Registered Massage Therapy in Kingston, Ontario

Our expert RMTs integrate clinical massage and exercises, enhancing your performance, mobility and freedom from pain. Elevate life, one therapy session at a time.

What is Registered Massage Therapy?

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) involves the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues – muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments – as well as the treatment of joints. The goal is to alleviate discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain conditions, and injuries.

RMTs are trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for complete patient care. They use their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to treat a variety of conditions, enhance function, aid in the healing process, improve circulation, and promote relaxation and overall well-being.

A vital aspect of a RMT is empowering clients with knowledge and tools for self-care. Registered Massage Therapists are dedicated to educating clients about their health, promoting an active role in their personal care journey. This ensures optimal, long-term benefits from each therapy session.

The “Registered” in Registered Massage Therapist signifies that the practitioner has completed a certain level of training and is registered with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario), ensuring they meet and maintain the standards of practice and conduct set by the regulator.

Common Conditions

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) can help with a wide range of conditions. Here are some of the most common:

These include conditions like back, neck, and shoulder pain, sciatica, whiplash, strains and sprains, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.

These can include conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Massage therapy can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of tension headaches and migraines.

RMTs can play a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, helping to improve range of motion and reduce scar tissue following surgery or injury.

Prenatal massage can help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with pregnancy, such as backache, leg cramps, and swelling.

Massage therapy is often used to help reduce stress and anxiety levels, helping to promote relaxation and improve mental health.

How We Approach Your Treatment

Massage therapy offered at QCWC focuses on the clinical side of the RMT profession by providing assessment, prognosis and treatment of soft tissues and joint structures.

How it Works

  1. Assessment – We begin with a comprehensive assessment to understand your unique needs. 
  2. Treatment Plan – Based on the assessment, we craft a personalized treatment plan that employs manual therapy and exercises, to help you achieve desired improvements in performance, mobility and movement by reducing present barriers caused by pain, stiffness, and injury.
  3. Post-session – we empower you with at-home exercises and lifestyle suggestions to complement your treatment plan. 
  4. Followup – Your RMT will also offer guidance on the optimal timing for your next appointment, if it applies to your situation
Kingston RMT Greg Moss Working with Patient

Typical session goals may include:

  • Identification of potential causes
  • Empowering client via education and self-management strategies
  • Modulating/changing pain/discomfort
  • Increasing range of motion (ROM)
  • Facilitating movement
  • Improving function
  • Improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability.
  • Reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation

Advance Techniques typically used during a session may include:

  • Functional Range Conditioning® (FRC®)
  • Functional Range Release® (FR®)
  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue technique
  • Cupping
  • Electrical therapies
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Voodoo/Mobility band
  • Stretching
  • Taping
Kingston RMT Greg Moss Working with Patient 2

Meet Your Kingston RMT

Greg Moss, RMT

Greg, a seasoned Registered Massage Therapist, Life Coach, and Mobility Specialist, expertly combines body movement principles with mental strategies to enhance client performance, mitigate pain, and foster personal growth. With over 15 years of experience, he offers fresh perspectives on complex issues, whether for physical rehabilitation, career shifts, or life planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) has undergone rigorous education, passed standardized exams, and is regulated by a professional body, ensuring high standards of practice. A general Massage Therapist may not have the same level of formal training or regulation.

Initial appointments are 45 minutes and typically include a comprehensive assessment as well as preliminary treatment. However, please note that in some cases, the entire initial session may be devoted to a thorough assessment to ensure optimal care going forward.

Subsequent appointments last 30 minutes and are focused on treatment with a brief assessment to evaluate progress.

In both initial and follow-up sessions, a portion of time is dedicated to patient education and discussion of beneficial exercises. Our commitment is to provide you with personalized, effective care that adapts to your evolving needs.

The frequency of visits to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) depends largely on your individual needs and health goals.

Here are a few general guidelines:

  1. For Acute Conditions or Injuries: If you’re seeking treatment for an acute issue or injury, your RMT might recommend a series of treatments over a short period, followed by less frequent maintenance visits.
  2. For Athletic Performance: Athletes might find weekly or bi-weekly massages helpful during intense training periods.
  3. For Chronic Conditions or Pain: If you’re dealing with chronic conditions, you might need to visit more frequently initially, such as weekly or bi-weekly, until you start seeing improvement. After that, maintenance sessions might be less frequent but still regular.
  4. For General Wellness and Stress Management: A monthly massage can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle routine. It can help manage stress, maintain good posture, and promote overall wellbeing.

While our Registered Massage Therapists appreciate the gesture of tipping, it is not a requirement or expectation. Our team is composed of professional healthcare providers, and their primary focus is your wellbeing. If you’re satisfied with our service, referrals and positive reviews are highly appreciated and can be an excellent way to show your support.

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable during your massage therapy session. Here are some general guidelines:

Before and after the session:

  • We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to change in and out of.

During the massage:

  • Clothed treatments: Some of our treatments can be conducted fully clothed, depending on the type and goals of the treatment.
  • Unclothed treatments: For certain therapies, skin exposure is beneficial for the best results. In these cases, we’ll present you with a proposed treatment plan outlining the level of access we prefer and the treatment positions we plan to use.

In both scenarios, only the area being worked on will typically be uncovered and your comfort level will guide the decisions. We always ensure to obtain your consent and make sure you’re comfortable with the treatment plan before proceeding. Remember, your comfort takes precedence in determining which options we move forward with.

Yes! Many plans will cover registered massage therapy. We suggest speaking with your provider to understand what your plan covers you for.

Your Journey to Recovery Starts Here!

At QCWC, your health is our heartbeat. Serving Kingston, we’re dedicated to understanding your unique needs and developing a tailored, effective recovery plan. We don’t just listen—we truly hear you.

Don’t let pain hold you back. Take that first step to a better, healthier you. Click below to schedule your appointment today. We can’t wait to welcome you into the QCWC family!

Our Location

2300 Princess Street, Kingston ON, K7M 3G4

Call Us: 613-542-9822