Massage Therapists'
Association of Nova Scotia

Conditions Commonly Treated with Massage Therapy

During their extensive training, Massage Therapists study more than just anatomy. Courses cover physiology, pathology, neurology, pharmacology,  and more. Your RMT will have knowledge of how to provide a safe treatment if you have a disability, an injury or an illness, or are taking medications.

An acute injury is one that starts suddenly, in one muscle or muscle group, and is usually the result of a traumatic event. A chronic injury is one that develops over time. It could be an overuse or repetitive use injury. If an acute injury is not rested and treated properly, it could re-injure and result in a chronic injury.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other modalities to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.

Massage therapy should also be considered an important part of a preventive care program. Along with proper diet and exercise, massage therapy is beneficial not just for injury, but also for wellness.


The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial: