Massage therapy is a recommended alternative to opioids to manage chronic pain. Massage therapy can also reduce the frequency and intensity of chronic headaches.
Based on well-documented positive impact of massage therapy on patient outcomes, we can infer that increased access to the services provided by RMTs will improve productivity in the workplace and in Canadian society.
Provincial healthcare systems in Canada are being challenged by an aging population and hospital overutilization. Massage therapy can help alleviate pressure on the broader health care system by supplementing other methods of treatment and improving patient outcomes.