RMT | Registered Massage Therapist
Rebecca Henry, RMT, has always been interested in health care and helping people. After graduating high school she enrolled in an Honours BA program in Psychology at York University. These studies fascinated her, and she excelled at her program.
Several years later, Rebecca went back to pursue her diploma in Massage Therapy. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2010 and she knows she has found her true calling.
Rebecca’s Approach to Massage Therapy
For those who like deep tissue massage, this is a special area of interest for Rebecca. She has received additional training on how to increase the pressure within a massage in a safe manner. Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and other deep tissue techniques will be employed for clients who enjoy this approach.
For those who prefer a lighter touch, Rebecca has been well trained in Swedish techniques, Positional Release Therapy and Hot Stone Massage. These massage styles are the perfect choices for those who can not tolerate deeper techniques.
Rebecca is well versed in rehabilitation massage. Perhaps one of her favourite conditions to treat is plantar fasciitis (AKA ‘heel spurs’). She also absolutely loves working on chronic neck and shoulder pain.
Additional RMT Training
The following is a list of the continuing education courses Rebecca has taken since graduating from her diploma program:
- Deep Tissue Massage – Giving safe and effective deep tissue treatments
- Cupping Massage Certification – Cupping is an excellent modality for those who enjoy deep tissue massage. This is a very effective technique for repetitive strain injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, IT Band Contracture, or to simply combat chronic low back pain or shoulder discomfort.
- Complicated Shoulder Conditions and Pelvic Stabilizations – This course was lead by internationally known massage educator, James Waslaski. It covered shoulder issues such as impingements, sprains, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), and frozen shoulder. Pelvic stabilization is a vital step in treating an array of conditions as the pelvis forms the centre of the body. Asymmetries in the pelvis can lead to pain almost anywhere in the body.
- Hot Stones Massage– Hot stone massage is an excellent choice for people who prefer a lighter massage. It is also a great option for those seeking a relaxation treatment.
- Positional Release Therapy – Positional Release is a gentle osteopathic technique. An area of tension is located, and the muscle is moved into a position of ease until it releases. This technique is often successful when other techniques have failed to produce results.
- Thai Massage – Thai massage uses a lot of stretching and joint mobilization techniques. It is excellent for those who enjoy deeper pressure and for those wishing to increase their mobility.
- Lumbar Spine and Knees – This course focused on assessment and treatment of low back and knee injuries. Items covered included herniated disks, sprains and treating the meniscus.
- Body Mechanics Course – Good body mechanics ensure longevity in this physically demanding career. They also increase the quality of the therapist’s pressure and touch.
- Treating the TMJ – Decreased mobility of the jaw can be very painful and affect one’s quality of life. This course centered around treating the jaw and correcting the postural faults typically associated with TMJ disorder.
- Microbiology – This university course delved deeply into microbiology and pathology. It was a great refresher course for any RMT.
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– Last Updated August 9, 2017