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Registered Massage Therapy - Breathing Issues

Updated: Apr 28, 2023


RMT - Breathing Issues

Breathing is essential to our survival, yet many people struggle with breathing issues that can impact their daily lives. Rib, thoracic, and breath issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, illness, anxiety, and stress. While medication and lifestyle changes can be effective in managing these issues, many people overlook the benefits of registered massage therapy (RMT) in treating these conditions.


An RMT can help treat rib, thoracic, and breath issues by working on the muscles and tissues surrounding the chest and diaphragm. By releasing tension and improving blood flow to these areas, RMT can help improve breathing and relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath, excessive coughing or vomiting, asthma, anxiety, stress, and difficulty breathing.


Here are some specific benefits of using RMT to treat rib, thoracic, and breath issues:

  1. Improved Breathing: RMT can help improve breathing by releasing tension and improving blood flow to the chest and diaphragm. This can lead to relief from conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory conditions.

  2. Relief from Anxiety and Stress: RMT can help relieve anxiety and stress by promoting relaxation and reducing tension in the chest and diaphragm.

  3. Improved Posture: RMT can help improve posture by releasing tension in the chest and shoulders, allowing for better breathing and reducing the risk of injury.

  4. Improved Quality of Life: By treating rib, thoracic, and breath issues, RMT can improve quality of life, allowing individuals to enjoy activities without discomfort or shortness of breath.

At West Kelowna Massage & BodyTalk, our RMTs are experienced in treating rib, thoracic, and breath issues. We use a holistic approach, combining massage therapy with other modalities such as body talk and craniosacral therapy, to address the underlying causes of these issues. Contact us today to book an appointment and experience the benefits of RMT for rib, thoracic, and breath issues.

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