Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) in British Columbia have the highest training standards in all of North America.  They evaluate your health needs and utilize a multitude of manual techniques as well as active exercise to promote pain-free function.  The RMT is a vital member of the multi-disciplinary health care team at Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.  The RMT will work together and communicate with the physiotherapists,  kinesiologist and other health care providers in the community to ensure all your treatment needs are met.

When thinking of massage therapy most people think it is only for back or neck pain. Massage therapy can be a very important and effective component of management of your neck pain, upper and mid-back pain, low back and pelvis pain and sciatica. RMT’s also have training in the assessment and treatment of many other regions of the body and can help with many conditions such as:


  • Hip, thigh and knee pain
  • Lower leg, calf and foot pain
  • Shoulder pain and loss of mobility
  • Tennis elbow, forearm , wrist and hand pain and stiffness
  • Headaches, face and jaw (TMJ) pain

The registered massage therapist working at Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre chooses the most appropriate and effective techniques to suit your needs. These can include:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Myofascial Release
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Neuromuscular Technique
  • Golgi Tendon Organ Release
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Membrane and Diaphragm Release
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Traction and Decompression

Along with manual techniques the massage therapist can provide:

  • Home exercise prescription
  • Education
  • Postural Correction
  • Recommendations to other practitioners to assist in your care
  • Health and lifestyle suggestions to optimize your wellness