RMT vs CMT: What you need to know
Do you know the difference between a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and a Certified Massage Therapist CMT)? If not, you may be getting the wrong type of massage treatment.
I am often asked what the difference is between the two types of therapists and have put together the following information for you:
What is an RMT?
An RMT is trained to work under the mandate to “fix” medical issues that are a result of accidents filed with Workers’ Compensation or car accident claims. Their focus is on peoples’ physical complaints that stem from injuries. Services of an RMT are covered by extended health insurance.
What is a CMT?
A CMT focuses treatment on a wide range of techniques to treat the body’s aches and pains and looks at the whole picture: body, mind, diet and lifestyle. The mind-body connection is key to determining the types of massage treatments offered by a CMT. Services are not covered (yet) by extended health insurance.
As a CMT for more than ten years, I continually educate myself of various types of massage therapy techniques including:
- Classic massage
- Sports massage
- Swedish massage
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
- Prenatal care
I always take the time to find out the most I can about my clients’ lives and lifestyles. This way I can focus on your overall health picture and focus on restoring, rejuvenating health and even preventing injuries. Call me today for a healthy, holistic massage to restore your balance.