Why Use A RMT Registered Massage Therapist

A Registered Massage Therapist has extensive training and knowledge with numerous clinical case scenario examinations designed to evaluate their knowledge and application of skill. Furthermore, a Registered Massage Therapist is tested on their ability to safely and effectively apply the principles and processes of Massage Therapy.

To become a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario you must successfully complete the certification examinations administered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Sunstone Registered Massage (Vaughan, Ontario) has in-depth knowledge of the human musculoskeletal system anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and neurology (nerve tissue) that can address musculature, pathologies and conditions of muscles and joints.

Sunstone Registered Massage can relieve pain, improve physical dysfunction, and improve one’s general well-being.

Here are some of the popular types of massage:

Traditional Swedish Massage
Relaxation Massage
Registered Full-Body Massage
Deep tissue Massage
Sports Massage
Pregnancy / Prenatal Massage
Therapeutic Massage
Infant / Baby Massage

Sunstone Registered Massage has knowledge of health regulations that we uphold and are committed to as a member of regulated healthcare professionals.

Registered Massage Therapy has profound benefits by treating both acute or chronic muscle conditions.

Registered Massage Therapists are trained and tested on the following areas:

Utilize effective oral communication.
Utilize medical terminology.

Professional Conduct
Utilize professional judgement.

Therapeutic Relationship
Display positive regard toward patient.
Respect patient’s physical privacy.
Maintain informed patient consent regarding assessment and treatment.
Obtain special consent prior to assessment and treatment of sensitive body areas.

Obtain comprehensive case history from patient.
Integrate findings of other health care practitioners.
Select and perform assessments incorporating knowledge of patient history, contraindications, precautions and evidence.
Perform postural assessment.
Perform palpatory assessment
Perform range of motion assessment.
Perform muscle length assessment.
Perform muscle strength assessment.
Perform joint play assessment.
Perform neurological assessment.
Perform vital sign assessment
Perform appropriate special tests (specific selected assessments).
Interpret findings and formulate clinical impression / differential diagnosis.
Refer patient to other health care professionals when appropriate.

Treatment Planning
Formulate individualized treatment plan based upon assessment findings.
Select treatment modalities and techniques based upon indications, contraindications, precautions and patient stage of life.
Reassess patient, and adapt treatment plan as needed.

Treatment Principles
Treat in a manner that reflects the principles of massage.
Apply standard hygiene and infection control precautions.
Apply draping as relevant.
Position patient for selected therapeutic techniques.
Apply modalities and techniques in a manner consistent with patient presentation.
Apply treatment modalities and techniques incorporating knowledge of indications, contraindications, precautions and patient stage of life.
Advise and instruct patient on self care.

Massage Skills
Perform effleurage techniques
Perform stroking techniques.
Perform petrissage techniques.
Perform skin rolling techniques.
Perform vibration techniques.
Perform percussive techniques.
Perform rocking and shaking techniques.
Perform friction techniques.
Perform muscle stripping techniques.
Perform muscle approximation techniques. (musculo-skel conditions)
Perform origin / insertion techniques.
Perform Golgi tendon organ techniques.
Perform lymphatic drainage techniques.

Myofascial Techniques
Perform trigger point release techniques.
Perform strain induction techniques (fascial).

Therapeutic Exercise
Choose equipment and / or environment for selected therapeutic exercise technique.
Perform contract / relax techniques.
Perform contract / relax / contract techniques.
Perform agonist contraction techniques.
Perform stretch techniques.
Perform active assisted range of motion techniques.
Perform passive range of motion techniques.
Direct patient in active range of motion techniques.
Perform isometric and isotonic resistance exercise techniques.
Direct patient in balance exercises.

Joint Mobilization
Perform traction and distraction techniques.
Perform oscillation techniques.
Perform sustained glide techniques.

Thermal Therapy
Perform techniques utilizing therapeutic heating.
Perform cold pack treatments.


Sunstone Registered Massage Therapy (Vaughan, Ontario) is a Registered Massage Therapy treatment clinic registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

We have been providing Registered Massage since 2009 and have a solid foundation for mastering a balanced blend of massage bodywork modalities to improve the health of our clients.

Make time to visit a Registered Massage Clinic to provide relief for your health conditions and trust your body with RMT for the most natural way to relax tense muscles, help relieve muscle tension and soothe body aches.

Registered Massage treats a range of conditions with extensive knowledge, training and high standards; governed by the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) and positively impacts many aspects of your body, your health and wellness.

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Our mission is to provide a high quality massage that will benefit individuals, provide both short and long-term relief from stress and chronic discomfort, and to reduce muscle stiffness and soreness after strenuous activity, and relax muscles, and reduce pain. By introducing massage to improve the overall health of the body and creating awareness of the effects and benefits of massage therapy. Re-Define Your Health.