What is Medical Restorative Massage Therapy (MRMT)?
A 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 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.
Certified Medical Restorative Massage therapists (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.
Who can benefit from MRMT?
Virtually anyone experiencing pain or diminished physical function related to, but not limited to, injuries, chronic conditions, and the normal aging process can benefit from Medical Restorative Massage Therapy® (MRMT®). Patients consist of all ages and come from all walks of life. But, despite their diversity, they all have something in common – pain or diminished physical function.
Commonly treated pains include:
- Lower back
- Neck and shoulder
- Knee, ankle and foot
- Pulled and sprained muscles
- Chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating diseases
Commonly treated diminished physical functions include:
- Difficulty bending over
- Difficulty reaching above your head
- Difficulty turning or twisting your torso, shoulders or head
- Difficulty walking, jogging or running
- Difficulty performing everyday activities
MRMT has successfully helped thousands of patients that did not get the help they needed from other treatment options.