What is Medical Restorative Massage Therapy (MRMT)?

Large MRMT LogoA new and innovative allied health care discipline, Medical Restorative Massage Therapy® (MRMT®) is the advanced practice of reducing pain and restoring physical function through hands-on, therapeutic techniques applied within a personalized plan of care.

MRMT provides a comprehensive, non-pharmaceutical, and non-invasive treatment approach for treating individuals with musculoskeletal pain and/or diminished physical function.

The discipline of MRMT and the plan of care carried out by each Certified Medical Restorative Massage Therapist (CMRMT) is based off of the science, principles, and protocols of eight different health care disciplines including:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Massage therapy
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Athletic training
  • Exercise physiology
  • Chiropractic care

As with the foundation disciplines, the focus of MRMT is patient care.  As part of MRMT’s new approach to patient care, therapists are committed to doing no harm and to minimizing or eliminating discomfort throughout the treatment process.

CMRMTs use a broad and diverse set of treatment techniques that are based on an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. CMRMTs are taught to identify the underlying physiology of each pain or dysfunction during the assessment and then apply the techniques capable of producing the desired outcome.