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How Can Massage Therapy Help Reduce Pain?

May 5th, 2021

There are many reasons people seek out massage therapy and reducing pain is one of them. Registered Massage Therapy (reserved title by the College of Massage Therapists of BC) has been shown by various studies to decrease levels of all different kinds of pain in the body. Here’s how your RMT can help you:

Medical History:

On your first visit with your Massage Therapist, you can expect them to take you through medical history to fully understand your past and present health needs.

Physical Assessment:

Based on your history, your therapist will then take you through a physical assessment to further understand your pain, where it’s coming from and how they can best address the issue.


Your RMT will then begin treatment consisting of many different techniques under the scope of the College of Massage Therapists of BC. These techniques can include (but are not limited to) Swedish Massage, fascial release techniques, light joint mobilizations, stretching and strengthening techniques, etc.

Homecare and recommendations:

The therapist will create and communicate a treatment and home care plan of action to help continue your care and get you returning to function or attaining your goals as quickly as possible.


Throughout your appointment, the RMT will be in constant communication with you making sure you’re comfortable, that you understand what they’re doing and how it relates to your pain. It’s your body and you deserve to know what’s going on. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals!

Massage therapy in British Columbia

If you’re feeling stressed, in pain or in need of a break from your day-to-day life, book a massage with one of the Registered Massage Therapists at Legacies Health CentreContact the location closest to you to make an appointment.

Adryon Hutton, RMT at Legacies Health Centre

Adryon is a Registered Massage Therapist and Health Services Manager at Legacies Health Centre. She has a passion for sports and biomechanics, and strives to assess movement and pain to arrive at the root cause of dysfunction for the best possible outcome for her patients. Adryon has been involved as Head Team Therapist and Therapy Organizer for the BC Lions since 2006, The Vancouver Canucks, Abbotsford Canucks and HSBC Vancouver Sevens Rugby Tournament; She also has volunteered at the ITU World Cup and Championship in Vancouver, World Police and Fire Games, 2010 Winter Olympics, PGA tournaments and local amateur competitions and events in golf, soccer, gymnastics, and triathlon events. Adryon also takes an active role in her profession formerly sitting on the board of the BC Chapter of the CSMTA (Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association) and an inaugural therapist in the Sport Professional Practice Group through RMTBC and SportMedBC which assists the Massage Therapy Profession progress towards specialization in Sport. Adryon proudly gives back to the profession by guest lecturing and teaching Sports and Business at the Therapy colleges to inspire future RMT Graduates into a sports and orthopedically-centred practice.