I have severe chronic back pain. I’ve suffered for eight years with its debilitating side effects. You name a medication, I’ve tried it; to no avail. But do you want to know the most effective, persistent pain relief I’ve ever received? It was from my husband (note: NOT a registered massage therapist) rubbing my back and giving me a massage. I’ve also has the most relief during my five labours when the nurses used their work-hardened yet loving hands to press into my most painful spots, giving me (temporary) relief and the comfort of human touch.
My husband, however, and even the wonderful labour and delivery nurses, were not trained in the soothing, healing art of massage therapy. However, even though they weren’t technically professionals, they were able to provide amazing care. So, just imagine how much more amazing and healing a licensed and qualified Registered Massage Therapist’s touch would be! My muscles are starting to relax just thinking about it. And Elan Vitale employs these awesome experts and offers their one-of-a-kind treatments inside their beautiful, soothing salon and spa in Welland.
The health benefits a massage from a Registered Massage Therapist are as numerous as they are amazing. And the training it takes to become an RMT is extensive, so you know you’re getting the best of the best. An RMT is an individual who has completed their education at an accredited institution in Ontario, studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics, and other subjects, completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours, as well as a myriad of other tasks. Only members of the College are permitted to use the title and designation of Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist. And, obviously, Elan Vitale only employs such professionals.
Registered Massage Therapists are trained to address,improve, and relieve many problems including conditions including but not limited to:
- Arthrities; Tendinities
- Stress and stress related conditions
- HEadaches and Migraines
- Muscle related isues including spasms, strains, and sprains
- Back pain
- Reptitive movement injuries and strains
- Circulatory (ex. diabetes) and Respiratory (ex. chronic illnesses) problems
- Pregnancy and labour discomfort
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
And that’s just to name a few! Getting a back rub from your partner or friend is obviously amazing. But getting a professional treatment from one of our Registered Massage Therapists brings your relief to a new level completely. So before you reach for some medication in our pill-happy society, give Elan Vitale a call and book an appointment with your very own RMT. Let them assess whatever issues and pains you may have, and offer soothing, healing relief through the power of educated, private, professional human touch. We look forward to your visit! And we especially look forward to your newfound pain and strain relief!