Get to Know Manpreet Grewal
April 15th, 2021
What made you decide to study in the field of massage therapy?
I have always wanted to be a healthcare professional, but didn’t know which path to take. I didn’t have clue what massage therapy was , but one day while discussing about my future plans with a friend, she mentioned becoming a RMT, however, I didn’t know what it meant to be a RMT. After researching about massage therapy and attending the introductory to massage program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy, I knew this would the right path for me.
What is your favourite part of massage therapy?
My favourite part of massage therapy is helping patients make connections to what is going on, why is this concern happening, and how to move forward from their concern. I find that it is extremely important to have answers to these questions because:
- You have a better understanding any limitations that you may be experiencing, but have not noticed
- It’s easier to understand chronic issues; for example, neck and low back pains
You are able to provide informed consent
What is the biggest myth people believe about massage therapy?
There are many beliefs that people have about massage therapy, but the most common myth that I have noticed people having while working in Langley, is that massage NEEDS to be painful for it be effective. The amont of people that have come to me saying that they are used to feeling pain during and after massage is absolutely astonishing.
“No pain, no gain” unfortunately, this saying is not correct in the context of massage therapy. There are techniques in massage therapy that can be painful, but those techniques are used for specific conditions and reasonings. I am not saying that there will be no pain, however, the most a person should feel while getting a therapeutic treatment is a feel-good pain during treatment and at most slight soreness lasting to a max of three days after treatment.
If you could give one piece of advice to all your patients, what would it be?
Although we all would love to see our therapists everyday so that we can progress to our end goal, the reality is that we can only see each other for about two hours a week at most. My advice to all my patients would be to complete their home-care. It is important to understand that your treatment doesn’t end once you leave the clinic, but still continues at home with the appropriate exercises/stretches and hydrotherapy.
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